Returning from our recess, the General Assembly was refreshed and ready to get back to doing the people's work. It has been a longer legislative session in comparison to the past few years; however, the end is in sight. With only four legislative session days left, the General Assembly confirmed that our last day of the 2010 Legislative Session will be Thursday, April 29. One of the most complex budget years in the history of the state, we have made necessary, but difficult, choices as we reduced spending and therefore the size of our government. When the economy does ...
Georgians applaud President Obama's decision to allow offshore drilling along the mid-Atlantic coast. With the state unemployment rate at 10.6 percent, we understand that tapping into U.S. oil and natural gas resources offshore would create hundreds of thousands of new, well-paying jobs, boost the state and local economies, and help secure our energy future. We also know many factors play a role in whether or not development will ever occur. If the president has our best interest in mind, he needs to act quickly and prudently on his words.
With the Legislature about to wind up another colossal performance of democracy in action, there is still some unfinished business awaiting our public servants.
Editor's note: Dr. Jack Blanton is professor emeritus at the Skidaway Island Institute of Oceanography in Savannah. He has researched physical oceanography for more than 40 years. For that reason, we invited him to answer questions regarding the Liberty County Development Authority's proposed wastewater treatment facility. Here are our questions and his replies.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Mother Earth is a water planet. Being 'green' should include consciousness about our oceans, rivers, estuaries. It is the ocean that regulates everything on our planet, including the air we breathe. Can't relate to the global picture? Let's start with our own backyard…our marshes, rivers, creeks. Trash inland ends up in our rivers – flowing out to our islands and sounds. We need to keep our water clean – void of all pollutants. Wastewater treatment plants, no matter how state-of-the art, cannot eliminate pharmaceuticals prior to dumping their effluents. Government and private entities in this state care little about ...
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
The Bryan County High school basketball season said goodbye nearly two months ago, but the memories of this past season still linger and was brought to life again on Thursday night, April 15 at the annual Awards Night held in the BCHS cafeteria. With both the girls and boys squads on hand for this night of recognition, parents, friends, administrators and coaches watched as players received participation certificates and accepted achievement awards for their outstanding performances throughout the 2009-2019 season.
The Bryan County High school varsity baseball team continued play last week with a full slate of region 3A-A games on tap as the 2010 regular season draws to a close. Bryan County (6-13, 3-9) started a three-game week on Tuesday, April 13 when they traveled to Savannah to take on a excellent Calvary Cavaliers' squad (17-1, 11-0) and the leader at the top of the region 3A standings and the No. 2 ranked team in the state Coache's Poll. Calvary showed the visiting Redskins' that they are deserving of their high rankings as they defeated Bryan County 18-3.
State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) announced he will be seeking the re-election to House District 164 in the Georgia General Assembly. Stephens is chairman of the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee and has represented the district since 1997.
After 30 years in office, Georgia State Rep. Bob Lane is retiring.
Thursday was a big day at Bryan County High School.
I have learned not to throw anything away until the situation has been fully analyzed. Learning a bitter lesson is probably something we all do from time to time.
Before women joined the ranks of motorcycle riders, they found themselves getting excited every time a motorcycle rumbled by. As it passed, they had an urge to jump on! Women were no longer willing to "take a back seat." What is this mysterious switch in some women's psyche, when flipped there's no turning back?
Pembroke Garden Club recently announces its beauty awards for April. The picture captions give the details.
The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.
I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.
Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?
For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.
Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.
TV LAND - September is almost here and the summer movie season is all but over. So, what now? How about some TV?
An inventive grandfather built a toy for his family that neighbors are sure to be envious of - a working hovercraft.
Looks like American girls are better off in the North.
For many environmental organizations in Georgia, Earth Day will never be the same.
The Living Well Coastal Workshop is a free, six-week program on self-managing of health conditions.
STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise.
Savannah Regional Central Labor Council presents its annual Labor Day Family Picnic from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at JF Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St. in Richmond Hill. Free admission. Sponsorships are available. Email Brett A. Hulme at bhulme@bellsouth. net or call 912-507-8037.
It's not all about chocolate – at least not all the time.
Families went to The Ice Cream Stop Saturday night to watch Disney's "Frozen" and eat ice cream. Tiffany Stroud went with her camera to capture some of the fun. The Ice Cream Stop has outdoor movies every Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting, for the community to watch.
Aug. 29-30: 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 a lawn chair. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.