ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Lottery posted a 12th consecutive year of profit growth last year, despite a slight decrease in ticket sales, game officials announced Wednesday.
The lottery rang up more than $3.6 billion in ticket sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30, down about $17 million from the previous year. But the games also brought in $883.8 million in profits, up from $872 million in 2009.
For the last four years, Kittie Franklin has served as Executive Director of the Richmond Hill - Bryan County (RHBC) Chamber of Commerce. In that time, she's helped to support and grow local businesses, making sure they find their niche in our community.
Bomber Girls Ladies' Riding Club, a group of female motorcycle enthusiasts formed in 2007 with a goal of "supporting military personnel and their families," has been making an impact by holding local fundraising events to send care packages overseas to deployed soldiers.
A county employee has been accused of campaigning for Bryan County Board of Commissioners District 2 candidate Ted Akins. But with Primary Election Day less than a week a way, Akins is warning it's a "prime time for dirty politics."
An Ellabell man is one of 32 people indicted in federal court on drug charges, it was announced late last week.
Some interstate ramps in Richmond Hill are being closed nightly again this week.
There are three candidates for Bryan County Board of Education who have no opponents:
Residents voting in this year's primary have until 5 p.m. Friday to cast a ballot early and avoid the possibility of long lines Tuesday at the polls.
Many people believe singing is a gift – you are either talented or not. Others believe one can be taught to sing.
The American Cancer Society in Richmond Hill received a $1,000 donation July 7 from volunteer Lynn Bennett.
The Georgia Chamber's Election Central webpage is live. Visitors to the site will find links to candidate information, voter resources, and key election dates.
Recently, a man stepping off a curb near my office was struck and killed by a passing bus. Only 49, he clearly had many productive years ahead. Reading about it reminded me how quickly unexpected accidents can turn your family upside down, and how vitally important proper planning is.
The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association adult tennis corporate league will resume on Sunday, Aug. 8.
Quality rated:Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool recently became the first child-care center in Bryan County to become Quality Rated.
The Pembroke Recreation Department is showing free movies to residents on Movies in the Park night through December in DuBois Square.
Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.
A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.
A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.
A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill when he reportedly tried to thwart a vehicle break-in, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Chief Billy Reynolds Sr. The victim, who apparently had been trying to stop someone from burglarizing his pickup, is an employee of the Suites at Station Exchange, which is a residential community for senior citizens. He was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center, and his condition is unknown.
August is National Breastfeeding Month and it's a good time to remember that breast milk is "the gold standard" for babies and their moms. In fact, there's nothing like breastfeeding to put babies on the path to good health. And research shows that moms benefit as well.
As the clock approached midnight on March 20, the final night of the 2014 Georgia legislative session, it became apparent that a final vote to send a medical cannabis oil bill to the Governor's desk for his signature was not going to happen this year.
One driver was killed in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Bryan County. The accident, which involved a car and a tractor-trailer, occurred on Highway 80 about a mile from Effingham County.
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Bryan County Emergency Services has announced the inaugural Citizens Emergency Services Academy will run from 7-10 p.m. for eight consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 11 and concluding Oct. 30.
Americans are finding their lives more and more virtually wired to the Internet.
Pembroke City Clerk Betty Hill was surprised at Pembroke's recent city council meeting with a gift from Mayor Mary Warnell in recognition of Hill's 20 years as city clerk.
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people donated last month.
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