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."
ATLANTA - A new poll shows Republican Nathan Deal with a slight lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in the race for Georgia governor.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
We are now hearing from Washington and the media of the possibility of a future stimulus package.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richmond Hill spoiled homecoming night at South Effingham, downing the Mustangs 38-21.
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.
"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.
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.
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?
Some defendants, including Richmond Hill's Gregg Allman, have been dropped from a lawsuit regarding the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones on Feb. 20.
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.
With Halloween around the corner, the popular tradition of apple bobbing has been on my mind.
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.
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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.
The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.
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.
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.
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.
Wendy Bolton, president of the Bryan County Bark Park project, answers questions about the park, which is set to open next week: