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Woman writes about childhood in Bryan County

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."

November 20, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Bark Park movie fundraiser

An outdoor movie brought out animal lovers who wanted to support the developing Bark park.

November 20, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

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.

November 20, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Annual 5K salutes Capt. Matthew Freeman

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.

November 13, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

Q&A with Matthew Freeman's sister Virginia Wiedower

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:

November 13, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

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 ...

November 13, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Swinging into the holiday spirit

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.

November 07, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Run for Dana

Julia Harrison took her camera out for the Run for Dana 5/K Run/Walk Nov. 2 fundraiser.

November 07, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

Nov. 6-8: Operation Cash for Candy - Simply Children's Dentistry in Savannah wants to help kids fight cavities this Halloween by participating in a healthy local tradition. Kids 12 and under are invited to bring their Halloween loot to Simply Children's Dentistry at 613 Stephenson Ave. in Savannah from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Thursday and from 8 a.m.-noon Friday and trade it in for cash. The staff will pay $1 for every pound of candy and they'll also throw in a prize and a toothbrush to sweeten the deal. The maximum payout is $5 ...

November 07, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Common Threads fundraiser through Nov. 15

Few things symbolize the holiday season quite like a crocheted scarf from Grandma or a favorite quilt next to the fire.

October 30, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Business After Hours

Sue Nelson took her camera along to the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce's recent Business After Hours at Love's Seafood.

October 30, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

Oct. 31: Trunk-or-Treat and "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" - Head to White Bluff United Methodist Church on Halloween night for a showing of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and some trunk-or-treating in the parking lot. The church will serve hamburgers and hot dogs for $4 for adults and free for kids. All guests are invited to wear their costumes and gather treats from the trunks of members' cars. For more information, call 925-5924 or email

October 30, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Warriors for William rallying for 3-year-old with cancer

William Webb doesn't hide his love of comic book superheroes. Immersed in Spiderman, Batman and every crime-fighter in between, the 3-year-old boy hopes to be just like them one day.

October 23, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

Magdalena Bresson took her camera to the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival over the weekend. Here are a few of the people she saw.

October 23, 2013 | | Life on the Hill

The next 7 days

Oct. 24: Military Appreciation Day - The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair comes to Statesboro this week with carnival rides, food and fun for the whole family. Thursday, military families receive discounts on admission and entertainment. All retired and active-duty service men and women get into the park free from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 912-681-2202

October 23, 2013 | Staff report | 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

The next 7 days

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

The Next 7 Days

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

The next 7 days

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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