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Nostalgia sells; he's not buying

Have you noticed how "nostalgia" sells? This hit me like an antique butter churn the other day as I was watching television, and so many of the commercials have incorporated "old rock" music into their marketing spiels. And we can say, "Yes I remember that one!" We might even say, "Hey, that was our song!"

September 02, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion

State certifies Montessori Preschool here

Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool on Highway 17 is the only child care in Bryan County that is a Quality Rated Program by the state Department of Early Care and Learning.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the News | News4U

Community Announcements for Sept. 2

Sept. 2 Family Promise of Bryan County will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Ellabell United Methodist Church in Ellabell. Email Aviva Rice at rubyfalls09@gmail.com for more information.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Community Announcements

New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news

BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do

Legion poker run supports youth programs

American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Rotary Club launchs Backpacks of Love

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Impact fees may cut burden on property taxes

Bryan County has one of the most generous homestead exemptions for senior citizens in the state, knocking $50,000 off the value of a home for both county and school taxes for residents over age 65.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.

August 28, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business

Citizens EMS academy planned

Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety

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Piercefield ducks get walking papers

The residents of Piercefield Forest and surrounding subdivisions will soon being saying farewell to their feathered foes. The Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday unanimously declared the numerous ducks around Piercefield Forest and Harris Trail a nuisance so the birds can be relocated away from residential areas. For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Weekend Bryan County News.

April 26, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News

Aerial dancers to float among Ashantilly trees

Imagine Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter flying playfully through the enormous, old live oaks at Ashantilly Center in Darien - or Cinderella, gracefully tumbling through the soft, coastal air instead of riding in a pumpkin coach.

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

Georgia films top box office

ATLANTA - Movies filmed in Georgia have grossed more than $415 million at the box office so far this year, cementing the state's position as a leading location for filming.

April 26, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News

Local church has come a long way since 1937

In 1976, project director Nan Flowers, editor Edith Mallard, assistant editor Wayne Priester and 21 other Bradwell Institute career education students printed a booklet called "Sand & Pine: Glimpses of Other Liberty Days" as part of the bicentennial celebration in Liberty County. Through interviews, these students discovered what the prevailing occupations once were in this area and what life was like two generations before them. Most of the students interviewed their grandparents.

April 26, 2010 | By Margie Love Columnist | Columnists

Ocean's floating 'garbage patches' growing

Last week, millions of people around the world celebrated Earth Day. Of course, Oprah - the queen of talk shows - had a special show for Earth Day's 40th anniversary. Even though I'm at work when Oprah's show is on television, the wonders of technology allow me to record it and watch later when I have time.

April 26, 2010 | By Sara Ann Swida Special to the News | Columnists

Area arts group driven, despite funding drama

Nearly $900,000 has been restored to support the Georgia Council for the Arts in the 2011 state budget passed by the Senate, giving the state a renewed chance to pursue federal support for the arts. At the local level, however, a twofold challenge remains: find the funds to provide arts opportunities and the manpower to develop and produce the ideas behind those opportunities.

April 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | State, National News

Midway fire victim identified

An elderly Liberty County man was found dead in his home Friday on the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road after firefighters extinguished a structure fire that broke out just before 2 p.m., according to county fire coordinator James Ashdown.

April 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News

Keller Williams hires Midway woman

Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.

April 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Business

Riceboro gets $7.4M for sewer, water work

The city of Riceboro celebrated Earth Day with the announcement that it has received USDA rural development funding to expand wastewater treatment to more than 200 of its residents. The combined grant and loan total $7,495,200 and will be used to tie in former septic system users to the city's sewer service.

April 23, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | News

Hinesville unveils new marketing materials

The city of Hinesville officially unveiled its new logo, tagline and Web site Wednesday in

April 23, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | News

Cities Week begins with breakfast

The City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 10th annual Georgia Cities Week Business Breakfast on Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 22, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Correspondent | News

Winn honors volunteer service

Close to 400 dedicated volunteers were recognized for their committed and compassionate service at Winn Army Community Hospital's 11th annual volunteer awards ceremony Monday.

April 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Health

Richmond Hill to hear from BCDA Tuesday

The Richmond Hill City Council was set to receive an update on economic development in the area during a workshop Tuesday evening at city hall.

April 22, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News

Senate works on tax reform

Day 34 (Monday, April 12): This is the sixth year that I have had the honor and privilege of serving in the Georgia State Legislature and one of the things that I am most proud of is how we begin each session in the House and Senate with the Pledge of Allegiance, a short devotion led by our "Pastor of the Day," and a prayer. Today is a special day for me as I have my pastor from Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah, Rev. Creede Hinshaw as our "Pastor of the Day." As usual, Creede does a wonderful ...

April 22, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion

House passes FY 2011 budget

Returning from our recess, the General Assembly was refreshed and ready to get back to doing the people's work. It has been a longer legislative session in comparison to the past few years; however, the end is in sight. With only four legislative session days left, the General Assembly confirmed that our last day of the 2010 Legislative Session will be Thursday, April 29. One of the most complex budget years in the history of the state, we have made necessary, but difficult, choices as we reduced spending and therefore the size of our government. When the economy does ...

April 22, 2010 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion

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