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Notes from a general's teleconference

It hit me early in Thursday's teleconference between Major General Rick Lynch and area reporters. The man had to be tired, even if he didn't sound it.

May 26, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Duty calls yet again for troops

Sergeant Brice Watson is from Carlisle, Ark. But the calvary scout stationed on Fort Stewart with the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment spent the past 10 months living in a travel trailer in the Richmond Hill KOA.

May 26, 2007 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Dry weather, plenty of fires

Dry conditions are keeping Bryan firefighters busy on both ends of the county.

May 12, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


A chance to get it right

We'd like to congratulate Mallory McGee, a sixth grader at Richmond Hill Middle School. McGee was the District 12 winner of the Georgia Municipal Association's essay contest and will be honored today in Atlanta. Her essay will run in Saturday's paper, by the way, and from the looks of it, someone could get a pretty good mayor in the future should McGee ever decide to run for office.

May 09, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Drought tightens grip on southeast Georgia

If you thought Georgia needed rain, you're right. And though the entire state is in a drought, some parts of the state are worse off than others – including Bryan County, which is one of several area counties experiencing a severe drought, according to University of Georgia climatologist David Stooksbury.

May 05, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Arguments for another time

It defies easy analysis. Or should.

May 02, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


An explanation is due

We've said this before. We have no problem saying it again.

May 02, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


A plausible uniform policy

It seems some parents are upset over the Bryan County Board of Education's decision to allow only the week of spring break for them to compose an email or letter on the proposed school uniform policy. That doesn't mean the plan itself is bad.

April 25, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County NEws | Opinion


Time's not right for timetable

Speaking to a group of Boy Scouts last month, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) said he doesn't favor a timetable for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq as that bloody conflict grinds on into its fourth year.

April 18, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Sentence fair in Barfield case

By having to serve at least 30 months of two concurrent 10 year sentences in a detention center, 20-year-old Jack Barfield IV will lose a minimum of more than two years of his freedom for the 2005 deaths of Ginger and Garrett Reagin and the serious injury he caused to James Mock.

April 18, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


As adults, we need to set the example

Authorities haven't said whether speed was a factor in the accident that claimed the lives of three young girls last week near Pembroke while leaving the driver in critical condition in a Savannah hospital.

April 11, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Sunshine week

This week, newspapers and other media outlets across the county are commemorating Sunshine Week.

March 29, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Landmark preservation

Constituted in 1839 and rebuilt after an 1859 fire, Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church has been around a long time.

March 24, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Opinion: The long road

You've got to hand it to the Richmond Hill Lady Wildcats. Not only did they earn a trip to the girls Class AAA state basketball tournament, but they did it the hard way.

March 21, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | News


An idea to think about

The recently resurrected idea to move the seat of Bryan County government from Pembroke to Richmond Hill isn't new. Indeed, some south Bryan residents may have wanted to see it done since Fort Stewart opened for business and effectively cut this county in half in the 1940s.

March 21, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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Thoughts on Ogeechee, riverkeeper

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Day is Saturday over at Loves Seafood. That's a good thing.

July 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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