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Working on Christmas for some means safety for others

Bryan County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Otis Willis has worked many a Christmas during his 35 years as a firefighter.

December 25, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Pastors' inspiration is Christmas story

Area pastors say they are inspired when writing their Christmas season sermons. Most are inspired by the Christmas story itself, by human kindness and Christians' shared belief as to why Jesus was born.

December 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Lifestyle


December's yard of the month

Stephanie Willis and her daughter, Lauren, stand in the yard of their Brigham Drive home in the Brigham Lakes subdivision that was recently named Yard of the Month for December by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. Stephanie Willis and her husband, Blaise, keep their home landscaped with scalloped-trimmed Indian hawthorns, a blooming sasanqua, liriope, loropetalum, agapanthus and a sago palm. The couple received a certificate from the garden club as well as a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery.

December 24, 2013 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Letters to Santa

Continuing the tradition of doing what the News can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red, below are letters to Santa Claus from second-graders at Lanier Primary School.

December 24, 2013 | Children's letters | Lifestyle


Children's Fund gets donations

A group of Savannah Area Board of Realtors in Bryan County helped bring cheer to a few local children and families in need earlier this week with a donation to the Bryan County Children's Fund.

December 23, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


NORAD tracks Santa's journey

WASHINGTON - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.

December 22, 2013 | By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service | Lifestyle


Delivering cheer in time for Christmas

From the outside, the big metal building behind Pembroke Advanced Communications looks like the maintenance shop it is for much of the year.

December 21, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Letters to Santa

Every year, the Bryan County News does what it can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red. And since we know Santa Claus is always keeping up with what's going on in Bryan County, we're printing some letters to him here, in hopes he'll get the messages in time for Christmas.

December 20, 2013 | | Lifestyle


Operation Homefront helps military families

The Liberty County community showed its appreciation for the sacrifices made by military members and their families Wednesday through a holiday-meal distribution hosted by Operation Homefront Southeast. Operation Homefront, its corporate sponsors and 100 volunteers provided bags of food to 300 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families at Connection Church in Hinesville.

December 20, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Lifestyle


Cajun, Creole, low country seasoned with diversity

Cajun, Creole and low-country cooking are similar, I think, because they're culturally linked. I say it's not the common spices or pork seasonings but the diversity that makes these similar cuisines so delicious.

December 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle


RH Lions Club inducts new members

The Richmond Hill Lions Club met Dec. 10 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park for its annual Christmas dinner party and auction.

December 19, 2013 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Holiday market goes on despite rain

Not even Saturday's cold and rainy weather could put a damper on the third annual Holiday Market at J.F. Gregory Park.

December 19, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


Muster marks 149th anniversary

The re-enactment of Gen. Sherman's historic siege at Fort McAllister continued Saturday despite the soggy conditions and unrelenting rain.

December 18, 2013 | Magdalena Bresson Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Parade, festival no match for wet weather

Rain or shine, the Christmas festival and parade held in Pembroke for 30 years benefit 4-H Club members throughout Bryan County.

December 18, 2013 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Lifestyle


NOAA ending traditional nautical charts

According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.

December 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


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Fall may be hell for allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.

September 13, 2014 | By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com writer | Lifestyle


A day at an estate sale

Going to an estate-sale is more than just looking for antiques and other items to buy. To me, it marks the end of the owner's active life.

September 12, 2014 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Garden club picks yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Richard Ralls at 120 Harvey Drive as the yard of the month for September. Ralls' yard has hidden gingers with white-and-lavender blooms below the leaves. It also features cast iron plants, elephant ears, nandina, ivy and salvia, all situated under sprawling oaks. A Japanese maple provides a focal point, and confederate jasmine adorns the mailbox.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


'Festive Friday' fundraisers start next week

The Richmond Hill City Center recently announced Festive Fridays, a new initiative from 5-7 p.m. each second and third Friday beginning this month.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Lifestyle


Unity founders, councilman talk

Unity in the Community founders Craig and Sharon Butts met with Richmond Hill City Councilman Johnny Murphy to discuss plans for the city.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the news | Lifestyle


AARP seeks tax program volunteers

DECATUR - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service - is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.

September 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Same language; different taste buds

My husband loves Mexican food and took me out for a Mexican meal recently. It struck me that, even when it comes to exotic cuisine, palates differ greatly between the two nations I love: Britain and the good ol' USA.

September 04, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Young cancer victim's family carries on fight

At last week's Rotary Club meeting at the City Center, Danielle Webb gave a presentation about childhood cancer and her family's battle against this disease, which their 4-year-old son, William, lost earlier this year. She talked about the nonprofit organization set up in his honor, Warriors for William, and also asked for support of the second annual Warriors For William 5k at 8.30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Legion poker run supports youth programs

American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Rotary Club launchs Backpacks of Love

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Workshops on managing health issues

The Living Well Coastal Workshop is a free, six-week program on self-managing of health conditions.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


PBS's 'Time Team America' highlights GSU work

STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of Aug 27-Sept. 2

Here's what the stars hold for you this week:

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


RC planes fly for Wounded Warriors

A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


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