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Parents, use every second wisely

Right after my daughter's birth, I thought I never had enough time to get things done. I had a new baby, I'd just returned to work and I was adjusting to a lot of "firsts." While I enjoyed my precious, new little one and devoted as much time as I possibly could to my career, laundry stacked up, dishes went unwashed, tumbleweeds of dog hair and dust rolled lazily across the kitchen floor and a thin layer of dust coated nearly every surface in my house.

July 29, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

In diversity lies our true power

True power, our power, is in our diversity and difference. It is not in the illusive power we chase in money and things. It is not in what we call unity. We are already unified through breath.

July 29, 2014 | By Craig and Sharon Butts | Opinion

Keep traditions in the spirit of God

Teachers in Bryan County schools go back to work Monday, and the students will only be a week behind them.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

Follow Jesus’ way on resolving conflict

Human beings always have had conflict with one another. Conflict can sever once-good relationships that can go unresolved throughout one's lifetime.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

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

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New rehab hospital going up in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health has formed a strategic partnership with HealthSouth Corporation to build a 50-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Savannah.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Students graduate from Valdosta State

Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from spring 2014 who have met all qualifications for graduation.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

Garden club awards scholarship

The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Charis Peterson, the daughter of Cathy and Frank Peterson and a 2014 graduate of Richmond Hill High School.

June 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

Catfish are fun to catch, more fun to eat

Unlike a bass, which gulp down live bait or ambush an artificial lure, catfish like to tease a fisherman. That rascal will nibble at the bait just a little, sometimes pulling on it without clamping down.

June 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle

Retired general hopeful for Iraq

In my home hangs a photograph of a rather large and deep hole on the side of an asphalt road. It is the aftermath of an improvised explosive device - or, in more simple terms, a homemade bomb - that went off just as the Humvee in which I was riding passed over it.

June 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Hairstylist moves

Kim Stefan is moving her styling business to the Milan Salon at Villages on the Hill, 3766 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill. Stefan, who qualified as a master cosmetologist in 1990 and has worked in Richmond Hill for 14 years, is shown with her German shepherd Zoe. Stefan serves as treasurer for the non-profit Bryan County Bark Park board.

June 26, 2014 | | Business

Bryan County Schools recognized by state

Bryan County Schools recently got some good news from the state. The following is a BCS press release sent Thursday:

June 26, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news

Pembroke troop sweeps camp awards

The Black Hawk Patrol of Pembroke's Boy Scout Troop 141 headed to summer camp for a week on June 15.

June 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Bank officers sentenced in loan fraud scheme

Seven former officers of First National Bank of Savannah were sentenced during three days of hearings last week before United States District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.

June 26, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news

New name coming

First Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCBT) will change its name to South State Corporation on Monday, according to a press release from Savannah Bank. The ticker symbol, which is currently SCBT, will change to SSB. Savannah Bank will also change its name to South State Bank.

June 26, 2014 | | Business

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

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