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Critics are piling on football coach

I don't know Richmond Hill High School football coach Brian Brocato.

November 17, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


You can’t go anywhere anymore

It seems you can't go anywhere these days without a whole bunch of other people cranking up and going with you.

October 13, 2007 | Jeff Whitten Editor, Bryan County News | Opinion


Georgia Southern appears to be in good hands this year

You ought to feel good about Georgia Southern's football future.

September 26, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten, Editor For the Bryan County News | Sports


No surprise county hiking taxes

Is anyone actually surprised that the Bryan County Board of Commissioners is planning on raising taxes.? I doubt it.

August 29, 2007 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


If I can quit smoking, anybody can

There's an old rule that says it's rarely good to write a column with a whole lot of I's in it. I'm going to break that rule for a second.

July 28, 2007 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


No foul play in woman's death

Police say no foul play is suspected in the death Friday of a female pedestrian hit by a train.

July 25, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan COunty News | News


Pedestrian killed by train in Richmond Hill

Details were sketchy Friday night after a CSX train struck and killed a pedestrian who reportedly was on the railroad tracks near the Hwy. 144 crossing in Richmond Hill.

July 21, 2007 | By Jeff Whittten Bryan County News | News


Star Spangled Pembroke

Boy Scouts from Troop 357, parents, grandparents and other volunteers -- including some from the local American Legion Ladies Auxiilary -- gathered Saturday by the caboose in downtown Pembroke on Saturday to put up 75 flags in honor of both the holiday and local war veterans.

July 18, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | News


Bald eagle's comeback good news

News that the bald eagle -- one of our most treasured national symbols -- is off the endangered species list has to be good news, right?

July 14, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Not just a paddle up the river

Kids learned more than how to paddle last week at Connie Shreve's canoe camp at the Ogeechee Outpost.

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


Genesis Point then and now

According to some accounts, Spanish missionaries first settled what later came to be known as Genesis Point in the 1500s. Some 300 years later, Fort McAllister was built on Genesis Point.

June 23, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


A special delivery for troops overseas

There was one stipulation when Black Creek's Kelsey Leggett won the state's Petite Miss title at the 2006 Miss Georgia Girl pageant. She had to give back to the community.

June 19, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Tinderbox dry

For a while, Bryan County was pretty fortunate in terms of wildfires. Especially when you consider the massive fires which have burned more than half a million acres down near Waycross.

June 16, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Tell them thanks, too

I don't think Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Ben Conner had being on the opinion page in mind when he emailed me last week, politely asking if there was some way I might be able to get a little bit of information on his deployment to Iraq in this newspaper.

June 15, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


School uniforms, again

Opponents of school uniforms in general or just the one proposed by Bryan County School administrators can relax for a while, now that the BoE voted against approving the policy at Thursday's meeting.

June 14, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


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BoE passes tentative budget

With the new school year just around the corner, the Bryan County Board of Education passed a tentative $55 million budget Thursday night in Black Creek while also voting to keep the millage rate the same.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Unpaid fines add up to big bucks

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland asked his clerk to audit the department's files and find out how many unpaid fines might be floating around out there somewhere, he probably wasn't prepared for the answer he got.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | News


Don't launch your vehicle with your boat

The following were taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department incident reports.

July 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


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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