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.
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.
Old family photographs brought the Dorchester Improvement Association in Midway and a Washington state couple together on Thursday to share a common history.
Spiders, snakes and other reptiles and insects are not among the attractions that draw people to Coastal Georgia.
We now are halfway through September, and I cannot believe that our beloved granddaughter has just celebrated her third birthday - and she is very much her own little person.
More than 120 people, many of whom brought their own dogs, attended Bryan County Bark Park's first Yappy Hour on Sept. 12 at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina.
I chose the infantry because I love being outdoors. For years, I shivered in icy arctic winds, roasted under a blistering desert sun, melted under a thick jungle canopy or suffered from hypoxia on some remote mountain top.
Pembroke Garden Club recently named its yard and beauty spot for September.
The Arts on the Coasts annual fall show at the Richmond Hill Historical Society and Museum has become an annual tradition.
The summer may be almost over, but it was a perfect day on Saturdayfor kids and their parents to be out on the water at Fort Mcallister Marina, where more than a hundred boys and girls set out to compete in the fourth annual Kids Crabbing Tournament.
There were married a few days before the United States' rationing of gasoline and fuel oil in World War II ended.
Jonathan, Thomas and Phillip Brunson are proud to announce the marriage of their father, Stephen "Steve" Randall Brunson, to Lisa Michelle Summerford. Lisa and Steve were wed June 1, 2013, in a private ceremony at the Brunson home in Statesboro with Clint Sullens, pastor of Olive Branch Baptist Church, officiating.
Exchange Club of Richmond Hill members deliver treats to a local fire department and EMS personnel Wednesday after being challenged during the group's weekly meeting by guest speaker Laura Evans to provide a small service as an observance of the anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.