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9/11 attack survivor celebrates the gospel

In an instant, Sujo John's American dream became a nightmare on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Having come to the United States from India with his wife less than six months prior, the 25-year-old had paused earlier that morning to reflect on just how lucky he was to have found a home and a job in one of the most prosperous cities in the world.

September 11, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

Proust questionnaire: Gib Robinson

Gib Robinson, president of the Richmond Hill Friends of the Library, faces the questions this week.

September 11, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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Sept. 12: 'Yappy Hour' for Bark Park - It's BYOD (bring your own dog) from 6-8 p.m. at Fish Tales Restaurant on Fort McAllister Road to raise funds for the construction of the county's dog park at Henderson Park. Southern Eagle has donated a keg and will be offering cups of beer for $1 each. Entry is free and special "Bryan" cocktails will be offered with non-alcoholic versions available. Bark Park products with the Bryan logo will also be for sale including new koozies for $5 that includes the first cup of beer free. For more information, visit ...

September 11, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

R. Hill 'lifesavers' shoot for a good cause

Linda Newsome is not the same woman she was in February 2009 - that's when doctors handed her a near fatal diagnosis and prepared her for what would soon become the hardest battle of her life.

September 04, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Labor Day at Ft. McAllister

Magdalena Bresson hauled her camera out to Fort McAllister Monday to capture the essence of its Labor Day Festival.

September 04, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson | Life on the Hill

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Sept. 7: Surfers for Autism - This all-day surfing event benefits people with autism and invites guests to enjoy music, catered food, games and more. Surfers will gather at the Tybee Pier Pavillion at 9 a.m. and suit up for a full day of fun in the surf. Experience is not required and the event is free, but surfers will need to preregister on the organization's website. For more information, call 912-652-6780 or visit

September 04, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Family hopes to welcome daughter from China

Valerie's future looked bleak in 2003, when she was placed in an orphanage in the Fuling province of China at just four months after being born. Now 10 years old, her photo shows a girl with silky black hair and doe eyes, but aside from her physical appearance, her mother, Christine Meade, knows very little about her.

August 28, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Back-to-school expo at Savannah Civic Center

Magda Bresson took her camera to the recent back-to-school rally at the Savannah Civic Center.

August 28, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Savannah Riverfront Labor Day Weekend Ultimate Tailgate - Ready for some football? Bring a chair to Rousakis Plaza in downtown Savannah and watch multiple college games in front of three large inflatable screens. The Arbor Stage will feature a 15-foot screen in addition to two 10-foot screens at each end of the plaza. The event is free and there will be tailgate games, food vendors, ice cold beverages and First Saturday arts and crafts vendors.

August 28, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Kayak for Kure is Saturday

The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes," gets under way Saturday with the sixth annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure.

August 23, 2013 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Sports store changes lives not just gear

There was once a time in Sandra Elliot's life when running - her favorite form of exercise - was nearly impossible due to numbing pain in her legs and back. She underwent back surgery in 2006 following her service in the Army but said she still felt helpless and defeated by the immobilizing pain that kept her from doing the things she loved.

August 14, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Topo Athletics Trek

Come along with Magdalena Bresson's camera to the Topo Athletics 5K and 10K Trek.

August 14, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Aug. 17: The Color Run - Racers from all over the coastal empire and beyond will line up in Savannah's Forsyth Park for a very colorful 5k run. Runners start the race at 8 a.m. wearing white and finish wearing the colors that have been thrown on them throughout the race. The cost is $45 per solo runner and $40 for runners competing in teams. A portion of the proceeds benefit Horizons programming at Savannah Country Day School and Bethesda Academy. To register or find more information, visit

August 14, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

Cancer survivor makes difference in D.C.

At a time in their lives when most high school graduates laze away the summer, waiting for college, John Garrett McGuire received the worst news of his life.

August 07, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: RH Farmers Market

Magdalena Breeson took her camera to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market last week:

August 07, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Giant egg hunt offers family fun

Thousands of people have been filling J.F. Gregory Park every year around Easter, and this year should be no different.

April 16, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Georgia Cities Week breakfast

Richmond Hill kicked off Georgia Cities Week with a breakfast that featured Georgia State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell, talking about area projects. Jeff Whitten got shots of some of the people there.

April 16, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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April 17: Business After Hours – The Royal Oak Car Wash and Jeff's Beverage are hosting the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Royal Oak Car Wash on Highway 17. Chamber members and their guests are invited to enjoy an evening of networking with food and beverages. There will be door prizes, a special coupon for services courtesy of Royal Oak Car Wash and a chance at the Chamber's 50/50 drawing. Business professionals that are interested in learning more about the Chamber are welcome to attend. For ...

April 16, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Boy Scouts gear up for fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 527 has been in existence under its current charter for 31 years, and the Scouts have been doing a chicken dinner fundraiser for a large part of that time - according to Scoutmaster Mathew Brown, the fundraiser has been raising money for the troop for at least 20 years.

April 09, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: First Farmers Market

Many community members came out April 1 to the first Richmond Hill Farmers Market of the year. The market included many vendors selling produce, fresh baked bread, homemade cookies, dog treats, crafts, ice cream, kettle corn and more. Tiffany Stroud took her camera out to record some of the happenings.

April 09, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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April 9: Yappy Hour Fundraiser - The Bark Park Association is having its monthly Yappy Hour fundraiser at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina from 6-8 p.m. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization behind the Bryan County Bark Park. The event will include socialization of dogs and their owners with beer at $1 a cup. Dogs can drink Bowser beer or fresh water. Entry is free and well-behaved dogs are encouraged to attend. Cocktails will be offered as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Bark Park merchandise such as koozies, sweatshirts, T-shirt, bandanas, soap and ...

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Community rallies for student fighting cancer

They thought it was just an ear infection that turned into a cyst. But when Billy and Crystal Hunawill took their 16-year-old son A.J. Rovito Jr. to the hospital, it turned into much more.

April 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Relay Survivor Dinner

More than 70 people attended the Relay For Life Survivor Dinner last week at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center, which honors and celebrates local cancer survivors while recognizing their caregivers. Food was donated by The Smokin' Pig, and decorated cookies were donated by Julie Chapman. Hanna Keith, featured in an ACS video "Hanna's Hope" that chronicled her fight with childhood cancer, was the guest speaker.The News' Shana Statham brought along her camera to document the folks who attended.

April 02, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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April 3-6: Fort Stewart Carnival - Enjoy amusement rides for children and adults, skill games, food concessions and more at Walker Field on Fort Stewart. The event is open to the public. Prices are one ticket for $1, 12 tickets for $10, 24 tickets for $20, 50 tickets for $25 or arm bands for $25 per person/per night, which allows for unlimited rides. Thursday and Friday the carnival opens at 6 p.m. Saturday the carnival opens at noon, and Sunday it opens at 1 p.m. Pets, coolers, outside food, glass bottles and weapons are prohibited. For more information ...

April 02, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


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