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Health Fair educates area residents

Kirsten Busey gives Erick Freeman a flu shot Friday during the Health Fair at Richmond Hill Pharmacy. The pharmacy's annual event helped educate residents about diabetes and other diseases and offered flu and other vaccinations and more.

November 04, 2012 | Julia Harrison | Lifestyle


Rotary Club gets United Way update

With the rapidly approaching holiday season, Rotary Club of Richmond Hill members learned Thursday about various ways to help those in need when Kristi Cox, the United Way of Bryan County's newest director, spoke at the group's weekly meeting.

November 04, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Differences abound in countries’ elections

I am a competitive person. So when my husband casually said back in January, "There is no way you will be able to get your citizenship and register to vote in time for this year's presidential elections," I took it as a challenge.

November 03, 2012 | Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Pack 141 holds Halloween party; Post 164 sets Christmas party

Cub Scout Pack 141 held its Halloween party Oct. 18 at the American Legion Post 164 in Pembroke.

November 01, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Ground broken for church’s vision

"Today was the best day at church because I went to church, and it was the groundbreaking," said 7-year-old Lucia Tupea Jones.

October 30, 2012 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Lifestyle


Christmas gift-fund deadline looms

Bryan County Family Connection is now accepting applications for the annual Bryan County Children's Fund, an effort that helps provide Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in Bryan County.

October 30, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Hayes named Junior Rotarian for Oct.

Taylor Hayes, center, is the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's Junior Rotarian for the month of October. With him is Richmond Hill High School principal Helen Herndon and club President-elect Larry Barker.

October 29, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Auction set to benefit Freeman Project

"I do this for myself so I might know the measure of myself and not be found wanting" was the final entry in Marine Capt. Matthew Freeman's journal in August 2009.

October 29, 2012 | Sarah Volker Special to the News | Lifestyle


Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - It's scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world's first recorded blooper.

October 28, 2012 | By Chris Carola Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Neighborhood may make CPR less likely

CHICAGO (AP) - People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race.

October 28, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


RH marching band shines in Valdosta

The Richmond Hill High School Wildcat Marching Band took its 2012 competition show to Valdosta last weekend to the Battle on the Border Bridgemen Classic at Lowndes County High School, where it came in second runner up with "Gladiator."

October 26, 2012 | Cheryl Quinn Special to the News | Lifestyle


State may raise ferry fare to Sapelo

ATLANTA - State officials are considering raising the fees for some riders on the ferry connecting the Georgia mainland with Sapelo Island.

October 25, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Things to get spooky across Bryan Co.

Things will be getting spooky in Bryan County beginning Saturday, so get those costumes and candy buckets ready because Halloween is almost here.

October 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Trees can teach us all about taxes

An extension agent applies biology to the practical world of plants, animals and people. Biology is the result of the practical application of biochemistry to the world. Biochemistry is the practical application of chemistry to life. Chemistry is the practical application of physics to the real world, and physics is the practical application of mathematics to the real world.

October 25, 2012 | Don Gardner Columnist | Lifestyle


Rescued pups in need of homes

Two dogs will soon be in need of a new home after members of Bryan Animal Caregivers rescued the malnourished and ill canines from a Savannah community.

October 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Lifestyle


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Colonial-era Christmas at Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Dec. 6, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.

December 19, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


Young Repblicans have holiday party

The Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans club recently marked the holiday season with a party.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Tiny dancers highlight Rotary meeting

At the Dec. 11 meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, nearly 90 guests from the senior centers in Richmond Hill and Pembroke were treated to a holiday meal and gifts from Rotarians."Our Rotary Club likes to reach out to the wider community as much as we can and it has become our tradition to host senior citizens from Bryan County every December," club President Lesley Francis said. "It is wonderful to be able to bring together the younger generation from Life Moves with our community's senior citizens, and the City Center produced a wonderfully seasonal menu ...

December 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Midway Museum hosts 55th annual tea

Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sound off for Dec. 18

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December 18, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Fort McAllister's fall commemorated

Union soldier re-enactors breached Fort McAllister on Saturday to recreate a Civil War battle that happened 150 years ago when Confederate soldiers occupied the fort. The 1864 overtaking of the fort, four months before the war's end, famously is known for bringing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to end.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sleep deprivation hurts careers more than helps

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.

December 17, 2014 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Lifestyle


Plant's employees go all out for Toys4Tots

Employees at Riceboro based SNF Floquip got into the competitive spirit of giving by collecting 331 toys for the Liberty County Toys4Tots program.

December 15, 2014 | By Patty Leon Correspondent | Lifestyle


Rotary donates $500 to United Way

Last week, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill awarded $500 to the United Way.

December 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Cultural references help explain America

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."

December 12, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Seabrook Village bring past to life

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.

December 12, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


Chili puts pep in park visitors' step

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.

December 12, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sound off for Dec. 11

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December 11, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Boat parade lights up Ogeechee

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.

December 11, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Lifestyle


Pembroke Christmas Parade, Festival Saturday

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.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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