While many Bryan County residents are tucked away in their homes surrounded by family at Christmas, there will be people working to make sure others are safe.
A fire that destroyed a Richmond Hill restaurant earlier this month also burned away jobs for a couple dozen employees, but some of those families will be able to enjoy a Christmas dinner thanks to a fishing club and other local groups.
A typical Monday was festively interrupted at the Coastal Care Center in Richmond Hill by Hinesville's Kathy Murphy.
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 Richmond Hill Elementary and Primary School students. (Letters were typed as written):
Jill Beason was among those who attended the Richmond Hill Reindeer Games Saturday in the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park. Beason lives in Savannah but works in Richmond Hill at David Donaldson CPA. She came to the park with her family despite the rainy weather.
Asa Clay sat in a Bryan County fire truck and pulled on his white gloves as the driver approached the Main Street subdivision in Richmond Hill on Monday night.
Students across the county wrote down their Christmas wishes for Santa Claus. And to make sure he knows what they want, the Bryan County News is going to help them deliver their messages as quickly as possible. The following letters are from Bryan County Elementary School students. (Letters were typed as written):
Patricia Barbee will salute other women like her on Saturday.
The holiday spirit was strong Saturday in Pembroke as residents hit the streets downtown for the annual Christmas parade and holiday festival despite the cloudy skies and wet weather.
Santa Claus visited Magnolia Manor Monday afternoon, just in time for the Christmas party at the facility on Timber Trail Road in Richmond Hill.
The 2010 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival had its awards presentation and wrap-up event in Dec. 7.
Air Force Airman Karl A. Hunter Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Dylan Moore did not have any health problems until mid-October.
The Pembroke Garden Club chose the winners of the downtown business Christmas decorations Dec. 3.
Joe Graham of Hinesville won a $300 Southern Sportsman and Hardware gift certificate in the Pembroke American Legion Post raffle.
Bryan County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Otis Willis has worked many a Christmas during his 35 years as a firefighter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the outside, the big metal building behind Pembroke Advanced Communications looks like the maintenance shop it is for much of the year.
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.
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.
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.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club met Dec. 10 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park for its annual Christmas dinner party and auction.
Not even Saturday's cold and rainy weather could put a damper on the third annual Holiday Market at J.F. Gregory Park.
The re-enactment of Gen. Sherman's historic siege at Fort McAllister continued Saturday despite the soggy conditions and unrelenting rain.
Rain or shine, the Christmas festival and parade held in Pembroke for 30 years benefit 4-H Club members throughout Bryan County.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.