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Litter costs us in many ways

Litter costs you - whether or not you realize it. I have never been able to understand what litterbugs are thinking. Are they so lazy that they cannot find a trash can or secure garbage bags in their vehicles? Is it too imposing to hang onto that cigarette butt until it can be properly discarded? I just don't get it.

August 09, 2010 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Columnists


Administration should listen to health-care consumers

The great frustration for many Americans during the debate on ObamaCare was tone-deaf politicians. No one seemed willing to listen to their concerns. Federal deficits, pork-barrel spending and cost got lost in the push to pass partisan legislation. Moving into the regulatory phase of writing the critical implementation rules, the concern is that bureaucrats will also ignore the people.

August 09, 2010 | By Ronald E. Bachman Guest columnist | Opinion


Community announcements for Aug. 7

Handy help

August 09, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements


First day of school goes well

School bells rang in the 2010-2011 school year for Bryan Schools on Wednesday, and the first day got high marks from the district's top officer.

August 09, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | News


Don't 'feed' your arguments

Along with the Facebook epidemic comes the news feed - a peek into the lives of all of your "friends."

August 09, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Columnists


Gospel singer making name for self

Recording artist and Midway resident Naomi Ruth McFadden is gaining popularity in gospel music circles. She will soon release her debut album, "Come too Far," and has been performing at various church events around the region. The album's namesake single is available on iTunes.

August 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Pentagon: Drawdown ahead of schedule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2010 – As President Barack Obama this week hailed "one of the largest logistics operations we've seen in decades" accompanying the force drawdown in Iraq, the commander overseeing the movement credited hard work and intensive preparation with ensuring the mission proceeds smoothly and ahead of schedule.

August 09, 2010 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Educating educators about conservation

Keeping tabs on the loggerhead population and the conservation efforts to preserve the species is just one aspect of Dr. Gale Bishop's work at the St. Catherines Island Sea Turtle Conservation Program. The other, just as near and dear to his heart, is educating future teachers.

August 06, 2010 | By Patty Leon Special to the News | Sports


Aiming at tough-guy attitude

he Army has been trying to change its collective, tough-guy attitude in recent years, in part because of an increased rate of suicide. Soldiers are now told that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

August 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Ports handle record number of containers

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.63 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers, added new services and maintained its position as the fourth-highest-volume container port in fiscal year 2010.

August 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


See and be seen: McDonald's family night

McDonald's (in the Publix plaza) hosted "Family Night" with a theme of Marvel Heroes last week. Kids were invited to dress in costume, and the restaurant provided coloring pages, games, bingo, and free ice cream.

August 06, 2010 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


Adopt-a-wetland trains waterway monitors

The Richmond Hill Garden Club teamed up with the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service on July 17 to host its annual Coastal Georgia Adopt-A-Wetland Workshop.

August 06, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Life on the Hill


See and be seen: National Dance Day

Life Moves' free National Dance Day recent festivities brought out dancers.

August 06, 2010 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


The next 7 days from Aug. 5

Aug. 6: Life Moves Dance Studio Open House - Sashay over to Life Moves (10747 Hwy. 144) to learn about their fall dance programs for children and adults, beginner through advanced. Classes begin on Saturday, August 7. Open House and Registration will take place from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Visit www.lifemoveesdance.com or call 756-8482 for details.

August 06, 2010 | | Life on the Hill


McAllister manager's passion brings history alive

Daniel Brown is a total history buff.

August 06, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill


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Small Business Saturday coming

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau, announce Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, as well as a "Shop, Dine & Play Local This Holiday Season ... And Beyond" marketing message.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Carl Sanders: A great man did great things

On my "to-do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

November 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Outlaw policing for profit in Georgia

Back in 1966, Bobby Fuller sang about, "Robbin' people with a six-gun, I fought the law and the law won." And rightfully so - robbery is a crime. But what happens when it's the law doing the robbing and the law wins?

November 26, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Sound off for Nov. 26

These opinions are not the News'. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 756-4021 to leave a message.

November 26, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


New RH plant sets job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center to fill a number of positions with Caesarstone Technology at its new $120 million manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Families, pets can meet Santa

It might be normal to hear, "ruff ruff ruff" when walking past PawParazzi Pet Boutique, but soon people will also hear, "Ho ho ho."

November 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and Be Seen: RH Farmers Market redux

Tuesday was the last Richmond Hill Farmers' Market of the year. The market, which takes place at J.F. Gregory Park every Tuesday, will start back up in April 2015. Harvey Lashley will be the new market manager next year. Tiffany Stroud was there with her camera.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


The next 7 days

Nov. 28-29: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


Area gearing up for holiday celebrations

Richmond Hill's 19th annual Star-Spangled Christmas Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Teacher earns Georgia Power grant

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Elementary School teacher Jennifer Cox is among the recipients of Georgia Power's annual New Teacher Assistance Grants, the company announced this week.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RHHS sails in regatta at Sunbury

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Sports


Take limits off God to improve life

In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.

November 25, 2014 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


Holiday is for catching up

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Wildcat wrestlers get off to 4-0 start

Richmond Hill High School's wrestling team opened the 2014-2015 season with a bang, winning the Blue Devil Duals at Statesboro High School.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local sports


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