While city girls were learning how to open doors with just a smile, girls in Dixie were learning the ways and wiles of "Southern charm" and "Southern hospitality." At an early age, they learned to sprinkle their "magic dust" over others and reap the rewards.
Area residents placed in the Professional American Style Smooth Division at the Savannah Dance Classic held Jan. 6-8.
Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.
"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."
By Shirley Hiers
A recent meeting of the Richmond Hill Historical Society featured Capt. Jonathan Fields lecturing on the role of Coastal Georgia during the Revolutionary War.
Jenny Zervis eats what she wants to eat. It makes her happy.
Discarded Christmas tress, some still with tinsel attached to branches are piling up in J.F. Gregory Park before the "Bring One for the Chipper Day," which is scheduled for Saturday. Residents can drop off old Christmas trees at any time this week at the park. The trees will be recycled into mulch Saturday. The "Chipper" day is a statewide annual event the city has participated in over the years. The first 250 residents to drop off their trees Saturday will receive a red maple tree.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club chose the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hampton at 690 Sterling Road in The Cove as the Yard of the Month for December. They also received a gift card to Tim and Dave's Nursery.
Air National Guard Airman Arthur L. Flanders graduated recently from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
When you hear the word "secret," what thoughts come to mind? Is your first reaction one of excitement? Perhaps someone is planning a surprise party, a special guest is coming for a visit or your best friend is going to elope. For some, the word conjures up bad images. They become nervous, scared, almost paralyzed.
They're young. They're conservative. And they're organizing.
Need some good luck and more money in the upcoming year? Try the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas and collard greens to usher in the new year. If you ask a hundred locals why they have this custom on New Year's Day, you'll get the same answer.
Since she (the English rose in Georgia) is busy with the holidays this week, I thought as the senior dog in our household, I would tell the tale of how my daughter Star, a 10-year-old white Labrador, Daisy, a 6-year0old bearded collie, and myself, a 12-year-old black Labrador, came to move from London, England, to Richmond Hill and how we have been joined by a little American west highland terrier puppy, Dexter.
December is the time of the year with a magical touch. It's a season of festivities, sharing and caring. Christmas embodies the very spirit of sharing. While the holidays are joyful for many, they can be difficult for those experiencing hardship.
A perfect day out on the marsh at Waterways Township was made even better Saturday by a crisp fall breeze and a clear, blue sky.
Bryan County Bark Park organizers will hold a dog wash fundraiser and microchip clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at PawParazzi, 11360 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
When my wife and I were preparing for our first child, we attended a bunch of classes about birthing. They told us our daughter wouldn't develop a sense of taste for the first year or longer.
The earth trembles under your feet when they prance down Main Street. It is thrilling and romantic to watch them pass in review.
Daniel and Crystal Selph of Bryan County announce the marriage of their daughter, Riviera Selph, to Sean Jon, son of Terry and Lee Ann Joy of Bulloch County.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Jordan will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Richmond Hill Museum at 11460 Ford Ave. as part of the Richmond Hill Historical Society's monthly lecture series.
Students from Savannah Technical College helped paint the Richmond Hill History Museum recently as part of the Richmond Hill Historical Society's effort to renovate the building built in 1941 by Henry Ford as a kindergarten for local children. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, and admission is free. For more information, call 756-3697 or visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com.
Midway native Mark McCullough intends to keep a TV show he's developed based on his late father's remarkable life free of "ridiculous stereotypes."
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill donted $100 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mark Bolton accepted the donation on behalf of his son, Nicholas Bolton.
Members of the Richmond Hill Garden Club held their fall kick-off meeting Sept. 11 at the Wetlands Center in JF Gregory Park.
Jams, jellies and fruit preserves always have been an essential part of what I considered dessert - a cathead biscuit smothered with butter and homemade jam, jelly or preserves.
Rodger and Pam Walker of 83 Charlie's Road in the Anderson subdivision were deemed to have the yard of the month for September by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. Their tree-framed yard was chosen for its neat and trim appearance, as well as the boxwoods, African irises and large hanging Boston ferns on the porch and colorful hibiscus plants set among saga palms.
The Bryan County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for the general public.
In the time it took you to pick up this newspaper, turn to this page and read this headline someone - maybe someone you know - developed Alzheimer's.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Claggett and her horse won several awards Labor Day weekend in the Georgia Federation Horse Show.