We are all suffering from "political overload" and don't worry, I am not going to comment on the recent elections. However, in reading and watching all the media coverage, I was reminded of a recent trip to our nation's capital city. This vacation really brought into perspective for me that the Constitution and the democracy in which we live is so much more than the politicians of the moment.
The Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans Club volunteered Saturday night at the SMA Charity Ball at the Marriot in downtown Savannah.
Near-perfect November weather and the smell of ribs on the smoker and fish in the fryer drew in a large crowd for this year's Ricefest on Saturday in Riceboro.
SAVANNAH - Tickets for four terrific special events at Trustees Theater during the 2013 Savannah Book Festival, slated for Feb. 14-17, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs and work-related expenses.
Kate Sullivan, a student at George Washington Carver Elementary School, recently took third place in the essay division of the 2012 Ready Georgia art, essay and video contest.
Arts on the Coast held its annual Fall Art Show last weekend at its new home in the Speir Brogdon Building on Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.
Shoeboxes, toys, gifts and more are on the minds of volunteers at Richmond Hill United Methodist Church this week as they wrap and pack boxes as part of Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.
SAVANNAH - As endangered right whales return to the southern Atlantic coast for their calving season, conservationists are hoping for a rebound in births after the number of newborn whales hit a 10-year low last winter.
A raffle for a signed copy of the children's book "Calico Picks a Puppy" by area award-winning author/illustrator Phyllis Tildes of Skidaway Island is under way to raise funds for Save-a-Life.
Walt Disney Animation Studios recently released "Wreck-It Ralph," its 52nd animated feature.
SAVANNAH - The American Cancer Society is seeking "champions" in the Savannah/Chatham and surrounding areas who are interested in helping to spread the word about the importance of participating in cancer prevention study-3 (CPS-3), a nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.
SAVANNAH - The 22nd annual Savannah Toy Run will be held Dec. 1 at Savannah Harley-Davidson, 6 Gateway Blvd. W.
Kay Green, South Bryan Recreation director, and students in her line dancing class casts its spell last week in Savannah's City Market. The class also performed at Kroger in Richmond Hill in the days leading up to Halloween.
Elaine Boggs Realty Group sponsored a Frosty the Snowman raising to benefit Toys for Tots on Thursday evening.
Burning the midnight oil implies working overtime, long into the night, to get something done and ultimately to get ahead. But the belief that sacrificing a few hours of sleep for a few more hours of work will lead to higher achievement has been debunked by science.
Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.
Last week, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill awarded $500 to the United Way.
My husband grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1960s. He tells me that he got his work ethic and determination from his dad, his politeness from his mom, his sense of right and wrong from "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Andy Griffith Show," and his sense of humor from "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverley Hillbillies."
Organizers worked to raise awareness for Seabrook Village with Saturday's Sugar Cane Festival, which featured cane grinding and extraction, free hayrides and tours of the historic community.
A hungry crowd packed the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park on Friday night for the 13th annual Chili Cook-Off in Richmond Hill. Holiday music played over a loud speaker as attendees strolled past vendor booths, stopping frequently to sample the offerings, which ranged from spicy to mild.
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Not long after the sun went down Saturday night, a few hundred people gathered along the banks of the Ogeechee River at the Fort McAllister Marina for the 24th annual Lighted Boat Parade.
The 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade and Festival runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and throughout the city. The event, sponsored by the 4-H club and the city of Pembroke, will feature food, music, a children's area, carnival activities on DuBois Square and entertainment throughout the day on the Railroad Street stage. Vendor booths open at 9 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 653-2231.
Fog dissipated Saturday morning as families lined Ford Avenue, chattering excitedly in the crisp morning air as they awaited the start of the 19th annual Christmas Parade. Others packed into the Way Station Coffee Company to enjoy breakfast and hot coffee before the festivities began.
Guests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday marveled at international holiday scenes brought to Hinesville courtesy of the Episcopal Christian Women's ministry. The church's annual "nativities from around the world" event ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and featured a Christmas tree raffle.
The fifth annual Christmas Bazaar filled Dorchester Village Civic Center with the sights, sounds and smells of the season Saturday.
Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Saturday, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.
Geechee Kunda hosted its 10th annual Old Time Riceboro Sugarcane Harvest and Arts n' Crafts Show last weekend as part of the center's effort to preserve the history of the Geechee culture.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's annual fundraiser will feature the ABBA Girlz/ABBA Tribute Band live in concert from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Richmond Hill City Center.