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Intel analyst is leader, working mother

Staff Sgt. Laquawanda Bagley, 32, wears many hats. One of four women in her company, the intelligence analyst adheres to a strong leadership style. When she's home in the states, her 3-year old son, Xavier, just calls her "mom."

September 21, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Poll: Deal has edge over Barnes

ATLANTA - A new poll shows Republican Nathan Deal with a slight lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in the race for Georgia governor.

September 21, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Adult children need boundaries too

There is hardly anything more painful for a parent or grandparent than to watch our grown children experience major problems. Whether the problem is gradual, continuous or unexpected, it is gut wrenching for parents and grandparents to watch children suffer.

September 21, 2010 | By John Scherer Columnist | Columnists


As fit as a soldier

The Army Physical Fitness Test, more commonly referred to as the PT test, is a tool for measuring a soldier's physical aptitude. The three-part test, made up of push-ups, sit-ups and a run, measures the performance of the soldier against standards set according to age and gender.

September 21, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Columnists


Tea Party needs to beware of success

Once again, Tea Party activists have shown their clout with candidates winning GOP primaries in both New York and Delaware. It's just the tip of what some hope is a very big iceberg. It may well be.

September 20, 2010 | | Opinion


One in 5 Georgians without health coverage

Nationally, and here in Georgia, the rate of uninsured residents worsened yet again in 2009. More than one in five Georgians lacked health coverage in 2008 and 2009 (20.9 percent of the population), according to the new Census Bureau data released today. This represents an increase from the pre-recession years of 2006-2007, when 19.2 percent of Georgians went without coverage. (The Census Bureau averages two years of survey data in order to improve the reliability of the estimates.)

September 20, 2010 | Georgia Policy & Budget Institute | Opinion


Another stimulus?

We are now hearing from Washington and the media of the possibility of a future stimulus package.

September 20, 2010 | By Vance Parfitt Guest columnist | Columnists


Pastor's choir is a few singers short

Occasionally someone comes out of the woodwork, or in this case the palmettos, and causes a stir heard around the world. And so some fringe preacher from Florida declares that he will burn a Koran, and the next thing we know, it's the biggest news story of the day. Heads of state and generals had to stop what they were doing to ask that he please not do this.

September 20, 2010 | By Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion


Children's Fund is here for kids

Bryan County Children's Fund, a Christmas stocking fund, is a non-profit program designed to assist and support needy families in the county. The organization, in conjunction with Bryan County Family Connection, works to ensure that no child in Bryan County is without a Christmas. The organization has been providing holiday gifts for Bryan County families since 2003. Last year, the group provided holiday gifts for over 500 children.

September 20, 2010 | By Wendy Sims Guest columnist | Opinion


North Bryan man recognized for service

On Aug. 10, Jesse Newman, a life-long resident of Bryan County, was given by Hospice of Savannah and the U.S. Army a certificate of appreciation that recognized and honored him for his service to his county and upholding liberty and freedom for all.

September 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Ministries must touch lives

While visiting someone in Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, I walked into the lobby and saw a woman sitting alone, crying. My first thought was to keep going, but, out of compassion and concern, I introduced myself and asked the woman whether I could be of help.

September 20, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Pastor aspires to teach others

Pastor Moses Blackmon didn't move to Georgia because he had been selected to pastor a new church. A native of Troy, Ala., Blackmon moved to Miami at the age of 3. In 2006, he relocated to Liberty County. "My daughter's husband was in the military and we moved to Georgia," he said.

September 20, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Community announcements for Sept. 18

Richmond Hill Primary, Richmond Hill Elementary and G.W. Carver Elementary schools will hold the first Fall Festival-Wildcat Romp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the schools.

September 20, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements


Priest cleared of allegation, returns to Pembroke parish

A Catholic priest who recently led a mission in Pembroke will return to his duties in the North Bryan area Sept. 25, after charges of child molestation from an alleged 1991 incident in West Virginia were thrown out by a judge.

September 20, 2010 | Staff report | News


Richmond Hill rolls past South Effingham

Richmond Hill spoiled homecoming night at South Effingham, downing the Mustangs 38-21.

September 17, 2010 | Staff Bryan County News | News


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Let God help you handle the sin in your life

As I write this column, I am sitting in the waiting room of a car dealer. My wife's car was recalled, and the work is being done to fix the issue.

October 31, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


'John Wick' enjoyable, if not original

"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.

October 31, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Pharmacy celebrating 30th anniversary

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will celebrate its 30th anniversary next week with giveaways of a Kindle Fire and $30 gift cards, free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn, as well as the annual sidewalk sale, Christmas open house and 11th annual health fair. During the celebration event, which is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, pharmacists and staff will be present to answer questions and administer seasonal flu shots as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccines with a doctor's prescription.

October 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


How to live a Christian life, part 2

Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?

October 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Civil suit dropped against Allman, others

Some defendants, including Richmond Hill's Gregg Allman, have been dropped from a lawsuit regarding the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones on Feb. 20.

October 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon Correspondent | News


Salute a man trying to better the world

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


As American, and British, as apple pie

With Halloween around the corner, the popular tradition of apple bobbing has been on my mind.

October 30, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Falcons' Smith not worried about job

With a demanding owner sniffing over every move, decision and step sideways, coach Mike Smith must try to rally his team and drag it back to respectability.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Sound off for Oct. 30

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October 30, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Halloween STEM Fest at BCHS

The Bryan County High School Science Club, Technology Student Association and JROTC hosted the Halloween STEM Fest on Tuesday. The event included science experiments, exploding pumpkins and a costume contest.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Bark Park opening, fall festival set

The Bryan County Bark Park will have its official opening and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the community's new dog park near the ball fields in DeVaul Henderson Park.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


NCAA keeps Gurley out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Bark Park opening next week

It's opening. After years of fundraising and months of construction, the Bryan County Bark Park is officially opening with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the new facility in DeVaul Henderson Park.

October 30, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


Interview with Wendy Bolton

Wendy Bolton, president of the Bryan County Bark Park project, answers questions about the park, which is set to open next week:

October 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


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