Michael E. Flesher of Richmond Hill was named to the Columbia College dean's list for the August to October 2010 award period.
Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced that 23 students in the 1st Congressional District of Georgia have received nominations to U.S. Service Academies.
The library will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29.
Richmond Hill's City Center is poised to take a big profit loss in 2010, but the team that manages the facility also expects business to bounce back next year.
Next Saturday, Fort Morris State Historic Site will offer its visitors the opportunity to step back in time and witness a significant moment in American history.
Gossip, trials and tribulations will take center stage this weekend at the Dorchester Village Civic Center when the Liberty Theatre Company and the Hinesville Area Arts Council presents "Steel Magnolias."
In an effort to give redeploying soldiers housing they and their families will be happy to call home, Fort Stewart and Balfour Beatty Communities broke ground Wednesday on a new neighborhood, Marne View. The new development will consist of 92 homes for officers. In addition, 24 new homes for non-commissioned officers will be built in the New Marne development. Marne View is scheduled for completion in November 2011 and the 24 homes in New Marne will be ready for occupancy in July 2011. The estimated cost for the new post housing is $24 million.
One of the defining beliefs of this technological age is that with enough ingenuity and perseverance, any problem can be solved. It's a misbelief, actually, because problems that are a function of the human condition do not always respond positively to human effort. This recently came to mind as I contemplated two questions submitted by readers.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing services again designated St. Joseph's/Candler as a Magnet hospital. It is one of only five in Georgia and 378 in the world.
SAVANNAH - Beginning in January, Savannah Technical College will offer a new technical certificate of credit in the drafting department. The new program, CAD Operator, will be offered mostly online and will allow students hands-on training with AutoCAD. It covers basic drafting and AutoCAD commands as well as all types of fastener drawings (welding symbols, bolts and screws) and auxiliary drawing, which allows the object to be seen in different views.
What happens when a life-or-death issue is raised and put on the ballot but fails? Does the issue go away? Do we continue to look for answers or just accept the failure and retain the status quo?
"There came a smell off the shore like the smell of a garden." - John Winthrop, off the New England coast, 1630
The Hinesville Area Arts Council and Fort Stewart MWR are bringing the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats to Fort Stewart on Thursday, Nov. 18. They will appear at Newman Fitness Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Leisure Travel Offices on Fort Stewart and HAAF, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and The Heritage Bank. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.hinesvillearts.org and at the door the night of the event.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This year, instead of jumping into the whole holiday prep scene, move in a little at a time. You'll appreciate the sense of control you're more likely to enjoy.
With all U.S. troops scheduled to be out of Iraq by 2012, Iraqi forces are working to secure the country against insurgents, the U.S. Forces Iraq deputy commander for operations said Monday.
More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.
School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.
Yes, I know that I am, occasionally, prone to embellishment. But trust me when I say this is the law and the gospel: I have a longtime friend who only calls me when someone dies. Most times, I know the person, but sometimes I don't have a clue the person ever existed.
Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for Elmgren's Services Garden Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House, Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. The open house will run both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.
Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.
Bryan County 4-H members Jasmine Tapper and Christian Shellman, front, along with Bryan County 4-H director Trish West, attended the most recent meeting of the Bryan County Commission. There, they got an opportunity to have their photo taken with Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed and commissioners Jimmy Henderson, Wade Price, Carter Infinger, Steve Myers and Noah Covington.
Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.
Operation Rising Star
This region of Coastal Georgia teems with history.
The other day, I was watching the news when a political ad featuring the politician came across my TV screen. He told what he believed and what he would do if elected. Immediately, I thought, "I wonder if his past voting record in politics mirrored what he was saying."
A Florida couple was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.
Members of the Pembroke Downtown Development Authority and city-council members helped Carla's Furniture and Gifts owner Carla Nelson, center, cut the ribbon on her new store Monday morning. Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were DDA board members Laverne Scott and Doyce Mullis, DDA head Sharroll Fanslau, and Pembroke Councilwoman Tiffany Walraven and Mayor Mary Warnell. The store is at 37 E. Bacon St., downtown. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/carlasfurnituregallery or call 653-7000.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
How would you describe someone you know who is old or older than yourself by at least, say, 25 years?