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Youngster making hunting, fishing a 'girl-thing'

If McCulloch Hoxie struggles with anything, it's sitting still.

October 09, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Richmond Hill Pumpkin Patch

Magdalena Breeson took her camera to the Pumpkin Patch last weekend.

October 09, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Oct. 10-13: Tybee Island Pirate Festival - Get ready for some swashbuckling fun with live music, children's activities and a Pirate Victory Parade. Historically, Tybee Island has hosted the Pirate Festival every Columbus Day weekend, thrilling guests with costume contests and a complete transformation of the city into a bustling pirate village. The free parade is from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 12. For a schedule of events and tickets information, visit

October 09, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Restaurant manager hits the track

F or John McCosker, the hobby that once kept him out of trouble as a youngster is now a vital teaching tool for his two young sons.

October 02, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo

Magda Bresson took her camera to the Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo last weekend at Fort McAllister Marina.

October 02, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Oct. 4-6: Oktoberfest on River Street - Downtown Savannah is hosting its 30th annual weekend-long festival on the river celebrating fall, food, beer and fun. Special attractions include wiener dog races, bratwurst tasting, sausage eating contests and a River Street keg roll. There will also be live music and a Beer Garden. The event kicks off in Rousakis Plaza at noon Friday and doesn't end until 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 912-234-0295.

October 02, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Garden club sets 14th Pumpkin Patch

Thanks to summer rains that soaked coastal Georgia over the summer, pumpkins are likely to be a little harder to come by. But organizers of the annual Pumpkin Patch in J.F. Gregory Park are hoping the event will go unscathed as they plan for another popular year for the round orange gourds.

September 25, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Friday on the Train

Magdalena Bresson took her camera out to Friday on the Train last week the accompanying photos showsome of the folks who turned out.

September 25, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Sept. 28: Free Day - Join Georgians in a celebration of state parks and historic sites with free admission all day and parks such as Fort McAllister, Skidaway Island, Wormsloe and others. The statewide event showcases how parks enrich communities and the importance of local volunteerism. Choose from activities ranging from trail maintenance and river cleanups, to guided hikes and golf tournaments. For more information, call 1-800-864-7275 or visit

September 25, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Local couple turning olives into labor of love

Vicki Myers said she has always shared a love for biblical history, especially biblical plants, with her husband, Bryan County Commissioner Steve Myers. They made a home in Richmond Hill nearly 12 years ago, but they also discovered a wealth of untended land deep in the heart of Bryan County, perfect for harvesting the ancient crops the couple had always dreamed of.

September 18, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Yappy Hour at Fish Tales

Magdalena Bresson took her camera out to Yappy Hour at Fish Tales, which raised more than $1,200 for the Bryan County dog park.

September 18, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Sept. 20: Third annual Warrior Classic Golf Tournament - Support local wounded warriors in this tournament at The Club at Savannah Harbor presented by Spine & Sport Foundation. Registration and lunch are at 11 a.m., and a shotgun start is at 1 p.m. They are currently seeking sponsorships for holes and prizes, as well as registration for teams. All entries and donations are tax deductible and participants can drop off a registration form at any Spine and Sport location. For more information, call 912-713-0777.

September 18, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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

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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

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

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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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