SAVANNAH - The American Cancer Society is seeking "champions" in the Savannah/Chatham and surrounding areas who are interested in helping to spread the word about the importance of participating in cancer prevention study-3 (CPS-3), a nationwide study to help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer.
SAVANNAH - The 22nd annual Savannah Toy Run will be held Dec. 1 at Savannah Harley-Davidson, 6 Gateway Blvd. W.
Kay Green, South Bryan Recreation director, and students in her line dancing class casts its spell last week in Savannah's City Market. The class also performed at Kroger in Richmond Hill in the days leading up to Halloween.
Elaine Boggs Realty Group sponsored a Frosty the Snowman raising to benefit Toys for Tots on Thursday evening.
On the way to a training event last week in Statesboro, I had the opportunity to observe numerous cotton fields. White bolls puffed out with no rain in the forecast suggested harvest would not be far off.
Residents looking to pay homage to men and women of the Armed Forces in recognition of Veteran's Day will have several opportunities in Bryan County to do so throughout the weekend and into next week.
ATLANTA - A day after Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as the president signature legislative achievement.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is considering changes to the ferry-fee structure for certain guests. A modest rate increase is being considered to address increased operational costs and maintaining fiduciary responsibilities.
A fundraising campaign for a new dog park in Bryan County is under way.
MACON - Education officials say Mercer University's local nursing program, which begins next fall, is part of a surge of nursing programs in central Georgia.
Across the county, kids young and old enjoyed the Halloween spirit Wednesday evening. Here, Carolyn Eljam hands out candy evening to a fairy princess that was going door to door in the Main Street subdivision on Halloween.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they changed their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.
Mrs. Lynn Bishop of Black Creek stands in the area of her yard that was chosen as the Beauty Spot for October by the Pembroke Garden Club.
Bryan County 4-H members began the celebration of National 4-H Week, observed Oct. 7-13, with an announcement of the poster-contest winners. Kaci Romano of Bryan County Elementary won first place, Bailey Lopata of George Washington Carver Elementary earned second place, and Courtney Minis of BCES was in third place. The posters were displayed throughout the week in the window of the UGA extension office's window.
It happened on a corner just up the street on my way home. It was about 9 o'clock on an October night, and the only thing to do was just walk home, since there was nothing else to do to get my kicks in this town.
Fog dissipated Saturday morning as families lined Ford Avenue, chattering excitedly in the crisp morning air as they awaited the start of the 19th annual Christmas Parade. Others packed into the Way Station Coffee Company to enjoy breakfast and hot coffee before the festivities began.
Guests at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Saturday marveled at international holiday scenes brought to Hinesville courtesy of the Episcopal Christian Women's ministry. The church's annual "nativities from around the world" event ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and featured a Christmas tree raffle.
The fifth annual Christmas Bazaar filled Dorchester Village Civic Center with the sights, sounds and smells of the season Saturday.
Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Saturday, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.
Geechee Kunda hosted its 10th annual Old Time Riceboro Sugarcane Harvest and Arts n' Crafts Show last weekend as part of the center's effort to preserve the history of the Geechee culture.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's annual fundraiser will feature the ABBA Girlz/ABBA Tribute Band live in concert from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Bryan County Emergecy Services will again give Santa a ride this year, and he is asking for donations of unwrapped boys and girls toys so that he can help some less-fortunate children in the area. Kris Kringle's holiday visiting schedule:
Maybe you have heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
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The Richmond Hill Rotary Club last week inducted its fifth new member this month.
Come to think of it, what did happen to hot dogs?
TASTY TOWN - Are you still full from your Thanksgiving feast? You probably aren't alone. We wait all year to stuff our faces with the traditional Thanksgiving food. From turkey to green beans to pumpkin pie, everything is delicious. In honor of all of the amazing food you'll be dreaming of until next year, here are three great movies for the "foodie" in all of us.