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Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

What happens when things go well?

Whether we're talking about the children of Israel during biblical times or present-day Christianity, mankind has a tendency to have problems when things always go well.

August 27, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Horoscopes for week of Aug 27-Sept. 2

Here's what the stars hold for you this week:

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Teens, this is serious -- text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

August 27, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news

Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon Correspondent | Local news

GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

August 27, 2014 | Rich DeLong Special to the News | Local news

Pick the winners, win something cool

Welcome to the first installment of the by now surely famous second-or-third-or-fourth annual Bryan County News football-forecasting, pigskin-picking gridiron-guessing contest, which is also known as an exercise in futility for a certain Bryan County News staff writer.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports

Your gifts come from God

Last week, our church elected three young men to serve as deacons within our congregation.

August 26, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news

Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news

Learn from those who've gone before us

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away - or rather, frosting its way into autumn - I took to noticing signs that our mountain people always have used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

August 26, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

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Bryan County HS graduates 101 students

In the Bryan County High School gym Saturday, a filled to capacity crowd watched as 101 high school's seniors received their diplomas and prepare to start a new phase of their life.

May 26, 2010 | By Diane Stewart Special to the News | News

Cucolo: Troops not returning early

Third Infantry Division commanding general Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo dispelled rumors and offered an update on the deployment to Iraq during a surprise appearance Tuesday at a Family Readiness Group round-up on Club Stewart.

May 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military

Liberty County sheriff now under hospice care

Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin was returned home Monday, but was placed under the care of hospice, according to a journal entry by his wife Polly Martin on the Memorial Health University Medical Center's Caring Bridge Web-site.

May 26, 2010 | Staff report | News

Sensory processing is not an exact science

On their Web site (www.spdfoundation.net), the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation defines SPD (also known as sensory integration disorder) thus: "A condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses." They go on to liken SPD to "a neurological 'traffic jam' that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory information correctly. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure and other impacts may ...

May 26, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Columnists

Smoking rate dropping; still killing too many

Once socially accepted, smoking is now known to be the leading preventable cause of death and disability in the United States. During the first decades of the last century, lung cancer was rare, but as cigarette smoking became more popular, the incidence became more and more common.

May 26, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists

LCDA requests lower phase-in for discharge permit

Members of the Liberty County Development Authority agreed Monday to submit a modified permit request to Georgia EPD to begin work on the proposed wastewater treatment plant at Tradeport East industrial park.

May 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | News

Highway 196 work welcome; not well planned

Editor, After several years of construction and reconstruction, Georgia Highway 196 is approximately 85 percent completed, and I am happy that it's almost ready for use. I will certainly be thankful for the additional lanes traveling in each direction.

May 26, 2010 | | Letters

Democracy vs. republic?

Editor, When a President or politician calls this country a democracy he is ignorant or trying to fool you. This country is a republic.

May 26, 2010 | | Letters

New laws will make driving in Georgia safer

Sign seen outside local church:

May 26, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion

Horoscopes for week of May 26-June 2

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Still operating under a full head of self-esteem makes you want to tackle a matter you had shied away from. OK. But be sure to arm yourself with facts before you make a move.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Community announcements for May 26

Pembroke Memorial Day

May 26, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements

Dog leaves calling card, repeatedly

Matter of record, May 22 – When Officer Paul Carter responded to a nuisance animal call on Sandpiper Drive, he was told by the complainant that "the dog belonging to the neighbor behind him climbs the fence and comes into his yard."

May 26, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Bryan to pay tribute to those who gaveall

While the Memorial Day weekend for many people means jumping in the car and squeezing in a quick vacation at the beach, it's good to keep in mind the holiday's purpose: remembering the men and women who have died while serving their country.

May 26, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Lifestyle

Sergeant killed in insurgent attack

Third Infantry Division soldier Staff Sgt. Amilcar H. Gonzalez has been posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

May 26, 2010 | Staff report | Military

Archaeology bus at Fort Morris Saturday

May 26, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

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