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Looking for something new to do in 2013? Be a volunteer

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.

January 04, 2013 | Bryan County News Editorial | Opinion


Remember not everyone gets to be home for the holidays

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.

December 21, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


A lot riding on county's long-planned Belfast Commerce park

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.

December 05, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Be safe while traveling this holiday; lives depend on it

Nineteen people were killed on Georgia roads over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

November 28, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Our community should take pride in its generosity

Bryan County deserves a pat on the back.

November 21, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


There is much to be done so let’s put politics aside

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.

November 07, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Let's do our civic duty – and show election workers we care

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.

November 01, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


County schools are boosting scores and collecting awards

Good things are happening in schools across our county.

October 03, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Funding should be restored for the ethics commission

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.

September 26, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Fishing event reminds us to ‘never forget’ our soldiers

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.

September 12, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


State should support efforts to bring wind energy to Ga.

Some 300 or so people gathered on Tybee Island on Friday to rally in support of wind energy.

September 06, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Safe gun practices can help prevent tragedies

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.

August 23, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Good luck to our hard-playing teams this season

Neither Bryan County High School nor Richmond Hill High School have been prep football powerhouses in the past.

August 09, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Your vote is as important now as will be in November

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.

July 30, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Great guests, great host, great time during Little League

Let us be among those to offer congratulations to Columbus Northern, the 2012 Georgia Little League state champion in the 10/11 age group.

July 23, 2012 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


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