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Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news

BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do

Legion poker run supports youth programs

American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Rotary Club launchs Backpacks of Love

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

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

Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.

August 28, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business

Citizens EMS academy planned

Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety

Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News | Education

Georgia icon still giving 'em 'zell'

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.

August 28, 2014 | Gainesville (Ga.) Times | Opinion

Netflix adds 17 TV show seasons this fall

TV LAND - September is almost here and the summer movie season is all but over. So, what now? How about some TV?

August 28, 2014 | John Clyde OK.com | Hot Topics

Video: Grandpa builds homemade hovercraft for kids

An inventive grandfather built a toy for his family that neighbors are sure to be envious of - a working hovercraft.

August 28, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics

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Vision checks important for children

Back to school rituals and getting children prepared for the school year provides a good time for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to remind parents that children's eyes need to be examined regularly.

September 05, 2007 | | Education

GSU estimates impact at $719 million

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of more than $719 million on the region during the recently completed fiscal year.

September 05, 2007 | | Education

August is the month to think about immunizations

Three British doctors have been charged with professional misconduct and unethical behavior as a result of a research that cumulated in a 1998 report produced and published in a prestigious British medical journal.

September 05, 2007 | Linda Ratcliffe for the Bryan County News | Health

Extreme heat can be deadly

Each year heat causes about 400 deaths across the nation according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 05, 2007 | | Health

Heat closes trout stream

The extreme heat of the past few weeks coupled with the ongoing drought situation is forcing the closure of at least one north Georgia trout stream - Dukes Creek at Smithgall Woods Conservation Center in Helen. Due to high water temperatures and low stream flows, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) has temporarily closed Dukes Creek to all angling activity beginning Aug. 16. Triple digit temperatures and warm nights are pushing water temperatures in mountain streams to levels that are lethal to trout.

September 05, 2007 | | Outdoors

Boaters asked to be careful during holiday

Boaters are sure to flood Georgia's waterways this Labor Day Holiday weekend, bringing the summer boating season to an unofficial end. Given the expected level of holiday boating activity, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) is teaming with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), the Georgia State Patrol, TEAM Georgia and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to stress the importance of boating safety this holiday weekend.

September 05, 2007 | | Outdoors

Business announcements

Unemployment rises

September 05, 2007 | | Business

Pigs feet stolen to trade for crack?

Criminal trespass

September 05, 2007 | | Public Safety

Dog sitter allegedly steals drugs

Terroristic threats

September 05, 2007 | | Public Safety

Savannah Tech offering certificate program

Savannah Technical College will offer a new certificate program that aims to solidify credentials and prepare those who work with the developmentally disabled gain access to resources and services that will assist them in their daily lives. The Direct Support Professional program was begun as a collaborative effort between the technical colleges and the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. The program was piloted in several communities and has just expanded to include Savannah.

September 05, 2007 | | Education

Few attend first hearings on tax hike

Bryan County's proposed property tax increase for the 2008 fiscal year has a few residents riled up, mostly about why there was a budget shortfall in the first place. On Monday evening, at the second of three public hearings, 12 residents showed up to find out more.

September 05, 2007 | Jessica Holthaus Bryan County News | News

Optimism remains high here, it seems

Theresa Palumbo, broker for Summit Homes and Land in Pembroke, feels people who are on the fence about buying a home are mostly unsure because of negative connotations in the media.

September 05, 2007 | Jessica Holthaus Bryan County News | News

DOT unveils plan to slow motorists

The Georgia Department of Transportation is pleased to announce highway fatality rates in the last year have dropped by 2 percent in Georgia, thanks in part to an increased effort targeted at providing safer highways and raising motorists' awareness.

September 05, 2007 | | News

Guardsmen to be deployed to Texas

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced today that more than 40 Georgia National Guard members will deploy this week to Texas to provide emergency relief efforts for residents affected by Hurricane Dean, should the storm's course move northward.

September 04, 2007 | | News

She won’t go barefooted any more

As a born'n'bred Yankee, I didn't have the opportunity to meet fire ants until 2006, when I moved into a house in Alabama that had a fire ant hill right by the front door. After spraying it down with ant killer, I got away with only two bites.

September 04, 2007 | Jessica Holthaus Column for the Bryan County News | Columnists

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