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Crowds flock to Oktoberfest

Tens of thousands of people converged on J.F. Gregory Park this past weekend for the 12th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, and festival committee members are lauding the event as a success.

October 21, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | News

RH Rotary helps area causes

With still a third of the year to go, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has already donated more than $2,000 to help local charities.

October 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Fun with science at Carver

Students from Pam Walker's fourth-grade science class at G.W. Carver Elementary School investigate animal adaptations, such as birds beaks and which types of foods birds eat and why.

October 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Education

Halloween Hike back to Oatland Island

Once again, families with young children have something to cheer about. The not-too-scary and very friendly Halloween Hike returns to Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah this year from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30.

October 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Homecoming means more than king, queen

Autumn means cooler weather, football and homecoming. Although traditions vary by school, homecoming is usually associated with a football game. Homecoming week is exciting – it creates memories that last a lifetime.

October 21, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Columnists

DNR seeking board members

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Board of Natural Resources is seeking nominees for appointment to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Shore Protection Committee.

October 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports

Community announcements for Oct. 20

The Richmond Hill High School National Honor Society induction ceremony scheduled for Oct. 19 has been changed.

October 21, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements

Candidate in row with state party

Lynda Morse said she has stopped handing out altered Georgia Republican Party door hangers that advertise her write-in campaign for the Bryan County Board of Commission seat after she was asked to do so by a lawyer from the statewide party.

October 21, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | News


Visiting a beekeeper's hives is an enlightening, unique experience that need not come with painful side-effects.

October 20, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Seafood Festival

October 20, 2010 | | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from Oct. 20

Oct. 21: "Picasso for a Night" Adult Painting Class - Local artist Carol Hartley hosts this special event designed for artists at any experience level, including beginners. Work step-by-step to create a finished painting of "Sunflowers" in one evening. Cost is $45 per person and includes all supplies. Pre-registration is required. Contact Carol Hartley at 659-0098 for additional details and registration information.

October 20, 2010 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Military judge asks if Iraq trip feasible

In a death penalty case hearing Tuesday, military Judge Col. Tara Osborn ordered the prosecution to ask the commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq if it is feasible for defense attorneys to travel to Iraq to interview witnesses and walk through the crime scene. Osborn told government attorneys she expects a response by Dec. 12.

October 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military

Sergeant works to keep troops safe

Helping to keep soldiers safe as they travel on Iraq's roads is Sgt. 1st Class Harold Hensel's primary responsibility. Although more than 2,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers have recently redeployed, a significant number of troops - such as the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - are still serving in Iraq. The 1st Brigade should begin to redeploy at the end of the year and the 4th Brigade is due home next July.

October 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military

Amendment 2 is a vote to save lives

From now through the Nov. 2 election day, you will see and hear a lot about ballot Amendment 2. This is a $10 car tag fee to help fund the formation of a statewide trauma network and stabilize Georgia's trauma care system. Specifically, Georgia voters will be asked to vote "yes" or "no" on the following:

October 20, 2010 | By Phillip S. Schaengold Guest columnist | Opinion

Get prescription information straight

Americans may be the most medicated people in the world, say statistics. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug daily, while one in six take 3 or more. That means trips to the pharmacy are commonplace and individuals need to get the facts before they drop off their next prescription.

October 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Health

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Fire at Plantation Apartments extinguished

A fire at a Richmond Hill apartment complex has been put out, though firefighters were still mopping up around midnight Thursday.

September 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

GSU seminar on elder abuse

SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

New Rotary Club member joins

Dr. Gary Fischer, left, is the Richmond Hill Rotary Club's newest member. He was inducted Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center by Rotary's District Governor Ted Thompson during his annual visit to the club.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Bryan Elementary kids solve math mystery

Bryan County Elementary school students enjoy their new connections classes by becoming detectives in a Math Scene Investigation. In the Math Lab class, Katelyn Finnegan encourages them to investigate and find clues to a math mystery. As they walk around the room to find and solve math clues, it is easy to see that the new connection classes are a big hit.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Bark Park fundraiser a success

The Richmond Hill City Center reported a successful first Festive Friday last weekend to benefit the Bryan County Bark Park.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Getting smart on crime puts Georgia ahead

Not long ago, the national philosophy behind criminal-justice policy was to lock offenders away and teach them a lesson. This was popular with politicians who found that it played well before crowds, and it was popular in communities where prisons and jails created jobs. Some folks even seemed to celebrate the idea that prisons were real hellholes.

September 18, 2014 | By Mike Klein Guest columnist | Opinion

Millennials making too many credit mistakes

Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Nelson KSL | Business

3-year-old breaks welcome ceremony protocol

Kathryn Waldvogel couldn't wait to see her family, and apparently her 3-year-old son Cooper couldn't wait to see his mom.

September 18, 2014 | Desert News Service | Hot Topics

Extension welcomes new Bryan County staff

The Bryan County Extension recently welcomed four new staff members.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Movie fundraiser fights Parkinson's

The Holiday Inn Express, 4601 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, will host a two-day screening of Robin Williams movies Friday and Saturday.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Minimum wage doesn't buy what it did in '60s

I'm a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today.

September 18, 2014 | By Roger Smith Guest columnist | Opinion

GOP to rally Saturday

Editor: I was raised in a very loving family where family and Christian values were our way of life. We openly respected the American Flag, parents, teachers, elders, and government. I am proud to be an American and respect the foundation that our fore fathers used as a blueprint to form our government. They were Americans that established laws to protect the citizens and insure that our country was governed to the highest standards possible.

September 18, 2014 | | Opinion

GSU festival focuses on sciences

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro, according to

September 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education

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