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.
Guests at the Richmond Hill Historical Society's oyster roast Friday night made their way to Ford Plantation's 1930s oyster house via a sandy path lit by garden torches. Beneath a cold but clear sky, about 150 fundraiser attendees mingled amid live oaks, sampled the fare and awaited the premiere of the society's new documentary, "The Hidden History of Richmond Hill Georgia."
"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to." That is one of the more famous lines from the 1947 film, "Miracle on 34TH Street."
The Richmond Hill Garden Club awarded its December Yard of the Month to Sandy and Austin Andersen, who live at 500 Greenwich in Richmond Heights subdivision.
Santa visited residents of Sterling Creek Plantation subdivision recently with the help of Bryan County Emergency Services. He rode a fire truck and stopped to hear what children wanted for Christmas.
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.
The Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans club recently marked the holiday season with a party.
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 ...
Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.
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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.
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.