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Mafiosos wade onto unfamiliar basketball courts

Hello out there sports fans. Welcome to another fun installment of the Pembroke Mafia Football League's first-ever basketball picks column.

March 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


BCHS clings to hope in state's toughest region

When half the eight teams in your region are ranked in the state's Top 10 by the state's largest newspaper, you're probably in a tough region.

March 23, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


846 voters say yes to $100 million

Voters said yes Tuesday to renewing ESPLOST and a $100 million bond issue to build schools, including a new high school in South Bryan expected to cost $85 million.

March 23, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


You don't have to understand basketball to watch

Quick, who won last year's NCAA tournament?

March 16, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


BoE's bond/ESPLOST pitch is online

With early voting already under way, Bryan County Schools is taking its campaign for the renewal of ESPLOST and approval of a $100 million bond sale to the internet.

March 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


GBI: No criminal investigation of RHPD

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said Wednesday his agency's look into the Richmond Hill Police Department will be wrapped up in about two weeks, but he was emphatic about one thing.

March 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


The road she has taken

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood …."

February 23, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Lifestyle


Lady Redskins back in Class AA Sweet 16

Because they took on South Atlanta too late Wednesday for the News' press deadline, by the time you read this story the Bryan County High School Lady Redskins will either be in the girls state Class AA Elite 8 or they'll be getting ready to turn in their basketball uniforms.

February 20, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Redskins down Metter 6-1

Soccer is still experiencing growing pains at Bryan County High School, but first-year boys' soccer coach Roman Czerwinski is optimistic about his fledgling program.

February 16, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Lady Redskins earn 2-AA crown, No. 1 seed

The gym at Bryan County High School should be rocking Friday night when the No. 1 seed and eighth-ranked Lady Redskins (22-4) play host to Westside Augusta in the first round of the girls' Class AA basketball playoffs.

February 16, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Desert Storm veterans to gather here Feb. 24

Once synonymous with Fort Stewart, the "Taro Leaf" will make a comeback of sorts when veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and Desert Storm gather Feb. 24-28 to commemorate the division's role in the 1991 war to liberate Kuwait.

February 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Three Redskins sign with colleges

Bryan County High School senior Markez Bostick said it wasn't easy watching National Signing Day on Feb. 1, knowing he and two of his teammates were also heading to the next level.

February 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Fourteen wrestlers in state tournament

Richmond Hill High School wrestling coach Rob Parker coached five individual state champions in Alabama.

February 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


School bond issue, ESPLOST move closer to vote

A $100 million bond issue for new schools and the renewal of the penny sales tax for education, ESPLOST, will be up for voters to decide in March.

February 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Super Bowl: Let the craziness begin

The Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl. Just let those eight words sink in for a minute.

February 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


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Impact fees a good idea whose time won't ever come

What with all the traffic fun in Richmond Hill anymore, it's good the Bryan County Commission is again considering impact fees on residential development.

April 20, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Columnist | Opinion


Easter Extravaganza Saturday

If you're planning to attend Saturday's Easter Extravaganza at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, the man whose church started it all ...

April 13, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Lifestyle


BoE's Warren still a voice in education statewide

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal asked voters to pass a constitutional amendment creating an Opportunity School District in November, education groups such as the Georgia ...

April 07, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


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