Surrounded by Task Force Marne partners, Maj. Gen. Abul Amier Ridha Mohammed Al-Zaidi, former commander of the Iraqi army's 12th division, bid farewell to his soldiers on April 20 during a change of command ceremony at the Kirkuk Training Center. Brig. Gen. Sameer Abdul Kareem assumed command of 12th division.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - Soldiers from Company Delta, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division recently were awarded certificates by Air Force Col. Leonard S. Dick, of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group, for preparing an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle tank for an Air Force re-enlistment ceremony.
DIYALA, Iraq - The crowd was out of control. What should have been a peaceful protest turned violent within minutes. News of the riot reached Iraqi police in Baqubah and they sent in the Baqubah IP quick reaction force, which is trained to handle such incidents.
Haley Amanda (Mandy) Sommers, daughter of Jimmy and Pam Sommers of Richmond Hill, and Matthew Jarrett Jones exchanged wedding vows on October 8, 2009 in Valle Crucis, N.C. Andy Smith performed the ceremony. The bride was given away by her father.
The City of Pembroke celebrated Georgia Cities Week with a range of activities. Here's a look at the week's events.
Area residents who may be considering running for elected office this year don't have much more time to make up their minds.
The residents of Piercefield Forest and surrounding subdivisions will soon being saying farewell to their feathered foes. The Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday unanimously declared the numerous ducks around Piercefield Forest and Harris Trail a nuisance so the birds can be relocated away from residential areas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Weekend Bryan County News.
Imagine Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter flying playfully through the enormous, old live oaks at Ashantilly Center in Darien - or Cinderella, gracefully tumbling through the soft, coastal air instead of riding in a pumpkin coach.
ATLANTA - Movies filmed in Georgia have grossed more than $415 million at the box office so far this year, cementing the state's position as a leading location for filming.
In 1976, project director Nan Flowers, editor Edith Mallard, assistant editor Wayne Priester and 21 other Bradwell Institute career education students printed a booklet called "Sand & Pine: Glimpses of Other Liberty Days" as part of the bicentennial celebration in Liberty County. Through interviews, these students discovered what the prevailing occupations once were in this area and what life was like two generations before them. Most of the students interviewed their grandparents.
Last week, millions of people around the world celebrated Earth Day. Of course, Oprah - the queen of talk shows - had a special show for Earth Day's 40th anniversary. Even though I'm at work when Oprah's show is on television, the wonders of technology allow me to record it and watch later when I have time.
Nearly $900,000 has been restored to support the Georgia Council for the Arts in the 2011 state budget passed by the Senate, giving the state a renewed chance to pursue federal support for the arts. At the local level, however, a twofold challenge remains: find the funds to provide arts opportunities and the manpower to develop and produce the ideas behind those opportunities.
An elderly Liberty County man was found dead in his home Friday on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road after firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out just before 2 p.m., according to county fire coordinator James Ashdown.
Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.
It is in Christ whom man can find victory.
It is in Christ whom man can find victory.
When business called my husband, Tink, back to Los Angeles, he decided to take the opportunity to have his annual check-up. When it ended, he called home.
It was Aug. 30, 1928, when mom was born in Kanawha County, West Virginia, just a year prior to the start of the great depression. Finney Holler is the more exact location of her birth, although it is a little hard to determine exactly where Finney Holler is or was. Not too long after she was born her family moved down the road to Big Chimney; which does happen to be on the map.
Last week, seemingly all the national news agencies reported on the American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to help ensure older children get more sleep.
Have you noticed how "nostalgia" sells? This hit me like an antique butter churn the other day as I was watching television, and so many of the commercials have incorporated "old rock" music into their marketing spiels. And we can say, "Yes I remember that one!" We might even say, "Hey, that was our song!"
Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool on Highway 17 is the only child care in Bryan County that is a Quality Rated Program by the state Department of Early Care and Learning.
Sept. 2 Family Promise of Bryan County will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Ellabell United Methodist Church in Ellabell. Email Aviva Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.
A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.
Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.
The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.
This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.
American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.