In our Dec. 29 paper, we ran a story on a donation from Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church to Shepherd's Supper, a United Way of Bryan County program that feeds the elderly in North Bryan.
Christmas is just around the corner. For many of us, that might mean scurrying to cross the last item off the shopping list, preparing menus for the big holiday meal, wrapping presents to put under the tree or sewing up travel plans to spend Christmas with far-away loved ones.
Friday is a big day for the economy of Bryan County. That's when officials will break ground on Belfast Commerce Centre, the long-planned industrial park for the south end of the county.
Nineteen people were killed on Georgia roads over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Unless you knew one or more of those killed - or one or more of the 263 people injured in the 622 crashes on state roads over the holiday - then this is likely little more than a sad statistic soon to be forgotten in the rush to enjoy the next holiday on the list. But maybe this will give you reason for ...
Bryan County deserves a pat on the back. It was announced last week at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah that the United Way of the Coastal Empire exceeded its annual fundraising goal by around $150,000, or close to 2 percent, bringing in a record $8.9 million. That's impressive by any standards, but what we at the Bryan County News are taken aback with is that the United Way of Bryan County - the smallest division ...
Barring a repeat of the 2000 presidential election with its hanging chads and recounts, the worst of this election season is over. Thank heavens for an end to robo calls and TV ads and a mailbox full of promises from candidates of all political stripes.
There used to be a time – not all that long ago – when elections were held on only one day. People would show up to the polls as early as possible in hopes of a short wait so they could get to work and get on with their day. But often there were lines - long, long lines of voters anxious to have their say over who would run their town, their city, their country.
Good things are happening in schools across our county. First and foremost is the news about the rise in the county's average SAT scores. Both of the county's high schools managed increase their average scores in 2012. Richmond Hill High School's average score went up 11 points from 1,498 in 2011 to 1,509 in 2012. But Bryan County High School brought its average score up a whopping 109 points - from 1,349 in 2011 to ...
If you wonder why many people have little regard for government these days, look no further than the sorry way Georgia's ethics commission has been treated.
On Saturday, more than 100 soldiers will meet up at the crack of down at Fort McAllister Marina for a day of offshore fishing with some 55 captains from around the area.
Some 300 or so people gathered on Tybee Island on Friday to rally in support of wind energy.
Two young lives were lost recently, and these tragedies could have been avoided. A 2-year-old girl in Pooler accidentally shot herself in July with a gun she found on her father's nightstand. Week before last, a 2-year-old boy was fatally shot in a Hinesville home. Authorities still are investigating the incident, but the gunshot is thought to be self-inflicted. The boy's father was outside mowing the lawn.
It sure is disappointing to think the Georgia Environmental Protection Division would issue a discharge permit to a company that has been illegally dumping in the Ogeechee River for years and likely even caused a massive fish kill a little over a year ago. In fact, it seems unthinkable.
Neither Bryan County High School nor Richmond Hill High School have been prep football powerhouses in the past.
Early voting across the state wrapped up Friday afternoon, but voters will still have Tuesday to cast a ballot in the primary election. And we hope they will - if they haven't already.