NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.
MCINTYRE, Ga. (AP) - The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been a ratings winner in recent weeks, capitalizing on redneck stereotypes and the oversized personality of a 6-year-old beauty pageant regular. But some who live nearby are concerned about the way their quiet pocket of central Georgia is being portrayed on the TLC series.
Richmond Hill resident Lisa Freeman traveled Tuesday to Washington, D.C., where she helped launch the book "In the Shadow of Greatness" during an event at the Navy Memorial.
Nearly 100 motorcycles rolled through Pembroke on Sept. 8 to make their third stop during the inaugural "Vets Helping Vets" Poker Run hosted by the Savannah Chapter of Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Lock stand with a member of the Richmond Hill Garden Club at their Blue Oak Drive home that was named Yard of the Month for September. In addition to the sign in their yard, the couple was given a gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery.
It's September, Labor Day is behind us. The love bugs have shown up and are sacrificing themselves on vehicle grills, headlights and hoods. They don't bite. They don't carry disease, but they do give us cause for frequent car washing.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Opening day of the statewide dove season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season.
SAVANNAH - Sam McCachern made a quite an entrance to illustrate the theme for this year's fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, "Mission: Possible."
Scott Yackel, chief pilot of Chatham County Aviation, addressed the Richmond Hill Lions Club on Aug. 23.
Richmond Hill City Council member Russ Carpenter keeps up with news back home while on the road, most recently while serving as an alternate delegate for the Georgia Republican Party 1st District at the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, Fla.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Waterfowl hunters can now confirm their hunting plans. The Board of Natural Resources recently approved the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting regulations.
Having just celebrated my third Labor Day holiday in this wonderful country, it struck me anew how the traditions around holidays and the end of summer in our two great nations really do vary.
SAVANNAH - Royce Learning Center is recruiting pool players to take part in the inaugural Pool Tournament for Literacy from 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Southside Billiard Club, 13051 Abercorn St.
Richmond Hill residents Melissa Lawrence and Susie Murph let the good times roll last weekend at the Savannah Derby Devils Mini Boot Camp at the Garden City Gym.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Four new wildlife vehicle license plates are coming to Georgia, and the Department of Natural Resources' wildlife resources division wants the public to help select the tag design.
A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Small jars and bottles fill the cabinet above our stove, while larger jars and bottles line the inside door of our refrigerator. These condiments are necessary nuisances when it comes to spicing up or seasoning the foods we enjoy.
The Bryan County Bark Park announces a Yappy Hour celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales Restaurant on Tuesday Aug. 26 when the opening date of the community's dog park will be announced.
The Pembroke Recreation Department is showing free movies to residents on Movies in the Park night through December in DuBois Square.
Bryan County Emergency Services has announced the inaugural Citizens Emergency Services Academy will run from 7-10 p.m. for eight consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 11 and concluding Oct. 30.
Pembroke City Clerk Betty Hill was surprised at Pembroke's recent city council meeting with a gift from Mayor Mary Warnell in recognition of Hill's 20 years as city clerk.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has soaked the nation from head to toe in water that is too cold to drink.
SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
The Suites at Station Exchange invites the public to enjoy a train-themed event and hear a special announcement to celebrate National Senior Citizen's Day from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at 3205 TSX Grand Central in Richmond Hill.
The Bryan County News is looking to beef up its print and online community calendars.
EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of Aug. 18.
SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
Participating Dairy Queen stores around th Coastal Empire will hold a Miracle Treat Day fundraiser Thursday.
Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.