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Twenty-two bills vetoed this year

Every year the Georgia State legislature passes hundreds of bills and sends them to the Governor for his consideration. The Governor can sign the bill into law, veto the bill or do neither and allow the bill to become law without his signature.

June 23, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


She's for Oxendine

Dear Editor: As many of you know, I am a native of Georgia and have resided in Richmond Hill for approximately 22 years. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Gubernatorial Candidates Debate at Jekyll Island sponsored by the Georgia Press Association/Georgia Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the gubernatorial candidates attending the event (except for Handel), there were many individuals who will be on the ballot for the Primary Election scheduled for July 20.

The reason for writing this letter is because many of the candidates I met were completely out of touch with reality. I ...

June 23, 2010 | | Letters


Many thanks to Plums

Dear Editor: My daughter's car broke down at exit 87 on her way to Charlotte, N.C. from Orlando, Fla., on Saturday.

I drove the 5 hours from Charlotte to get her and was worried about where she could wait for me. Plums Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop was where she chose to wait. Michael, the manager, was so very helpful and friendly to her. He even let her stay there after closing time until I could get there!

June 23, 2010 | | Letters


Get involved in local government

It's a horse that's been beaten nearly to death in recent years: Americans don't get involved enough in the political process. That's why anything that increases public participation in elections is a positive step, and that includes early voting.

June 23, 2010 | | Opinion


Early voting under way across Bryan

Only about 60 voters across Bryan County have cast ballots so far in the July 20 primary election, but county voting officials say it's too early to make predictions about voter turnout.

And the Bryan County News wants to know just what information voters would like to hear from the local candidates for the Bryan County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education. Read the "Get Involved" editorial in the Opinion section for more information about getting your thoughts to us, or click here.

June 23, 2010 | Staff report | News


Vacation Bible school at St. Elizabeth's

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church vacation Bible school in Richmond Hill traveled the globe during its "Mission Around the World" to learn how other countries celebrate Christianity. After an exciting week of doing fun activities, VBS ended with students and their parents enjoying ice cream sundaes with new friends and the St. Elizabeth family.

June 23, 2010 | | Lifestyle


Community announcements for June 23

The Bryan County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting hurricane awareness briefings for the 2010 Hurricane Season.

The first briefing will be conducted in North Bryan on July 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan County EMS Headquarters, 2995 Hwy. 204, Ellabell. A second briefing will be held in South Bryan on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan County Administrative Complex on Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive. The public is encouraged to attend.

June 23, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements


Canoe Camp 2010 gearing up

Ogeechee Outpost, located at 182 Rose Drive, Ellabell, Ga. at the Ogeechee River at Morgan's Bridge off of Highway 204, will sponsor Canoe Camp 2010 June 21-25; June 28-July 2; July 5-9, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports


Camp to tee off at Black Creek

The North Bryan County Recreation Department is currently organizing and planning a golf camp for July.

June 21, 2010 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Events of Jesus the greatest in history

The crucifixion of Jesus was one of the most horrendous happening in the history of mankind, yet it showed the world the love God has for mankind (John 3:16).

June 21, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Benefits abound for those who choose God's way

Recently I saw a commercial from an insurance company that indicated you can create your own policy and kind of name your own price.

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


A Father's Day challenge to be strong, kind

I don't remember the exact words I spoke, but very quickly one of my nephews exclaimed, "Uh oh, Uncle Brad, you have to give up your 'man card.'"

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


A worthy cause

Some members of the Richmond Hill Police Department may be trading their uniforms Friday for plaid pants and Polo shirts to raise funds to help a former city police officer.

June 21, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Lifestyle


Garden club bestows June honors

June 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Laniers celebrate 50th anniversary

Scarlett Lanier of Pembroke wrote the following in honor of her parent's 50th wedding annniversary, which is today: "The purest love that can be given is the love of parents. My parents, Truman and Jackie Lanier, have been married for 50 years. They were married on June 19, 1960. Daddy and mama were young when they married and did many hard working jobs together to make ends meet. They worked in tobacco fields until daddy got a job, with the local union 709, ironworking. After he made his first check of $157, he went straight to the field and ...

June 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Anniversaries


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Students tackle weather forecasting

Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."

September 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Embracing the love of Christ, part 1

Do you understand that Jesus loves you? Yes, you - you are important to God.

September 15, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Regrouping on a particular philosophy

I've always been one of those persons who won't hire someone to do something for me if I can do it myself, such as painting my house, building a deck, building a utility barn, caring for my own lawn, installing new flooring, etc. It was just the way I was raised. And it stuck.

September 15, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Weightlifting contest Saturday

Bend-the-Bar: Registration is under way for the Stewart/Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge Saturday at 4thIBCT Fitness Center.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Community Announcements for Sept. 15

Sept. 16: The Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's next Lunch & Learn is at noon Tuesday, Sept. 16. Complimentary for chamber members, and $15 non-members. Attendees should bring their own lunches. Call 912-756-3444

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Community Announcements


State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Command sergeant major speaks at BCHS

Army Command Sergeant Major Cameron Porter talked to more than 110 Bryan County High School JROTC students during an assembly last week. The career public affairs officer, assigned to the Armed Forces Network Command in Europe, talked to the junior cadets about what a positive influence the Army and military could play in their lives. He encouraged them to consider a career in the military when making the plans.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Fall may be hell for allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.

September 13, 2014 | By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com writer | Lifestyle


Run@Work Day set for Sept. 19

Georgia Game Changers Running Company and Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant have partnered with the largest grassroots running organization in the country, the Road Runners Club of America, to promote the 9th Annual RUN@WORK Day on Sept. 19.

September 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local sports


Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire's campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

September 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Redskins get the win over SEB

The Redskins defense played lights out, Jeremy McClendon threw a 42-yard pass touchdown pass to Marcus Johnson and Christian Thomas added a 40-yard field goal to propel Bryan County High School to a 10-7 win over Southeast Bulloch in a Thursday night game.

September 13, 2014 | Christie Howard, staff Bryan County News | Local sports


Dogs will make USC fowl howl

Uh-oh, it's another pigskin picking column. This one looks ahead, not behind. In other words, I haven't gotten a tally of how folks did last week. I do know Johnny Campbell is in the lead. At this rate, he'll win something by the end of the year. What that might be is still up in the air.

September 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


Sappiness, unintented laughs sink 'The Identical'

"The Identical" is the type of movie that would be great on the Hallmark Channel or even TBN, for that matter. It's a movie that deals with a lot of elements that are both familiar and fundamental to movies of this kind: It features Scripture, Southern nostalgia and, of course, the birth of rock 'n' roll.

September 12, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


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