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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

See and be seen: Business After Hours Holiday Inn and Express

Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce members and their guests came to the Business After Hours event at the Holiday Inn Express last week for an evening of networking, food, beverages, door prizes and a chance to win a 50/50 cash raffle. Shana Statham brought along a camera to document the event.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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Support your local police

Editor, I just wanted to let everyone know that May 9-15 is National Police Week. President John F. Kennedy established National Police Week in 1962 for the purpose of recognizing the nation's law enforcement officers. The week culminates on May 15 which is designated as Peace Officer's Memorial Day. In Washington D.C. this week several events are planned, including a candlelight vigil, bike ride, Peace Officer's Memorial Day services and other events.

May 12, 2010 | | Letters

Garden Club cleans up butterfly garden

Members of the Pembroke Garden Club recently worked at the Pembroke Library Butterfly Garden, which the garden club maintains. They also reworked the sign at the library and the Pembroke City Hall.

May 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Sweet Vidalia onions

If I want to pucker a few know-it-all Yankee fannies, all I have to do is start bragging about how the great state of Georgia is most blessed among these our United States.

May 12, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Trauma care closer to reality

On Feb. 7, 2008, in my hometown of Port Wentworth, 14 people lost their lives in one of the worst industrial accidents in our state's history. The horrible explosion that night at the Imperial Sugar plant changed the lives of many in the greater Savannah area, reminding us how fragile life is and how important emergency services are.

May 12, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion

Safeguard your private information

This is the time of year when many people finalize their summer vacation plans – confirming travel and lodging reservations, dusting off suitcases and looking for games to occupy the kids on long road trips. Just be sure that when your brain goes into vacation mode, you don't ignore the same precautions you take during everyday life to protect your personal information.

May 12, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Columnists

Property transfers for April

Bryan County:

May 12, 2010 | | Business

Two locals complete basic training

Army Pvt. Adam L. Collins has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Honoring those who have served the U.S.

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men!"

May 12, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Columnists

Community announcements for May 12

Shakespeare

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements

Elderly Alzheimer's victim still missing

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | News

Imperial, OSHA in settlement talks

SAVANNAH - Imperial Sugar and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration are discussing a possible settlement of proposed fines against the company for a deadly 2008 refinery explosion near Savannah.

The talks have prompted an administrative law judge to postpone a hearing on the fines by the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission scheduled for next Tuesday in Savannah.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business

Regents approve tuition hikes up to 16%

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

The tuition increases for the state's 35 public colleges and universities hit hardest at research universities: Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Many students will pay $3,535 per semester, a 16 percent increase over last fall.

May 12, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education

Terry Bernard named to pardons board

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.

Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.

May 12, 2010 | | Public Safety

Carter grandson wins state Senate seat

ATLANTA - The eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has won a suburban Atlanta state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday night.

Jason Carter became the first in his family to win elected office since his grandfather took the White House more than three decades ago.

May 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News

North Georgia race goes into runoff

ATLANTA - The special election for a north Georgia congressional seat vacated by Nathan Deal proved to be an early test of tea party strength in the state, although no candidate emerged with a majority and a runoff was set for June 8.

The race between former state Rep. Tom Graves and former state Sen. Lee Hawkins could provide a glimpse of what kind of candidate Georgia Republicans want this Midterm election year.

May 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News

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