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Brigade reflags to reflect armor mission

With an eye toward possible adversaries in Russia and China, the Army in December ordered Fort Stewart's 2nd Brigade to convert from infantry to tanks.

October 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Inmates get to run the zoo

First, howdy. Second, a word of caution.

October 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Pembroke delights in spooky night

On a Pembroke night while the moon hung bright, the stories told were of frights and spooky sights.

October 13, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


'The Cov' and more

Welcome to week seven of the Pembroke Mafia Football League's hebdomadally exercise in picking the winners of college football games.

October 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Abbreviated but not less goofy prediction column

Welcome to an abbreviated version of the Pembroke Mafia Football League picks column, an ongoing exercise in something so odd and yet so profoundly confusing that it ought to get a spray tan and run for Congress.

October 05, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Back where we belong, and no not the funny pages

Dear reader, we're back on the sports pages.

September 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


A good man needs help

I'll keep this brief. I stumbled across a gofundme page late Wednesday set up for longtime Bryan County firefighter Otis Willis, who is suffering from cancer.

September 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Chairman, clown, PMFL

Welcome to another installment of the Pembroke Mafia Football League meets local politics.

September 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Weather setting new normal for Georgia?

For nearly two decades, Georgia seemed almost bullet proof when it came to hurricanes.

September 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Soldiers prepare for training rotation

An Apache helicopter from the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade interrupted the early afternoon stillness Sept. 1 on Fort Stewart's Red Cloud Range Golf, circling high above.

September 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Mixing politics and sports

Please allow me to start with a digression.

August 31, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


No. 923 why I don't like social media

This column is about nothing in particular. But let's start with Reason No. 923 why I dislike social media: I, like so many others in newspapers, have long since been coerced into having a Facebook page. I'm also occasionally allowed to post things on our newspaper Facebook page, and Wednesday I shared something that rubbed at least one young woman the wrong way to the point she called us out on it.

August 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


There's a plan for growth

News that the Bryan County Board of Commissioners is getting to work on its next comprehensive plan may be welcome to all who hope that it'll provide some sanity to growth that's already all but hijacked South Bryan's infrastructure and ticked off at least a vocal minority of its residents. I hope so, too, but won't get my hopes up.

August 05, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


The septic tanks of Glynn

In the news:

July 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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Mafia forecasters taking unscheduled day off

Well, butter Kirby Smart's butt and call him a biscuit. I hope he got the tag number of that orange and blue semi with ...

November 17, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Sandwiches, steel cages, veterans and football

There's an old saying in newspapers: "Never take a bite out of somebody else's pork chop sandwich. You don't know where they ...

November 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Will Richmond Hill annex Pembroke Mafia

There are a couple of cats that are getting awfully close to being let out of the bag, so I might as well go ahead ...

November 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


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