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No more mercury in Ogeechee River

The Ogeechee River's name is believed to come from the Creek Indian word meaning "our mother."

September 15, 2010 | | Opinion


Obama's grab toward 'infrastructure' won't work

Who is trapped in a deeper, more inaccessible bunker? The 33 Chilean miners getting food, water and messages from the outside world through a tiny borehole, or Rahm Emanuel and the fellas at the White House who have apparently not yet received word that the American public is summoning itself for a shattering rejection of the administration's spending?

September 15, 2010 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


The week's horoscopes for Sept. 15-22

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although practical situations continue to dominate this week, there's time for the lamb to indulge in the fun things in life - like maybe taking a special someone out for a great evening.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Dragon Con from the inside

Sci-fi aficionados, gamers and comic book collectors inundated Atlanta during Labor Day weekend as the 24th annual Dragon Con rolled into town.

September 15, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Things to Do


Parents are not supposed to obey kids

Today's parents - and especially those in the educated class who consume parenting information via newspaper columns, books and seminars - tend toward what I call "psychological thinking." They assign psychological meaning and significance to any behavior on the part of their children that is the least bit out of kilter. So, for example, a somewhat clingy preschool child isn't simply introverted; rather, the child is insecure and needing additional attention because a younger sibling came along before she was able to completely work through toddler dependency issues and blah blah blah. Thus, something that is no big deal becomes ...

September 15, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Columnists


Keep your family healthy in storm season

Five years ago, the Atlantic hurricane season was the most active season in recorded history. Events that year shattered numerous records with an estimated 3,865 deaths and damages of around $130 billion. Of the 28 storms that year, five of the season's seven major hurricanes - Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma - were responsible for most of the destruction.

September 15, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Hurricane 101


Keep your family healthy in storm season

Five years ago, the Atlantic hurricane season was the most active season in recorded history. Events that year shattered numerous records with an estimated 3,865 deaths and damages of around $130 billion. Of the 28 storms that year, five of the season's seven major hurricanes - Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma - were responsible for most of the destruction.

September 15, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists


State BoE: SAT drop due to number of takers

The largest and most diverse group of graduating seniors in Georgia's history took the SAT this year. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 - 74 percent - was among the top 10 in the nation. Of the state's 2010 college-bound seniors who took the SAT, 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000. In addition, 37.9 percent of the state's SAT takers indicated that they are first-generation college attendees.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


State kicks off Red Ribbon campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia will kick off its annual statewide Red Ribbon campaign at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year, the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The campaign signals the start of red ribbon activities in schools throughout the state Oct. 23-30.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


AASU president to be installed in office

Dr. Linda M. Bleicken officially will be inaugurated as Armstrong Atlantic State University's seventh president at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The date has a special significance for the institution, as it marked the first day of classes at the historic Armstrong House in 1935.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


DNR reopening shad fishing comments

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has re-started accepting public opinion on commercial shad fishing regulation changes.

September 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports


UnitedWay kicks off Tuesday

The United Way of the Coastal Empire, the local chapter of the national organization, was formed with the goal of "improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities," and the 2010 Bryan County Campaign Kick-Off is set with a luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

September 13, 2010 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Community showcases destinations, services

Even with most 3rd ID soldiers deployed, a large crowd of service members, military spouses and dependents and retirees wound through a maze of exhibitors' booths Friday during the fall Community Showcase at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart.

September 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


Book fair at primary school this week

September 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Firefighter loses battle with infection

Bryan County volunteer firefighter Terry Nielsen died Thursday in an Augusta hospital, more than two months after he contracted a deadly disease during a training accident.

September 13, 2010 | Staff report | News


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Coastal EMC group rewards teachers

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $22,000 last week to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The winning teachers were caught by surprise when Bright Ideas Prize Patrol members came to their classrooms to present them with giant balloon bouquets, gifts and checks.

October 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


School level Teachers of Year announced Thursday

Bryan County Schools introduced its school-level teachers of the year Thursday night at the Bryan County Board of Education meeting at Richmond Hill Middle School.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


From classroom to real world

More than a dozen Richmond Hill High School seniors voted for the first time Thursday as part of the school's senior government class.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Fishy Invite sees RHHS runners fare well

This past Thursday, the Richmond Hill High School Cross Country team hosted their 5th annual Fishy Invitational. With pristine running conditions from mid-afternoon until the late evening, 511 runners from 29 different schools throughout the coastal empire attended the meet.

October 23, 2014 | By Avery Waters For the Bryan County News | Local sports


Suites residents enjoy piece of Germany

Residents of the Suites at Station Exchange recently celebrated October Fest Week.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Boil and Baskets for Marne club

The Marne Community and Spouses Club will hold its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


How to live a Christian life, part 1

How does one live the Christian life?

October 23, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Insurance fraud in the making?

• Matter of record - A Richmond Hill Police Department officer was sent to a room at a Richmond Hill motel on Saturday "in reference to an injured person," a report said.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Community Announcements for Oct. 23

New Beginnings Community Church will hold a fall-harvest celebration from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at 75 Crosswinds Drive, at the entrance to Buckhead North.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Community Announcements


Runner designs race poster

Fifty – that's the number of races Jacy Vergara has run in her lifetime, and she's still going strong.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and Be Seen: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

Thousands of people from the surrounding area came out to the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival last weekend. The community enjoyed seafood, fried desserts, musical performances and carnival rides during the three-day event. Tiffany Stroud took her camera along to catch a little bit of the action.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


Sound off for Oct. 23

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October 23, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


High-flying festival fun

The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Ebola deployment precautions set

WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Halloween 5K, fun run in Pembroke

Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority will host the annual 5K/10K and Spooktacular festival Saturday in the city.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


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