This week, newspapers and other media outlets across the county are commemorating Sunshine Week.
The recently resurrected idea to move the seat of Bryan County government from Pembroke to Richmond Hill isn't new. Indeed, some south Bryan residents may have wanted to see it done since Fort Stewart opened for business and effectively cut this county in half in the 1940s.
Please read the letter to this newspaper on page 5A from several Bryan County commissioners, who chastise this newspaper up one side and down the other for, among other things, failing to mention a major step in the Henderson Park project in a story in last week's paper.
For the past few months, the Bryan County News family has been working on several projects - from gearing up to go twice a week to improving our editorial content and the look of the newspaper. While the latter two projects are ongoing as we constantly seek to make the paper better, we'll begin publishing twice a week on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with our first Saturday issue scheduled to get to readers March 3.
Liberty County suffered the loss of at least four of its oldest live oak trees this week - symbols of Georgia's beauty and heritage.
If you checked out the front page of today's Bryan County News, what I'm about to announce is no surprise.
It appears democracy is alive and well in Bryan County. It just takes a little work, sometimes.
To understand the Georgia General Assembly, think of it this way: It is a convention of wolves. The wolves howl together for 40 days each year in Atlanta with a single purpose: to consider what they can do next to the sheep.
Last week, the Rev. Francys Johnson took a big step toward a bright future on a national scale when he assumed the position of national regional director for the NAACP's Southeast region.
America's stiff upper lip is starting to quiver. At least that's what one may deduce from many of the noises coming from the halls of Congress these days. Resolutions attempting to undermine President Bush could be dismissed as ordinary political posturing if not for the demoralizing effect it has on our troops serving in Iraq.
If you believe the story in Atlanta's rapidly deteriorating major daily, then the Georgia Democratic Committee elected former state Rep. Jane Kidd as chairperson last weekend mainly to attract women voters to the Democratic Party.
It is almost time for the newest addition to North Bryan County's Interstate Centre Industrial Park to open for business.
The more we know about the incident at Richmond Hill High School last week involving a student in need of medical attention, EMS and city fire fighters, the less we understand it.
Many in Statesboro and points beyond - including here in Bryan County - where shocked Tuesday when the school announced that after only one season at the helm, football coach Brian VanGorder had decided to leave for a job with the Atlanta Falcons.
Monday, many celebrated the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Atlanta-born civil rights leader who inspired millions in the 1960s with his dream of a better life for all people, not just African-Americans.
Undersecretary of the Army Dr. Joseph Westphal stated that small businesses are critical to Army readiness.
It was as ugly as a warthog, but for the 11th time in the past 12 years, 38 of the past 50, and 65 out of 108, the University of Georgia -the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South -bested You-Know-Where Institute of Technology for the state football championship, 41-34.
Every year around this time, kids in neighborhoods all across South Bryan await the sound of Santa's "ho, ho, ho" to beckon through the streets - much the way they might hope to hear the footfalls of reindeer on the rooftop on Christmas Eve.
Over lunch the other day with friends - all in the newspaper business - I mentioned that I occasionally speak at writers' conferences.
Let's start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what's happening in the world - and understand the plans of allies and enemies - to keep the nation prepared and secure.
My attempts at making more mom friends still are failing miserably. At this point, I'd probably try an online "matchmaking" site for women with children who are looking to befriend other women with children. Sort of like eHarmony, but with sippy cups and strollers. Actually, that sounds like a great idea because then I'd get to be very picky with my criteria, thus reducing the chances I'd get "matched up" with another mom I have ...
I love football. When I was growing up, our neighborhood kids would organize games every day. Good weather, bad weather, even snow and ice would not keep us from playing.
Editor, Mark your calendars, dress the young'uns, pack up the car and head east because Liberty County's east end is coming alive Saturday, Dec. 7.
The holiday season is suddenly upon us. Tree lots are full, Christmas candies are out in full force and the Black Friday sales are taunting us at every turn.
Editor, While visiting my sister who lives in Richmond Hill Village, she pointed out to me the historical marker placed in her neighborhood state it to be "the 'Bottom' Village," which, she says, is just a decades-old nickname for the area.
No one likes to hear "I told you so…"
If New Year's is a time to regroup and look toward the upcoming year, then Thanksgiving is a time to gather and reflect on the year that has passed. In our family, it is a time when we thank the good Lord for both the heartaches and the blessings.
We did it for four years while I was a member of the planning and zoning board of the city of Pooler. We did it for 11 years while I was serving as either Pooler mayor pro tem or mayor. And we've done it for the past nine years while I've served in the state Legislature.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called "The Last Lap." Now 15 years old, it tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America's first stock-car racers.