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Site directors: Locals lack interest in history

This region of Coastal Georgia teems with history.

October 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle

Students get fire-safety presentations

The curriculum for about half an hour last Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

October 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education

Actions speak louder than words

The other day, I was watching the news when a political ad featuring the politician came across my TV screen. He told what he believed and what he would do if elected. Immediately, I thought, "I wonder if his past voting record in politics mirrored what he was saying."

October 18, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Fatal wreck may stem from RH hotel incident

A Florida couple was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.

October 18, 2014 | Staff report | News

New furniture, gift shop in Pembroke

Members of the Pembroke Downtown Development Authority and city-council members helped Carla's Furniture and Gifts owner Carla Nelson, center, cut the ribbon on her new store Monday morning. Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were DDA board members Laverne Scott and Doyce Mullis, DDA head Sharroll Fanslau, and Pembroke Councilwoman Tiffany Walraven and Mayor Mary Warnell. The store is at 37 E. Bacon St., downtown. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/carlasfurnituregallery or call 653-7000.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Redskins win Homecoming game

Bryan County High School toppled McIntosh County Academy 51-26 during their Homecoming game Friday night. The school announced Homecoming Queen Paige Shuman and King Scotty Flint at the game.

October 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Proust questionnaire: Lesley Francis

Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?

October 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill

Old guy shows up at football game

How would you describe someone you know who is old or older than yourself by at least, say, 25 years?

October 17, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle

Everyone can be adopted in God's family

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

October 17, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

Verdict on 'The Judge' only decent

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, "The Judge" is a fine example of a movie that features a likable cast and it's solidly made throughout, but it ultimately falls short of its loftier ambitions.

October 17, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do

Pembroke Library to host book signing Nov. 1

Regional Author J. G. Jakes, author of The River's Edge, will be signing The River's Edge at the Pembroke Public Library on November 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Community Announcements

Schools to hold forums on districting

With McAllister Elementary set to open in South Bryan in August 2015, Bryan County Schools will hold a series of community forums beginning Nov. 6 to get feedback on districting, as school officials figure out how to set elementary school attendance lines.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Ruffled Feathers cuts ribbon

A new boutique opened at the Pig-A-Dilly shopping plaza on Highway 17 in Richmond Hill last week.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Special start to Seafood Fest

The 16th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing got under way Friday morning by giving special needs kids and their families some fun.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

1 injured, exit shut

A Friday morning crash involving a tanker truck which rolled down an embankment at the I-95 North exit on Highway 144 has shut that ramp until crews can clean up spilled oil and clear the scene.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

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The high cost of putting people in jail

 Each day across Georgia, the state Department of Corrections prepares enough meals to feed the population of the city of Marietta. Breakfast and lunch are served to nearly 60,000 adult prisoners. Paying for 31 state prisons annually costs taxpayers $1 billion, including the cost to manage 150,000 parolees.

April 28, 2010 | By Mike Klein Guest columnist | Opinion

First poll results arein on governor's race

Now that the legislative session is (drum roll, please) history, it is time to turn our sights to the governor's race.

April 28, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Think trees when you turn on faucet

When we think of forests, majestic trees, precious wildlife and clean, fresh air might come to mind. We probably don't think about the water we drink.

April 28, 2010 | By John Rosenow | Opinion

Approved budget has cuts for everyone

Day 37 (Tuesday, April 20, 2010): With only four days remaining in this year's session, we get down to business today by passing the amended FY 2010 budget that runs through June 30 of this year. The historic drop in state revenue is evident here as the FY 2010 budget has been reduced to 2004 and 2005 levels as revenues have fallen $1.6 billion since the original 2010 budget was passed last April. Totaling $17.7 billion, the average agency has been cut 18 percent while vital services such as Medicaid and Education have been cut only 9 ...

April 28, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion

2010 session almost done

The 2010 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is nearing an end after months of hard work and dedication. Major milestones were completed this week and now with day 38 completed, the marathon is almost finished and the finish line is in sight. With two days left, this week legislators met some of our goals for the session. The General Assembly has now balanced the budget for the state, passed a transportation funding bill, and passed ethics reform.

April 28, 2010 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion

Community announcements for April 28

Parents, is your child the cutest kid we've ever seen? Upload their photo by May 8 and enter our contest. It's free to enter and they could win prizes. Readers will begin voting for their favorites by age group on May 9.

April 28, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements

LCDA to seek federal money for plant

The Liberty County Development Authority has approved a decision to apply for federal grant money that would fund the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in eastern Liberty County For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.

April 28, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | News

Candidate qualifying off to slow start

Qualifying for the 2010 elections has gotten off to a slow start in Bryan County, but the fourth district on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners already has two candidates vying for the Republican nomination. A total of seven seats are up available, three on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners and four on the Bryan County Board of Education. For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.

April 28, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News

Career academy gets land from LCDA

Liberty County is closer to having a career academy thanks in part to a land donation approved by the Liberty County Development Authority board on Monday. Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer presented the request to the board at its regular meeting Monday. "I think this would be a tremendous contribution to the community," she said. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

April 28, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News

Horoscopes for week of April 28-May5

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A seemingly stalled romantic situation could benefit from your reassurance that you want this relationship to work. And if you do, use a tad more of that irresistible aries charm.

April 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Dads, don't high-five your kids

Sometimes, seemingly little things are of great import. I was reminded of this axiom recently during a stint as a guest on Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program. Talk show hosts know they have a minute or so to "hook" the listener, so they generally begin any interview with something controversial, something "hot."

April 28, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Columnists

Protect your skin from sun's rays

While running errands last week I spotted a young boy, somewhere around the age of 8 or 9. Fair-skinned and red-haired, he was wearing a skimpy, sleeveless top and must have been very uncomfortable given his severe sunburn. Actually, it looked like he had a sunburn on top of a sunburn - large areas of skin across his back, shoulders and arms were peeling and revealing angry, bright red splotches. I looked for an accompanying adult but couldn't find one. I'm not sure what I would have said, but I felt I needed to say something to that neglectful ...

April 28, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists

Ribbon walk ties families to deployed soldiers

A crowd of Army spouses, children and dogs, most clad in bright yellow T-shirts, gathered under gray, drizzly skies Saturday for the Yellow Ribbon Walk on Fort Stewart. The walk marked the halfway point for the 3rd Infantry Divisions Run/Walk To and From Iraq/Afghanistan, an exercise and morale boosting initiative begun in January.

April 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Lifestyle

Every day should be Earth Day

Each year, many people spend some time on Earth Day planting a tree, cleaning up a park or participating in some other activity that raises awareness of environmental issues.

April 27, 2010 | By Stan Meiburg Guest columnist | Opinion

Deja vu for Richmond Hill soccer

With a week to go before the state soccer playoffs, the Richmond Hill High School soccer teams find themselves in familiar territory.

April 27, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Editor | Sports

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