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Public shut out of EPD meeting

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is holding a closed-door meeting today (Wednesday) in Savannah on the controversial $30 million wastewater treatment facility proposed by the Liberty County Development Authority.

April 01, 2010 | | Opinion


Student seeks donations for workshop

Dear Editor: My name is Allison Gray. I am a sophomore at Bryan County High School. I have been nominated to represent my family, school and community as a member of the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Atlanta.

April 01, 2010 | | Letters


Don't sit idly, action needed now

Editor, Sometimes we get what we deserve. Let me explain. The other day, I entered a store and the cashier charged me 10 cents more than the price tag said. I pointed it out and she said I would have to wait until she opened the register and then get a manager to approve the correction. No apology, no explanation.

April 01, 2010 | | Letters


Beach High is latest victim in vicious cycle

Last week, 200 Savannah-area educators learned they were losing their jobs. Some probably had it coming. Most probably did not.

April 01, 2010 | | Opinion


Senate bill bucks federal health care reform plan

The Georgia Legislature is quickly approaching the end of the 2010 session. We wrapped up last week with day 30, known as "crossover day" and the last day for Senate bills to pass over to the House. The Senate has passed many bills important to saving taxpayers' money, protecting public safety, protecting Georgian's health-care rights and dealing with Internet fraud. The following are some bills that may be of particular interest to you and your families:

April 01, 2010 | By State Sen. Tommie Williams Special to the News | Opinion


Cox, Braves counting on young Heyward

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves are inviting fans to celebrate Bobby Cox's career this season. He would prefer to celebrate a return to the playoffs.

And Cox is counting on rookie Jason Heyward to help he and the Braves get there.

April 01, 2010 | By Charles Odum AP sports writer | Sports


Deputy hurt in wreck in Florida

Bryan County Sheriff's Department Deputy Donnie Thomas suffered critical injuries from a motorcycle wreck in Florida earlier in the month. He was transferred from Florida to Savannah's Memorial Hospital last week.

April 01, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | News


Panther pitcher stymies Wildcats

While Kevin Matthews spent three full innings before finding his control on Saturday against Liberty County, his teammates never did find their bats. The Wildcats suffered a 5-1 region setback because of it.

April 01, 2010 | By Terry Logan Correspondent | Sports


Community announcements for March 31

Fish dinners

April 01, 2010 | Staff reports | Community Announcements


Condo auction reflects economic woes

At least 12 Richmond Hill luxury condos are slated to hit the auction block on April 17.

April 01, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | Business


'Messiah' to be sung for Easter

The Community Chorus of the Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir will sing a special "Messiah: For Easter on Saturday evening.

April 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


No cause reported on Hinesville fire

A Hinesville woman lost the business she built over the course of 20 years when the Kiddie Kare, Learning and Pre-K Center burned to the ground Sunday evening.

April 01, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Special to the News | News


State using federal money to spur jobs

ATLANTA - State human services officials will use more than $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an incentive for private- and public-sector employers to hire 20,000 Georgians this summer.

The department is offering huge incentives to employers under two programs, TeenWork, which seeks to hire 15,000 teens this summer, and Jobs for Georgia, which will provide incentives for employers to hire 5,000 adult workers.

April 01, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Offshore drilling plan gets mixed reaction

RICHMOND, Va. - Some coastal residents applauded President Barack Obama's decision to open portions of the East Coast to oil and gas exploration as a way to create jobs and ease the country's reliance on foreign oil. Others feared marine life could be harmed by drilling or that tourists would shun a resort area if a nearby oil rig were to be involved in a spill.

Bill Dunleavy's objection, though, boils down to not wanting to look at hulking oil machinery in the distance when he goes sailing around the coastal community of Sullivans Island, S.C.

April 01, 2010 | By Steve Szkotak Associated Press writer | State, National News


Fort King George to host Scottish music

The Garrison of Fort King George State Historic Site will host an evening ceilidh celebration of Scottish music and dance from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Contentment Bluff Pavilion on the Julianton River near Shellman Bluff in northern McIntosh County.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


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Ports set monthly record high

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


CenturyLink offers assistance program

CenturyLink is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Pembroke OKs ‘workforce’ housing

The Pembroke City Council approved a resolution Monday that officials hope will one day bring the city a new development.

April 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Live Oak residents speak out about proposed storage facility

Veronica Barth asked the Richmond Hill City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to use its best judgment to protect property values if it ultimately approves a commercial development behind the A-1 Motel on Highway 17.

April 19, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Roundup: Wildcats wrap up No. 2 seed for state playoffs

RHHS locks up home game

April 19, 2014 | Staff repoort | Local sports


Using fun to teach message of safety

For Bill Collins, spending the better part of two days talking to kids about the importance of public safety is part of the job.

April 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety


Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, remains in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


'Out of Furnace' is too depressing

I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?

April 18, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Europe, UK Easter traditions mirror US

Easter is, of course, one of the major Christian festivals across the world. While the religious meaning is the same, I find the history of many Easter traditions - and some of the cultural differences surrounding its celebration in the United Kingdom and the United States -interesting.

April 18, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle


Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Armstrong dropping 'Atlantic' from name

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 18, 2014 | By Pat Donahue Correspondent | Lifestyle


Rabies clinic in North Bryan May 3

A rabies clinic will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 3, in the Lanier Primary School parking lot.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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