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.
Can you imagine life without ham? Me either. There would be no ham and eggs, just eggs. There'd be no country ham biscuits, just biscuits.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected a live oak in the parking lot of Marker 107 at Kilkenny Creek as its special site of the month.
Historically attired interpreters passionate about their subject brought Sunbury's Civil War history to life Saturday at Fort Morris State Historic Site in Sunbury. The site is well-known for its Colonial and Revolutionary War history, but the war that tore apart the nation and families from 1861-65 also impacted Sunbury's small community.
The Bryan County Health Department recently received a 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program.
On what could be the biggest night of teenage girl's life, there are some that may not have that special dress to make it all the more memorable. That's why a former Richmond Hill Girl Scout is pitching in to make some prom dreams come true.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Division of Continuing Education will host the fourth annual Professional Perspectives on Family and Workplace Violence Conference.
Well, Christmas and the New Year now are behind us, and just around the corner is Groundhog Day on Feb. 2.
Salon 17 in Richmond Hill was nothing short of a buzz of activity on Monday, with a woman seated in nearly every chair having her makeup done or getting a new haircut.
They moved with a purpose from the dining room to the kitchen and back. Their pace was pretty good for 400-year-olds.
The January 2014 meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club featured Midnight Star Pottery owner Erica Childress demonstrating pottery projects for the garden.
Joseph Walraven got into powerlifting because he wanted to get in shape, but it's become a way he can help someone else get well.
The Rape Crisis Center has announced that the upcoming sexual-assault nurse examiner training, provided by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, will be March 22-25 in Savannah.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently announced the winners of the Christmas decoration contest for Pembroke businesses.
SAVANNAH - Scott Turow will be the featured author at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival SBF@SCHOOLS student session Feb. 13.
Lanier Primary School students collected more than 800 food items between Thanksgiving and Christmas for the Bryan County Family Connection food bank.