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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Lock stand with a member of the Richmond Hill Garden Club at their Blue Oak Drive home that was named Yard of the Month for September. In addition to the sign in their yard, the couple was given a gift certificate to Tim and Dave's Nursery.
It's September, Labor Day is behind us. The love bugs have shown up and are sacrificing themselves on vehicle grills, headlights and hoods. They don't bite. They don't carry disease, but they do give us cause for frequent car washing.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Opening day of the statewide dove season traditionally is considered the beginning of the fall hunting season.
SAVANNAH - Sam McCachern made a quite an entrance to illustrate the theme for this year's fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, "Mission: Possible."
Scott Yackel, chief pilot of Chatham County Aviation, addressed the Richmond Hill Lions Club on Aug. 23.
Richmond Hill City Council member Russ Carpenter keeps up with news back home while on the road, most recently while serving as an alternate delegate for the Georgia Republican Party 1st District at the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, Fla.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Waterfowl hunters can now confirm their hunting plans. The Board of Natural Resources recently approved the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting regulations.
Having just celebrated my third Labor Day holiday in this wonderful country, it struck me anew how the traditions around holidays and the end of summer in our two great nations really do vary.
SAVANNAH - Royce Learning Center is recruiting pool players to take part in the inaugural Pool Tournament for Literacy from 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Southside Billiard Club, 13051 Abercorn St.
Participating Dairy Queen stores around th Coastal Empire will hold a Miracle Treat Day fundraiser Thursday.
Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.
Family Promise of Bryan County is holding a Bedspread Derby Race on Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill.
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.
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.
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.