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HAAF soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier died on July 18 in Zhari, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot by insurgents while conducting combat operations.

July 21, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Socialize children at home

Q: My 3½-year-old son has been at home with me since day one. I'm worried about his social development. He loves being around other children his age, but that doesn't often happen. None of my friends have kids his age who he can play with, and we're not in a position to be able to afford a preschool. During the day, he spends his time playing with toy trucks and cars and riding his tricycle around the house (we don't watch television until he's asleep, if then). He plays very well on his own ...

July 21, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Columnists


Take extra precautions with your eyes

Accidents can happen to anyone but some have repercussions that are hard to overcome. Eye injuries, for example, can cause permanent damage when simple preventive measures might have been taken. Knowing that 90 percent of all eye injuries could be prevented should make parents realize how important it is to familiarize themselves with potentially dangerous situations at home and in school. Parents must insist that children use protective eyewear when participating in sports or other hazardous activities.

July 21, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists


State hospital expects more academic staff

AUGUSTA - East Central Georgia Regional Hospital will see an infusion of academic staff in the coming months through its partnership with the Medical College of Georgia. A new forensic psychiatry fellow will join hospital staff this month under the direction of Dr. Carmen Nichita, forensic psychiatrist at MCG. Nichita will lead the forensic services at ECGRH. The hospital is also looking to fill 48 health service technician and 18 registered nurse positions as well as an academic nursing executive vacancy.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Health


Horoscopes for week of July 21-28

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't gnash those pearly whites because you might have to delay your plans. This could give the lucky lamb a better perspective of what's been done, and what still needs doing.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Gallery seeking artists for 2011 shows

SAVANNAH - The city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs announced that it is seeking artists to exhibit at Gallery Savannah's Place for Art, Culture and Education in 2011. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. serves the Savannah community with exhibitions and educational programming designed to strengthen awareness and stimulate dialogue through artistic expression.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


AASU names new VP for advancement

Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) has appointed J. Scott Joyner as vice president for advancement effective July 1.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Savannah Tech increasing online classes

SAVANNAH - As the new semester begins, students taking online classes at Savannah Technical College will notice a few changes, including a new Internet address for the online courses, easier-to-view announcements and new rules for testing.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


CSM educating deployed troops

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - The U.S. Army's best assets are skilled, educated soldiers. Knowledgeable warriors make for a flexible, adaptive and competent future force.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Voters pick their favorites

Voter turnout was light for the primary election Tuesday, but the majority of those who cast ballots wanted alcohol sales on Sunday and decided the Republican nominations for seats on county board of commissioners and on one the county school board.

July 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Bryan County News | News


Sunday liquor by drink gets the nod

Voters approved Sunday liquor by the drink in unincorporated parts of Bryan County by a 2,131-1,270 margin, according to elections officials.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Bryan County News | News


Broome over Morse in District 4 commission race

Butch Broome outpolled Chris Morse 439-335 in the battle for the County Commission District 4 seat, according to election officials.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Bryan County News | News


Henderson edges Gardner

Challenger Jimmy Henderson has edged incumbent Rick Gardner for the County Commission District 5 post by a 151-123 margin, election officials say.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Bryan County News | News


Price beats Akins in District 2 county commission race

Wade Price beat Ted Akins by a 269-203 margin in the battle for the District 2 county commission seat, according to election officials.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Bryan County News | News


Bacon defeats Boyette in BoE District 1 race

Paine Bacon has defeated Mindy Boyette in the race for BoE District 1.

July 20, 2010 | Staff Bryan County News | News


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DOT to suspend construction zones to be suspended for sales tax holiday

Motorists heading out to the mall for back to school shopping during the Sakes Tax Holiday can better enjoy their travels through major shopping districts,

July 31, 2014 | | Local news


Georgia Ports set tonnage record

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


GOP candidate, pharmacist says ACA dying slow death

Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is commonly referred to as, has been dying a slow death.

July 31, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter Guest Columnist | Opinion


Stormwater is good rain gone wild

I love a good rainstorm - I always have. My mother used to check the weather forecast for thunderstorms because I was fascinated by them and wanted to watch them outside. However, it's not really a good idea to sit outside during a thunderstorm.

July 31, 2014 | By Sara Swida Guest Columnist | Opinion


Avoid donating blood to these pests

School starts in about a week. Kids are out enjoying their last few days of freedom, and parents are getting ready for another year of asking, "Have you done your homework?!"

July 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner | Lifestyle


See and Be Seen: Richmond Hill Farmers Market

Community members came to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market to buy fresh produce, homemade breads and other crafts. The Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., at J.F. Gregory Park.

July 30, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


Trying to determin who is the real outsider in race

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office, and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Trying to pick the real ‘outsider’

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


RHPD hosts National Night Out

Richmond Hill is a city known for its fun events for the whole family. Thursday is no exception.

July 30, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Life on the Hill


Kitchen fire displaces family

No one was reported injured in a mobile home fire Monday at 706 Mannie English Road in Ellabell.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


School start means buses, kids

School starts next week in Bryan County, meaning those big yellow buses will be back out on our streets and highways, carrying our community's most precious cargo, its children.

July 30, 2014 | | Opinion


Make health an important part of back-to-school planning

Back-to-school is a busy and exciting time of year, no matter what age children are.

July 30, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. For the Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


GS going tobacco free starting Friday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free on Friday, GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel recently announced.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education


Coastal Advisory Council meeting set for Thursday

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's 2014 annual meeting will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, 1 Conservation Way in Brunswick.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


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