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Harry Potter author's prose grows up

The dust jacket of J.K. Rowling's ballyhooed new book, The Casual Vacancy, available today, bills it as "her first novel for adults." It's Rowling's first published work since she wrapped the mega-selling, seven-volume Harry Potter fantasy saga in 2007. And that puts her, and The Casual Vacancy, in a uniquely awkward position. The public knows Rowling as a fantasy-fiction Pied Piper; in an age ruled by videogames, her books got kids-even kids who otherwise don't read much-to thrill over every gripping chapter in a 4,100-page adventure saga about plucky young wizards vanquishing ...

September 27, 2012 | By Steve Daly For Parade Magazine | Lifestyle


Flu vaccine available through department

The Bryan County Health Department is offering the flu vaccine.

September 27, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Pedaling for health

Dozens of kids and families flocked to Jump 'N Jacks in Richmond Hill Saturday when the family fun center hosted its first-ever trike-a-thon to raise money for juvenile diabetes.

September 26, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Gown sales to benefit cancer education, outreach

Brides Against Breast Cancer will hold charity wedding gown sales Oct. 6-7 at St. Joseph's at Candler, 225 Candler Drive in Savannah.

September 25, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Great cast carries British comedy ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

Today, I'll be your guide to "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," now on home video. You won't even need a passport.

September 25, 2012 | Sasha McBrayer Film critic | Lifestyle


Pembroke Garden Club news

The Pembroke Garden Club recently recognized Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Moye with the Yard of the Month award and Mrs. Darrin Tomlinson with the Beauty Spot for September award.

September 23, 2012 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Life is much better when it’s going to the dogs

As anybody who knows me will confirm, I am crazy about dogs - which, I always remind my husband, is a lot better than being known as "the crazy dog lady."

September 23, 2012 | Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Fishing rodeo tips hat to wounded warriors

Gratitude - and the faint smell of fresh fish and saltwater - filled the air Saturday afternoon at Fort McAllister Marina as the catch from more than 50 boats with crews of soldiers was hauled in to be weighed.

September 19, 2012 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Lifestyle


United Way sets its goal for 2012

Hundreds of people became "secret agents" Tuesday when the United Way of Bryan County kicked off its 2012 campaign "Mission: Possible."

September 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


PBS show explore's Civil War's staggering toll

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In the PBS American Experience documentary "Death and the Civil War" premiering Tuesday night, bloated Union and Confederate bodies are shown scattered on battlefields and in trenches and bleached skulls and body parts are stacked like cordwood.

September 18, 2012 | By Steve Szkotak Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


RH Exchange Club pays it forward during meeting

Members of the Richmond Hill Exchange Club learned a little about "paying it forward" Wednesday at the group's regular twice-monthly meeting in the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Lifestyle


Whooping cough vaccine blamed for outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

September 16, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


Honey Boo Boo has hometown fans, critics

MCINTYRE, Ga. (AP) - The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been a ratings winner in recent weeks, capitalizing on redneck stereotypes and the oversized personality of a 6-year-old beauty pageant regular. But some who live nearby are concerned about the way their quiet pocket of central Georgia is being portrayed on the TLC series.

September 16, 2012 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


In honor of a hometown hero

Richmond Hill resident Lisa Freeman traveled Tuesday to Washington, D.C., where she helped launch the book "In the Shadow of Greatness" during an event at the Navy Memorial.

September 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Pembroke serves as pit stop for ‘Vets’ poker run

Nearly 100 motorcycles rolled through Pembroke on Sept. 8 to make their third stop during the inaugural "Vets Helping Vets" Poker Run hosted by the Savannah Chapter of Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

September 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


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Local author, chocolatier Willis having book signing

In conjunction with the August book room sale, the Richmond Hill Library and the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library will host a book signing by local author and chocolatier David Willis from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Lifestyle


Armstrong's nod to liberal arts starting

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


A somber anniversary of war

Many of my columns are pretty light in tone and content as I generally aim to amuse as well as enlighten readers. This is not one of those columns.

August 07, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle


Back-to-school fair at apartments

Unity in the Community teamed up with Plantation Apartments to throw a back-to-school celebration for young people of the community Saturday.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Kline, Quinn to wed in October

Mr. and Mrs. James Kline of Houston, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Josephine Kline, to Shaun Christopher Quinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Quinn of Richmond Hill, Georgia.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


ASR-group meeting set

An open meeting of the Natural Resources Study Committee on aquifer storage and recovery will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Emergency services academy planned

The Bryan County Emergency Services has announced the inaugural Citizens Emergency Services Academy will run from 7-10 p.m. for eight consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 11 and concluding Oct. 30.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Next Lunch and Learn set for Aug. 12

The topic of employee health will be explored at the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's Lunch and Learn at noon Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Chamber office, 2591 Highway 17, suite 100 in the Crossroads Center.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Lifestyle


‘Lifeguard Sarah’ speaks at Lions Club

Sarah Rash was the special guest at the recent meeting of the Richmond Hill Lions Club.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Lifestyle


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