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School supplies land in Afghanistan

SHOR TEPAH, Afghanistan - "Thank you for this," said Mohammad Qul, a principal at a school for boys. He paused. Teachers stood around him holding new school supplies. Three microscopes drew the most excitement – a 300 percent increase in the school's stock. "And we are so sorry for her," he added.

November 05, 2011 | Staff Sgt. Christopher Klutts Special to the News | Lifestyle


Two finish basic training

Navy Seaman Apprentice Samantha L. Gervickas, a 2010 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., with honors and was promoted to her current rank.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Church's annual Bar-B-Q Bazaar on Nov. 19

Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is gearing up for its legendary Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 9050 Ford Ave.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


It's in the mail

We have finally got around to getting a mailbox at the end of our driveway and very handsome it is, too. Up until now, we have relied on our trusty post office box at the Richmond Hill Post Office.

November 02, 2011 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Things get spooky at Pembroke festival

Hundreds of North Bryan residents embraced the chilly fall evening Saturday for games, candy, a movie and more as they gathered in downtown Pembroke for the first-ever fall festival hosted by the Downtown Development Authority and North Bryan Chamber of Commerce.

November 02, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Pembroke Lions Club honors member

Pembroke Lions Club President Bill Anderson recently presented a Melvin Jones Foundation award to Lion Laverne Scott.

November 01, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Pembroke Garden Club member honored

On Oct. 11, seven members of the Pembroke Garden Club traveled to St. Simons Island for the 53rd Oleander District Meeting of the Garden Club of Georgia, of which the Pembroke Garden Club is a member.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Visit takes aim at domestic violence

A small sign on the wall in the kitchen/dining room reads, "Hope," suggesting that hope is one of the many services provided by the Tri-County Protective Agency Inc., an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.

October 31, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


Recession keeping retirees where they are

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many baby boomers say they're likely to stay put in retirement amid a shaky economy. Those who hope to buy a new place are looking for a smaller home somewhere with a better climate that's more affordable and close to family, a new poll finds.

October 29, 2011 | By Derek Kravitz Associated Press writer | Lifestyle


National, local bands rock out at Rocktoberfest

Crowds of teens and young adults gathered Saturday at Richmond Hill's New Life Church for Rocktoberfest, an all-day concert event featuring more than 40 hardcore, metal and Christian rock bands.

October 26, 2011 | Katie McGurl Special to the News | Lifestyle


Savannah's Law House on peril list

SAVANNAH - The W.W. Law House, 710 W. Victory Dr. in Savannah, has been named to The Georgia Trust's 2012 Places in Peril list, which identifies 10 Peach State historic sites threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The Georgia Trust made the official announcement earlier today.

October 25, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


History of Halloween

The weather is turning cooler, baseball's post-season is in full swing and Halloween is upon us. Roadside stands are piled high with pumpkins, and the stores are stocked with ghosts, goblins and bags of Halloween candy (or sweets as we call them in England).

October 20, 2011 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Concert event set for Saturday

Fans of heavy metal and hardcore rock music will have the chance to experience local, regional and some national bands Saturday at Rocktoberfest at New Life Church on Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill.

October 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Businesses offer style, beauty tips

Soft leather and fabrics as well as soft skin are where it's at this fall, and businesses in Richmond Hill are offering advice on style and beauty to inspire you to look and feel your best as temperatures drop and the holidays approach.

October 20, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Hobart helps United Way goal with $23,000

The United Way of Bryan County's annual campaign is well under way, and nearly half of its goal of $72,000 has been met thanks to the help of several local companies.

October 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Lifestyle


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Sound off for Jan. 29

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January 29, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Common Threads aims to learn, help others

Common Threads - a group of knitting, crocheting and quilting enthusiasts who meet regularly at the Richmond Hill Public Library - donated over 2,000 items in the past year to help support local causes, charities and endeavors.

January 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Scouts build ramps for handicapped vets

Veterans in the city of Pembroke benefited from grant funds with handicap ramps and handicap-access rehabilitation. Beulah Baptist Church and local Scout groups paired up with the Pembroke Housing Team to volunteer labor for the projects. The groups were thanked their support.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


American Traditions singer performs here

Jessica Ann Best, a Florida-based VOICE Festival singer and American Traditions Competition contestant, performed during the first Festive Friday of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Cruise through memories on boats

My parents have just set off from wintry, cold and wet England, where it is dark before 4 p.m. at this time of year, to go on a trip of a lifetime. They are flying to Australia to see family, ending up in New Zealand to visit friends, and in between seeing some highlights of coastal Australasia by cruising.

January 23, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 22

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January 22, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

January 21, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Area CASA sets 'Dancing...' fundraiser

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Beat the winter blues

As I age, I realize it has become harder for me to bounce back from … well, just about anything.

January 15, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Sound off for Jan. 15

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January 15, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Artist's work on display at Hville gallery

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee Correspondent | Lifestyle


Second Harvest benefits from campaign

ATLANTA - Savannah-area customers and associates contributed more than $40,800 in six weeks to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger Campaign and $10,000 to a second initiative benefiting America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Family gatherings important in our lives

In my view, I can't think of a more important activity than families getting together.

January 09, 2015 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


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