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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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High court affirms sex offender registry

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court has upheld the state's sex offender registration law, rebuffing a challenge that the stiff requirements are unconstitutional because they require some who have not committed sex crimes to register as offenders.

The Georgia Supreme Court's 5-2 ruling Monday found that it is of "no consequence whether or not one has committed an offense that is 'sexual' in nature before being required to register."

March 15, 2010 | Associated Press | News

Church hosts first women's conference

Although New Day Outreach Ministry in Walthourville was established just four years ago, Pastor Richard Hayes and his congregants are always thinking of ways to reach the community.

March 15, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

Officials struggling with budget options

Georgia state legislators are painstakingly working to plug a $1 billion hole in the state's budget.

March 15, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | State, National News

Parenting isn't easy; it's required

Let me begin by quoting Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."

March 15, 2010 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Special to the News | Faith

God remembers you

Well, tonight is not one of my favorite times of the year. No, tonight we "spring forward." That is, we move our clocks ahead one hour so that we can enjoy daylight savings time for the next few months. I have to admit that in enjoy the sun being out later as we move through the summer. But oh how I hate to lose that hour of sleep tonight. And as a pastor I know that it will have an impact on church attendance. No matter how many reminders we get, someone will forget to move their clocks. Every year ...

March 15, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith

City creates stormwater utility

Richmond Hill city officials are implementing a plan aimed at fixing the flooding problems that occur in the city when heavy rain occurs.

March 15, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | News

Senate OKs overhaul to property taxes

ATLANTA - The state Senate has approved a wide-ranging overhaul of property taxes in Georgia.

The Senate voted 54-0 for the measure on Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News

Governor proposes deep health care cuts

ATLANTA - Georgia's hospitals and health-care providers were hammered as part of a new round of cuts proposed by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday to deal with a gaping budget shortfall.

With state tax collections in freefall, Perdue is pushing to cancel the state's weeklong sales back-to-school sales tax holiday. Georgians will also face a host of new or increased fees totaling some $96 million as the state scrambles to balance its books.

March 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News

Georgia Power bills going up in April

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers will see their bills go up again.

The Georgia Public Service Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to let the utility raise prices starting April 1. The average residential customer will pay $9.91 more a month from June through September and $3.44 the other eight months of the year.

March 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business

Troop drawdown from Iraq progressing

In a conference call from Iraq Thursday, 3rd ID Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo told reporters the 22,000 troops under his command in northern Iraq will draw down to 9,000 by Sept. 1.

March 12, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military

SPLOST: Where it all goes

Ever wonder where all that Special Local Option Sales Tax Money money goes?

March 12, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Editor | News

Gathering of vendors reflects troop support

Seventy vendors from across the Southeast greeted soldiers and their families during the Community Showcase and Travel Show on Wednesday at Fort Stewart. The event is held twice a year, in the spring and the fall.

March 12, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | News

GSU students, staff protest budget cuts

People aren't happy at Georgia Southern University. From the administration to students, nobody wants state budget cuts at GSU - but how can they be avoided?

March 12, 2010 | By Jake Hallman Special to the News | Education

Scottish heritage celebration in Darien

Fort King George State Historic Site will have a Scottish heritage day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 20. The site is at 302 McIntosh Road in Darien.

March 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Savannah Tech hires, promotes employees

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College promoted two members of its administrative staff and welcomed two new employees in February.

March 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Education

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