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Chili cook-off, Arbor Day in Pembroke

The public is invited to an Arbor Day celebration in Pembroke beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at DuBois Square, where the city will plant a 15-foot Nuttall oak.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Next Business After Hours tonight

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host its February Business After Hours from 5:30-7 tonight at the Richmond Hill History Museum, located at 11460 Ford Ave.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Cardboard boat regatta on horizon

Sign-up for the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Tominac Fitness Center Pool on Hunter at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28.

February 16, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Eventually we'll sign over wages to government

Editor, On Dec. 16, 1773, demonstrators destroyed an entire shipment of tea in the Boston Harbor in protest of taxation without representation. Today, we have ultra-taxation with representation. At the rate that we are going, we will just sign over our employment checks and accept the spending money that our government gives us.

February 11, 2015 | | Opinion


Shady antics on the field, halls of power

If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago - and reports say that 114 million of us did - perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin who, after scoring a touchdown, proceeded to mime pulling down his pants and squatting as if on a commode, before dropping the ball to the ground as if using the restroom. The NFL fined Baldwin $11,000, which has to be chump change to this boor. Astonishingly, the incident has gotten very little mention in the media. You can bet this kind of obscene showboating ...

February 11, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Lawmakers hear State of Courts Address

The Georgia Senate had a busy week. We held numerous committee meetings to review legislation and listen to testimony either opposing or supporting bills being considered. The committee process is where the bills are vetted before being considered by the Senate, and it is a crucial part of the legislative process.

February 11, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the News | Opinion


3rd ID Day at Capitol on March 9

Georgia legislators will celebrate 3rd Infantry Division Day on Monday, March 9, at the Capitol in Atlanta.

February 11, 2015 | Special to the News | Military


Marketing workshop set for Richmond Hill

Mike Blinder is a small-business owner and multimedia consultant, and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

February 11, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Officials say state plan could impact local taxpayers

Local officials said Bryan County could lose more than 33 percent off its SPLOST revenue if a house bill aimed at putting more money into funding state transportation becomes law.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Receive God's gift through His Son

Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?

February 10, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Don't bother remaking an established image

A few years back, someone I knew ever so slightly died. Though I didn't know him well, I knew him to be mean, egoistical and quite a bully.

February 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Pembroke to partner with CRC on growth plan

Members of Pembroke City Council voted Monday to start a process they hope will make the city a better place to live and work in the future.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


What to do because of insurance company breach

Atlanta ― Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reported that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack and there was a breach involving the personal information of its policyholders.

February 10, 2015 | Release from Georgia Insurance Commissioner | State, National News


Deal: Finances rebounding, port work starting

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined the dimensions of Savannah's harbor deepening Monday for a Statesboro audience and sized up the state government's financial recovery, now underway.

February 10, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | News


Report: Deputy called to look into dog fighting

A Bryan County Sheriff's Department deputy was dispatched to a South Bryan address Thursday regarding "possible dog fighting," a report released Monday said.

February 09, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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BoE approves district

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a district for the new McAllister Elementary on Thursday that adds Dunham Marsh and Oak Pointe subdivisions to the attendance, but won't include students who live down 144 Spur.

February 26, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Work together to honor God

Our church is in the middle of one of the biggest projects that we ever do - a two-weekend drama known as "Judgment House."

February 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


New lawmaker touches on session priorities

JESUP -U.S. Rep Earl "Buddy" Carter, R-Georgia, began a series of town-hall meetings last week in some of the coastal counties that make up Georgia's 1st District.

February 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray For the Bryan County News | Business


Learn to go slow in life to get on a healthy path

"I'm in a hurry to get things done; I rush and rush until life's no fun. All I really gotta do is live and die, but I'm in a hurry and don't know why." - Alabama

February 26, 2015 | By Rich DeLong | Lifestyle


Don’t know much about history? This test is for you

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.

February 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Missing woman, son may be in Bryan

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding an apparently suicidal woman and her 2-year-old son who live in the far southeastern part of that county.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ribbon cutting marks opening of Y expansion

Richmond Hill and regional YMCA volunteers and officials, along with South State Bank officials had a ribbon cutting Monday to open an expansion to the YMCA of Richmond Hill.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | News


A positive spin

Mark Wallace wants to keep the Ozzy Park story positive.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Chili, fellowship part of tradition

Pembroke's Janice Palmer served up bowl after bowl of her chili Saturday to dozens of eager and smiling visitors at the community's annual chili cook-off.

February 26, 2015 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


Eight-grader wins county spelling bee

Richmond Hill Middle School eighth-grader Reagan Campbell was crowned the district's top speller last month at Bryan County Schools' system spelling bee at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary school.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Sound off for Feb. 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.

February 26, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Ogeechee River: Crown Jewel of Coastal Georgia

Life in Bryan County is full of community events and interesting people, but those who just need to get away from life's hustle and bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature are in luck. The Ogeechee River is just the place for peace and relaxation, and local organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is keeping watch to make sure it remains so.

February 26, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Life on the Hill


Author and historian to speak at Richmond Hill History Museum

Author and historian Buddy Sullivan will be the keynote speaker for the Richmond Hill History Museum's monthly lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at 11460 Ford Ave.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Lifestyle


See and Be Seen: High Tea on the Hill

The Richmond Hill City Center hosted High Tea on the Hill for ladies of the community on Feb. 18 to benefit Pay It Forward Foundation of Bryan County, which is headed by Dana Lewis and helps the less fortunate. The event featured hot tea, soup, quiche, sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, scones and a variety of desserts. Hollie Moore Barnidge brought her camera along to document the event.

February 26, 2015 | | Life on the Hill


Conservationists taking on three issues to protect coast

On Feb. 18, a group of citizens headed to the State Capital for "Conservation Day," hoping to inform legislators about protecting our precious coast and its wildlife. The Dolphin Project was represented by Gerry Sattele and me, from Richmond Hill, and Chris Hines of Savannah.

February 26, 2015 | By Peach Hubbard | Opinion


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