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Midway fire victim identified

An elderly Liberty County man was found dead in his home Friday on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road after firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out just before 2 p.m., according to county fire coordinator James Ashdown.

April 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Keller Williams hires Midway woman

Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.

April 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Riceboro gets $7.4M for sewer, water work

The city of Riceboro celebrated Earth Day with the announcement that it has received USDA rural development funding to expand wastewater treatment to more than 200 of its residents. The combined grant and loan total $7,495,200 and will be used to tie in former septic system users to the city's sewer service.

April 23, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | News


Hinesville unveils new marketing materials

The city of Hinesville officially unveiled its new logo, tagline and Web site Wednesday in

April 23, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | News


Cities Week begins with breakfast

The City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 10th annual Georgia Cities Week Business Breakfast on Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 22, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Correspondent | News


Winn honors volunteer service

Close to 400 dedicated volunteers were recognized for their committed and compassionate service at Winn Army Community Hospital's 11th annual volunteer awards ceremony Monday.

April 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Health


Richmond Hill to hear from BCDA Tuesday

The Richmond Hill City Council was set to receive an update on economic development in the area during a workshop Tuesday evening at city hall.

April 22, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


Senate works on tax reform

Day 34 (Monday, April 12): This is the sixth year that I have had the honor and privilege of serving in the Georgia State Legislature and one of the things that I am most proud of is how we begin each session in the House and Senate with the Pledge of Allegiance, a short devotion led by our "Pastor of the Day," and a prayer. Today is a special day for me as I have my pastor from Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah, Rev. Creede Hinshaw as our "Pastor of the Day." As usual, Creede does a wonderful ...

April 22, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion


House passes FY 2011 budget

Returning from our recess, the General Assembly was refreshed and ready to get back to doing the people's work. It has been a longer legislative session in comparison to the past few years; however, the end is in sight. With only four legislative session days left, the General Assembly confirmed that our last day of the 2010 Legislative Session will be Thursday, April 29. One of the most complex budget years in the history of the state, we have made necessary, but difficult, choices as we reduced spending and therefore the size of our government. When the economy does ...

April 22, 2010 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion


Offshore drilling will benefit pocketbooks

Georgians applaud President Obama's decision to allow offshore drilling along the mid-Atlantic coast. With the state unemployment rate at 10.6 percent, we understand that tapping into U.S. oil and natural gas resources offshore would create hundreds of thousands of new, well-paying jobs, boost the state and local economies, and help secure our energy future. We also know many factors play a role in whether or not development will ever occur. If the president has our best interest in mind, he needs to act quickly and prudently on his words.

April 22, 2010 | By State Sen. Chip Pearson Guest columnist | Opinion


Stupid matters at Capitol

With the Legislature about to wind up another colossal performance of democracy in action, there is still some unfinished business awaiting our public servants.

April 22, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Professor: EPD study flawed

Editor's note: Dr. Jack Blanton is professor emeritus at the Skidaway Island Institute of Oceanography in Savannah. He has researched physical oceanography for more than 40 years. For that reason, we invited him to answer questions regarding the Liberty County Development Authority's proposed wastewater treatment facility. Here are our questions and his replies.

April 22, 2010 | Staff reports | Opinion


Earth Day: The importance of trees

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

April 22, 2010 | ByWendy Bolton Guest columnist | Columnists


Earth Day: Mother Earth, the water planet

Mother Earth is a water planet. Being 'green' should include consciousness about our oceans, rivers, estuaries. It is the ocean that regulates everything on our planet, including the air we breathe. Can't relate to the global picture? Let's start with our own backyard…our marshes, rivers, creeks. Trash inland ends up in our rivers – flowing out to our islands and sounds. We need to keep our water clean – void of all pollutants. Wastewater treatment plants, no matter how state-of-the art, cannot eliminate pharmaceuticals prior to dumping their effluents. Government and private entities in this state care little about ...

April 22, 2010 | By Peach Hubbared Guest columnist | Columnists


Earh Day worth observing

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

April 22, 2010 | | Opinion


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Horoscopes for week of April 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

April 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Proposed development awash in controversy

The Sea Island Company wants to build a group of condominiums on what many people believe to be environmentally unsound ground. Why should you care?

April 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Balancing budgets should be common sense

The economic issue of our generation is the national debt.

April 23, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter | Opinion


Wrongful death suit against city, officer dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday by the woman who filed it in February 2013.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Fire destroys Ellabell home

Some Ellabell residents are displaced following a fire Tuesday night that destroyed their mobile home.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


County schools beat state in CCRPI scores

Bryan County Schools got some good news Monday.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Education


BoE OKs $15M to get started on new facilities

Members of the Bryan County Board of Education have approved spending about $15 million to get work started on both of the county's new elementary schools.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Education


Fitness store changes game with center groundbreaking

Three years ago, retiring Army physical therapist Sandra Elliott wrote a letter from Germany to Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler to let him know her family intended to play an active role upon their arrival in the city.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Roundup: Senior moments

Richmond Hill High School's baseball seniors were honored before a recent home game. The players led the Wildcats to a 17-8 record, including an 11-2 mark in Region 3-AAAAA.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Roundup: BCHS, RHHS send runners to sectional meet

Bound for sectionals

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Veteran Hall of Fame seeks nominations

The Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame, beginning its second year, is seeking nominations for this year's class.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


From tragedy to triumph

Oh that man would look to see, the tragedies that continue to be.

April 22, 2014 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Have you ever hit a shark on the nose?

I was just recently reading about people who "swim with the sharks." It seems there is some kind of thrill they get from this. I guess it's about an adrenaline rush. They get in a tank with maneaters, and sometimes they even touch them as they swim by.

April 22, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Celebrate Easter for promise of hope

I remember all of the Easters of my life more clearly than any other holidays. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory, such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely and the two times that I wasn't home - one working in Washington, D.C., and another in London.

April 22, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Easter conjures memories of past

I always remember Easter as being a wonderful time of year. The colors of spring and the disappearance of snow (thankfully), the excitement of egg hunts and wearing new clothes for church on Sunday - it always was a special time in our house.

April 22, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


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