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Erk belongs in Hall of Fame

Fortunately for me, there are some things you don't need a lot of brains to figure out.

June 06, 2009 | By Jeff Whitten Opinion | Opinion


Earth Day

The first Earth Day was held on this day in 1970, and depending on who you ask we've since come a long way toward a cleaner world or our planet is in great peril.

April 21, 2009 | Bryan County News editorial | Opinion


Thousands flock to Gregory Park for Easter Extravaganza

April 13, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | News


Brewer on buyout, more

Editor's note: Former school superintendent Sallie Brewer had long been involved with Bryan County Schools when her contract was bought out in February in what became a controversial 4-3 vote by the BoE. She has said little publicly about the buyout until agreeing to do this interview.

April 10, 2009 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Keeping tabs on Hanna

No formal decisions have been made about public safety with regard to Tropical Storm Hanna, though Bryan County EMA Director Jim Anderson said a decision on whether or not an evacuation will be necessary will be made Wednesday once officials have a better handle on what the storm is doing.

September 17, 2008 | Staff report Bryan County News | News


Pembroke celebrates Memorial Day

Most of the country had already observed Memorial Day by the time the ladies of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164 kicked off their first annual ceremony commemorating the holiday.

June 19, 2008 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Not running for office, again

Some months ago in this space I wrote that I wasn't running for political office - then offered up a list of things I'd do were I to run.

June 15, 2008 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Opinion


Joye Johnson

None of us at the Bryan County News knew Carver Elementary School Principal Joye Johnson was ill.

June 15, 2008 | Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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


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Area Vietnam vets wanted for anniversary

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler is an Army veteran, but was sent to Germany instead of serving in Vietnam.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Bryan schools do well in AP classes

It appears Bryan County Schools stacks up pretty well in terms of advanced-placement courses available to its high-school students.

October 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Students get fire-safety presentations

The curriculum for about half an hour last Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

October 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Chess a treasure at Carver

Chess is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.

October 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Businesses touted for brightening holidays

Update: The following local businesses have signed on to support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local kids who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning: Richmond Hill Transmission, Toni's Grooming, Cindy's Custom Framing, Espresso Hill.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


Sidewalk work to start

Work on Richmond Hill's sidewalks master plan will start later this month after city-council members Tuesday approved a bid of $385,863 to get the project under way.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | News


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