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.
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.
The second annual Unity in the Community festival, formally the Jazz and Unity in the Community, will be held from 1-9 p.m. May 31 at J.F. Gregory Park.
The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.
Georgia Game Changers Running Company is sponsoring its second annual spring Decorate an Old Running Shoe contest this month. Participants will decorate shoes and turn them into Game Changers no later than Sunday.
Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.
FORT STEWART - Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division and their families crowded in the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium Sunday to enjoy a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.
ON THEIR WAY TO SAVANNAH IN 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman's forces tried to capture the Doctortown train trestle over the Altamaha River in Wayne County, Ga.
THERE'S A GOOD reason the John-Michael Tebelak/Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell has endured and prospered for more than 40 years. Its Christian theme notwithstanding, it's a story about love and family-building.
Richmond Hill resident and Marine Corps and Vietnam veteran Dave Lovell was chosen March 15 as veteran of the day at Magic Kingdom in Disney World. Lovel paraded down Disney's Main Street with his family, including wife Ginny, son Danny, daughter and son-in-law Donna and Johnny Hodges, Diane Hodges and grandson Tyler Hodges.
Shingles is an infection that can cause a painful rash, and about half of all cases occur in people older than 60.
Relay for Life is a yearly event that seeks to raise money for research to find the cure for cancer and to help those diagnosed with cancer and their families cope with the realities of fighting the disease.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently welcomed Chaplain Andrew E.V. Krey, executive director of Maritime Bethel at Savannah and pastor at Bible Lutheran Church in Rincon.
National Public Health Week will be recognized April 7 – 13 in Coastal Georgia.
Richmond Hill High School student Charis Peterson was recently named Junior Rotarian by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.
To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the holly trees in the Ways Station Shopping Center as its special "Set Your Sight on this Site" for March. These huge holly trees are not only beautiful due to their size and bright red berries, but the berries also provide food for the birds. The Richmond Hill Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month September-May at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park. The club welcomes visitors and new members.