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The interesting journey to citizenship

Two weeks ago, one day after the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and exactly 219 years after George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C., I went to Atlanta and wept. But don't worry these were not tears of sadness but rather tears of joy: I raised my right hand and swore an oath of allegiance to the United States of America. I became a naturalized American citizen.

October 07, 2012 | Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Young RH author to hold book signing

Richmond Hill's own Mark Taylor will hold a signing event for his new book on political activism, "Is the American Dream a Farce?" from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at The Ice Cream Stop in the Publix shopping center on Highway 144.

October 05, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Longs awarded Yard of the Month

Steve and Valentina Long of Sterling Woods Drive in Sterling Woods subdivision are given the Yard of the Month award for October by Cathy Jahn on behalf of the Richmond Hill Garden Club. The couple also received a gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery in Richmond Hill.

October 04, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Southeast starting to don fall colors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As days get shorter and nights become chillier, the annual fall foliage show is getting under way in the Southeast.

October 03, 2012 | By Randall Dickerson Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Festival draws support for Carver, RH Primary

Hundreds of kids were beaming with smiles Saturday as they enjoyed carnival-style games, sweet treats and more at George Washington Carver Elementary School during the third annual Fall Festival.

October 03, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Baby bust continues

NEW YORK - U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.

October 03, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Flu shots to be given in public schools

MACON - School nurses across Georgia are getting ready to hold special clinics to help more students get their flu shots.

October 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Police epic ‘End of Watch’ features great story on brotherhood

Most of you likely have watched "Training Day," which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke as mentor and rookie cops, respectively, who go on a gritty ride through LA's streets. It has become one of the most memorable cop movies of all time.

October 02, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Outdoor day equals family fun

Tatty and Stacy Amour patiently wait for a tug on the fishing line while enjoying Outdoor Adventure Day on Sept. 22 at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery.

October 02, 2012 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Lifestyle


RH Garden Club spruces up butterfly garden

The Richmond Hill Garden Club gardening team, better known as the G-Team, spent Friday working at Devaul Henderson Park.

October 02, 2012 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Young sea turtle to make public debut

In August 2011, a tiny loggerhead sea turtle was born on Ossabaw Island. Unlike his brothers and sisters, it wasn't able make his way to the ocean.

October 02, 2012 | Mike Sullivan Special to the News | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill resident speaks at medical center grand opening

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal joined hundreds of patients, caregivers, community members and public officials Sept. 18 to celebrate the grand opening of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan, south of Atlanta.

October 01, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Prepare well for our insect friends when heading outdoors

We have enjoyed some extraordinarily pleasant weather during the past couple weeks. Like critters holed up in a gopher-tortoise burrow while the prescribed burn passes, folk are emerging from the air-conditioned comfort of their homes to enjoy the weather by working in their yards or getting ready for deer season.

September 30, 2012 | Don Gardner Columnist | Lifestyle


A rope, a deer and a display of courage

He spent his young life working and performing in rodeos until he attained fame. Working the rodeo circuits, during the 1930s, throughout the West was his world, but his alcoholic habits, his health and his age brought him to the end of his career. He even had trouble keeping a job as a simple ranch hand.

September 30, 2012 | Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Are we forgetting about the drought already?

I have about decided that the most prevalent attribute of the average human is an exceedingly short memory.

September 29, 2012 | Don Gardner Columnist | Lifestyle


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Articles by Section - Lifestyle


Dating dilemmas

Although it is nearly 20 years since I met my future (American) husband in England and began dating him, I was reminded about this time in our relationship when we recently entertained a lovely young couple in our home. We have known the young man (now in his early 30s) for many years and he used to visit us as a teenager in England, and he seemed keen to introduce us to his new girlfriend. These young people are both from the Southern USA, so have the advantage of understanding each other's cultures and use of the English language ...

September 19, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


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


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


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


Fall may be hell for allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.

September 13, 2014 | By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com writer | Lifestyle


A day at an estate sale

Going to an estate-sale is more than just looking for antiques and other items to buy. To me, it marks the end of the owner's active life.

September 12, 2014 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Garden club picks yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Richard Ralls at 120 Harvey Drive as the yard of the month for September. Ralls' yard has hidden gingers with white-and-lavender blooms below the leaves. It also features cast iron plants, elephant ears, nandina, ivy and salvia, all situated under sprawling oaks. A Japanese maple provides a focal point, and confederate jasmine adorns the mailbox.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


'Festive Friday' fundraisers start next week

The Richmond Hill City Center recently announced Festive Fridays, a new initiative from 5-7 p.m. each second and third Friday beginning this month.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Lifestyle


Unity founders, councilman talk

Unity in the Community founders Craig and Sharon Butts met with Richmond Hill City Councilman Johnny Murphy to discuss plans for the city.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Lifestyle


AARP seeks tax program volunteers

DECATUR - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service - is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Same language; different taste buds

My husband loves Mexican food and took me out for a Mexican meal recently. It struck me that, even when it comes to exotic cuisine, palates differ greatly between the two nations I love: Britain and the good ol' USA.

September 04, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Young cancer victim's family carries on fight

At last week's Rotary Club meeting at the City Center, Danielle Webb gave a presentation about childhood cancer and her family's battle against this disease, which their 4-year-old son, William, lost earlier this year. She talked about the nonprofit organization set up in his honor, Warriors for William, and also asked for support of the second annual Warriors For William 5k at 8.30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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