According to Fort Stewart's website, about 74 years ago, Congress authorized the purchase of 5,000 acres in Coastal Georgia for construction of an anti-aircraft artillery base. More land purchases were made until more than 280,000 acres became Camp Stewart in honor of Georgia militia leader, Brig. Gen. Daniel Stewart.
SAVANNAH - Richmond Hill native and Savannah College of Art and Design painting student Jamie Niles recently won first place in the "Wind Sculpture" category at the annual Sand Arts Festival held on Tybee Island's North Beach.
St. Joseph's/Candler once again has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold plus Performance Achievement Award.
The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved Monday $86.5 million to purchase four new ship-to-shore cranes and 20 new rubber-tired gantry cranes used to handle containers at Garden City Terminal.
Casting has begun for Casino's Law, which will be filmed in-part locally. A major cable network and production company are looking for people that have fallen victim to online bullying and/or cyber crimes in the greater Savannah area.
SKIDAWAY ISLAND - University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Jay Brandes will present an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the SkIO campus.
A crowd of family, friends and music lovers gathered in J.F. Gregory Park on Tuesday evening to enjoy performances by several bands from Richmond Hill High School and Richmond Hill Middle School.
Friday on the Train, the monthly summertime, community-inspired get-together hosted by The Suites at Station Exchange, kicked off for the season last week with live music, rides for kids, local vendors and more.
Getting kids to do their household chores is a challenge that crosses cultures and the solutions appear just as varied.
Hospice Savannah will host summer-nights fundraising parties in June to celebrate its 35th year serving the community.
Last week I celebrated another 40-something birthday and I have to say that my family and friends made it very special. It was not a "biggie" ending in a "0," but I no longer fret about such things - a clear diagnosis from a health scare earlier this year has led to an improved attitude on my part to the whole aging process.
Richmond Hill Mayor City Council recognized winners of the 2014 Georgia Cities Week art and essay contest during the May 8 council meeting.
Computer geeks have their own language. It's interesting to me that so many words in geek language are food-related, like microchips, bits, bytes and, especially, spam.
In response to customer requests to expand its book sale, the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library is starting the "In-the-Bookroom" Sale. The first will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library on Ford Avenue.
The recently announced sale of its parent company will not affect a Screven County textile company's compliance with permit and testing mandates.
The 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade and Festival runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and throughout the city. The event, sponsored by the 4-H club and the city of Pembroke, will feature food, music, a children's area, carnival activities on DuBois Square and entertainment throughout the day on the Railroad Street stage. Vendor booths open at 9 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 653-2231.
Fog dissipated Saturday morning as families lined Ford Avenue, chattering excitedly in the crisp morning air as they awaited the start of the 19th annual Christmas Parade. Others packed into the Way Station Coffee Company to enjoy breakfast and hot coffee before the festivities began.
Guests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday marveled at international holiday scenes brought to Hinesville courtesy of the Episcopal Christian Women's ministry. The church's annual "nativities from around the world" event ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and featured a Christmas tree raffle.
The fifth annual Christmas Bazaar filled Dorchester Village Civic Center with the sights, sounds and smells of the season Saturday.
Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Saturday, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.
Geechee Kunda hosted its 10th annual Old Time Riceboro Sugarcane Harvest and Arts n' Crafts Show last weekend as part of the center's effort to preserve the history of the Geechee culture.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's annual fundraiser will feature the ABBA Girlz/ABBA Tribute Band live in concert from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Bryan County Emergecy Services will again give Santa a ride this year, and he is asking for donations of unwrapped boys and girls toys so that he can help some less-fortunate children in the area. Kris Kringle's holiday visiting schedule:
Maybe you have heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
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The Richmond Hill Rotary Club last week inducted its fifth new member this month.
Come to think of it, what did happen to hot dogs?
TASTY TOWN - Are you still full from your Thanksgiving feast? You probably aren't alone. We wait all year to stuff our faces with the traditional Thanksgiving food. From turkey to green beans to pumpkin pie, everything is delicious. In honor of all of the amazing food you'll be dreaming of until next year, here are three great movies for the "foodie" in all of us.