Two weeks ago, one day after the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and exactly 219 years after George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C., I went to Atlanta and wept. But don't worry these were not tears of sadness but rather tears of joy: I raised my right hand and swore an oath of allegiance to the United States of America. I became a naturalized American citizen.
Richmond Hill's own Mark Taylor will hold a signing event for his new book on political activism, "Is the American Dream a Farce?" from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at The Ice Cream Stop in the Publix shopping center on Highway 144.
Steve and Valentina Long of Sterling Woods Drive in Sterling Woods subdivision are given the Yard of the Month award for October by Cathy Jahn on behalf of the Richmond Hill Garden Club. The couple also received a gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery in Richmond Hill.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As days get shorter and nights become chillier, the annual fall foliage show is getting under way in the Southeast.
Hundreds of kids were beaming with smiles Saturday as they enjoyed carnival-style games, sweet treats and more at George Washington Carver Elementary School during the third annual Fall Festival.
NEW YORK - U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.
MACON - School nurses across Georgia are getting ready to hold special clinics to help more students get their flu shots.
Most of you likely have watched "Training Day," which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke as mentor and rookie cops, respectively, who go on a gritty ride through LA's streets. It has become one of the most memorable cop movies of all time.
Tatty and Stacy Amour patiently wait for a tug on the fishing line while enjoying Outdoor Adventure Day on Sept. 22 at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club gardening team, better known as the G-Team, spent Friday working at Devaul Henderson Park.
In August 2011, a tiny loggerhead sea turtle was born on Ossabaw Island. Unlike his brothers and sisters, it wasn't able make his way to the ocean.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal joined hundreds of patients, caregivers, community members and public officials Sept. 18 to celebrate the grand opening of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan, south of Atlanta.
We have enjoyed some extraordinarily pleasant weather during the past couple weeks. Like critters holed up in a gopher-tortoise burrow while the prescribed burn passes, folk are emerging from the air-conditioned comfort of their homes to enjoy the weather by working in their yards or getting ready for deer season.
He spent his young life working and performing in rodeos until he attained fame. Working the rodeo circuits, during the 1930s, throughout the West was his world, but his alcoholic habits, his health and his age brought him to the end of his career. He even had trouble keeping a job as a simple ranch hand.
I have about decided that the most prevalent attribute of the average human is an exceedingly short memory.
Although it is nearly 20 years since I met my future (American) husband in England and began dating him, I was reminded about this time in our relationship when we recently entertained a lovely young couple in our home. We have known the young man (now in his early 30s) for many years and he used to visit us as a teenager in England, and he seemed keen to introduce us to his new girlfriend. These young people are both from the Southern USA, so have the advantage of understanding each other's cultures and use of the English language ...
SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.
Dr. Gary Fischer, left, is the Richmond Hill Rotary Club's newest member. He was inducted Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center by Rotary's District Governor Ted Thompson during his annual visit to the club.
The Richmond Hill City Center reported a successful first Festive Friday last weekend to benefit the Bryan County Bark Park.
The Holiday Inn Express, 4601 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, will host a two-day screening of Robin Williams movies Friday and Saturday.
Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.
Going to an estate-sale is more than just looking for antiques and other items to buy. To me, it marks the end of the owner's active life.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Richard Ralls at 120 Harvey Drive as the yard of the month for September. Ralls' yard has hidden gingers with white-and-lavender blooms below the leaves. It also features cast iron plants, elephant ears, nandina, ivy and salvia, all situated under sprawling oaks. A Japanese maple provides a focal point, and confederate jasmine adorns the mailbox.
The Richmond Hill City Center recently announced Festive Fridays, a new initiative from 5-7 p.m. each second and third Friday beginning this month.
Unity in the Community founders Craig and Sharon Butts met with Richmond Hill City Councilman Johnny Murphy to discuss plans for the city.
DECATUR - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service - is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.
My husband loves Mexican food and took me out for a Mexican meal recently. It struck me that, even when it comes to exotic cuisine, palates differ greatly between the two nations I love: Britain and the good ol' USA.
At last week's Rotary Club meeting at the City Center, Danielle Webb gave a presentation about childhood cancer and her family's battle against this disease, which their 4-year-old son, William, lost earlier this year. She talked about the nonprofit organization set up in his honor, Warriors for William, and also asked for support of the second annual Warriors For William 5k at 8.30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
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