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.
Lenny Resneck entertained the Richmond Hill Lions Club during its the August meeting at the Wetland Center in the J.F. Gregory Park.
The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palms of people's hands.
Although it is nearly 20 years since I met my future (American) husband in England and began dating him, I was reminded about this time in our relationship when we recently entertained a lovely young couple in our home. We have known the young man (now in his early 30s) for many years and he used to visit us as a teenager in England, and he seemed keen to introduce us to his new girlfriend. These young people are both from the Southern USA, so have the advantage of understanding each other's cultures and use of the English language ...
SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.
Dr. Gary Fischer, left, is the Richmond Hill Rotary Club's newest member. He was inducted Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center by Rotary's District Governor Ted Thompson during his annual visit to the club.
The Richmond Hill City Center reported a successful first Festive Friday last weekend to benefit the Bryan County Bark Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unity in the Community founders Craig and Sharon Butts met with Richmond Hill City Councilman Johnny Murphy to discuss plans for the city.
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.
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.
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.
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