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Congratulations on job well done

I was recently shopping for a greeting card. I am a firm believer in sending and receiving old-fashioned greeting cards by snail mail for almost every occasion, so I wanted a card for my British nephew who was about to take some important school exams.

October 17, 2013 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Life on the Hill

Boy Scouts ready to serve

There will be lot more cooking at the 15th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival this weekend than fried shrimp and gumbo. Thanks to the Boy Scout Troop 400 of Richmond Hill, visitors to J.F. Gregory Park this Friday through Sunday will also have the chance to get a taste of something sweet with their seafood.

October 16, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

Q&A: Outlaw Typsy, Savanna's cover band

The Savannah-based cover band Outlaw Gypsy performs throughout the Coastal Empire and is set to hit the stage at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 16, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

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Oct. 18-20: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - Show up hungry because more than 30 vendors will be cooking up their favorite seafood dishes at J.F. Gregory Park. Guests will also enjoy live music from headliners Collective Soul, Drivin' N Cryin' and Chris Wallace as they take the stage Saturday night. Other local bands will perform throughout the weekend. Support local nonprofits, take a look at locally made arts and crafts and sample fresh seafood from a variety of local restaurants. The festival runs from 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 ...

October 16, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

District Garden Club meeting on Jekyll

Oleander District of The Garden Club of Georgia Inc.'s 55th annual meeting, "By the Sea," will be held Oct. 22 at the Morgan Center on Jekyll Island.

October 15, 2013 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

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

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Discovering life

As an 11 year-old, Richmond Hill resident Maggie Batson has already discovered many life experiences – starting a business, acting in a movie and now being featured in a national magazine.

August 21, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Football fever at RHHS

Richmond Hill High School football fans and band members traveled to Camden County on Saturday for a preseason football scrimmage between the Wildcats and Camden County High School. The regular season starts Sept. 5 for RHHS. Bryan Browning brought his camera along to show the spirit of Wildcat fans and spirit teams.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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Aug. 20: AWANA Program – New Beginnings Community Church invites children ages 4 years-old up to fifth grade to their AWANA program. The fun, scripturally based program starts at 6:30 p.m., and takes place every Wednesday night. Participants can register at the church or online at

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

See and Be Seen: Football tryouts at South Bryan County

The boys of fall are at it again. South Bryan County Recreation Department football got under way recently with tryouts, and hundreds of kids showed up to show coaches what they can do. The season begins soon for various age groups who will compete for local and state glory, the latter through the auspices of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association district and state playoffs.

August 14, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

Exploring Culture: RHMS student returns from Africa

The trip was canceled, but that didn't stop Logan Pope from getting to Africa.

August 13, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Life on the Hill

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AUG. 15-16: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill

GED program offers free classes

Bryan County offers three opportunities for community members to receive their GED through free classes offered at the Pembroke and Richmond Hill Public Libraries, as well as the Goodwill in Richmond Hill. Instructor Rick Smith said these classes give the community the education and credentials needed to find college or career opportunities.

August 06, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: National Night Out

The community came out to J.F. Gregory Park last Saturday for the National Night Out event sponsored by the City of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Police Department. The event included live music, free food and games for children, as well as vendors. Taylor Carpenter attended with her camera to document some of the fun.

August 06, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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Aug. 7: Lunch Bunch Club - The Richmond Hill City Center will kick off its Thursday Lunch Bunch Club from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes a $15 lunch buffet prepared by the center's executive chef. This event is by reservation only. The event will take place every Thursday, and seating is limited. To make a reservation or receive more information, call 445-0043 or visit

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


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