MACON, Ga. (AP) - A local archaeologist is planning the first major excavation of Creek Indian towns along the Ocmulgee River since digs at the Ocmulgee National Monument mounds during the Depression. The first of three excavations is slated for a popular park within the Macon city limits.
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.
Not long after the sun went down Saturday night, a few hundred people gathered along the banks of the Ogeechee River at the Fort McAllister Marina for the 24th annual Lighted Boat Parade.
The 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade and Festival runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and throughout the city. The event, sponsored by the 4-H club and the city of Pembroke, will feature food, music, a children's area, carnival activities on DuBois Square and entertainment throughout the day on the Railroad Street stage. Vendor booths open at 9 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 653-2231.
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.