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Meeting today on offshore drilling

The federal agency considering permitting the search for oil and gas deposits off the Georgia Coast and then possibly drilling for them has set a public meeting for today in Savannah.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National News


LeAnna Williams before 2015 Career Day at BCHS

Bryan County High School sophomore LeAnna Williams helps Bryan County News reporter Jeff Whitten get the camera ready prior to 2015 Career Day.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


What’s the best way to respond to higher interest rates?

If the Federal Reserve raises short-term interest rates this year, as many financial professionals predict, what will it mean to you?

March 08, 2015 | By Laura Evans | Business


Old money, old yards

Sometimes, I look across our yard and sigh, "Too much of that stubborn red Georgia clay shines through." I think, "Oh, one day…."

March 08, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Accept God’s gift for your soul’s salvation

The Apostle Peter wrote, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness, but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the Earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up" (2 Peter 3:9-10).

March 07, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Get involved in effort to protect Fort Stewart/Hunter

With current talks about sequestration, base realignment and closure (BRAC), troop reductions, and such, we are often approached with four questions - What is going on? Why does it matter? What are our elected officials doing? What can I do?

March 07, 2015 | By Paul Andreshak Guest columnist | Opinion


Come clean to the Lord to heal

A few weeks ago, a popular news anchor was caught up in a scandal. He previously had stated, more than once, that a helicopter in Iraq he was riding in was shot, forcing it to land.

March 06, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Wednesday night crash on 16 under investigation

Authorities are reportedly investigating the fiery Wednesday night crash between two tractor trailers on I-16 at the Bryan and Effingham county line.

March 06, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Schools to let out early Wednesday

The following press release was issued Friday by Bryan County Schools:

March 06, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Is the world better because you are in it?

Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference?

March 06, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Importance of butterflies to Coastal Georgia discussed

The February meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club was all about butterflies.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Dredging contract approved for port

Deepening the Savannah harbor can begin following Thursday's award of a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois, by the Army Corps of Engineers. The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor, from near Fort Pulaski for 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Homeless charity received Rotary grant

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill presented a grant check for $2,000 to Family Promise board member Shane Gray during a meeting Monday.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


City appoints new planning commission member

The Richmond Hill City Council recently appointed Brad Brookshire to be a member of its planning commission.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the News | News


The Chinese New Year has an animal for everyone

The Chinese are having trouble separating their sheep from their goats, at least that's the way it looks to many Americans and Europeans trying to make sense of the Chinese calendar.

March 05, 2015 | By Lesley Francis | Lifestyle


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Egg hunt set for April 4

The Richmond Hill Easter Extravaganza and eighth annual Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 4, at J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St. Line up starts at 10:30 a.m., and the egg hunt begins at 11 a.m.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


College honors three from Richmond Hill

TIFTON - Taylor C. Brantley, Chandler Holmes and Emily C. Johnson of Richmond Hill are among those with honor status who will be recognized during Honors Day ceremonies at

March 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Keep Georgia Beautiful honors lawmaker

Rep. Jan Tankersley, R-Brooklet, received the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation's President's Award on March 18 at the Georgia Capitol. Created in 2013, the award recognizes individuals for their positive impact on Georgia's environment, the foundation and its network of 78 local affiliates. Tankersley was selected because of her long-standing commitment to Keep Georgia Beautiful and her local affiliate, Keep Bulloch Beautiful.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Art, craft festivals set

Unity in the Community invites residents of Richmond Hill and Bryan County to its monthly Art, Crafts and More Festivals to be held every third Saturday of the month from April 18-Dec. 19.

March 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Be grateful for the beauty around us

In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."

March 28, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Remember who is in control

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 (KJV)

March 28, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

March 27, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


‘Insurgent’ only a mild improvement on ‘Divergent’

While I honestly can say I wasn't too impressed with last year's surprise hit "Divergent," its recently released sequel "Insurgent" is a slight improvement. But the series still continues to miss the boat.

March 27, 2015 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Property transfers March 2-18

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Courts from March 2-18.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


BCHS students get taste of life after school

Bryan County High School's Career Technical Agricultural Education Department held College and Career Day on Tuesday, with presenters from a number of local and area businesses, the military and others talking to students about career options.

March 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Soil is not warm enough to fertilize yet

If you have been reading my offerings for a while, I hope this one feels familiar. If this is new information to you, I can only hope you are a new reader. If not, I need to find a better way to write.

March 27, 2015 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Tiedemann named McAllister Elementary's first principal

Mary Ann Tiedemann was named McAllister Elementary's first principal.

March 27, 2015 | Sraff B | Local news


BoE OKs upgrades to stadiums

The Bryan County school board voted Thursday night to spend more than $540,000 on improvements to the stadiums at Bryan County High School and Richmond Hill High School.

March 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


SeaWorld honor local teacher

Richmond Hill Middle School science teacher Robert Hodgdon was named the 2015 SeaWorld Outstanding Environmental Educator at the recent National Science Teachers Convention in Chicago. The SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Environmental Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of students, teachers and community leaders across the country who are working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment.

March 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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