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Shad season to open Jan. 1

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports

Historic document debuts at oyster roast

Guests at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's oyster roast Friday night made their way to Ford Plantation's 1930s oyster house via a sandy path lit by garden torches. Beneath a cold but clear sky, about 150 fundraiser attendees mingled amid live oaks, sampled the fare and awaited the premiere of the society's new documentary, "The Hidden History of Richmond Hill Georgia."

December 21, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle

Let faith, hope, love guide you this season

"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." That is one of the more famous lines from the 1947 film, "Miracle on 34TH Street."

December 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle

Protect yourself from holiday crime

'Tis the holiday season, and Christmas is rushing across the calendar like a runaway freight train. It is a time when families and cherished friends gather around the hearth to drink in all the good cheer. It's a time of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. And yet, Christmas has a sinister side - one we often exile to the extreme depths of our consciousness. I'm referring, of course, to home break-ins, thefts and frauds.

December 21, 2014 | By Terry Doyle Columnist | Opinion

Exchange club names students of month

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill students of the month for November and December, Carolyne Casaine and Ronnie Harris, were recognized Dec. 10.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

Follow the light to salvation

In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.

December 20, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Couple grateful for courtesy during trip

Editor, We left Florida for our trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania on Nov. 15. We stopped at the Denny's restaurant in Richmond Hill for breakfast, as we usually do. The restaurant was crowded, so we had to wait to be seated.

December 20, 2014 | | Opinion

Holiday Market draws all kinds of interest

There was a steady hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers at the fourth annual Holiday Market last Saturday at the J.F. Gregory Park pavilion.

December 20, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Business

RH Garden Club names yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club awarded its December Yard of the Month to Sandy and Austin Andersen, who live at 500 Greenwich in Richmond Heights subdivision.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Santa visits Sterling creek

Santa visited residents of Sterling Creek Plantation subdivision recently with the help of Bryan County Emergency Services. He rode a fire truck and stopped to hear what children wanted for Christmas.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do

Colonial-era Christmas at Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Dec. 6, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.

December 19, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle

Nursing student graduates

ALBANY - Darton State College's Nursing Division held its traditional nurse-pinning ceremony to honor recent graduates Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Cavalier Arena.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

From road builder to road traveler

Ricky McCoy spent 45 years working on roads. He's going to spend his retirement traveling them.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news

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Afghanistan claims another HAAF soldier

A soldier assigned to Hunter Army Airfield died Aug. 19 from wounds he sustained during a firefight with insurgents while deployed to Konar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

Time for football, is your latte ready?

Football players do not wear "man capri pants." And, if the skintight "not capri pants" happen to be white, those certainly are not "panty lines" you see encircling the players' backsides. Or so I recently was told by my football fanatic husband, who tried - in vain - to teach me the rules of the game.

August 25, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

President Obama's Ground Zero dodge

President Barack Obama's ringing statement in favor of the ground zero mosque had a gaping escape clause: He didn't necessarily support the mosque.

August 25, 2010 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion

Georgia wins 'Race to Top' grant

ATLANTA - More than 13 million students and 1 million educators will share $3.4 billion from the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" grant competition, the U.S. Education Department said Tuesday.

August 25, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education

Licenses offices getting holiday

All Department of Driver Services driver's licensing and testing customer service centers will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4 and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7. DDS centers are closed statewide every Monday. The first business day following a closed day typically is busy, so plan accordingly.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News

State defense force trains for searches

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta - A missing-person call on a police radio demands prompt action, often involving dozens of volunteers combing dense and sometimes dangerous areas. The time and stress accompanying the search is emotionally and physically draining. Many Georgia law enforcement agencies lack the time, personnel or resources to accomplish an intensive search.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety

Build a model plan at Mighty 8th

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler will offer a free model airplane building classes Saturday, Aug. 28, for children, and free admission for them when they buy a model airplane. World War II model airplanes are on sale in the museum gift store for $12. Model airplanes from the museum's archive collection also will be on display.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Horoscopes for week of Aug. 25-Sept. 1

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cupid is strong in the aries aspect this week, with the cherub opening romantic possibilities for single lambs, and strengthening ties 'twixt loving pairs already in a caring relationship.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Fort Stewart soldier involved in shooting

A Fort Stewart soldier was involved in a domestic shooting on Savannah's Southside Tuesday morning, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Information Officer Gena Moore has confirmed.

August 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Obedience, respect are not synonymous

Q: I recently read an article that said adults need to earn the respect of children. That seems like one more "progressive" attempt to undermine parental authority. I believe children should respect adults no matter what. Don't you agree?

August 25, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Columnists

Mothers should be encouraged to nurse

Good gravy, supermodel Gisele Bündchen really created a stir recently when she said she thought "There should be a worldwide law that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months." She later said, "My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children. Becoming a new mom has brought a lot of questions. I feel like I am in a constant search for answers on what might be the best for my child."

August 25, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists

Judge: Troy Davis failed to prove innocence

SAVANNAH - A Georgia death row inmate given a rare chance to prove his innocence by the U.S. Supreme Court failed to clear his name with a case that was "largely smoke and mirrors," a federal judge said Tuesday in a ruling that sets the stage for the state to resume planning his execution.

The case of Troy Anthony Davis has been a rallying point for death penalty opponents and groups such as Amnesty International and the NAACP. Davis has insisted he was wrongly convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989 - and that he had evidence to ...

August 24, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National News

Feds OK state voter check system

ATLANTA - The Justice Department has given Georgia approval to again verify voters' identity and citizenship, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced on Monday.

Federal officials have precleared a modified new program designed to confirm that prospective voters are U.S. citizens. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division had repeatedly rejected similar versions of the Georgia program.

August 24, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News

Judge lets church gun ban stand

MACON - A federal judge did not immediately block a new Georgia law that would ban the carrying of firearms into houses of worship.

Gun rights advocates say they were disappointed in the decision Monday by U.S. District Court Judge C. Ashley Royal.

August 24, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News

U.S. troops drop below 50,000 in Iraq

BAGHDAD - The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by President Barack Obama, the American military said in a statement Tuesday.

The number is a watershed in the more than seven years that the United States has been at war in Iraq. Under Obama's plan, American forces will no longer conduct combat operations but are instead to train Iraqi troops and help with counterterrorism operations - if asked for by the Iraqis.

August 24, 2010 | By Rebecca Santana Associated Press writer | Military

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