Making the transition from a personal home to an assisted-living facility is a difficult decision that many senior citizens and their families are forced to make.
John Fournier's life changed dramatically in 2007 when he crashed his Suzuki GXR-750 motorcycle on a Savannah back road.
Two years ago, local Boy Scout Daniel Winters helped his troop collect school supplies for the first ever collection drive for The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace.
After undergoing back surgery and suffering from arthritis of the knee, doctors told retired Army officer and physical therapist Sandra Elliott that she'd never be able to run again.
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper gained dozens of new members Saturday at its 2012 membership drive at Love's Seafood Restaurant in Richmond Hill.
It's been a dream for three area dog lovers that South Bryan County have its own dog park. Now they're trying to make that dream come true.
Dozens of car enthusiasts braved the heat Saturday to check out the car show at Richmond Hill's Independence Day celebration in J.F. Gregory Park.
Mitchell Gramazio, a 17-year-old employee at the Richmond Hill McDonald's on Ford Avenue, received a $1,000 college scholarship from the fast food chain last Wednesday.
A promotional video featuring Richmond Hill will reach homes across the southeast at noon June 16 when it airs during a documentary about the Ford Motor Company on WGSA.
The Richmond Hill Public Library is encouraging readers of all ages to dream big this summer. Children and teenagers who participate in the library's summer reading program can win prizes and attend free performances. This year's theme is "Dream Big - Read!" "The point of the program is to encourage kids to read for pleasure and have fun," said library manager Kate Barker. "There's no reading list, so they can read whatever they like. This ...
Area veteran takes a stand against gender inequality in the military By Caitlyn Boza During 15 years of marriage to an active-duty female service member, Army veteran Phil Gore has noticed something unusual. "When my wife and I meet people, they always assume I'm the service member and thank me for my service. They never think to extend the same level of gratitude to my wife," he said. He said that this behavior, among others ...
Three days a week, the women of St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill fundraise by selling used clothing, accessories and appliances at the church's thrift store.
Armed with lancets, bone saws and lice combs, Fort McAllister Historic Park manager Danny Brown taught park visitors a thing or two about Civil War-era medical practices - and malpractices - Thursday evening.
Fort McAllister Historic Park celebrated the homecoming of a Confederate battle flag Saturday, nearly 150 years after it was surrendered to Union Maj. William Z. Clayton at the Battle of Fort McAllister.
It's been a good year for Elizabeth Bennett. The 10th-grade English teacher and girls basketball coach at Richmond Hill High School has received two big awards for the 2011-2012 school year - Teacher of the Year and Coach of the year. "It's very exciting, and I'm so proud of what I've accomplished," said Bennett. "It's just great. This is my life, and I'm so happy." Bennett, who has degrees from Ashland University, Armstrong Atlantic State ...
After serving more than three decades as the park manager of a popular state historic park, retirement is a return to the simple things for Danny Brown - spending time with his family, connecting with his community and putting down some roots.
Church members sent in photos from Consumed Church's EPIC Thanksgiving Dinner. More than 100 people joined Consumed Church on Thanksgiving Day for its Engaging People in Community, or EPIC, Thanksgiving dinner. The food was provided by Consumer Groups, the small-group Bible study, and the United Way of Bryan County.
Dec. 6: Opening lighting ceremony & Chili Cook-Off - The city of Richmond Hill will kick off the season with the lighting of the holiday lights and sampling award-winning chili from local chefs from 6:30-9 p.m. in J.F. Gregory Park. Cook-off booths will be filled with chili chefs and craft vendors. Cash awards are given to the best-tasting chili in town. Enjoy a variety of food, entertainment and more.
Instead of shopping the Black Friday chaos this year, the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce is asking residents to think about shopping, playing and dining locally.
Paige Hewlett, herself a miltiary spouse, had her camera out Saturday when 1st Lt. Matt Dudley was welcomed from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan by his wife, Dhannon and their three boys, Isaac, Eli and Titus.
Nov. 30: The Nutcracker - Savannah Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet featuring area dancers as well as professionals at the Lucas theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. Show times are 2 and 8 p.m. The matinee show is $12 for general admission, and the evening show is $18-$38 for reserved seating only. For more information, call 912-525-5040 or visit www.lucastheatre.com.
As the holiday season draws near, the focus turns to the importance of family and community. And that's just what author, veteran and Bryan County native Carletha M. Oliver does as she uses her childhood and family memories as the historical basis to her soon-to-be-released novel, "Exceptional."
An outdoor movie brought out animal lovers who wanted to support the developing Bark park.
Nov. 21: Nutrition and fitness classes - The Goodwill Job Connection, located upstairs from the Goodwill Store in Richmond Hill at 9701 Ford Ave., will host a free nutrition and fitness classes from 11 a.m. to noon. Subjects covered include basic nutrition, fitness, stress management and goal setting. For more information, call 373-8432.
Matthew Freeman would be nearing his 34th birthday if he were here to see the hundreds of Richmond Hill friends and community members race in his memory on Saturday in the annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Run in WaterWays Township.
Virginia Wiedower, one of Matthew Freeman's sisters, answers some questions about her brother and the charity that was established in his honor after his death:
Nov. 15-16: Family camp-out - Before the weather really gets chilly, kids can join the family at Hunter Cattle Co. Farm for a weekend of camping, exploring and adventure. Guests to the Brooklet farm will enjoy a wagon-ride with the Hunter Cattle family at sunset on Friday, dinner under the barn, a moonlit walk through the grounds, campfire stories and s'mores and a big country breakfast on Saturday morning. Kids can choose to spend the ...
A Christmas just isn't the same without a tree in the living room and presents from Santa. But the harsh reality is that many children everywhere, including in Richmond Hill and surrounding Bryan County, will go without this year due to family hardship and various other difficulties.
Julia Harrison took her camera out for the Run for Dana 5/K Run/Walk Nov. 2 fundraiser.
Nov. 6-8: Operation Cash for Candy - Simply Children's Dentistry in Savannah wants to help kids fight cavities this Halloween by participating in a healthy local tradition. Kids 12 and under are invited to bring their Halloween loot to Simply Children's Dentistry at 613 Stephenson Ave. in Savannah from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Thursday and from 8 a.m.-noon Friday and trade it in for cash. The staff will pay $1 for every pound of candy and ...