Guests at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's oyster roast Friday night made their way to Ford Plantation's 1930s oyster house via a sandy path lit by garden torches. Beneath a cold but clear sky, about 150 fundraiser attendees mingled amid live oaks, sampled the fare and awaited the premiere of the society's new documentary, "The Hidden History of Richmond Hill Georgia."
"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." That is one of the more famous lines from the 1947 film, "Miracle on 34TH Street."
'Tis the holiday season, and Christmas is rushing across the calendar like a runaway freight train. It is a time when families and cherished friends gather around the hearth to drink in all the good cheer. It's a time of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. And yet, Christmas has a sinister side - one we often exile to the extreme depths of our consciousness. I'm referring, of course, to home break-ins, thefts and frauds.
The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill students of the month for November and December, Carolyne Casaine and Ronnie Harris, were recognized Dec. 10.
In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.
Editor, We left Florida for our trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania on Nov. 15. We stopped at the Denny's restaurant in Richmond Hill for breakfast, as we usually do. The restaurant was crowded, so we had to wait to be seated.
There was a steady hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers at the fourth annual Holiday Market last Saturday at the J.F. Gregory Park pavilion.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club awarded its December Yard of the Month to Sandy and Austin Andersen, who live at 500 Greenwich in Richmond Heights subdivision.
Santa visited residents of Sterling Creek Plantation subdivision recently with the help of Bryan County Emergency Services. He rode a fire truck and stopped to hear what children wanted for Christmas.
Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.
ALBANY - Darton State College's Nursing Division held its traditional nurse-pinning ceremony to honor recent graduates Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Cavalier Arena.
Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Dec. 6, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.
Ricky McCoy spent 45 years working on roads. He's going to spend his retirement traveling them.
We have a lot of residential subdivisions with ponds on them. We have a lot of farmsteads with ponds. If you have a pond, either your own private pond or one owned and managed by your homeowner's association, now is the time to start planning for next year's management of the pond.
Paul was a man who sought to do what God wanted him to do, no matter the cost. He tried to live in a manner that brought glory to God, and pointed people to Jesus.
Who would have ever thought that an ill-conceived plan to break into the Watergate hotel during the 1972 Democratic convention would lead to a suffix explosion of named scandals and dirty deeds?
"American Sniper" was a film that originally was given a limited release in order to qualify it for awards consideration. It was widely released Jan. 16, and it caused quite a stir by having the biggest January opening weekend in history, grossing $89 million. I'm here to tell you that it was pretty much worth every bit of fanfare.
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During last week's Rotary Club of Richmond Hill meeting at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park, megateeth diver Bill Eberlein, who is a past Rotary Club of Richmond Hill president, told members of his recent rescue after being lost at sea during a dive. In addition, Jenny Woodruff from the Savannah Music Festival gave a presentation about their Musical Explorers educational-outreach program.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Bryan County Office and the United Way Mobile Food Pantry will be in Richmond Hill from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at J.F. Gregory Park for a mobile food drop.
Richmond Hill High School released its 2015 baseball schedule Friday.
The federal government is proposing opening the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, and is soliciting comments from the public.
The 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion will move from Fort Gordon to Fort Stewart in July, according to a press release from Fort Stewart.
Sometimes, habits are not good.
Former Richmond Hill High School point guard Andy Sharpe, now head coach at NCAA Division 2 Southern Arkansas University, picked up his 200thcoaching win as a college coach on Jan. 15 the Muleriders beat visiting Champion Baptist 81-42.
The Bryan County High School Lady Redskins played serious defense Friday night against visiting Bacon County, earning a 49-7 win.
The environmental advocacy group One Hundred Miles is chartering a bus to take area residents to Atlanta in February to talk to legislators about issues facing the Georgia coast.
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Barber Nicolas Martinez has been cutting hair in Richmond Hill for weeks now, putting skills he learned in the Marines to good use by giving something back to those less fortunate.