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Matthews makes minor league debut

Former Richmond Hill High School pitcher Kevin Matthews saw his first action in a minor league uniform Sunday.

July 05, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


A Tuesday riff

A Tuesday riff

July 05, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Sad story

I can still remember watching as Houston led North Carolina State with seconds left, can still vividly recall the long airballt from Dereck Whittenbug, then Lorenzo Charles catching the ball aat the basket and dunking it at the buzzer -- then Jim Valvano running around looking for somebody to hug.

June 28, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


No rhyme, no reason. Just stuff about sports

By Jeff Whitten

June 22, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Matthews introduced as Rangers top draft pick

This video is from MLB.com. It shows the Rangers introducing draft picks Kevin Matthews, Zach Cone and Jonathan Bryant on Saturday in Atlanta. I apologize for the delay in getting it up, but I didn't know it existed until today. That's Tuesday.

June 21, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Kevin Matthews 360-dunk

You've probably read about it by now -- but if not, word got out that Richmond Hill's Kevin Matthews, recently drafted No. 1 by the Texas Rangers, is not only a pretty good baseball player, he also can play some hoops and can do a 360-degree dunk.

June 14, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Challenger Soccer Camp at Hendrix Park

Bryan County children attend the third annual Challenger Sports Soccer Camp at Hendrix Park. Coaches Ashley Whiteley and Danny Smith of England are two of more than 1,800 soccer coaches who come to the United States every summer for eight weeks and work on developing young American soccer athletes. This year Hendrix park is hosting 17 campers ages 4 to 14 in two groups. For more details visit www.hendrixpark.org.

June 14, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Rock Hounds win 8-year-old division

The Richmond Hill Rock Hounds won the 2011 8-year-old title by defeating Team Storm 11-10 on June 6.

June 14, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Oh, poor Lebron

Never thought I'd say it, but I'm starting to feel sorry for Lebron James.

June 11, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Yes, I was surprised

Not to name drop, but a couple of hours ago I got off the phone with Kevin Matthews, the former Richmond Hill High School ace turned Texas Rangers No. 1 draft pick.

June 07, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Teams compete in softball tourney

The Richmond Hill Recreation Association held an end-of-season softball tournament at Henderson Park over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 04, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Baseball draft is Monday, could have local angle

Pro scouts followed Richmond Hill High School lefthanded pitcher Kevin Matthews around with radar guns and notebooks all spring.

June 04, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Help an Eagle

Georgia Southern outfielder Victor Roache, is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award presented annually to the best college baseball player in the country.

June 02, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Back in the saddle

Just coming off six days of vacation.

June 02, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Savannah Sabers

Note: I am now offically on vacation until June 3.

May 30, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


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Impact fees may cut burden on property taxes

Bryan County has one of the most generous homestead exemptions for senior citizens in the state, knocking $50,000 off the value of a home for both county and school taxes for residents over age 65.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Police Blotters for August 18

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

August 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


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