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Financial help for seniors

Senior citizens and others living on a fixed or low income know how difficult it is to make ends meet, especially when costs for essentials like health care, food and energy increase faster than their sources of income.

July 01, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Columnists


New driving laws take effect

Beginning Thursday, local and state authorities will begin enforcing a handful of new driving laws.

July 01, 2010 | | Opinion


Career academy makes sense

In July 2007, my family and I relocated to Richmond Hill from South Florida. After five back to back hurricanes that literally nearly took our lives, we were done with Florida and relocated to Richmond Hill, primarily for its excellent educational reputation and small town charm. I am the mother of three children in the school system, a local real estate agent and the advocacy coordinator for the Bryan County arm of Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates CASA, Inc. My involvement in advocating for our children who find themselves in state care due to experiencing the life-shattering affects of ...

July 01, 2010 | By Amy Tavio Guest columnist | Opinion


Great essay shot dead

In this time of free market bailouts, in this time when "drill baby drill" is mocked because of British Petroleum's oil spill, politicians and pundits often quote from these passages written in the fall of 1778, by Alexander Hamilton.

July 01, 2010 | By Alford Hardy Columnist | Opinion


The ignoramus list

By Dick Yarbrough

July 01, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Comments sought on shad fishing rules

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting written comment on proposed changes to commercial shad fishing regulations.

July 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports


World Cup fan gets irate at clerk

Matter of record June 24 – Officers responded around midnight to the Motel 6 parking lot, where a man had been run over by a car after getting into an altercation with the driver. The man, from Kentucky, told officers he was traveling with friends and a fight broke out between himself and one of the other travelers. The man said he didn't know what the altercation was about, but a witness told police that as he pulled into the parking lot, he saw the victim trying to crawl out of the driver's side back window of the car ...

July 01, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Getting ready for the Fourth

Fourth of July is just around the corner, and that means its time to clean up the outdoor grill in time for backyard barbecues and make plans to hit up the bevy of events taking place through the weekend.

July 01, 2010 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Former city worker dies in Midway wreck

A crash Wednesday night in Midway killed one Liberty County resident and injured another.

July 01, 2010 | | News


Rotary installs new officers

The Richmond Hill Rotary Club recently installed new officers and board members and awarded scholarships to local high school seniors, including Robert Altman and Timothy James Dixon.

June 30, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Ruiz, Cravey engaged

Mr. Frank and Mrs. Amy Ruiz of Richmond Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ashley Cheri' Ruiz to Mr. John Anthony Cravey, son of Mr. John and Mrs. Linda Cravey of Waycross.

June 30, 2010 | | Engagements


'Historic' performances send homeowners back in time

In 1849 Richard James Arnold and his wife Louisa began construction of the Folly Farms main house. When completed in 1850, they presented it as a wedding present to their daughter, Louisa. She married her first cousin Samuel Greene Arnold, Jr.

June 30, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Columnists


Bank might close; staff to stay

Officials with Savannah Bank and Bryan Bank and Trust say they don't yet know if the former First National Bank in Richmond Hill will be closing in the coming months – but it is a possibility.

June 30, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Business


Community announcements for June 30

Hurricane briefing

June 30, 2010 | | Community Announcements


Safety first when on the water

As expected, the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend is sure to be a busy one on Georgia's lakes and waterways, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.

June 30, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports


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Cartoon symbolic of those who let Obama ruin our country

Editor, An editorial cartoon by R. McKee serves as a modern take on the old Hans Christian Anderson tale about the emperor who was swindled by to weavers who promise to make him a suit of clothes that is invisible to people who are stupid and incompetent. When the emperor and his cabinet members cannot see the clothes, they pretend to be able to see them for fear of being deemed unfit for their positions. In reality, the swindlers only pretended to make the suit and clothe the emperor. He isn't wearing anything.

November 27, 2014 | | Opinion


You have to choose for yourself -- part 2

DeleteLast week, we began studying about the choice each person has to make if they want to go to heaven. The thoughts are continued this week.

November 27, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


BCHS students take part in SeaPerch

Students in Inga Cashon's engineering-concepts class and in Ginnie Sherrod's Science Club at Bryan County High School have been involved with the SeaPerch program throughout this month.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


R Hill having Christmas decoration contest

The city of Richmond Hill is holding its first Christmas-decoration contest.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


BCES names employee of quarter

Firefighter Jason Blalock has been named Employee of the Quarter for the fourth and final quarter of 2014 at Bryan County Emergency Services. Blalock, left, was nominated by several BCES members. He is receiving the award from BCES Chief Freddy Howell.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Turkey taxes take bite out of holiday

I find it hard to believe that this is my sixth Thanksgiving since permanently relocating to Coastal Georgia and my third since becoming an American citizen. In that brief period, Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday.

November 27, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


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


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