Everyone loves gifts and during the Christmas season, many of them are exchanged. People will go into debt to buy gifts for their children, families and friends. Often, caught up in the hype of gift-giving, we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day that we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.
"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16
"You're glowing," my friend Gina recently told me. "I wonder why. It must be because the hubby is home."
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! Most of us are familiar with the letter to the editor that ran in the New York Sun in 1897 from then 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon. She wrote, " Dear editor: I am 8 years old, and some of my friends say that there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in 'The Sun,' it's so. Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?"
I finally did it. I learned to make fire by rubbing two sticks together. And although that particular skill is not marketable in a conventional sense and likely not necessary unless you are lost in the wilderness, I feel a sense of accomplishment.
Very often, the way you respond to a problem depends on where you sit and how you view it. As a child, my parents taught me the value of a "bird's eye view." As an activist working in the trenches of the 1960s civil rights movement, I learned about building a movement from the ground up. Today as an elected official, I try to approach issues with a big-picture view to make the best decisions for my neighbors and the state.
WASHINGTON - While President Barack Obama this week is expected to clear the way for gays to serve openly in the military, the new law won't go into effect immediately and unanswered questions remain: How soon will the new policy be implemented, will it be accepted by the troops and could it hamper the military in Afghanistan and Iraq?
The Richmond Hill High School wrestling team took its 9-1 dual meet record into Chatham County on Tuesday to face the Savannah Arts Academy.
Richmond Hill got 19 points from D'Angelo Johnson to beat zJohnson 60-55 on Friday in the first round of the Savannah Holiday Classic. The Wildcats (7-3) face Savannah Christian Saturday afternoon.
Prognostication on GSU-Delaware game via You Tube from Alan Tyson of Statesboro insurance company.
Laura MacPharson of Lanier and Prentice Lamonte Bulloch of Pembroke were united in marriage on Nov.11, 2010.
DeleteYou can say the same thing almost every time the Georgia Southern Eagles take the field for an out-of-conference game - the opponent hasn't seen anything quite like GSU's triple-option attack.
It's show time and if you like musicals, you're in for a treat. I just saw a movie that brought to mind "Caberet," "Chicago" and "Moulin Rouge," but delivered a fun flavor all its own.
Fort Stewart authorities released the name of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was stabbed to death Dec. 8.
Meet GSU defensive end John Douglas in this video report from the Statesboro Herald.
In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.
It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.
Richmond Hill High School's wrestling team opened the 2014-2015 season with a bang, winning the Blue Devil Duals at Statesboro High School.
The National Weather Service is warning that there could be minor flooding in Bryan, Liberty and Long counties today.
A proposed attendance area for McAllister Elementary has been announced. Here's a link: http://www.bryan.k12.ga.us/Download.asp?L=0&LMID=300224&PN=DocumentUploads&DivisionID=&DepartmentID=&SubDepartmentID=&SubP=&Act=Download&T=1&I=411490
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's closures and change of hours of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are available at:
For the second consecutive year, Georgia has been ranked the No. 1 state for business by Site Selection magazine, an economic-development trade publication, Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced.
Richmond Hill High School won its season basketball opener Saturday night, beating Wayne County 64-26.
At the Nov. 13 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Bill Cathcart gave members a glimpse into the history of the life of pilot Frank "Monk" O'Driscoll Hunter and Hunter Army Airfield.
There is a TV show called "The Walking Dead" that is popular among many. It is about people who die from a virus but come back to life changed individuals - but not for the good of humanity.
About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.
They are having snow up north.
It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.
Soprano, Savannah VOICE Festival artist and teacher Rebecca Flaherty performed a selection of popular and Broadway songs during Festive Friday on Nov. 15, at the Richmond Hill City Center. The evening raised funds to support scholarships and community outreach for the Savannah VOICE Festival. A "Diva Delight" cocktail was developed in honor of the occasion and many local music lovers including members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill attended.
The Richmond Hill High School baseball program is holding its 3rd annual Toys for Tots Baseball Camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the high school baseball field.