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Homelessness spikes after holidays

Not everyone has a home for the holidays. The homeless do exist here in Liberty County though they rarely are seen on the streets. Not all homeless find themselves on park benches, in tents or sleeping in their vehicles. Many area homeless individuals and families seek temporary lodgings at area motels or rely on family and friends to shelter them.

December 26, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Lifestyle


Students make shelter donation

Richmond Hill Middle School sixth-graders Sam Bertagnolli and Isabella Perry stand before the school's Christmas tree with the donations they, along with RHMS seventh-grader Suzie Bertagnolli, collected for the shelter at Bryan County Animal Control.

December 25, 2013 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


It's Christmas sweets, not turkey or ham

Millions of Americans have gained a few pounds since Thanksgiving. They'll add on a few more on Christmas and New Year's Day.

December 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle


Christmases around the world

However long I am lucky enough to live in coastal Georgia, I don't think I ever will get used to preparing for Christmas in temperatures of 80 degrees like we enjoyed earlier this month.

December 25, 2013 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Garden Club celebrates holidays, honors founder

It was a day of celebration at the Richmond Hill Garden Club's annual Holiday Luncheon, held last week at the Richmond Hill City Center.

December 25, 2013 | By Sandra M. Elliott Special to the News | Lifestyle


Working on Christmas for some means safety for others

Bryan County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Otis Willis has worked many a Christmas during his 35 years as a firefighter.

December 25, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Pastors' inspiration is Christmas story

Area pastors say they are inspired when writing their Christmas season sermons. Most are inspired by the Christmas story itself, by human kindness and Christians' shared belief as to why Jesus was born.

December 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Lifestyle


December's yard of the month

Stephanie Willis and her daughter, Lauren, stand in the yard of their Brigham Drive home in the Brigham Lakes subdivision that was recently named Yard of the Month for December by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. Stephanie Willis and her husband, Blaise, keep their home landscaped with scalloped-trimmed Indian hawthorns, a blooming sasanqua, liriope, loropetalum, agapanthus and a sago palm. The couple received a certificate from the garden club as well as a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery.

December 24, 2013 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Letters to Santa

Continuing the tradition of doing what the News can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red, below are letters to Santa Claus from second-graders at Lanier Primary School.

December 24, 2013 | Children's letters | Lifestyle


Children's Fund gets donations

A group of Savannah Area Board of Realtors in Bryan County helped bring cheer to a few local children and families in need earlier this week with a donation to the Bryan County Children's Fund.

December 23, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


NORAD tracks Santa's journey

WASHINGTON - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.

December 22, 2013 | By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service | Lifestyle


Delivering cheer in time for Christmas

From the outside, the big metal building behind Pembroke Advanced Communications looks like the maintenance shop it is for much of the year.

December 21, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Letters to Santa

Every year, the Bryan County News does what it can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red. And since we know Santa Claus is always keeping up with what's going on in Bryan County, we're printing some letters to him here, in hopes he'll get the messages in time for Christmas.

December 20, 2013 | | Lifestyle


Operation Homefront helps military families

The Liberty County community showed its appreciation for the sacrifices made by military members and their families Wednesday through a holiday-meal distribution hosted by Operation Homefront Southeast. Operation Homefront, its corporate sponsors and 100 volunteers provided bags of food to 300 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families at Connection Church in Hinesville.

December 20, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Lifestyle


Cajun, Creole, low country seasoned with diversity

Cajun, Creole and low-country cooking are similar, I think, because they're culturally linked. I say it's not the common spices or pork seasonings but the diversity that makes these similar cuisines so delicious.

December 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle


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Relay a success in Bryan County

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.

April 07, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Lifestyle


Club hears about plight of seafarers

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.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Public Health Week themes set

National Public Health Week will be recognized April 7 – 13 in Coastal Georgia.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Club honors junior rotarian

Richmond Hill High School student Charis Peterson was recently named Junior Rotarian by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Public Health Week is coming up

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.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Holly tree honored

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.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


British role in Civil War

April is a significant month in the history of the Civil War. It began on April 12, 1861, (153 years ago) and is widely considered to have ended with Gen. Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865.

April 03, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle


RH woman candidate for woman of year

SAVANNAH - Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been nameda candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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