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Long to be AARp

I'm not the jealous kind. I don't consider myself to be of the envious sort, either. But there is something in the power of the AARP that calls to me. It sings to me like a nightingale on a warm summer's eve. It beckons me like the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking on a cold wintry day. It's the lure of the sirens in the ocean, smiling, gently waving me in, "Come…come…," and me standing there fully clad, wanting to shred the constricting fibers from my body to join them in the warm swirling ...

March 21, 2007 | By Ellie Lambert for the Bryan County News | Columnists


He's not retired, he explains

A nice lady who works in my doctor's office told me I was retired.

March 02, 2007 | By Gordon Gardner | Columnists


Providing summer fun for kids

May 18 is the last of this school year but that doesn't mean that the learning and the fun stop.

February 23, 2007 | By Martha Hall Director of Community Education, Bryan County Schools | Columnists


Did anyone catch the name of this ride?

It seems only a few short weeks ago that I watched bombs bursting in air from a beach. Brilliant streaks of color that splashed across the winter sky, hailing in a new year. "Happy New Year,!" was the cry from the cheering crowd.

February 23, 2007 | By Victor Pisano Columnist | Columnists


Check your own heart on Valentine's

With Valentine's Day just a week away, it's a great time to take a look at the state of your own heart before you start seeking candy and paper hearts for your favorite people. Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and the causes of this disease are not a mystery. Healthy lifestyle habits can help prevent disease and markedly improve a person's quality of life. Do you know your risk for coronary heart disease?

February 23, 2007 | Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists


He can't help with your cat

I have lived in Richmond Hill for nearly 23 years, so I don't know if it's a sign of the times or a sign of the place, but we sure get a lot of wrong number phone calls at our house.

February 23, 2007 | Gordon Gardner Columnist | Columnists


Consider benefits before changing

If you are thinking of switching jobs – especially in mid-to-late career – you'll want to pay careful attention to the benefits offered by your new employer. At this stage of your life, you've got a lot to protect.

February 16, 2007 | Laura Evans Financial focus | Columnists


RH Fire Department is growing

In an effort to keep up with the growing needs of the City of Richmond Hill, the fire department has hired three additional fire fighters.

February 16, 2007 | Lt. Leslie Barton RH Fire Department | Columnists


A look at BoE's budget

The Bryan County School System has completed six months of the current fiscal year.

February 11, 2007 | By Melanie James Director of Finance, Bryan County Schools | Columnists


You can't go to Washington and now you can't dance

As you read this, be aware this column is written by a grandmother and is entirely self-serving.

February 11, 2007 | By Miriam Potter | Columnists


Schools have internet security

In 2000, Congress passed the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) giving schools or libraries prerequisite requirements in order for them to receive federal funding. In order to receive this funding, school systems have to verify there are technological protection measures and an Internet safety policy in place in their system.

February 08, 2007 | Lori Warren Bryan County Board of Education | Columnists


Tom Watson Brown remembered

Georgia lost a legend last weekend. Tom Watson Brown, a rich man and a soft touch for politicians of nearly all stripes, died at age 73 of complications from diabetes. His funeral is to be held at Hickory Hill estate in Thomson, Ga., where his great-grandfather, fiery national Populist leader Tom Watson, lived and worked a century ago.

February 04, 2007 | Jeff Whitten Editor | Columnists


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