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Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news

BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do

Legion poker run supports youth programs

American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Rotary Club launchs Backpacks of Love

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

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

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Georgia 15th in nation for domestic violence murders

ATLANTA - A new report ranks Georgia 15th in the nation for killings of women by men in single-victim homicides, most of them murders connected with domestic violence.

The report was released by the Violence Policy Center with help from two prominent Georgia advocacy groups.

March 04, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News

Benning now adding armor museum

FORT BENNING - The chairman of a foundation says a $75 million National Armor and Cavalry Museum will be built at Fort Benning.

Retired Maj. Gen. George H. Harmeyer says the new museum will be near the Infantry Museum and will be constructed with a combination of public and private funds.

March 04, 2010 | Associated Press | Military

State jobless numbers set another record

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.4 percent in January, and Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond says the job crisis is getting worse.

The rate tops the previous record of 10.3 percent set in December. It's also up 2 percentage points from the 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 03, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News

The past, present and future of Richmond Hill

This past November, I was elected to the Richmond Hill Historical Society. It was, and is, an honor.

March 03, 2010 | By Victor Pisano Columnist-At-Large | Opinion

Time to put away partisanship

"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right."

March 03, 2010 | Editorial Bryan County News | Opinion

Kingston: bring more troops, missions to Stewart

After President Barack Obama's historic stop in Savannah on his White House to Main Street tour Tuesday, Rep. Jack Kingston commented on a letter he planned to give the President on the flight back to Washington D.C.

March 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Bryan County News | News

Kimberly Long named Bryan County Elementary's top teacher

Meet Kimberly Long, Bryan County Elementary School's 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year.

March 03, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News

Roberts says he won't run again

Bryan County Commissioner Toby Roberts announced on Tuesday at the Board of Commissioners' monthly meeting that he would not be seeking re-election this year.

March 03, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Bryan County News | News

Support needed for 4-H

Dear Editor:

March 03, 2010 | Letter to the Editor Bryan County News | Letters

4-H on the chopping block?

The University of Georgia is considering putting 4-H and some county extension offices on the chopping block.

March 03, 2010 | Staff and wire report Bryan County News | News

Obama well received in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Sounding a familiar clean-energy theme, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced details of a proposed energy rebate program he hopes will spur demand for insulation and water heaters - and jobs for hurting Americans.

Obama said the administration's "HOMESTAR" program would reward people who buy energy-saving equipment with an on-the-spot rebate of $1,000 or more. He cast the idea as one that would save people money on utility bills, boost the economy and reduce American dependence on oil.

March 02, 2010 | By Darlene Superville Associated Press writer | State, National News

High court upholds Savannah death sentences

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld death sentences for Darryl Scott Stinski, who was convicted of killing a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in 2002.

In an opinion published Monday the court found that evidence presented in the case was sufficient to conclude "beyond a reasonable doubt" that Stinski was guilty of the slayings of 41-year-old Susan Pittman and her daughter, Kimberly.

March 02, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News

Obama to talk home efficiency, jobs

WASHINGTON - Consumers would collect on-the-spot rebates of $1,000 or more for buying insulation, water heaters or other equipment to make their homes burn energy more efficiently under a rebate program President Barack Obama is promoting.

Obama was traveling to Savannah, Ga., on Tuesday to outline the Home Star program. Obama called for energy rebates in his State of the Union address, and officials hope the plan will be as popular as last year's Cash for Clunkers money-back program for autos.

March 02, 2010 | By Darlene Superville Associated Press writer | State, National News

DoD allowing some access to social media

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 - The new policy allowing access to social media from computers connected to the Defense Department's unclassified network balances the mission value of Web 2.0 tools and the need for security, a top defense official said.

Since being hired as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in June, Price B. Floyd has made waves as the Pentagon's "social media czar," promoting the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking tools to spread the department's message.

March 02, 2010 | By Ian Graham Special to American Forces Press Service | Military

Another school on horizon; BoE OKs furloughs

Richmond Hill will likely need another elementary school within five years if present growth trends continue, school board members were told during a Bryan County Board of Education workshop at Lanier Primary on Monday.

February 27, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | News

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