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U.S. commander attends Iraq change of command

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.

April 26, 2010 | By PFC Jessica Luhrs Special to the News | Military


3rd troops have tank ride-along for airmen

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.

April 26, 2010 | By 1st Lt. Baron Cole Special to the News | Military


Iraqi police disperse mock riot

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.

April 26, 2010 | By Spc. Ry Norris Special to the News | Military


Sommers, Jones wed

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.

April 26, 2010 | Special to the News | Weddings


Pembroke celebrates Cities Week

The City of Pembroke celebrated Georgia Cities Week with a range of activities. Here's a look at the week's events.

April 26, 2010 | Special to the News | News


Community announcements for April 26

Car show

April 26, 2010 | Staff reports | Lifestyle


Qualifying for Bryan elections this week

Area residents who may be considering running for elected office this year don't have much more time to make up their minds.

April 26, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


Piercefield ducks get walking papers

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.

April 26, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


Aerial dancers to float among Ashantilly trees

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.

April 26, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Georgia films top box office

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.

April 26, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Local church has come a long way since 1937

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.

April 26, 2010 | By Margie Love Columnist | Columnists


Ocean's floating 'garbage patches' growing

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.

April 26, 2010 | By Sara Ann Swida Special to the News | Columnists


Area arts group driven, despite funding drama

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.

April 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | State, National News


Midway fire victim identified

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.

April 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Keller Williams hires Midway woman

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.

April 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


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We all can win at life by following Christ

It is in Christ whom man can find victory.

September 02, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


We all can win at life by following Christ

It is in Christ whom man can find victory.

September 02, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Proof of Southern identity is the food

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.

September 02, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Happy birthday, mom, from Rich

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.

September 02, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


We all wake up eventually

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.

September 02, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Nostalgia sells; he's not buying

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!"

September 02, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


State certifies Montessori Preschool here

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.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the News | News4U


Community Announcements for Sept. 2

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 rubyfalls09@gmail.com for more information.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Community Announcements


New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

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.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Legion poker run supports youth programs

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.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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