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Bullying incident may be isolated

Q: My nearly 8-year-old son made fun of our next-door neighbor's biracial daughter's skin color. The minute he realized how wrong he was, he became very upset and tried to go back and apologize but the girl had locked herself in her room and wouldn't even talk to her mother. My son then wrote her a very moving apology. I feel his remorse but am baffled as to how to discipline this. He has said he wants to be grounded until school starts but that is hard to implement with so many activities. The ironic thing is ...

August 11, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


Immunizations important for kids and adults

I am always amazed at how many parents wait until after school has started before they bring their children into the health department or doctors' offices for vaccine updates. This places children at a disadvantage and adds extra confusion to a time when they already are uncertain and bewildered. Kids have a tough enough time finding their classrooms and figuring out who their teachers are. And then there is the class time and information they miss while they're out getting their immunizations.

August 11, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Health


Still no winner in GOP bid for gov; Handel favorite in Bryan

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August 11, 2010 | | News


Radio personality physician to highlight conference

SAVANNAH - With the start of a new school year, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is preparing for the fourth annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies Conference. The conference will be Monday-Friday, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, at Savannah's Hyatt Regency hotel. This year's event will focus on charting the course through prevention, treatment and recovery.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Health


Visitor credited with saving 13 from fire

A fire Monday at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced 13 people, but the toll could have been higher had a visitor to the complex not spotted the telltale smoke and alerted residents.

August 11, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


SSU expecting record enrollment

SAVANNAH - Early indicators suggest Savannah State University's enrollment for the 2010-11 academic year will exceed last fall's 3,800 enrolled students.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


DOT seeks funding for high-speed rail

ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Vance C. Smith Jr. announced Monday that the department applied for $34 million in federal funding to accelerate development of high-speed rail service from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tenn., continuing to Nashville and eventually to Louisville, Ky.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National News


House reconvening on jobs, border security

WASHINGTON - Hoping to show disenchanted voters that they are the party that cares about jobs, House Democrats are convening an emergency session to pass a bill aimed at saving hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment.

Lawmakers rushing back from town hall meetings and vacations for the one-day session Tuesday may also address another issue that will be on voters' minds this November - lax border security - with passage of a $600 million bill to beef up surveillance along the U.S.-Mexican border.

August 10, 2010 | By Jim Abrams Associated Press writer | State, National News


Deal brings campaign to Richmond Hill

Nathan Deal, Republican gubernatorial candidate in the primary runoff election, addressed the Richmond Hill community at What's the Scoop Cafe on Tuesday and spoke on issues, such as personal ethics, campaign tactics, health care and immigration.

August 09, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | State, National News


Annual night out called big success

Tuesday was a big night on both ends of the county as communities celebrated National Night Out in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.

August 09, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Lifestyle


Phillips up for second star

Third Infantry Division deputy commander general-rear Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips was nominated by the president of the United States for promotion to the rank of major general, according to a Department of Defense advisory released this week.

August 09, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Vote in same runoff as primary

Tuesday will be the opportunity for voters across the state to head to the polls one more time and cast a ballot for the Republican or Democratic primary runoff.

August 09, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


County needs stormwater controls

Could a countywide stormwater ordinance help Bryan County better protect its natural resources from development and all that comes with it?

August 09, 2010 | | Opinion


National Night Out was success

Dear Editor: The City of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill Police and Fire Departments would like to thank everyone for their participation in Richmond Hill's 2nd Annual National Night Out. We estimate attendance at 1,500 again this year. In an effort to make each year's event better we would like to ask those who attended and participated to give their opinions, ideas and observations so that we can discuss them at the after action review meeting. Thank you all again and we look forward to seeing all of you again next year for our 3rd Annual National Night ...

August 09, 2010 | | Letters


Men should learn to trust in God

The prophet Isaiah was sent to the people of Israel to try and get them to turn back to God, putting all their trust in Him.

August 09, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Obedience to God is a must for salvation

Last week, we began talking about how obedience to God is a must. We looked at two Old Testament examples of this idea: the Israelites and the brazen serpent (Numbers 21) and the account of Naaman (2 Kings 5).

July 29, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Black and white stories can be powerful

One Sunday, while sitting around the dinner table, my sister Louise and I began to tell "Daddy stories" - the ones that stretched back to the early days of his preaching life. Since I was born 12 years after he was "made a preacher," as our folks said back then, I could only contribute what he had told to me about those days, not what I had seen.

July 29, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Parents, use every second wisely

Right after my daughter's birth, I thought I never had enough time to get things done. I had a new baby, I'd just returned to work and I was adjusting to a lot of "firsts." While I enjoyed my precious, new little one and devoted as much time as I possibly could to my career, laundry stacked up, dishes went unwashed, tumbleweeds of dog hair and dust rolled lazily across the kitchen floor and a thin layer of dust coated nearly every surface in my house.

July 29, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


In diversity lies our true power

True power, our power, is in our diversity and difference. It is not in the illusive power we chase in money and things. It is not in what we call unity. We are already unified through breath.

July 29, 2014 | By Craig and Sharon Butts | Opinion


Keep traditions in the spirit of God

Teachers in Bryan County schools go back to work Monday, and the students will only be a week behind them.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Follow Jesus’ way on resolving conflict

Human beings always have had conflict with one another. Conflict can sever once-good relationships that can go unresolved throughout one's lifetime.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


East Tennessee and a cow, in a car

MOULTRIE - Having been in the news business for many years, I have occasionally been asked what was the funniest or strangest story I've ever covered. Well, there have been a number of instances along the way that brought some chuckles, otherwise making my day.

July 29, 2014 | By Dwain Walden | Opinion


Raise your hand if you like moving

Raise your hand if you like moving.

July 29, 2014 | By Rich DeLong | Opinion


Heavy use of English language

I am a heavy user of the English language. If it carried a usage fee or royalty, I always would be over-budget (according to my husband).

July 29, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle


Why incumbents keep winning

It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm-election year. Which might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out, that "Congress's approval rating has reached historic lows at least 12...times since 2010."

July 29, 2014 | By Lee Hamilton | Opinion


Carter honored to be nominee; Tavio thankful for support

Results from Tuesday's primary runoff races are in, but have not been certified.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | News


EMS ambulances get new look

You may have noticed a different looking ambulance running up and down the roads in Bryan County recently. Bryan County Emergency Services has two "brand new" remounted ambulances and three slightly used medium duty ambulances with a totally new look, BCES chief Freddy Howell said Friday. Thanks to a donation from Orafol, the reflective material and graphic design has enhanced the ambulances' visibility, especially at night. These ambulances were all purchased from allocated and voted on SPLOST dollars and are brand new inside and out. While BCES hopes that you only see the outside of the ambulance, if you do ...

July 28, 2014 | | Public Safety


If it’s late July, it must be band camp

Richmond Hill High School's annual rite of summer, also known as band camp, is a big event for hundreds of local kids. The school's marching band is one of the most decorated in Georgia and has won a number of major marching band competitions in recent years under director Dr. Dan Kiene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


Thoughts on our dream

I suppose everyone has their take on the American Dream. For me, it's like standing outside and looking in. I don't know exactly how to frame my concept of the phrase. I would say that most of us natural born citizens would not know. Rightly so; we were born into it. The immigrant, of course, can compare. Further, I would wager, that most of us have never seen The Stature of Liberty standing out in New York Harbor, only once did I see it.

July 28, 2014 | By Francis Bond | Opinion


Students going off to college need to be aware of fire safety

Each year, college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally set fires, overloaded power strips and open flame. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general carelessness.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education


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