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.
Dozens of people stopped by the Pembroke Senior Citizens Center Saturday to sample the cuisine that pitted neighbor against neighbor in a friendly chili cook-off competition.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's National Youth-At-Risk Center will welcome more than a thousand educators, social workers, community leaders and researchers from across the United States and internationally during the 25th annual National Youth-At-Risk conference March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the mass plantings of love grass in the Crossroads Center on Highway 17 as its special "Set Your Sight on this Site" for February.
Ask Richmond Hill High School senior Sydney Scooler to rank how important music is to her on a scale of 1-10, and she comes back with a nine.
The Bryan County Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Crossroads Center on the third floor.
When I was a young girl growing up in England in the 1970s and '80s, the Oscars seemed to me to be the height of American sophistication and, as my school friends and I naively imagined, must be typical of the social scene in the U.S.
That wise Southern philosopher, Jeff Foxworthy, suggested one's origins affect how one talks, works, plays and thinks.
In response to an invitation to express our opinion, I believe our city is suddenly growing too fast.
The Richmond Hill YMCA is launching its annual campaign this month to ensure Bryan County residents have access to community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Those of us who like meat need only look to Genesis 9:3 to support our affinity for the four most important food groups - beef, pork, chicken and seafood.
The autobiography of Margaret Davis Fennell Judy, longtime Richmond Hill resident who became a protege of Henry Ford, is set to make its debut to the public from 2-7 p.m. March 19 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
With the Winter Olympic Games under way in Russia, it was an opportune time for area Girl Scouts to participate in their annual globally-themed day of fun and learning.
The simple fact was that there we were, there was the ice cream box, and we had a key that fit. We simply took advantage of a situation that was presented to us.
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will hold a six-week course on the history of Coastal Georgia from 4-6 p.m. each Tuesday from March 11-April 15 at the Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.
Richmond Hill High School students with Bryan County Drug Free Coalition and Craig and Sharon Butts of Unity in the Community held a fundraiser Jan. 20 at the Dollar Store in Richmond Hill.