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BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

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.

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Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

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.  

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Updated: aug. 28, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Citizens EMS academy planned

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?

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Updated: aug. 28, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Bark Park opening set for October

Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's  celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

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Exchange Club salutes charter members

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.”

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Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

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.

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GBI investigating probation office

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.

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Say that again?

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."

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Updated: aug. 27, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Suspect in holdups sought by police

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.

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Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

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