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East Tennessee and a cow, in a car

MOULTRIE - Having been in the news business for many years, I have occasionally been asked what was the funniest or strangest story I've ever covered. Well, there have been a number of instances along the way that brought some chuckles, otherwise making my day.

July 29, 2014 | By Dwain Walden | Opinion

Raise your hand if you like moving

Raise your hand if you like moving.

July 29, 2014 | By Rich DeLong | Opinion

Heavy use of English language

I am a heavy user of the English language. If it carried a usage fee or royalty, I always would be over-budget (according to my husband).

July 29, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle

Why incumbents keep winning

It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm-election year. Which might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out, that "Congress's approval rating has reached historic lows at least 12...times since 2010."

July 29, 2014 | By Lee Hamilton | Opinion

Carter honored to be nominee; Tavio thankful for support

Results from Tuesday's primary runoff races are in, but have not been certified.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | News

EMS ambulances get new look

You may have noticed a different looking ambulance running up and down the roads in Bryan County recently. Bryan County Emergency Services has two "brand new" remounted ambulances and three slightly used medium duty ambulances with a totally new look, BCES chief Freddy Howell said Friday. Thanks to a donation from Orafol, the reflective material and graphic design has enhanced the ambulances' visibility, especially at night. These ambulances were all purchased from allocated and voted on SPLOST dollars and are brand new inside and out. While BCES hopes that you only see the outside of the ambulance, if you do ...

July 28, 2014 | | Public Safety

If it’s late July, it must be band camp

Richmond Hill High School's annual rite of summer, also known as band camp, is a big event for hundreds of local kids. The school's marching band is one of the most decorated in Georgia and has won a number of major marching band competitions in recent years under director Dr. Dan Kiene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education

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

Thoughts on our dream

I suppose everyone has their take on the American Dream. For me, it's like standing outside and looking in. I don't know exactly how to frame my concept of the phrase. I would say that most of us natural born citizens would not know. Rightly so; we were born into it. The immigrant, of course, can compare. Further, I would wager, that most of us have never seen The Stature of Liberty standing out in New York Harbor, only once did I see it.

July 28, 2014 | By Francis Bond | Opinion

Students going off to college need to be aware of fire safety

Each year, college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally set fires, overloaded power strips and open flame. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general carelessness.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education

Community announcements for July 28

Caucus election planned

July 28, 2014 | Shana Statham | Community Announcements

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

Fort Stewart soldier killed in plane crash on beach

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed and his daughter critically injured on a beach in Venice, Florida, when a plane crashed onto them.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news

Bistro nights return to Thunder run

Bistro Night returns to Thunder Run restaurant at Club Stewart Friday.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Heat advisory issued for today

Heat and humidity in our area is going to make it seem like it is 105 degrees today, so the National Weather Service's Charleston Office has issued a heat advisory.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | News

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Patriotic yappy hour set for at Fish Tails

The Bryan County Bark Park will have a patriotic themed July bring your own dog Yappy Hour and fancy dress competition for Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Job fair for veterans on Stewart

FORSYTH - The Georgia Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard, will host several law-enforcement and public-safety agencies for a military personnel career fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the 1BCT, building 705, on Fort Stewart.

July 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Business After Hours at Holiday Inn Express

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express, 4601 Highway 17.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Hosts sought for exchange students

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families in and around Hinesville for the 2014-15 academic school year.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

Community announcements for July 9

Pastor Henrietta B. Lovett and the entire Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church family in Richmond Hill invite everyone to the church's 145th anniversary celebration. The theme is "The Infallible Church Will Live On."

July 09, 2014 | Staff report | Community Announcements

Polls and pests all in same business

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Greater Garfield, Georgia, to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Richmond Hill named 2014 Playful City

For the fifth year in a row, the city of Richmond Hill is being recognized for its initiatives in creating a community that allows children to get balanced and active play in a safe environment. Richmond Hill has been named a 2014 Playful City USA honoree by KaBOOM! and the Humana Foundation.

July 09, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: RH Independence Day

The city of Richmond Hill celebrated Independence Day last Saturday with live entertainment, water rides for children, vendors, fireworks and more. Thousands of community members came out to J.F. Gregory Park to enjoy music by "The Tams" and celebrate America. Tiffany Stroud was among them with her camera to document the festivities.

July 09, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

July 10-16: Butterflies Interactive Display - Experience the life of butterflies through this interactive display in the Center Court of the Savannah Mall Monday-Saturday, from 12-8 p.m., or Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Admission is $3, and children under the age of 8 get in free with an adult ticket purchase. For more information, call 927-7467.

July 09, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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

Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports

Big day for Ogeechee Riverkeeper

An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love's Seafood Restaurant.

July 09, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news

Celebration at J.F. Gregory draws a crowd

Editor's note: Vy is the 2014 valedictorian of Richmond Hill High School and is freelancing this summer for the Bryan County News before she heads off to Rice.

July 09, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen For the Bryan County News | Local news

CRCT results mostly positive for Bryan Schools

With the state changing to a new testing system this fall, local school officials said the last Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests go round for Bryan County was about par for the course for a system many believe to be among the best in the state.

July 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

County names finalists for county administrator job

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has narrowed down its list of finalists for the job of county administrator to three.

July 08, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news

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