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Movie night benefits Bark Park

The Bryan County Bark Park will hold a movie-night fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at The Ice Cream Stop near Publix on Highway 144 in Richmond Hill.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Winery tour for military families

January 12, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Congress' spending bill seems anti-conservative

When thinking about the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last month, one might ask, "What does Congress have against conservation?"

January 08, 2015 | By Traci Bruckner Guest columnist | Opinion


Happy birthday to 'king' of United States

Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll," would have been celebrating his 80th birthday Jan. 8. It seems a lifetime ago that we heard news of his premature death in 1977.

January 08, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Like Solomon, go to God's word for wisdom

James wrote, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).

January 08, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Helping the BCCF do its job of spreading Christmas Cheer

The Bryan County Children's Fund made Christmas brighter for 450 children from 250 families in 2014. None of it would have been possible without those who pitched in to help in one form or another.

January 08, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Elder passes advice to great-grandson

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: For the past 15 years, I have taken the opportunity at the beginning of the New Year to share some advice - first with your dad and his cousins and now with you, my great-grandson. I hope you don't mind and will bear with me. You probably would rather be playing with your Legos and I understand that but maybe something in this letter might make a difference in your life in years to come. I pray that will be so.

January 08, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Bringing home babies

One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage's lives.

January 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sound off for Jan. 8

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January 08, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Bryan County drive helps the homeless

Several local entities, retailers, churches and schools recently teamed up to make the first-ever "Help the Homeless Drive of Bryan County" a success.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Clinic sets ribbon-cutting for Friday

Complete.MD Medical Care will have a ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at its Richmond Hill location, 9665 Ford Ave.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


See and Be Seen: Christmas tree drop off

Local community members took down their holiday decorations and dropped off their live Christmas trees at J.F. Gregory Park to be recycled. The trees were put into a wood chipper to create mulch. Tiffany Stroud caught some of the action on her camera.

January 08, 2015 | | Life on the Hill


Update: Teen in wreck now in stable condition

The 15-year-old put in a medically induced coma Tuesday after the car she was riding in was struck by a school bus is now in stable condition and responsive, according to the Georgia State Patrol trooper who investigated the crash.

January 08, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


The next 7 days

Upcoming events selected by Life on the Hill staff:

January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


Eagles men get first Sun Belt basketball win

STATESBORO - In a game that was horrendous on both sides with turnovers and missed shots, it seemed like the first team that hit 40 points was going to win.

January 08, 2015 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


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Juvenile-justice system going to dogs, thankfully

The state of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


High-speed chase ends in wreck at 17, 144

A high-speed chase Saturday night ended in an accident at the intersection of highways 144 and 17 in Richmond Hill. Although no one was seriously injured, the wreck did tie up traffic for a few hours.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News columnist | Public Safety


RH man killed in work-place accident

A Richmond Hill man was killed Tuesday morning at his place of employment when he became wedged between two trailers.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Texting on stolen phone leads to suspect's arrest

A stolen cell phone recently landed an armed-robbery suspect in jail after the alleged thief engaged in texts with police.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


WaterWays Township Experiences Encouraging Growth in 2014

WaterWays Township welcomed more new families and achieved more community milestones in 2014 than any other year since its inception.

January 28, 2015 | | Local news


Budgeting must be open, fair

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, and a member of the House's Ways and Means Committee, last week was a busy one for me. We gathered for four days of hearings at Gov. Nathan Deal's office, where the budget was presented. We also listened as state agencies offered input about budget needs and then asked questions regarding which programs worked well or were under- or over-funded.

January 28, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion


Thoughts, behavior can be conquered

Have you ever asked yourself, "Who would I like to become?" What people or events in life have hindered your reaching that goal? To achieve something, you have to remove all distractions that are blocking you from making progress. Fear stops most people from getting what they want - fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, of the unknown, of disappointment. Then, of course, the "what if" fears always fuel these hindrances.

January 27, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


Myers signs with East Georgia

Bryan County High School outfielder Melinda Myers played a number of positions during her career as a Lady Redskin. But one thing about Myers never changed, coach Al Butler said.

January 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


Property transfers for Jan. 1-23

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 1 – Jan. 24.

January 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Jan. 26

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

January 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 26, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Super Bowl party at Thunder Run

Join other NFL fans to watch the Seahawks and Patriots battle in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday at Thunder Run in Club Stewart. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

January 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Things to Do


College-bound? Fill out that FAFSA

We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year still is months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.

January 25, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Scouts build ramps for handicapped vets

Veterans in the city of Pembroke benefited from grant funds with handicap ramps and handicap-access rehabilitation. Beulah Baptist Church and local Scout groups paired up with the Pembroke Housing Team to volunteer labor for the projects. The groups were thanked their support.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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