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Kingston sworn in, shares priorities

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was sworn in Wednesday on Capital Hill with the rest of the House of Representatives, and he took with him a determination to reduce the size of government and reign in spending.

January 10, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Pentagon to prune ranks, freeze staffing

The Defense Department will reduce its senior ranks and freeze civilian staffing levels, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday.

January 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Military


DoD orders draw-downs for 2015, 2016

Budget pressures that have proven greater than anticipated mean the Defense Department will trim end strength in its ground forces beginning in four years, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday.

January 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Military


Suicide Prevention Alliance focuses on troops

A suicide prevention task force for troops and veterans has been added to a national alliance that officials hope will help bring more attention to the issues and offer solutions in the future.

January 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Military


Nominations open for Military Child of Year

A nonprofit organization is giving Americans the chance to sing the praises of a group often called the nation's unsung heroes: military children.

January 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Military


Pulaski announce 2011 fee-free days

SAVANNAH - Seeking fun and adventure in 2011? Then make a New Year's resolution to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument.

January 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Panel recommends reinstating grocery tax

ATLANTA - A panel created by the state legislature to revamp Georgia's tax code on Friday recommended reinstating the 4 percent state sales tax on groceries.

January 10, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Storm shuts down parts of Georgia

ATLANTA - A major storm dumped 6 to 8 inches of snow in the north Georgia mountains, with 3 to 6 inches in metro Atlanta, closing down schools, local government operations and even the state Supreme Court on Monday.

January 10, 2011 | Associated Press | News


Richmond Hill beats Liberty at buzzer

Lorenzo Ross' last-second steal and layup off the glass gave Richmond Hill a 48-46 win Friday night over visiting Liberty County in a Region 2A-AAAA matchup..

January 08, 2011 | By John Wood Bryan County News | Local sports


Wildcats split Tri-Meet

The Richmond Hill High School wrestling team will try to pin down a trip to the state team tournament today when they take part in qualifying matches at Effingham County High School. The Wildcats need to finish second to advance.

January 08, 2011 | Special For the Bryan County News | Local sports


Midway officer finds missing woman

A Midway police officer found a missing Alzheimer's patient at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at a truck stop in Liberty County.

January 07, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Post speed limits changing

Effective Jan. 17, the speed limit on Georgia Highway 144 West and 119 will change from 55 mph to 45 mph.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Coastal launches mobile banking, texting

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched new mobile banking and text message banking services.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Governor puts finances in blind trust

ATLANTA - Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has named a political supporter to oversee many of his assets while he's in office and has restructured more than $1 million in personal debt remaining from a failed family business venture.

January 07, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Let's all go to 'City Island'

I'm your personal, handy, dandy film critic. I hope you're having a very happy New Year. I aim to start 2011 off right with a review of a must-see comedy called "City Island."

January 07, 2011 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Things to Do


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Police blotter for Jan. 26

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

January 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 26, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Super Bowl party at Thunder Run

Join other NFL fans to watch the Seahawks and Patriots battle in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday at Thunder Run in Club Stewart. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

January 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


College-bound? Fill out that FAFSA

We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year still is months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.

January 25, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Scouts build ramps for handicapped vets

Veterans in the city of Pembroke benefited from grant funds with handicap ramps and handicap-access rehabilitation. Beulah Baptist Church and local Scout groups paired up with the Pembroke Housing Team to volunteer labor for the projects. The groups were thanked their support.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Talent show helps fund choir trip

The Richmond Hill High School Chorus Boosters Club is hosting a talent show at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the RHHS West Gym.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Armstrong launches science series

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap - a new, free monthly event - at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


American Traditions singer performs here

Jessica Ann Best, a Florida-based VOICE Festival singer and American Traditions Competition contestant, performed during the first Festive Friday of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Convoluted, cliched script hampers 'Blackhat'

"Blackhat" is the latest effort from director Michael Mann whose last film was 2009's gangster drama, "Public Enemies." While Mann continues to be a director of great visual style, he might've needed more time to work on a film that is not out of his league.

January 23, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Cruise through memories on boats

My parents have just set off from wintry, cold and wet England, where it is dark before 4 p.m. at this time of year, to go on a trip of a lifetime. They are flying to Australia to see family, ending up in New Zealand to visit friends, and in between seeing some highlights of coastal Australasia by cruising.

January 23, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Port officials see bright future

GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times | Business


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