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Local groups collect supplies for tornado victims

In the wake of last month's devastating tornados that ravaged parts of Alabama and Georgia, some groups in the community have joined in the relief effort.

May 18, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill

Lisa Ripa answers Proust questionnaire

Lisa Ripa, owner and instructor at Awakening Yoga Studio, is the focus this week of the Proust questionnaire:

May 18, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from May 18

May 18: Capt. Matthew Freeman memorial blood drive – Richmond Hill United Methodist Church (9050 Ford Ave.) hosts a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. in honor of Matthew Freeman. The event will also serve as a collection for school supplies to benefit The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace. For more information, visit

May 18, 2011 | | Life on the Hill

Local graduates from basics

Army National Guard Pfc. Michael Barker recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Virginia, Jefferson and U.S. history

I have just returned from a six-day driving vacation (I am trying to remember to say vacation instead of holiday) up to Virginia.

May 18, 2011 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Life on the Hill

E-readers get students reading

When Richmond Hill Middle School English and Language Arts teacher Missy York received a grant to purchase Kindles for her classroom in December, she knew they would change the way her students read.

May 11, 2011 | | Life on the Hill

Steve Kollman answers Proust questionnaire

Richmond Hill English teacher and soccer coach Steve Kollman answers this week's list of question:

May 11, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from May 11

May 11: Davenport House Curator's Tour – Experience collections and areas normally off-limits to visitors in this guided tour of the historic Savannah home. Tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and costs $15 per person. For directions and details, visit

May 11, 2011 | | Life on the Hill

Student perseveres in face of struggle

Arika Johnson believes that everything happens for a reason.

May 05, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Tea time at Carver

Fifth-graders in Mrs. Smith's class at G. W. Carver Elementary School held a "tea" in honor of the royal wedding.

May 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from May 4

May 5: Tour of Fort McAllister – The Richmond Hill Historical Society, in conjunction with Fort McAllister State Historic Park, presents a tour led by Park Manager Danny Brown. Learn about the history of this local site from an expert. Tour begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 756-3697.

May 04, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Garden club installs officers

The Pembroke Garden Club installed new officers during a ceremony April 17 with the help of Freddie Drexel Lee, J.D., who conducted the ceremony.

May 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Foundation creates 'legacy of trees'

The name of the game for Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation is planting, promoting and protecting trees in our communities.

April 27, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill

Easter and eggs bring people to park

Saturday's Easter Extravaganza brought families from all over the area to J.F. Gregory Park. Children reveled in the egg hunt, played games, and met the Easter Bunny.

April 27, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days from April 27

April 29: Movie Night – Adults are welcome to visit the Richmond Hill Public Library for a free movie screening at 1 p.m. The library asks that attendees refrain from bringing food or beverages, and that they be on time. For details and movie information, stop by the library or call 756-3580.

April 27, 2011 | | 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

Changing lives on the Thai-Burma border

She wants to see peace. She wants to see a culture honored and traditions kept. She wants to see hope for a better future. She wants to see these things for a special people she has come to love on the other side of the world.

March 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Business After Hours H&L Tire and Auto Repair

Members of the Richmond Hill business community joined the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for its monthly Business After Hours, hosted Thursday at H&L Tire and Auto Repair on Longwood Drive. The event included several raffles in which attendees had the chance to win cash prizes, a gift certificate for four tires, a Big Green Egg and more. News advertising representative Shana Statham brought her camera along to document it.

March 26, 2014 | By Shana Statham | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

March 27-30: Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens - Self-guided walking tours in different historic areas, mostly in downtown Savannah, gives guests a peek inside private homes. Lectures, teas and garden tours are also available. Each event is ticketed separately. Tour prices vary. For more information, call 234-8054.

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


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