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 Old rural stores and gas stations have a lot in common with time machines. One can walk in and feel as though they've just been transported back in time. The vibes of a simpler, unhurried era permeate the atmosphere like an invisible mist. It's been said we all have our own time machines. Some take us backwards – they're called memories. Some take us forward – they're called dreams. The diversity of ...
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. A tall, thin woman with black hair, Zervis said she likes to chow down and exercises to compensate for what she eats. "It's worth it," she said. "I want to able to be happy." Zervis, who lives in Richmond Hill with her husband Gavriel and two daughters, has a daily exercise routine that usually includes yoga or Pilates. But this week, she added ...
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 ...
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. More than two dozen high school students gathered in a government teacher's classroom last month to elect officers of their newly-formed club, the Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans, and to discuss coming events. The proverbial wheels for such a club started turning last year for two students, according to Hannah Sheffield, who was elected vice president of the group. She said she was in a class with ...
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.
In ancient times, before "inventive spelling," young minds were required to learn phonics and spelling rules. We even had word lists on which we were tested weekly - words we not only had to spell correctly but define and use properly in a sentence.
The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill is planning a World War II Remembrance Program on May 22. The guest speaker will be Paul Grassey, a B-24 pilot with the 8th Air Force; having flown 13 combat missions during the war.
The recently signed Rural Tourism Protection Act helps Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites meet budget challenges and aids communities dependent on the tourism provided by the state's parks, historic sites or outdoor recreation areas within their communities, according to state Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, who wrote the bill.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently completed a beautification project at the Pembroke Library. The club thanked Ernest Hamilton from the Honey Wagon Company for donating the pine straw.
I have drooled while watching The Food Network's Bobby Flay and others cook a piece of beef called a tri-tip. Now that I've cooked and eaten one, I know why I was drooling.
Last week, I enjoyed an evening at the Civic Center when the Cirque du Soleil made its first visit to Savannah.
McIntosh County historian Buddy Sullivan will give two free lectures on key periods in the county in Darien.
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Miss Georgia South Pageant on July 13 in Adel.
When told the Americans were hopelessly surrounded at Bastogne, Belgium, and ordered to surrender on Dec. 22, 1944, the 101st Airborne Division's acting commanding general, Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe responded iconically to the German commander by saying, "Nuts!"
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