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Schools to let out early Wednesday

The following press release was issued Friday by Bryan County Schools:

March 06, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news

'Timbuktu' offers unique perspective on jihad

To the Western world, the mention of "jihad" automatically conjures up images of terrorism, suicide bombers, carnage and chaos. “Timbuktu” is a story of life under jihadi oppression, but its images are more day-to-day, almost tedious, and not nearly as dramatic.

March 06, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do

'He's not really dead, as long as we remember him'

I felt it was my fatherly responsibility to introduce my children to the finer points of geek culture at a very young age.

March 06, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Things to Do

New Blu-ray release offers examples of what great musicals can be

This past holiday season’s movie offerings got a real boost from “Into the Woods,” a clever adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical riff on children’s fairy tales. The PG-rated “Into the Woods” is dark (though the violence is off-camera), but it’s also funny and smart and filled with witty sequences.

March 06, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do

More than just Spock: 8 non-Star Trek movies/TV shows to remember Leonard Nimoy

The passing of Leonard Nimoy on Feb. 27 has left a hole in the world of pop culture, judging from the outpouring of appreciation coming from fans everywhere, including as high up as the White House.

March 06, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do

Democratic congressmen hail from more elite colleges than their GOP counterparts

Democrats in the House of Representatives are far more likely to have been trained at elite, private schools than their GOP counterparts. Following up on a graphic from the U.S. Senate last month, a new graphic put together by College Raptor shows marked differences in educational backgrounds.

March 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

5 selfish reasons to be unselfish

In a world inundated with Internet users who are snapping “selfies” all day, the natural, altruistic human has taken an evident hit. We will notice we are surrounded by countless ways to help others when we look beyond ourselves. With more than 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the US, the various opportunities to give back to the community are limitless.

March 06, 2015 | Alexandra Foshee FamilyShare | Hot topics

Have You Seen This? Blindfolded Rubik’s Cube solve

CUBE CORNER — I know we at Have You Seen This? often say that something will “blow your mind” or “amaze” you, but sometimes that is all we can say when a video shows a personally incomprehensible feat.

March 06, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News

Hitting a nerve on the issue of immunizations

I struck a nerve. Immunizations are your nerve. I wrote with that raw nerve inflamed.

March 06, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Hot topics

7 common misconceptions about postpartum depression

Postpartum Depression is a very common condition among women. It is also very misunderstood.

March 06, 2015 | Michelle Brunson FamilyShare | Hot topics

Does government aid to the poor do more harm than good?

Overall, 49 percent of Americans believe that government programs designed to help the poor do more good than harm, according to new study released by the Pew Research Center.

March 06, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

Five for Families: 'Penguins of Madagascar' teaches love, doing the right thing

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

March 06, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do

Living passionately, presently and purposefully

At times we may feel the need to “eat, pray and love” in a year-long pilgrimage to regain passion in our lives. But shifting our view of our daily do's can bring a level of passion to our lives we may not have realized.

March 06, 2015 | Connie Sokol KSL | Hot topics

British, Canadian Muslims work to burnish image

The challenges of being a Muslim in Britain and Canada have been magnified in recent weeks with reports identifying a British-educated ISIS member as "Jihadi Johnny" and a Canadian mall allegedly being targeted for an al-Shabab attack.

March 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Lincoln's call for God to end the Civil War echoes today

Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln offered his second inaugural address. (That's 150 years, by the way.) Contemporary scholars call it one of his most eloquent speeches, noting he needed only 10 minutes to offer profound thoughts on war, race and faith in God.

March 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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She's for Oxendine

Dear Editor: As many of you know, I am a native of Georgia and have resided in Richmond Hill for approximately 22 years. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Gubernatorial Candidates Debate at Jekyll Island sponsored by the Georgia Press Association/Georgia Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the gubernatorial candidates attending the event (except for Handel), there were many individuals who will be on the ballot for the Primary Election scheduled for July 20.

The reason for writing this letter is because many of the candidates I met were completely out of touch with reality. I ...

June 23, 2010 | | Letters

Many thanks to Plums

Dear Editor: My daughter's car broke down at exit 87 on her way to Charlotte, N.C. from Orlando, Fla., on Saturday.

I drove the 5 hours from Charlotte to get her and was worried about where she could wait for me. Plums Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop was where she chose to wait. Michael, the manager, was so very helpful and friendly to her. He even let her stay there after closing time until I could get there!

June 23, 2010 | | Letters

Get involved in local government

It's a horse that's been beaten nearly to death in recent years: Americans don't get involved enough in the political process. That's why anything that increases public participation in elections is a positive step, and that includes early voting.

June 23, 2010 | | Opinion

Early voting under way across Bryan

Only about 60 voters across Bryan County have cast ballots so far in the July 20 primary election, but county voting officials say it's too early to make predictions about voter turnout.

And the Bryan County News wants to know just what information voters would like to hear from the local candidates for the Bryan County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education. Read the "Get Involved" editorial in the Opinion section for more information about getting your thoughts to us, or click here.

June 23, 2010 | Staff report | News

Vacation Bible school at St. Elizabeth's

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church vacation Bible school in Richmond Hill traveled the globe during its "Mission Around the World" to learn how other countries celebrate Christianity. After an exciting week of doing fun activities, VBS ended with students and their parents enjoying ice cream sundaes with new friends and the St. Elizabeth family.

June 23, 2010 | | Lifestyle

Community announcements for June 23

The Bryan County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting hurricane awareness briefings for the 2010 Hurricane Season.

The first briefing will be conducted in North Bryan on July 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan County EMS Headquarters, 2995 Hwy. 204, Ellabell. A second briefing will be held in South Bryan on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan County Administrative Complex on Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive. The public is encouraged to attend.

June 23, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements

Canoe Camp 2010 gearing up

Ogeechee Outpost, located at 182 Rose Drive, Ellabell, Ga. at the Ogeechee River at Morgan's Bridge off of Highway 204, will sponsor Canoe Camp 2010 June 21-25; June 28-July 2; July 5-9, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports

Camp to tee off at Black Creek

The North Bryan County Recreation Department is currently organizing and planning a golf camp for July.

June 21, 2010 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports

Events of Jesus the greatest in history

The crucifixion of Jesus was one of the most horrendous happening in the history of mankind, yet it showed the world the love God has for mankind (John 3:16).

June 21, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Benefits abound for those who choose God's way

Recently I saw a commercial from an insurance company that indicated you can create your own policy and kind of name your own price.

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

A Father's Day challenge to be strong, kind

I don't remember the exact words I spoke, but very quickly one of my nephews exclaimed, "Uh oh, Uncle Brad, you have to give up your 'man card.'"

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

A worthy cause

Some members of the Richmond Hill Police Department may be trading their uniforms Friday for plaid pants and Polo shirts to raise funds to help a former city police officer.

June 21, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Lifestyle

Garden club bestows June honors

June 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Laniers celebrate 50th anniversary

Scarlett Lanier of Pembroke wrote the following in honor of her parent's 50th wedding annniversary, which is today: "The purest love that can be given is the love of parents. My parents, Truman and Jackie Lanier, have been married for 50 years. They were married on June 19, 1960. Daddy and mama were young when they married and did many hard working jobs together to make ends meet. They worked in tobacco fields until daddy got a job, with the local union 709, ironworking. After he made his first check of $157, he went straight to the field and ...

June 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Anniversaries

Time to face realities of oil

In spite of overwhelming facts, wishful thinkers still call for more drilling off our coastline.

June 21, 2010 | By David Kyler Guest columnist | Opinion

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