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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


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


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Septic woes plague neighborhood

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


BoE hopes to hire coach in April

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


School board to learn accreditation status

Bryan County Schools is routinely ranked among the best districts in the state.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


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