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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

Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News | Education

Georgia icon still giving 'em 'zell'

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.

August 28, 2014 | Gainesville (Ga.) Times | Opinion

Netflix adds 17 TV show seasons this fall

TV LAND - September is almost here and the summer movie season is all but over. So, what now? How about some TV?

August 28, 2014 | John Clyde OK.com | Hot Topics

Video: Grandpa builds homemade hovercraft for kids

An inventive grandfather built a toy for his family that neighbors are sure to be envious of - a working hovercraft.

August 28, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics

10 things that are wicked attractive about the Northern U.S

Looks like American girls are better off in the North.

August 28, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

EPD marsh ruling creates a 'fine mess'

For many environmental organizations in Georgia, Earth Day will never be the same.

August 28, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion

Workshops on managing health issues

The Living Well Coastal Workshop is a free, six-week program on self-managing of health conditions.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

PBS's 'Time Team America' highlights GSU work

STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Community Announcements for Aug. 28

Savannah Regional Central Labor Council presents its annual Labor Day Family Picnic from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at JF Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St. in Richmond Hill. Free admission. Sponsorships are available. Email Brett A. Hulme at bhulme@bellsouth. net or call 912-507-8037.

August 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Community Announcements

Businessman publishes second book

It's not all about chocolate – at least not all the time.

August 28, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Life on the Hill

See and Be Seen: Movie Night at Ice Cream Shop

Families went to The Ice Cream Stop Saturday night to watch Disney's "Frozen" and eat ice cream. Tiffany Stroud went with her camera to capture some of the fun. The Ice Cream Stop has outdoor movies every Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting, for the community to watch.

August 28, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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Big week at Bryan County High School

Thursday was a big day at Bryan County High School.

April 22, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Editor | Sports

Refrigerator that almost wasn't

I have learned not to throw anything away until the situation has been fully analyzed. Learning a bitter lesson is probably something we all do from time to time.

April 22, 2010 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Columnists

These ladies don't take a back seat

Before women joined the ranks of motorcycle riders, they found themselves getting excited every time a motorcycle rumbled by. As it passed, they had an urge to jump on! Women were no longer willing to "take a back seat." What is this mysterious switch in some women's psyche, when flipped there's no turning back?

April 22, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Columnists

Beauty spots in Pembroke

Pembroke Garden Club recently announces its beauty awards for April. The picture captions give the details.

April 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Community announcements for April 21

The City of Pembroke is holding a budget workshop tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss water and sewer items, the fire house and other necessary items. The meeting is open to the public.

April 22, 2010 | Staff reports | Community Announcements

Perdue talks more than turkey

Turkey hunting may have been a big draw for his visit, but Gov. Sonny Perdue seemed pleased Monday night to honor the 25th anniversary of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce.

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

One Relay done, another Friday in Bryan County

Relay For Life of North Bryan is gearing up for its nightlong fundraising event set for Friday, while Relay For Life of Richmond Hill is celebrating the success of its event last weekend.

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

Senate budget restores funds for arts council

ATLANTA - Georgia's arts council was granted a reprieve on Tuesday from the state Senate.

April 21, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News

Noon concert in downtown Hinesville

The Ben Robinson Band will bring an upbeat mix of blues and rock that should have the crowd tapping their feet, at Friday's Lunchtime Concert in the Park.

April 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Politicians drawn to annual law cookout

The 23rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout on April 15 in Tattnall County drew public safety employees from around the state.

April 21, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Special to the News | State, National News

Historic homecoming open to public

In the mid 1700s, a group of English Puritans moved their families and church from Dorchester, S.C., and established a new Dorchester in Georgia. That group, along with nearby settlers established a church, an agricultural economy and a sense of political pride for independence. The area thrived and eventually became known as Midway.

April 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Special to the News | Things to Do

Pageant for Long Relay needs contestants

The 2010 Miss Relay for Life Pageant is Friday, April 29, and organizers are encouraging ladies in the area to be a part of the event to support the war on cancer.

April 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Horoscopes for week of April 21-28

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The lamb is usually excited about taking on a new challenge. But if that's a touch of doubt you're feeling, maybe it's you telling yourself to go slow on this until you learn more about it.

April 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Behavior wouldn't have been issue decades ago

I travel the country almost constantly eight months a year, making presentations to various groups - church, school, professional, conference. I make myself very accessible, which means parents ask me lots of questions, usually of a "what should I do?" nature. The issues run the gamut, but most of the questions involve behavior problems of one sort or another, from toddlers who refuse to use the potty to teens who are refusing to clean their rooms.

April 21, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Columnists

Childhood vaccinations still essential

National Infant Immunization Week, April 24-May 1, is fast-approaching, and it serves as a very important reminder of the need to immunize children against most diseases by the time they are 2. The theme for the 2010 week is "Love Them, Protect Them, Immunize Them."

April 21, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists

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