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GSU, AASU ROTC cadets attend Stewart program

The ROTC cadets based at Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities participated in Saturday's leadership-development program on Fort Stewart, where they visited a live-fire range and took advantage of training opportunities.

April 20, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military

Get more 'green' on investments

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, here are a few financial suggestions:

April 20, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business

Windows XP users abandoned

If you've been on the Internet for a number of years and have refused to buy the latest and greatest things that have come out, you might currently have an unsupported operating system.

April 20, 2014 | By David Uffington King Features | Business

Ports set monthly record high

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

CenturyLink offers assistance program

CenturyLink is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Pembroke OKs ‘workforce’ housing

The Pembroke City Council approved a resolution Monday that officials hope will one day bring the city a new development.

April 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Live Oak residents speak out about proposed storage facility

Veronica Barth asked the Richmond Hill City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to use its best judgment to protect property values if it ultimately approves a commercial development behind the A-1 Motel on Highway 17.

April 19, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news

Roundup: Wildcats wrap up No. 2 seed for state playoffs

RHHS locks up home game

April 19, 2014 | Staff repoort | Local sports

Using fun to teach message of safety

For Bill Collins, spending the better part of two days talking to kids about the importance of public safety is part of the job.

April 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety

Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, remains in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

'Out of Furnace' is too depressing

I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?

April 18, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Things to Do

Europe, UK Easter traditions mirror US

Easter is, of course, one of the major Christian festivals across the world. While the religious meaning is the same, I find the history of many Easter traditions - and some of the cultural differences surrounding its celebration in the United Kingdom and the United States -interesting.

April 18, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle

Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety

Armstrong dropping 'Atlantic' from name

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

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April 21, 2009 | Letter to the editor Bryan County News | Letters

Colleges push tuition aid for illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of efforts in several states to block them.

April 21, 2009 | By Hope Yen Associated Press Writer | State, National News

Geithner defends bank rescue program amid warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the bank rescue program devised by the Obama administration Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund predicted U.S. financial institutions could lose $2.7 trillion from the global credit crisis.

April 21, 2009 | By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press Writer | State, National News

2 killed in Alabama as storms sweep Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A line of storms swept across the Southeast with 70 mph winds and possible tornadoes, killing two people in their mobile homes in north Alabama, authorities said Monday.

April 20, 2009 | By Jay Reeves Associated Press Writer | State, National News

Attorney: Whistleblower faked report in Imperial Sugar Refinery blast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for Imperial Sugar say a whistleblower faked a report that he says warned company executives of explosive dust hazards days before a deadly blast at the company's sugar refinery near Savannah.

April 20, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News

Larry Barker...Live from the Station Xchange

Over a hundred people flocked to Station Xchange Friday night to see local musician Larry Barker and his band in concert. The event was held to launch Barker's new CD "3181 Cruising."

April 20, 2009 | Ross Blair | News

A ‘Joye-ous’ memorial

Those who knew Joye Johnson, who was principal at Carver Elementary when she passed away last year, were well aware that two of her biggest passions were children and flowers. So what better way to celebrate her birthday on April 16 than by dedicating a flower garden to her on the grounds of Carver Elementary?

"It's a way everybody can remember her," current principal Crystal Morales said. "The community can come and have a moment if they need one…a 'Joye-ous' moment."

April 18, 2009 | Ross Blair | News

Grandmother, others arrested in melee

Authorities say an assault on a Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy led to the minor injuries of three law officers and arrests of five people April 14.

April 18, 2009 | Gina Sutherland | News

Cities celebrate

All next week, Pembroke and Richmond Hill, along with about 140 other Georgia cities, will be celebrating "Georgia Cities Week."

April 18, 2009 | Ross Blair | News

Oracal honored by state

Oracal USA in Black Creek's Interstate Centre was named Georgia Small Manufacturer of the Year in Atlanta April 16.

April 18, 2009 | Gina Sutherland | News

RHMS wins region championship

The Richmond Hill Middle School Lady Wildcat soccer team won the region championship on Wednesday. They swept William James Middle School 7-0 in the finals at RHHS to end their undefeated season with eight wins and zero losses. This is the sixth year in a row RHMS has won the title.

April 17, 2009 | Ross Blair | Sports

Jobless claims top 6 million; housing starts plummet

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people receiving jobless benefits exceeded 6 million for the first time, the government reported Thursday, and housing construction unexpectedly plunged to its second-lowest level on record - fresh evidence that the recession is far from over.

April 16, 2009 | By Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer | State, National News

The end of the beginning of the recession?

ATLANTA The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in March, unchanged from a revised 9.2 percent in February. The "unchanged" March unemployment rate is significant because this is the first time in 20 months that the rate did not increase over the previous month.

"With apologies to Sir Winston Churchill, the better-than-expected March jobless rate does not represent the end of this recession," said State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond. "It is not even the beginning of the end. However, it may be the end of the ...

April 16, 2009 | Georgia Department of Labor Special to the Bryan County News | News

Cagle drops from governor's race

ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle fought back tears Wednesday as he reluctantly dropped out of the race for governor, saying he has a degenerative spine condition that will require surgery.

The surprise announcement immediately scrambled the crowded contest to replace Gov. Sonny Perdue when his second term expires in 2010. Cagle was considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination with the primary still more than one year away. The 43-year-old Republican from Gainesville said he will seek re-election as lieutenant governor.

April 16, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News

Business & Consumer Expo is Saturday

The Fifth annual Richmond Hill-Bryan County Business & Consumer Expo is this Saturday at the Richmond Hill Recreation Center on Timber Trail Drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 60 businesses and vendors will have displays up along with activities. "Come out and support your local Businesses," coordinator Shirley Heagarty said. "This is like being at the mall without the drive." Last year's event drew 1,000 people and 65 businesses – down slightly this year due to the economy, according to Heagarty. Among the activities planned are a Battle of the Bands, a solar balloon exhibit from Coastal ...

April 15, 2009 | By Ross Blair Bryan County News | News

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