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"You only get one shot at life"

Richmond Hill's Zach Broome made the University of South Carolina football team as a walk-on earlier this year and will be on the Gamecocks roster in 2011. That apparently makes Broome the first player from Richmond Hill High School to play on a Southeastern Conference team. Broome, who is 6-foot-3 and weighs 205 pounds, will be at wide receiver for South Carolina.

May 21, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


The blog that didn't

Jan. 17

January 10, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Staff blogs


Lynch's run reminds one of another great run

I still don't know if the Seahawks did Atlanta any favors by knocking the NFC defending champion New Orleans Saints out of the playoffs, since I'm dumb enough to think the Packers are be the scariest team in pro football that doesn't call New England or Pittsburgh.home.

January 10, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Staff blogs


BoE passes temporary spending plan

Clarification: Superintendent John Oliver isn't getting a raise, according to Chief Finance Officer Melanie James. Under the projected 2011 fiscal year budget discussed at Thursday's school board meeting, the compensation for the superintendent was listed at $148,523, up from $139,452 in FY 2010.

June 28, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Handbooks to cover individual schools

Parents used to the one-size-fits-all Bryan County Schools Student Handbook will be in for a bit of surprise this year.

June 28, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | News


Pickett remembered as a man whose 'word was his bond'

The flag at Pembroke City Hall flew at half mast this week in honor of former mayor Woodrow Pickett Sr., who died Monday.

June 28, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | News


Kimberly Long named Bryan County Elementary's top teacher

Meet Kimberly Long, Bryan County Elementary School's 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year.

March 03, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


4-H on the chopping block?

The University of Georgia is considering putting 4-H and some county extension offices on the chopping block.

March 03, 2010 | Staff and wire report Bryan County News | News


Bryan County High School hires a football coach, Ad

Veteran coach Mark Wilson has been hired to take over the Bryan County High School football program and as athletic director.

February 26, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Carver student wins county spelling bee

Carver Elementary 4th grader Jon Ranieri successfully spelled 'amnesia' to win the Bryan County Schools Spelling Bee.

February 10, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Pembroke takes step toward starting recreation department

Pembroke took a step Monday night toward reestablishing the town's dormant recreation department.

February 08, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


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