While city girls were learning how to open doors with just a smile, girls in Dixie were learning the ways and wiles of "Southern charm" and "Southern hospitality." At an early age, they learned to sprinkle their "magic dust" over others and reap the rewards.
Area residents placed in the Professional American Style Smooth Division at the Savannah Dance Classic held Jan. 6-8.
Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.
"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."
By Shirley Hiers
A recent meeting of the Richmond Hill Historical Society featured Capt. Jonathan Fields lecturing on the role of Coastal Georgia during the Revolutionary War.
Jenny Zervis eats what she wants to eat. It makes her happy.
Discarded Christmas tress, some still with tinsel attached to branches are piling up in J.F. Gregory Park before the "Bring One for the Chipper Day," which is scheduled for Saturday. Residents can drop off old Christmas trees at any time this week at the park. The trees will be recycled into mulch Saturday. The "Chipper" day is a statewide annual event the city has participated in over the years. The first 250 residents to drop off their trees Saturday will receive a red maple tree.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club chose the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hampton at 690 Sterling Road in The Cove as the Yard of the Month for December. They also received a gift card to Tim and Dave's Nursery.
Air National Guard Airman Arthur L. Flanders graduated recently from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
When you hear the word "secret," what thoughts come to mind? Is your first reaction one of excitement? Perhaps someone is planning a surprise party, a special guest is coming for a visit or your best friend is going to elope. For some, the word conjures up bad images. They become nervous, scared, almost paralyzed.
They're young. They're conservative. And they're organizing.
Need some good luck and more money in the upcoming year? Try the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas and collard greens to usher in the new year. If you ask a hundred locals why they have this custom on New Year's Day, you'll get the same answer.
Since she (the English rose in Georgia) is busy with the holidays this week, I thought as the senior dog in our household, I would tell the tale of how my daughter Star, a 10-year-old white Labrador, Daisy, a 6-year0old bearded collie, and myself, a 12-year-old black Labrador, came to move from London, England, to Richmond Hill and how we have been joined by a little American west highland terrier puppy, Dexter.
December is the time of the year with a magical touch. It's a season of festivities, sharing and caring. Christmas embodies the very spirit of sharing. While the holidays are joyful for many, they can be difficult for those experiencing hardship.
STATESBORO - Ticket distribution will begin next week at Georgia Southern University for former first lady Laura Bush's speaking engagement at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hanner Fieldhouse.
The Bryan County Bark Park board of directors has announced a new collaboration with local Richmond Hill business Sew Much Baggage in unveiling T-shirts featuring the Bryan the Bark Park Dog logo.
It recently occurred to me that I've avoided any deep discussion on ethnic foods, so let's talk.
Bryan County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to received one of 49 employee health promotion and wellness grants.
The city of Pembroke was an award recipient Aug. 15 during the Georgia Downtown Awards of Excellence at the Lucas Theater in Savannah.
Attorney Kathryn Shelton was sworn in as a new volunteer for Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates on July 16 in Bryan County.
The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion will host a free six-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.
I have noticed that the British wartime-poster slogan, "Keep Calm and Carry On," has spread to these shores and appears on an astounding array of items such as cards, tea towels (dishcloths), mugs, T-shirts and bedding.
I often consider adjusting our thermostat because the humidity makes my wife's comfort-zone temperature of 75 degrees seem like 95. Sometimes, though, I fall back on that old, reliable cooling device - ice cream.
During the Korean War, being on a 15-day furlough at home was not the same as it was when you were a civilian.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently named its yard and beauty spot of the month for July.
Sujo John, who survived the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, will speak at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at First Baptist Church, 9184 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
Rainer and Susan Harris of Columbus and John and Teresa (Cowart) Purdy of Richmond Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittnee Lauren Harris, to Travis Coffman, the son of Sam and Pat Coffman and Dwight and Becky Griffis, all of Baxley.
Scores of soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart' Wounded Warriors Battalion are being treated to a free fishing event at Stewart's Pond No. 1, also called Pineview Lake. According to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789, local veterans' organizations will sponsor a catch-and-release fishing outing from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
The thought of eating macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, tuna salad and chicken pot pies was comforting long before they were called comfort foods. Comfort foods don't have to be fancy. They're simple, delicious and usually inexpensive to make.