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Lottery profits up; ticket sales down

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.

July 15, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | State, National News


See and be seen

July 14, 2010 | | Lifestyle


The next 7 days

July 14

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Businesswoman, world traveler grows with community

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.

July 14, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Lifestyle


Biker gals take time to care for troops

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.

July 14, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Lifestyle


'Dirty politics' alleged in county race

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."

July 14, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


Ellabell man indicted in federal court

An Ellabell man is one of 32 people indicted in federal court on drug charges, it was announced late last week.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


More night ramp closures on I-95

Some interstate ramps in Richmond Hill are being closed nightly again this week.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the News | News


BoE's unopposed candidates

There are three candidates for Bryan County Board of Education who have no opponents:

July 14, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


Early voting ends Friday

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.

July 14, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


Richmond Hill's own idols

Many people believe singing is a gift – you are either talented or not. Others believe one can be taught to sing.

July 14, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Columnists


Insurance agent supports fight against cancer

The American Cancer Society in Richmond Hill received a $1,000 donation July 7 from volunteer Lynn Bennett.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


State Chamber website on election

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.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Plan for worst; hope for best

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.

July 14, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Columnists


Adult tennis league restarting play

The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association adult tennis corporate league will resume on Sunday, Aug. 8.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports


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Quality rated:Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool recently became the first child-care center in Bryan County to become Quality Rated.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Free movie nights on tap in Pembroke

The Pembroke Recreation Department is showing free movies to residents on Movies in the Park night through December in DuBois Square.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


State tax collections up over 2013

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.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


19-year-old victim works at Suites

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Shooting suspects in custody

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

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 20, 2014 | | Public Safety


Gold standard for babies and moms

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.

August 20, 2014 | By Holly McSpadden Special to the News | Opinion


Clock strikes midnight on more than a bill

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.

August 20, 2014 | | Opinion


North Bryan wreck kills one

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.

August 20, 2014 | | Public Safety


Yarbrough is, gasp, a loyal liberal?

Rap! Rap! Rap!

August 20, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


Citizens EMS academy planned

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.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Our dependence on the web can come with a high pricetag

Americans are finding their lives more and more virtually wired to the Internet.

August 20, 2014 | By The Albany Herald Editorial Board | Opinion


Hill honored for service

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.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Red Cross needs blood

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people donated last month.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the News | News


Not even the liberals want him

Rap! Rap! Rap: "The special called meeting of the Loyal Order of Liberals will come to order. Let's begin the meeting as we always do - with the Liberal Pledge of Allegiance:

August 20, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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