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Obedience to God is a must for salvation

Last week, we began talking about how obedience to God is a must. We looked at two Old Testament examples of this idea: the Israelites and the brazen serpent (Numbers 21) and the account of Naaman (2 Kings 5).

July 29, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Black and white stories can be powerful

One Sunday, while sitting around the dinner table, my sister Louise and I began to tell "Daddy stories" - the ones that stretched back to the early days of his preaching life. Since I was born 12 years after he was "made a preacher," as our folks said back then, I could only contribute what he had told to me about those days, not what I had seen.

July 29, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

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

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Those with titles have responsibilities

The other evening I was helping my wife with a drama performance that she instructs for our local community education department. As the kids were getting ready for their pre-performance practice, one of the kids started talking to me about a performance of "Charlie Brown" that is using our church facility this weekend. He went on to make a statement and question that I had never been presented with.

May 03, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Thanks from RH Relay for Life

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to all who supported Ropin' In a Cure!

May 03, 2010 | | Letters

Random misses, near hits?

Some recent thoughts, in no particular order. No particular order at all.

May 03, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Editor | Opinion

Afraid of the truth?

Well, there you go! I spend time and take up valuable space in this paper telling people that offshore oil well drilling has a sterling reputation of success where oil spills are a concern and bingo! We now have the first serious oil rig spill in the history of the industry. I hope and pray the flow is stopped before the slick reaches the fragile eco-systems of the Chaudeleurs Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

May 03, 2010 | By Roy Hubbard Columnist | Opinion

Richmond Hill Police blotter for May 1

April 10 – Officers responded to Papa's Pizza To Go, where a potential customer called to place an order for 1,200 chicken wings for a wedding. The customer called through an interpreter service for the deaf, so there was no actual verbal contact between the business and the caller.

May 03, 2010 | Staff reports | Public Safety

Hinesville starting farmers market

Hinesville's first farmers market this Thursday promises a host of bargains, including its hours of operation. The market will be held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday, from May 6-Oct. 28, at Bradwell Park and along Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville.

May 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business

We don't have to be alone

Mapquest tells me that the distance from where I live now to the house that I'm moving to is 0.7 miles.

May 03, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Columnists

Not a good time to drill, baby, drill

Just a few weeks ago, most seemed glad to hear that President Barack Obama planned to open up areas off the Atlantic - and Georgia - coast to offshore drilling for oil. But there should be some second thoughts and careful assessment in the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is getting worse by the day.

May 03, 2010 | | Opinion

Still looking for missing daughter

Editor, Our daughter, Debora Gail Deloach Moody, has been missing now for 28 months without a clue as to how she disappeared or where she is.

May 03, 2010 | | Letters

Deployed soldier appreciates spouse's support

When soldiers are deployed their spouses often face new, challenging tasks, such as taking care of children and the household.

May 03, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Rohr Special to the News | Military

I trust the power of Jesus the Christ

I am excited about the power of the word of God.

May 03, 2010 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith

Pickup drivers must now wear seatbelts

ATLANTA - With Tuesday's House passage of Senate Bill 458, Georgians should see fewer traffic fatalities and injuries in the months and years ahead. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Don Thomas, eliminates the current exemption from Georgia's safety-belt law for occupants of pickups. Georgia is the only state that exempts pickups from its safety-belt law.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News

Zac Brown Band rocks the Marne

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - The soldiers of Forward Operating Base Marez/Diamondback recently were treated to a concert by the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. Troops enjoyed the opportunity to take a break from the pressures of deployment and enjoy a brief taste of home.

May 03, 2010 | By Spc. Dustin Guatney Special to the News | Military

Break it down: Reasons to recycle

Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product. Did you ever wonder what that little recycle symbol represents? The internationally recognized symbol for recycling includes three arrows moving in a triangle. Each arrow represents a different part of the recycling process, from collection to re-manufacture to resale.

May 03, 2010 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Columnists

Cause of oil spill needs to be understood

While the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is likely reinforcing the opinions of opponents to offshore drilling, some of those in favor of drilling off the Atlantic coast are taking more of a "wait and see" approach.

May 03, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | State, National News

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