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New year for RH Rotary

At the first weekly meeting of the new Rotary Year, Linda Vaccaro presented on the importance of CPR/AED training to Richmond Hill Rotary Club members at the City Center. She was welcomed by new President Lesley Francis and hosted by member Brianne Yontz, executive director of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Small businesses want higher wages

If Congress actually listened to small-business owners, the minimum wage would be going up.

July 24, 2014 | By Holly Sklar Guest columnist | Opinion

Bologna conjures up fond memories

I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Things to Do

Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K is Saturday

Georgia Game Changers Running Company and a number of other Richmond Place Plaza's businesses, including Jalapeno's Mexican Restaurant of Richmond Hill, and the Hale Tea Company, will be hosting what is sure to be one of the area's 'hottest' summer road races Saturday.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local sports

City to smoke test sewer pipes

Those who see smoke coming out of a sewer vent next week shouldn't worry. It's just the city of Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news

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 24, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle

Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

Each day of Spartan Week presented a new athletic challenge for all the soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military

Coastal Endodontics adds dentist

Coastal Endodontics announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff. Dr. Matthew Palazzolo, a board eligible endodontist with a certificate in Endodontics, is an active member of both the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association, according to a press release.

July 23, 2014 | | Business

Be content with who you are

I recently read a story of a lady who spent $30,000 so she could look like Kim Kardashian. Now, she has to spend the next few years paying it off.

July 23, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

State changes rules on school fundraisers

In response to new federal school-nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and the state Board of Education last week initiated the rulemaking process to amend the state-board rule to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

Horoscopes for week of July 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

July 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Hunter soldier to sing tonight

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.

July 23, 2014 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Lifestyle

Taxpayers on hook for botched ethics probe of governor

In 1997, then-Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term, in which I served until 2002.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Yet another Georgia river in peril

As far back as 2010, the Ogeechee River has been called one of the most threatened rivers in the country by environmental groups such as the Southeast Environmental Law Center.

July 23, 2014 | | Opinion

Urgent Care Center celebrates 5 years

Last month marked the Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill's five year anniversary. Owners and partners Dr. Robert Mazur and physician assistants Catherine Grant and Lori Gaylor opened the facility in 2009 after seeing a need in the community.

July 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

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Reasons for ‘The Season’

As I speak to and email friends, family and business contacts back in England at this time of year, I am reminded that the land of my birth is in the midst of what is still thought of as "The Social Season" or simply "The Season."

June 26, 2014 | By Lesley Francis | Opinion

Bryan County Emergency Services wishes you a safe July 4

The sounds of summer, July 4th, Independence Day - children jumping into pools, burgers sizzling on the grill and fireworks lighting up the darkness as communities celebrate. Sadly, all too often these happy sounds have to compete with emergency sirens or are replaced with the noisy hustle of a local emergency room.

June 26, 2014 | By Freddy Howell Guest Columnist | Opinion

State needs power to fix problems

What's a state to do when the federal surface transportation program heads toward its Sept. 1 expiration date with little promise of a new transportation bill, and the Federal Highway Trust Fund's expenditures outpace tax receipts about $1.25 billion a month?

June 25, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion

Red Hatters travel to North Georgia

When Carol Pyles struck up a conversation with a woman in the Hiawassee Post Office during an early spring weekend at her cabin in the North Georgia Mountains, she had no idea it would lead to a friendship bonded by mutual interests.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Discover, learn God’s word for yourself and be happy

(Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series.)

June 25, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Understanding stormwater pollution

Understanding stormwater pollution actually is quite simple. When it rains, it pours, and when it pours, the storm-water process is set in motion.

June 25, 2014 | By Sara Ann Swida Guest columnist | Opinion

CVB head named to travel association board

Christy Sherman, Executive Director for the Richmond Hill Convention & Visitors Bureau, recently was elected vice president of the 2014-15 Georgia Coast Travel Association (GCTA). The organization's new directors were nominated at their June meeting in St. Marys.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business

State gets $1M grant to get more college graduates

Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success, focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

Gallup poll: Americans lack confidence in many institutions

A recent Gallup poll which asked 1,027 adult Americans how much confidence they had in 17 of the country's institutions may show what most folks already know.

June 25, 2014 | | Opinion

Emergency workers have weight loss contest

Tara Nielsen won the recent Bryan County Emergency Services eight-week "Biggest Loser" contest.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Yappy Hour, July 4 celebrations on the way

The Bryan County Bark Park has announced the rescheduling of June's BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) Yappy Hour Hawaiian fancy dress dog competition to Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Community announcements for June 25

Canaan Missionary Baptist Church of Richmond Hill will celebrate its "Family and Friends Day" at 5 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to join the church for an informative and family-centered occasion. The Rev. Kenneth McNeil will be speaker. For more information call the church at 912-756-3533.

June 25, 2014 | Staff report | Community Announcements

'Crossroads' to get makeover

Richmond Hill's busiest intersection will soon be getting some curb appeal, thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Wrestlers practice art at RHHS

High caliber wrestlers from Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida attended Arturo Holmes' The Wresting Center Camp Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School. The 46 participants were coached by Arturo Holmes, who puts on clinics like this one across the nation, according to RHHS wrestling coach Bob Parker, who says the school is "fortunate to have him here." Parker thanked Richmond Hill youth wrestling coach Dan Krug and the Director of South Bryan County Recreation Kay Green for helping put the camp together.

June 24, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local sports

Grotheer to fill in as county administrator, looks forward to challenge

Bryan County's top accountant will also be its top appointed leader beginning July 1, after county commissioners appointed Chief Financial Officer John Grotheer as interim county administrator at the board's June meeting.

June 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

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