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Digging up Soviet secrets during Cold War

In the early years of the Cold War, the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service came up with a plan to tap into Soviet military communication.

September 07, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill

See, be seen: Kids Fishing Tournament

Nearly 150 children broke out their fishing poles and tackle Aug. 27 to compete in the annual Bryan County Bass Masters Kids Fishing Tournament at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

September 07, 2011 | | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from Sept. 7

Sept. 8: "Disappearing Lifestyles on Bryan Neck" Art Show – The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host an art show and reception at the Richmond Hill Museum starting at 6:30 p.m. View original artwork by local artists, featuring the people, places and events that have helped define our city and county. Refreshments will be served. The Bailey Carpenter Barbershop building also will be open for viewing during the event. Please call 756-3697 to learn more.

September 07, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

RHHS grad travels world, shares experiences

Cynda Schneider has traveled to 60 countries. She is 22 years old.

August 31, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill

Teen center director answers Proust questionnaire

Heather Walker, director of the Richmond Hill Teen Center, faces this week's lineup of questions:

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from Aug. 31

Sept. 2: Savannah Craft Brew Fest – Take your pick of over 150 craft beers to sample and learn about the art of craft brewing at this three-day festival. The event, which will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center (Hutchinson Island) will also feature a golf tournament, oyster roast, seminars, fireworks, dessert party and more. Tickets cost $25-$75. For details, visit

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Veterans hope to build a center

American Legion Post 27 Commander Bill Helms is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He proudly served his country in the Air Force, and now, he proudly serves his fellow veterans.

August 24, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill

Band director answers Proust questionnaire

Dr. Daniel Kiene, director of bands and 2011-12 teacher of the year at Richmond Hill High School, answers this week's questions:

August 24, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

The season of snakes and storms

As regular readers of this column will know, I love America and I really love living in this community. However, when my husband and I were looking at which part of the U.S. to make our home, there were some aspects of the natural world here that frankly terrified me.

August 24, 2011 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Life on the Hill

Athlete helps out new community

Olivia Melvin, a former basketball player at Bryan County High School and now on the team at the College of Coastal Georgia, participated Saturday in a team community service project with Habitat for Humanity in Brunswick.

August 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from Aug. 24

Aug. 25: Dolphin program – Visit the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at 7 p.m. for a special program hosted by The Dolphin Project. Learn about the bottlenose dolphin and how you can get involved with researching and protecting them. People of all ages, regardless of experience, are welcome to attend and learn how to become a trained team member. Research workshop will follow the program. For more information, go to, email or call Peach Hubbard at 657-3927.

August 24, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Driving course gives new drivers an edge

Getting a drivers license can be a thrilling, liberating experience for teens. It can also be a challenging one, as they learn not only to navigate a vehicle, but the laws and responsibilities that go along with it.

August 17, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill

Kelly Wood answers Proust questionnaire

Kelly Wood, activities director at Magnolia Manor on the Coast, got to face this this week's questions:

August 17, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from Aug. 17

Aug. 19: Military Spouses' Night Out – First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill invites all military spouses, whether or not they are parishioners and whether or not their spouse is deployed, to an evening of dinner, entertainment, inspiration and fellowship. The event is free and childcare will be provided. Space is limited, so call the church office (756-2196) for reservations.

August 17, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Teen center provies fun, safe place

Did you know that there's a place in Richmond Hill where teens can hang out, meet new friends, do homework, and play video games, pool, foosball, ping pong or piano, all for free and under adult supervision?

August 10, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | 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

The next 7 days

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

The next 7 days

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

The next 7 days

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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