Fort McAllister Historic Park celebrated the homecoming of a Confederate battle flag Saturday, nearly 150 years after it was surrendered to Union Maj. William Z. Clayton at the Battle of Fort McAllister.
It's been a good year for Elizabeth Bennett. The 10th-grade English teacher and girls basketball coach at Richmond Hill High School has received two big awards for the 2011-2012 school year - Teacher of the Year and Coach of the year. "It's very exciting, and I'm so proud of what I've accomplished," said Bennett. "It's just great. This is my life, and I'm so happy." Bennett, who has degrees from Ashland University, Armstrong Atlantic State ...
The Richmond Hill Farmers Market is back for its second season and already drawing large crowds.
Relay for Life Bryan County is set for April 27, and there's still plenty of time to sign up. The 12-hour-long relay is intended to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. It will kick off at 7 p.m. in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill and will last through the night, symbolic of the fact that cancer never sleeps. "Relay is a unique opportunity for the community to fight back against cancer," ...
1. What, to you, is perfect happiness? To see my family happy and being with my husband. 2. What one material possession would you save in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)? Family pictures. 3. What's the best advice you've ever been given? My first job supervisor told me to always challenge myself each day to strive to do better in my position. This advice helped me to develop a good ...
Tragedy turns to farce at Richmond Hill Community Theatre's upcoming dinner theater performances of "Barbecuing Hamlet."
Runners will compete to be "top dog" at the seventh annual See Spot Run 5K run/walk on March 24 in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Treasures are not necessarily buried, or things found in antique shops, flea markets or city dumps. Treasures can be relationships with others, acquaintances or friendships - like the expression, "Just having your friendship is a treasure."
Nearly 30 people filled the narrow rows of wooden benches at the Richmond Hill Museum Thursday evening to hear historian Christopher Hendricks speak about the 1779 Battle of Savannah during the Revolutionary War and its effect on local history.
United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fourth consecutive year, according to a press release.
Albert Martin and Isaac Marriott of ECC Pack 141 received scouting's highest award March 1. Both completed all the necessary requirements for the Arrow of Light Award. After receiving their awards, they crossed over into Boy Scouts and were received by Frank Patterson, scoutmaster of Troop 295, along with other scouts from Troop 295. Lonnie Dombrowsky, cubmaster Pack 141, led the ceremony along with the cub scout members.
Like most 11-year-old girls, Kayla McCormick likes to draw. What's not so typical, however, is the level of skill she's developed at such a young age.
Aromas of spices, peppers, onions and more could be smelled on the sidewalks of downtown Pembroke Saturday when dozens of people gathered at the Senior Citizens Center for the city's fourth annual Chili-Cook Off.
Hanna Suddath and Friends, a group of area musicians and vocalists, treated the residents of Magnolia Manor and their guests to the 3rd annual "Love is in the Air" concert Feb. 10 in honor of Valentine's Day. Manor residents enjoyed performances of "The Nearness of You," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "The King of Love" and more. The entire group also performed "Amazing Grace" at the end of the concert. All the songs performed had something to do ...
The Women's Business Alliance of Richmond Hill encourages residents to shop locally and spend their dollars with area merchants. To accomplish this, the group is hosting its second annual Hometown Expo, Get to know Richmond Hill, Friday and Saturday Feb. 24 and 25 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Writer Vicki-lynn Brunskill, whose work includes the novel, "Waving Backwards," faces the questions this week:
June 21: Friday on the Train - Every third Friday from May to September set up your lawn chairs at 10220 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill and enjoy some entertainment. In addition to scheduled live music, guests are welcome to participate in open-mic sessions towards the end of each event as an audition for a music production being planned for later in the year. Events are free and sponsored by the Suites at Station Exchange.
If Vicki-lynn Brunskill knew one thing in the pit of her stomach, it was that she couldn't waste one more day merely thinking about all the ways she could be helping those in need.
The Richmond Hill History Museum isn't shabby per se. In fact, it's in much better condition than one might expect given it once housed a bevy of kindergarteners in the 1940s and '50s, and later the office workers of a bustling paper company. Sure, it needs a shiny new coat of paint, and yes, the chimney happens to be a tad leaky. Even the tightest of ships needs a little upkeep every now and then.
Sarah Volker, president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, faced the questions this week:
June 14: Teen night under the stars - Jump N' Jacks offers a night of movies, music and dancing for Bryan County teens from 7:30-11 p.m. each Friday. Kids of all ages are welcome for pizza, soda, movies and games. The cost is $20 for admission and includes pizza, soda and a $10 game card.
Eight year-old Richmond Hill resident Emma Williamson has spent the last three years learning the art of jujitsu in hopes of earning her junior black belt.
"Get your mind right and your body will follow."
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