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Ten-year-old pays kindness forward

Last Christmas, Austin Morgan needed a little help. Money was tight for his family and the holidays weren't looking bright. In the nick of time, however, several groups came to the 10-year-old's aid - the Long County Wingmen Club, the Long County Star Program and the Ludowici Police Department. Members of the three organizations stuffed Austin's stocking with clothes and goodies and parked two shiny, new bicycles beneath his tree, giving the youngster a particularly memorable Christmas.

August 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Society dedicates gates at Sunbury Cemetery

Members of the Georgia Society Daughters of the American Colonists from across the state filed into a dew-laden area in front of Sunbury's Colonial Sunbury Cemetery Saturday morning. The pre-Revolutionary park's gates were being dedicated.

August 23, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


Grief counselor reaches out to residents

Betsy Kammerud joined Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss last year. Now, she said, she is delighted to bring her skills as a bereavement counselor to Liberty County. Each Wednesday afternoon, she will see children and adults in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Operation Christmas Child under way

Coastal Georgia recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. Coordinators in communities in and around Savannah are working to spread the word, get residents involved and collect donations.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Colonial cemetery getting new gate

Liberty County's tranquil Colonial Sunbury Cemetery, located in a town long gone, will receive new wrought iron gates tomorrow.

August 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Lifestyle


Twenty-two donate for firefighter

Community members donated blood Friday afternoon to show their support for Terry Nielson, a Bryan County firefighter who is suffering from a serious medical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.

August 19, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Lifestyle


Junior 4-H'ers have fun in the sun

Bryan County Junior 4-H'ers departed for Jekyll Island 4-H Center for a week of 4-H Summer Camp on July 5. Twenty-two upcoming 8th and 9th graders spent the week learning about Georgia's coastline and how to protect and preserve it. Camp counselors at Jekyll mixed learning with fun to make an exciting, unforgettable week of summertime fun. Day excursions included a scenic bike ride through the Jekyll Island Historic District, a trip to the Sea-Turtle Center, canoeing, a dolphin tour and walk around Raccoon Island, and an afternoon shopping on St. Simon's Island

August 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Thrift store serves needy, offers lessons to teens

When it comes to leveraging resources and mobilizing volunteers to help people in need, United Way of the Coastal Empire in Bryan County has its act together.

August 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Paramedic recognized for service

Bryan County resident Rodney Denmark, a paramedic with Med Star Ambulance Co., was recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Board of Directors for achieving 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered paramedic

August 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Fair pay crusader highlights post observance

Lilly Ledbetter didn't get a dime from her decade-long struggle to make fair pay a law. Ledbetter said she was just trying to do the right thing when she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in July 1998 against her former employer, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Ala.

August 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Lifestyle


Blood drive benefits sick firefighter - CORRECTION

Correction: The blood drive will begin at 1 p.m. in front of Publix instead of 9 a.m. The blood drive will end at 6 p.m.

August 12, 2010 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Annual night out called big success

Tuesday was a big night on both ends of the county as communities celebrated National Night Out in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.

August 09, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Lifestyle


RHHS graduate earns Eagle rank

Russell Lawless, a 2010 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 400 on June 19, 2010, in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Local starts Air Force Academy

Marc D. Stanley has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Local teen accepts GOP award in D.C.

Richmond Hill resident Mark Taylor attended the National Teen Age Republican Leadership Conference July 19-24 in Washington, D.C., where he accepted an award on behalf of The Savannah-Area Teen Age Republicans.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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Scouts build ramps for handicapped vets

Veterans in the city of Pembroke benefited from grant funds with handicap ramps and handicap-access rehabilitation. Beulah Baptist Church and local Scout groups paired up with the Pembroke Housing Team to volunteer labor for the projects. The groups were thanked their support.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


American Traditions singer performs here

Jessica Ann Best, a Florida-based VOICE Festival singer and American Traditions Competition contestant, performed during the first Festive Friday of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Cruise through memories on boats

My parents have just set off from wintry, cold and wet England, where it is dark before 4 p.m. at this time of year, to go on a trip of a lifetime. They are flying to Australia to see family, ending up in New Zealand to visit friends, and in between seeing some highlights of coastal Australasia by cruising.

January 23, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 22

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January 22, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

January 21, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Area CASA sets 'Dancing...' fundraiser

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Beat the winter blues

As I age, I realize it has become harder for me to bounce back from … well, just about anything.

January 15, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 15

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January 15, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Artist's work on display at Hville gallery

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Second Harvest benefits from campaign

ATLANTA - Savannah-area customers and associates contributed more than $40,800 in six weeks to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger Campaign and $10,000 to a second initiative benefiting America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Family gatherings important in our lives

In my view, I can't think of a more important activity than families getting together.

January 09, 2015 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Happy birthday to 'king' of United States

Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll," would have been celebrating his 80th birthday Jan. 8. It seems a lifetime ago that we heard news of his premature death in 1977.

January 08, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 8

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January 08, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Bryan County drive helps the homeless

Several local entities, retailers, churches and schools recently teamed up to make the first-ever "Help the Homeless Drive of Bryan County" a success.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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