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Woman major general is a first for Guard

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - History was made in the Georgia National Guard on Nov. 7 when Brig. Gen. M aria L. Britt, was promoted to the rank of major general at a ceremony at Fort McPherson near Atlanta. Britt received her second star in the company of more than 200 family, friends and colleagues.

November 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Soldier earns highest medal for heroism

WASHINGTON - Ambushed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta stepped into a "wall of bullets" and chased down two Taliban fighters who were carrying his mortally wounded friend away.

November 19, 2010 | By Darlene Superville Associated Press writer | Military


RH man dies in accident on Hwy. 144

A wreck involving a motorcycle resulted in a fatality this morning in Richmond Hill.

November 19, 2010 | | News


Judge weighing air permit for coal plant

ATLANTA - A state judge is considering whether to overturn the air permit that would allow a coal-fired power plant to be build near Sandersville.

November 18, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Authorities seeking 12-year-old

South Carolina law enforcement has issued an Amber alert, and Georgia may soon follow suit, for a 12-year-old who is believed to have been abducted in Clemson.

November 18, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hunter ranger killed in Afghanistan

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier was killed by enemy forces Tuesday during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Konar Province, Afghanistan.

November 17, 2010 | Staff report | Military


RH council passes 2011 budget

The Richmond Hill City Council approved Tuesday its 2011 budget and more during the regular meeting at city hall.

November 17, 2010 | | News


Planning for the parade

November 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Early voting under way

Early voting for the District 4 seat on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners runoff election kicked off this morning, and countywide voters can also cast their ballot for two state judicial races.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | News


Deal taps RH resident for inaugural team

A Richmond Hill developer has been appointed to Republican Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's inaugural team.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Lawmaker wants $1 tax on cigarettes

A local legislator wants to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes in Georgia to help fund health care and draw extra federal funds for the state, but his proposal could go up in smoke.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Don't let 'double-dip' fears slow investments

Fears of a "double-dip" recession are in the air. Obviously, this isn't particularly good news; we'd all like to feel that the economy is growing robustly. At the same time, however, you'll want to avoid making hasty, ill-advised investment decisions based on the mere threat of a slide into another recession. Instead, you'll want to keep your long-term investment plan intact – in all economic environments.

November 17, 2010 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Columnists


Property transfers for Nov. 9-11

The following are property transfers in Bryan County from Nov. 9-11:

November 17, 2010 | | Business


Richmond Hill Middle honor rolls

The following students at Richmond Hill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the 2010-11 school year.

November 17, 2010 | | Education


Sugar cane steeped in traditions

Nothing says fall in the South like old-fashioned syrup making. Although easy in theory, making syrup requires a lot of hard work, precision and skill. It has to be more than a hobby. Because it's done only once a year, it can take a syrup maker many years to perfect the science.

November 17, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Columnists


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Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County High School band director resigns

School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


News of deaths is good Southern gossip

Yes, I know that I am, occasionally, prone to embellishment. But trust me when I say this is the law and the gospel: I have a longtime friend who only calls me when someone dies. Most times, I know the person, but sometimes I don't have a clue the person ever existed.

October 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Open House for new garden center

Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for Elmgren's Services Garden Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House, Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. The open house will run both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Business


Richmond Hill city council meeting tonight

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


A queen and her court

Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.

October 20, 2014 | Christie Howard Bryan County News | Local news


4-H'ers in photo op

Bryan County 4-H members Jasmine Tapper and Christian Shellman, front, along with Bryan County 4-H director Trish West, attended the most recent meeting of the Bryan County Commission. There, they got an opportunity to have their photo taken with Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed and commissioners Jimmy Henderson, Wade Price, Carter Infinger, Steve Myers and Noah Covington.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police reports for Oct. 20

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 20, 2014 | | Local news


Army's 'Idol' starts Thursday

Operation Rising Star

October 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Site directors: Locals lack interest in history

This region of Coastal Georgia teems with history.

October 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Actions speak louder than words

The other day, I was watching the news when a political ad featuring the politician came across my TV screen. He told what he believed and what he would do if elected. Immediately, I thought, "I wonder if his past voting record in politics mirrored what he was saying."

October 18, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Fatal wreck may stem from RH hotel incident

A Florida couple was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.

October 18, 2014 | Staff report | News


New furniture, gift shop in Pembroke

Members of the Pembroke Downtown Development Authority and city-council members helped Carla's Furniture and Gifts owner Carla Nelson, center, cut the ribbon on her new store Monday morning. Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were DDA board members Laverne Scott and Doyce Mullis, DDA head Sharroll Fanslau, and Pembroke Councilwoman Tiffany Walraven and Mayor Mary Warnell. The store is at 37 E. Bacon St., downtown. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/carlasfurnituregallery or call 653-7000.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Proust questionnaire: Lesley Francis

Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?

October 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


Old guy shows up at football game

How would you describe someone you know who is old or older than yourself by at least, say, 25 years?

October 17, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


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