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Feb. 14: Valentine's Dinner for Two - Enjoy a four-course meal with a choice of one of four entrees in a romantic and elegant atmosphere at the Club Stewart Thunder Run, Building 405 at Fort Stewart. Cost is $35 per couple, from 6-9 p.m. Call for reservations at 767-4717.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Junior makes state's top chorus, band


February 05, 2014 | By Tiffany Stround Correspondent | Life on the Hill

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Feb. 5: 13th annual New Beginning Youth Art Exhibit - As part of the Black Heritage Festival, the city of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs hosts this annual Links-sponsored exhibit. Local middle and high school students have entered works based on the 2014 theme, "Dare to Dream; Create a Legacy." The opening reception will start at 6:30 p.m., where prizes will be announced. The exhibit will be open until Feb. 28, at West Henry Street in Savannah. For more information, call 651-6783.

February 05, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Volunteer chief leaving after 40 years

Firefighting isn't simply a job for Fire Chief Mike Smith, it's in his blood. But after 40 years of knocking down fires, Smith decided to part ways and announced last month his retirement from the South Bryan County Volunteer Fire Department.

January 22, 2014 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Resolution Runz

Julia Harrison took her camera out to the recent Resolution Runz at Waterways Township.

January 22, 2014 | Photos by Julia Harrison | Life on the Hill

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Jan. 24: Tarzan the Musical - Savannah Children's Theatre is swinging into the New Year with bungees, aerial silks and hanging vines for their main stage production of Disney's musical, which will run three weekends through Feb. 9. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available online and in the box office. For more information, visit

January 22, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

A review of Coastal Georgia's history

You can't tell where you're going unless you know where you've been," said Sarah Volker, former president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society - that's where Coastal Georgia historian Buddy Sullivan comes in.

January 15, 2014 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: High School Sailing Regatta

Magdalena Bresson was out with her camera at the 2014 High School Sailing Regatta at Lake Mayer in Savannah.

January 15, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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Jan. 16: First Christian Academy open house - First Christian Academy will open its doors from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday for parents of infants through fourth-graders interested in touring the campus, previewing the curriculum and meeting the teachers and administrators. Along the way, parents will also get a sneak peak of the gym, the classrooms, the technology center and future programs being introduced this school year. First Christian Academy has been educating children for more than 10 years. For more information, call 912-756-3407 ext. 124 or visit

January 15, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Joseph McAllister's Hardwick Mounted Rifles

Modern-day Fort McAllister is home to educational events and celebrations, but 150 years ago, it was home to Joseph McAllister, captain of the Hardwick Mounted Rifles - a cavalry unit made up exclusively of men from Bryan County, predominantly from around Hardwick, Keller and what was then known as Ways Station.

January 09, 2014 | By Paige Hewlett Correspondent | Life on the Hill

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Jan. 9: Yappy Hour - Bark Park organizers will hold their monthly fundraiser for the county's dog park slated for Henderson Park from 6-8 p.m. at Fish Tales Restaurant. The group will release the annual plan for fundraising and the building plans for the park. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Visit for more information.

January 08, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

YMCA resolves to keep you fit in 2014

For some, January is all about getting back on track after a gluttonous holiday season and resolutions could be focused on getting in better shape, eating well or jumping into new hobbies. The Richmond Hill YMCA offers a few health-minded programs to help people meet their goals.

January 02, 2014 | By Paige Hewlett Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Santa visits SNAP

Members of the Bryan County Fire Department were busy Christmas with Santa Runs, Breakfast With Santa, Toys for Tots and more. Santa and BCFD members also went out to the South Bryan Recreation Department on Dec. 18 to meet with kids involved in the SBRC Special Needs Activities Program, also known as SNAP. From all reports, a great time was had by kids, firefighters and Santa himself. The accompany photos were shot by Bryan Browning.

January 01, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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Jan. 1: 13th annual Tybee Polar Plunge - After a night of merrymaking and ringing in the new year, gather two or more friends and enter the "Gang of Goofs" costume contest for the chance to win some great prizes, including a coveted engraving on the "Le Goof" trophy for the first-place team. Proceeds benefit the restoration and renovation of the Tybee Post Theater. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and the plunge is at noon. Admission is $25. For more information, go to

January 01, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Away in a manger...

Few things grant holiday cheer like carolers singing, hot chocolate and merrymaking in the cool air.

December 24, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Correspondent | 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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