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Mecury in local fish pose health risk to kids

A recent study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found that mercury was prevalent in fish throughout the US, but blackwater streams, like those tea-colored rivers found in southeast Georgia, were among the most loaded with this dangerous pollutant. This research backs up something researchers have known for a long time. The waters of these rivers convert mercury from sources like coal-fired power plants into its most toxic form, methylmercury.

October 31, 2009 | By Dr. Keith Seibert for the Bryan County News | Opinion


Turnout modest in city races

Early voting in the Richmond Hill municipal election netted between 250-300 votes by 5 p.m. on Friday, said Elections Superintendent Sam Davis.

October 31, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Bryan County News | News


Great pumpkins, Bryan County

Few things usher in the fall season like the sight of a pumpkin patch. As Halloween nears, pumpkins are carved and used to decorate doorsteps, yards and dinner tables.

October 31, 2009 | By Sarah Hunter Bryan County News | News


Back to Iraq

About 400 soldiers from Headquarters Headquarters Company, 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Heavy Combat Team bid family and friends a final farewell Tuesday before deploying to Iraq for the next 12 months. This is the brigade's fourth deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

October 31, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Bryan County News | News


Postal service announces holiday mailing guides

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2009 - U.S. Postal Service officials have announced recommended mailing dates for delivery by Christmas to U.S. servicemembers serving in Afghanistan and other overseas locations.

October 28, 2009 | By Tech Sgt. John Jung Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


The question for our time

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October 28, 2009 | | Letters


Not a fan of current leadership

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October 28, 2009 | | Letters


Transparency welcome

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Monday that he is co-sponsoring legislation "that would make the text and cost of all legislation publicly available on the internet at least 72 hours before senators debate or vote on the proposal," according to a press release from the senator's office.

October 28, 2009 | | Opinion


Candidate blisters city ordinance

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October 28, 2009 | | Letters


Thanks for making our city a better place to live

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October 28, 2009 | | Letters


Son backs dad for mayor

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October 28, 2009 | | Letters


Candidate attacks opponent on stance

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October 28, 2009 | | Letters


Convenience store proposed by new County building

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners held a lively debate recently over the potential construction of a gas station in plain view of the county's new administration building.

October 28, 2009 | | News


New middle school ready for bid

The bad economy could mean good news for the Bryan County Board of Education, which is trying to save money and build a new school at the same time.

October 28, 2009 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Fire Safety Week at RHES

The second grade at Richmond Hill Elementary School was visited on Oct. 23 by the Richmond Hill Fire Department as part of Fire Safety Week. An assembly was held in which fire safety rules were discussed and students were able to view a fire truck. Some also got to see firefighters up close. Among them were Kenecia Chukwudi, Sydney Fortson and Jalen Rouse from Mrs. Grant-Barr's class, shown with Firefighter Dave Williams in full bunker gear. Richmond Hill Fire Department personnel teach fire safety classes to over 1,000 pre K, Kindergarten and 2nd grade classes each year, according ...

October 28, 2009 | Provided Bryan County News | Education


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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


Don't question others careful choices

Deciding to have only one child was not an easy choice for my husband and me. We weighed the pros and cons, considered our careers and work demands, examined our finances, mapped out future plans, took our ages into account, set goals for ourselves and our daughter and thought long and hard about the options before us. Really, we did.

April 22, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


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