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Church bells to ring at 9:30

ATLANTA - Churches and places of worship across Georgia are planning to ring their bells at 9:30 a.m. Friday, in remembrance of the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

December 21, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Tips for having a safe holiday

Feelings go crazy during the holidays. It's exciting and exasperating, it's fun and it's a hassle, and in spite of all that, it's still full of wonder.

December 21, 2012 | Bryan County Emergency Services | Lifestyle


Straw-bale gardening is a good option in this area

It is not even Christmas yet, but I'm going to talk about tomatoes and other vegetables for your 2013 garden. After all, if the big box stores can have their Christmas inventory on display a week before Halloween, I can talk about tomatoes in December.

December 20, 2012 | Don Gardner Columnist | Lifestyle


Participants sought for cancer prevention study

SAVANNAH - The American Cancer Society is seeking cancer fighters in the Savannah area who are interested in helping to spread the word about the importance of participating in Cancer Prevention Study-3, a nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.

December 20, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Club gives awards for contest

The Pembroke Garden Club recently held its annual Christmas decorating contest for local businesses.

December 19, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


All I want for Christmas ...

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 third-graders at Bryan County Elementary. (Letters are printed as written):

December 19, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Tybee legalizes alcohol on beach

TYBEE ISLAND - The city council on Tybee Island has repealed a ban on drinking alcohol on the beach, though they say the ban was rarely enforced.

December 17, 2012 | Associated Press | Lifestyle


Old shoes get new look

Gloria Shearin, left, Aimee Conner with her twins Chloe and Caden, and Wes Valentine show off the old running shoes they decorated that won them first, second and third place, respectively, Dec. 8 during Georgia Game Changers Running Company's "Decorate Your Old Running Shoe" contest.

December 17, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Travels with the News

Karl and Sharon Kupfer of Richmond Hill get up close and personal with some of the wildlife found on the Galapagos Islands during a trip there from Oct. 19-28, an "exciting trip" the couple won through National Geographic.

December 17, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Differences in our wartime memories

I recently was speaking to a wonderful gentleman, a much-decorated Vietnam veteran, who briefly confused me when he said that he had been born in 1940, "before the second world war."

December 15, 2012 | Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Holiday drive going for Humane Society

Coastal Georgia Veterinary Care is collecting items to be donated to the Humane Society of Greater Savannah for the holiday season through Dec. 19.

December 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Scott gets Yard of the Month for second time

Sarah Scott stands in her yard at 345 Magnolia Street, which was recently named the Yard of the Month by the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

December 12, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Start now for weed control

Doing the right thing at the right time can save a lot of work later.

December 09, 2012 | Don Gardner Columnist | Lifestyle


Pigs, pigs and more pigs

It is well known that wild pigs are destructive. In the state of Texas, there is an epidemic; they can't be exterminated fast enough. They are considered destructive to the environment and are known to kill pets, small mammals and certainly destructive to the land.

December 09, 2012 | Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


Sugarcane fest rolls fun into history

Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center in Riceboro opened its museum and grounds to the public Nov. 24 for the eighth annual Sugarcane Harvest and Crafts Festival. The event offered community members an opportunity to experience native art, history and culture through food, drinks, exhibits, demonstrations and performances. The Gullah-Geechee are the descendants of native Africans who were captured and brought to Coastal Georgia as slaves.

December 08, 2012 | Emily C. Harrison Special to the News | Lifestyle


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Sound off for Jan. 29

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January 29, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Common Threads aims to learn, help others

Common Threads - a group of knitting, crocheting and quilting enthusiasts who meet regularly at the Richmond Hill Public Library - donated over 2,000 items in the past year to help support local causes, charities and endeavors.

January 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Scouts build ramps for handicapped vets

Veterans in the city of Pembroke benefited from grant funds with handicap ramps and handicap-access rehabilitation. Beulah Baptist Church and local Scout groups paired up with the Pembroke Housing Team to volunteer labor for the projects. The groups were thanked their support.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


American Traditions singer performs here

Jessica Ann Best, a Florida-based VOICE Festival singer and American Traditions Competition contestant, performed during the first Festive Friday of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Cruise through memories on boats

My parents have just set off from wintry, cold and wet England, where it is dark before 4 p.m. at this time of year, to go on a trip of a lifetime. They are flying to Australia to see family, ending up in New Zealand to visit friends, and in between seeing some highlights of coastal Australasia by cruising.

January 23, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 22

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January 22, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

January 21, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Area CASA sets 'Dancing...' fundraiser

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Beat the winter blues

As I age, I realize it has become harder for me to bounce back from … well, just about anything.

January 15, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 15

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January 15, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Artist's work on display at Hville gallery

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Second Harvest benefits from campaign

ATLANTA - Savannah-area customers and associates contributed more than $40,800 in six weeks to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger Campaign and $10,000 to a second initiative benefiting America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Family gatherings important in our lives

In my view, I can't think of a more important activity than families getting together.

January 09, 2015 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


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