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God is with you always, even in the valley

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

July 31, 2017 | By Rev. Christopher Parks Columnist | Faith


Storm not expected to cause problems here

Tropical Storm Emily is not expected to have much effect on Coastal Georgia, according to weather forecasters.

July 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


State NAACP head resigns to run for office

After stepping down July 22 as president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, a post he held for almost four years, Statesboro attorney and minister Francys Johnson acknowledged he is considering a run for "high public office."

July 31, 2017 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Fighting family violence

Wearing the uniform, the respect, the benefits, the purpose; serving in the United States military is a commitment that comes with great admirability. Military families are resilient, adaptive and strong, right?

July 30, 2017 | By Misti Darden Guest columnist | Opinion


Fight infections in elderly fast and furously

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, infectious diseases account for one third of all deaths in people 65 years and older.

July 30, 2017 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


State awards contract for road work

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, announced two Georgia Department of Transportation contracts, worth more than $1.8 million, for projects to address bridge rehabilitation, signing and pavement upgrades in Bryan County.

July 30, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


Were it not for 'Trees,' this might not be

If you are a regular observer of this space, you are no doubt familiar with the story I am about to share. I have told it several times over the years. With your indulgence, I would like to tell it again. It is about seeking out a college professor to thank him for turning my life around.

July 29, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Benefits of spiritual training

Last week I took a cousin and her family, who were visiting, out to Ossabaw Island.

July 29, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Church billboard generates chuckles

While looking over the location before signing the lease for his new barber shop, Frank Bell immediately noticed the panoramic view just outside the sizable front window of the establishment. From the barber's chair, a customer could see a good portion of the town square.

July 29, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


Ports Authority marks busiest June, record year

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority reported record fiscal year results and approved the purchase of six new ship-to-shore cranes.

July 29, 2017 | Bryan County News | Business


Mediation center gets new leadership

The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire has unveiled plans and initiatives under new leadership as it marks 31 years of cutting the emotional and financial costs of disputes for people throughout the region.

July 28, 2017 | Special to the News | Business


Age brings wisdom, now share it

It's my birthday! I know this is not the time and place for self-promotion. But I am glad to celebrate another year because it means I am alive and still going. But there are certain things that I cannot do because I've had too many of them.

July 28, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


'Dunkirk' continues director's record of hits

Christopher Nolan is the only filmmaker in the world who has an impeccable track record, and his latest effort is no exception.

July 28, 2017 | By Justin Hall Columnist | Things to Do


Tips for taking care of grass, trees in summer

Summer brings a host of problems. Here are a few that we are hearing about in the Extension office now.

July 28, 2017 | By Richard Evans Extension agent | Business


Bryan County getting e-commerce company

The Development Authority of Bryan County has announced that an e-commerce fulfillment center will locate in the 419,000-square-foot building being constructed at the Interstate Centre II industrial park in Black Creek. The project represents more than $19 million in investment in the community, and the company has committed to employ 50 people within five years.

July 28, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local news


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Hermon Butler, former judge, passes away

Former Bryan County Probate Judge Hermon Butler Sr. passed away Monday. He was 81.

August 22, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local news


It’s football season!

Local football fans will have a chance to catch both area teams in action this week to kick off the season if they choose.

August 22, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local sports


Softball teams sharp heading into region play

The Richmond Hill and Bryan County softball teams both have three-game winning streaks as they prepare to enter the meat of their region schedules.

August 21, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local sports


Entertainment filling out for GOSF

The entertainment schedule for the 2017 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival Oct. 20-22 at J.F. Gregory Park is filling out.

August 21, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Excitement building for 2nd Tour De Ford

Sponsorships and race registration for the upcoming 2nd Annual Tour de Ford 10 Miler Race, to be held Sept. 23 at Ford Plantation, are growing ...

August 21, 2017 | Special to the News | Sports


Ga. Tech program looks to help integrate vets into workforce

Several Savannah business and military leaders – including Col. Jason Wolter, Garrison Commander of Fort Stewart; Mike Tucker, director of Coastal Workforce Board; Brad Patterson, HR ...

August 20, 2017 | Bryan County News | Business


Open my eyes to the beauty

In Psalm 119:18, David says, "Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law."

August 19, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Men's neckwear going the way of spats, cummerbunds

There has been a bit of a kerfuffle (as the British say to describe a fuss) back in the land of my birth recently over ...

August 19, 2017 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Kids tennis fundraiser set

The inaugural Kids Play for Kids Tennis Tournament is set for Nov. 3-5 at Baker's Pond and the Rincon YMCA in Effingham County.

August 19, 2017 | Bryan County News | Sports


Public school students sought for statewide council

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council.

August 19, 2017 | Bryan County News | Education


GSU appointments solidify university merger

Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the appointments of several academic and administrative leaders for the new Georgia Southern ...

August 18, 2017 | Bryan County News | Education


I-95 interchange ramp detour set for Sunday

Drivers heading east on I-16 to I-95 north overnight Sunday should expect delays, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2017 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Lucky to be alive, and grateful

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Seeing physically and spiritually

I recently had eye surgery. Actually I first had it nine years ago.

August 18, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


'Annabelle: Creation' provides creepy end to summer

"Annabelle: Creation" serves as a prequel of a prequel in "The Conjuring" universe.

August 18, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


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