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Whooping cough vaccine blamed for outbreak

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.

September 16, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Honey Boo Boo has hometown fans, critics

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.

September 16, 2012 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


In honor of a hometown hero

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.

September 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Pembroke serves as pit stop for ‘Vets’ poker run

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.

September 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Locks claim Yard of the Month honors

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.

September 14, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


The battle vs. love bugs is on

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.

September 13, 2012 | Don Gardner Columnist | Lifestyle


Dove season under way

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Opening day of the statewide dove season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season.

September 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


United Way is on a mission

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."

September 12, 2012 | Paul Floeckher Special to the News | Lifestyle


Chief pilot talks to RH Lions Club

Scott Yackel, chief pilot of Chatham County Aviation, addressed the Richmond Hill Lions Club on Aug. 23.

September 09, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Travels with the news

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.

September 08, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Waterfowl-season regulations approved by DNR board

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Waterfowl hunters can now confirm their hunting plans. The Board of Natural Resources recently approved the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting regulations.

September 06, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Labor Day is different around the world

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.

September 06, 2012 | Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Pool Tournament for Literacy seeks players

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.

September 04, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


RH girls show spirit at Derby Devils camp

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.

September 02, 2012 | Julia Harrison | Lifestyle


Online vote under way for new wildlife tag designs

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.

September 02, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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Historic document debuts at oyster roast

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."

December 21, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Let faith, hope, love guide you this season

"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."

December 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


RH Garden Club names yard of month

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.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Santa visits Sterling creek

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.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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


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