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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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General Assembly nearing end of session

The 2010 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is almost completed, with only seven session days left. Working into the late hours of the night on Crossover Day, last Friday, the House passed many important pieces of legislation. Given that Crossover Day is the last day that a bill must pass one chamber in order to be considered by the other, the members of the House continued to debate legislation as long as time would allow. Some might say that the "People's Work" is never finished and as a member of the "People's House," all of the ...

April 07, 2010 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion

Thoughts on the Constitution

Let me share some things with you that you may not have learned in school.

April 07, 2010 | By David Freeman Guest columnist | Opinion

DNR hearing on gators

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will hold a public hearing on April 14 for the public to comment on a proposed change to alligator hunting regulations. Those interested are encouraged to bring these meetings to the attention of others that also may be interested in participating.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports

Jurors to report on April 19

NOTICE: TRIAL Jurors were drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Court Becky Crowe this 2nd day of April, 2010 for the April Term of the Bryan County State Court.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the News | News

Community announcements for April 7

Free food

April 07, 2010 | Staff reports | Community Announcements

Sports roundup

All region teams picked

April 07, 2010 | Staff reports | Sports

Legislators as busy as ever

• Day 31 (Tuesday, March 30): Having passed the deadline where bills originating in the Senate can be passed over to the House, we began concentrating on those House bills that have been sent to us this year as well as bills left over from last year. But before we started the official business of the day, we took time to honor a popular country music star from Douglas, Jennifer Nettles, of the musical group Sugarland.

April 07, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion

Liberals should quit resorting to violence

Editor, Violent protests are the exclusive domain of liberals. Liberal mobs riot in the streets, attacking police, turning over cars and setting them on fire. They take these opportunities to loot businesses in the middle of their violent activities. Many children of liberal parents are raised to be hoodlums. They are taught to be violent to get their way.

April 07, 2010 | | Letters

Father, son share presidential letter stories

Hinesville elementary student Patrick Underwood Jr. may someday follow in his father's footsteps in many ways, but the most recent path leads directly to the White House.

April 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | News

Coastal district observes Public Health Week

The Coastal Health District encourages Southeast Georgia residents to commit to healthier behaviors for themselves and their families during National Public Health Week.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Health

Classic cars, lasting impressions

By Shirley Hiers

April 07, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Columnists

Two BoE members not seeking re-election

Bryan County Board of Education member Mary Warnell said Tuesday that she won't seek re-election to her District 1 seat.

April 07, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Editor | News

Locals see need for offshore oil production

Although new studies and surveys have not yet determined the feasibility of offshore oil drilling, most Georgians seem in favor of President Barack Obama's recent proposal to explore and expand domestic energy resources.

April 07, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National News

'Vanities' to be staged at old school

The Historic Dorchester Civic Center in Sunbury is slated to reopen with the debut of a play, "Vanities," by Jack Heifner, on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Sunday supper in the strawberry patch

SAVANNAH - For the 16th year in a row, Friends of Coastal Gardens will host a Sunday supper in the Strawberry Patch at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

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