Members of Girl Scout troop 30370 are doing their part to help young girls living in the impoverished West African nation of Liberia.
Just in time for the new year, the Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill has expanded both its space and services.
Marriage, family and child counselor Randy Frost has been helping to change the lives of Bryan County kids for the last eight years.
Instead of braving the mall this holiday season, the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to keep their dollars local.
The 17thannual Richmond Hill Hometown Christmas Parade will kick off the holiday season Saturday. Leading the long line of floats will be this year's grand marshal: Donald Singleton.
Since before Richmond Hill was officially a city, the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church has hosted its annual Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction. Now in its 61st year, the church fundraiser continues to kick off the holiday season with home-style barbecue and handcrafted gifts.
More than 200 people turned out for the Taste of Richmond Hill Business After Hours Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Richmond Hill High School Students took a page out of Suzanne Collins' bestselling young adult novel "The Hunger Games" Thursday evening with a fundraiser for the Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace.
Just in time for Halloween, Fort McAllister hosted its first-ever public ghost tours last week.
Tucked away in the suburban neighborhood of Strathy Hall lies a hidden piece of Richmond Hill's history. The Strathy Hall Cemetery, which predates the Civil War, is the final resting place of nearly 100 slaves who worked and lived on the Strathy Hall Plantation.
In January of next year, Scott and Kathy Gilreath will adopt Clare, a 2-year-old girl with special needs, from China.
Every Friday morning at the Richmond Hill Public Library, more than a dozen kids gather around Cheyenne Kozaily to listen to her read classic childhood favorites, like Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" or Laura Numeroff's "If You Give a Pig a Pancake."
Emily Fromme loves horses.
Forget Jenny Craig and Jared "The Subway Guy" Fogle; Richmond Hill has its own weight-loss icon - Jennifer Kantanen.
Arts on the Coast will celebrate the art and history of Bryan County with its third annual Richmond Hill Historical Society Art Show at 6 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the Richmond Hill Museum.
Dec. 14: Winter Muster at Fort McAllister - Celebrate the final battle of the Confederate troops from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort McAllister. The battle will take place at 5 p.m. A self-guided tour will be held right after the battle at which time the visitors will view the destruction of war first hand. Admission is charged. Call 727-2339 for information.
After serving more than three decades as the park manager of a popular state historic park, retirement is a return to the simple things for Danny Brown - spending time with his family, connecting with his community and putting down some roots.
Church members sent in photos from Consumed Church's EPIC Thanksgiving Dinner. More than 100 people joined Consumed Church on Thanksgiving Day for its Engaging People in Community, or EPIC, Thanksgiving dinner. The food was provided by Consumer Groups, the small-group Bible study, and the United Way of Bryan County.
Dec. 6: Opening lighting ceremony & Chili Cook-Off - The city of Richmond Hill will kick off the season with the lighting of the holiday lights and sampling award-winning chili from local chefs from 6:30-9 p.m. in J.F. Gregory Park. Cook-off booths will be filled with chili chefs and craft vendors. Cash awards are given to the best-tasting chili in town. Enjoy a variety of food, entertainment and more.
Instead of shopping the Black Friday chaos this year, the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce is asking residents to think about shopping, playing and dining locally.
Paige Hewlett, herself a miltiary spouse, had her camera out Saturday when 1st Lt. Matt Dudley was welcomed from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan by his wife, Dhannon and their three boys, Isaac, Eli and Titus.
Nov. 30: The Nutcracker - Savannah Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky's classic holiday ballet featuring area dancers as well as professionals at the Lucas theatre for the Arts in downtown Savannah. Show times are 2 and 8 p.m. The matinee show is $12 for general admission, and the evening show is $18-$38 for reserved seating only. For more information, call 912-525-5040 or visit www.lucastheatre.com.
As the holiday season draws near, the focus turns to the importance of family and community. And that's just what author, veteran and Bryan County native Carletha M. Oliver does as she uses her childhood and family memories as the historical basis to her soon-to-be-released novel, "Exceptional."
An outdoor movie brought out animal lovers who wanted to support the developing Bark park.
Nov. 21: Nutrition and fitness classes - The Goodwill Job Connection, located upstairs from the Goodwill Store in Richmond Hill at 9701 Ford Ave., will host a free nutrition and fitness classes from 11 a.m. to noon. Subjects covered include basic nutrition, fitness, stress management and goal setting. For more information, call 373-8432.
Matthew Freeman would be nearing his 34th birthday if he were here to see the hundreds of Richmond Hill friends and community members race in his memory on Saturday in the annual Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Run in WaterWays Township.
Virginia Wiedower, one of Matthew Freeman's sisters, answers some questions about her brother and the charity that was established in his honor after his death:
Nov. 15-16: Family camp-out - Before the weather really gets chilly, kids can join the family at Hunter Cattle Co. Farm for a weekend of camping, exploring and adventure. Guests to the Brooklet farm will enjoy a wagon-ride with the Hunter Cattle family at sunset on Friday, dinner under the barn, a moonlit walk through the grounds, campfire stories and s'mores and a big country breakfast on Saturday morning. Kids can choose to spend the night or hang out for just the day, but all tickets need to be purchased before the event. For ticket prices and more information, visit ...
A Christmas just isn't the same without a tree in the living room and presents from Santa. But the harsh reality is that many children everywhere, including in Richmond Hill and surrounding Bryan County, will go without this year due to family hardship and various other difficulties.
Julia Harrison took her camera out for the Run for Dana 5/K Run/Walk Nov. 2 fundraiser.