While many Bryan County residents are tucked away in their homes surrounded by family at Christmas, there will be people working to make sure others are safe.
A fire that destroyed a Richmond Hill restaurant earlier this month also burned away jobs for a couple dozen employees, but some of those families will be able to enjoy a Christmas dinner thanks to a fishing club and other local groups.
A typical Monday was festively interrupted at the Coastal Care Center in Richmond Hill by Hinesville's Kathy Murphy.
Students across the county wrote down their Christmas wishes for Santa Claus. To make sure he knows what they want, the Bryan County News is going to help deliver their messages as quickly as possible. The following letters are from Richmond Hill Elementary and Primary School students. (Letters were typed as written):
Jill Beason was among those who attended the Richmond Hill Reindeer Games Saturday in the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park. Beason lives in Savannah but works in Richmond Hill at David Donaldson CPA. She came to the park with her family despite the rainy weather.
Asa Clay sat in a Bryan County fire truck and pulled on his white gloves as the driver approached the Main Street subdivision in Richmond Hill on Monday night.
Students across the county wrote down their Christmas wishes for Santa Claus. And to make sure he knows what they want, the Bryan County News is going to help them deliver their messages as quickly as possible. The following letters are from Bryan County Elementary School students. (Letters were typed as written):
Patricia Barbee will salute other women like her on Saturday.
The holiday spirit was strong Saturday in Pembroke as residents hit the streets downtown for the annual Christmas parade and holiday festival despite the cloudy skies and wet weather.
Santa Claus visited Magnolia Manor Monday afternoon, just in time for the Christmas party at the facility on Timber Trail Road in Richmond Hill.
The 2010 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival had its awards presentation and wrap-up event in Dec. 7.
Air Force Airman Karl A. Hunter Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Dylan Moore did not have any health problems until mid-October.
The Pembroke Garden Club chose the winners of the downtown business Christmas decorations Dec. 3.
Joe Graham of Hinesville won a $300 Southern Sportsman and Hardware gift certificate in the Pembroke American Legion Post raffle.
Curt Hames talked about his travels to Cuba, which he called "Planet Cuba," to the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill during a recent meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The Green Thumb Kids planting booth will return to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 24 in J. F. Gregory Park.
Fort Stewart soldiers and family members learned about family adventures, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities from Savannah and Hilton Head to Orlando at Tuesday's Fall Community Showcase and Travel Show.
Other than Atkinson's peanut-butter bars and the orange-slice jelly candies I enjoyed as a kid, I've been good about keeping candy at arm's length. But when I was stationed in Italy, I discovered that European chocolatiers take chocolate to a whole new level. Had my unit not rotated to Fort Bragg early, I might now be diabetic.
During the Korean War, my outfit, the 471st Quartermaster Salvage Co., had been in Germany more than a year. Many of us had taken the opportunity to visit the surrounding cities and towns. Gradually, we were becoming accustomed to the German society, or better yet, we were blending in. Life was becoming normal in our different world.
Downtown Atlanta was teeming with characters last weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. B.L. "Billy" Kennedy recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The two were high school sweethearts and were married on Aug. 28, 1953, by the late Rev. V.P. Bowers at the Pembroke Christian Church.
With Labor Day behind us and everyone in a back-to-work mood I have been thinking about differences in the workplace and confusion between those of us who grew up speaking "English English" as opposed to "American English."
The Bryan County Bark Park will hold its first BYOD - bring your own dog - evening with a "Yappy Hour" from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Fish Tales Restaurant, 3203 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.
Attorney Robert F. "Bob" Pirkle recently received an award from a nationwide fraternity.
I prefer to buy organic fruits, veggies and meats. Rarely can I afford that, however, so I at least want it fresh. If I can't get it fresh, the next acceptable level is frozen. If I can't even get it frozen, I'll accept canned, depending on what's on the label.
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler presents local Boy Scout Sawyer Duckworth with a resolution honoring him for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. The presentation was made at the Aug. 22 city council meeting.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill welcomed Iva Salomounova from the Czech Republic to its weekly meeting recently.
The Fort Morris State Historic Site in Midway hosted its annual cannon- and musket-firing demonstrations Monday as part of a Labor Day celebration. The event, which also included games and food that were popular more than 200 years ago, gave participants a chance to step back into the 18th century and learn about Fort Morris' history.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club met Aug. 22 at the Bryan Lodge 303 F&AM building on Bass Street.