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Photo contest solicits shots

ATLANTA - The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding its fourth annual online photo contest to coincide with Preservation Month in May. This year's theme is "The Civil War in Georgia."

May 06, 2013 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Fundraiser digs up bonus for dog park

Supporters for the Bryan County Bark Park in Richmond Hill flocked to Marker 107 in Kilkenny Thursday night for a wine and cheese fundraiser to donate money needed to begin work on the proposed 1.5-acre dog park in DeVaul Henderson Park.

May 01, 2013 | By Kim Wade Correspondent | Life on the Hill

Proust questionnaire: Charlie, rescue dog

Charlie, a human-walker that is looking for a long-term family, lives now at Bryan Animal Caregivers:

May 01, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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May 2: Richmond Hill Historical Society Lecture – The Richmond Hill Historical Society will feature Danny Brown's talk titled "The Nashville" at their monthly lecture series. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 756-3697 or visit

May 01, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Trapper makes coastal life safer

Living in coastal Georgia can present unique opportunities. Discovering an alligator living in your subdivision might be one of those.

April 24, 2013 | By Kim Wade Correspondent | Life on the Hill

Proust questionnaire: Jack Douglas

Jack "Trapper Jack" Douglas, an alligator and nusiance animal trapper from Savannah, faces the questions this week:

April 24, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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April 25: Bark Park Wine and Cheese Fundraiser – Learn more about the proposed Bryan County Bark Park at a dog-themed fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at Marker 107 at Kilkenny Creek. Guests can sample a wide range of fine wines, savory cheeses and delicious hors d'oeuvres while enjoying relaxing views and live music. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at door. A silent and live action will also take place. For more information, visit

April 24, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Kids get closeto wildlife at market

Children gather Tuesday around local wildlife expert "Trapper Jack" Douglas to pet an alligator at the Richmond Hill Farmers Market in J.F. Gregory Park. Douglas had live alligators and rabbits for children to pet, and a plethora of wildlife mounts on display. Read more about Douglas in Wednesday's Life on the Hill.

April 22, 2013 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Lodge donates to Salvation Army

Bryan Lodge No. 303 of Richmond Hill raised more than $500 to benefit the Salvation Army during its yard sale and pancake breakfast in March.

April 19, 2013 | Special to the News | Life on the Hill

Library to celebrate World Book Night

On April 23, thousands of people around the world will give more than 2 million free books to friends, family and strangers as part of World Book Night.

April 17, 2013 | By Caitlyn Boza | Life on the Hill

Proust questionnaire: Caitlyn Boza

Caitlyn Boza, the outgoing editor of Life on the Hill, faces the questions this week, her last in the area:

April 17, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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April 18: Business After Hours – Jump 'N Jacks Family Fun Center will host the April Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. at its location in Richmond Hill. Join members of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for light refreshments and networking. Call 756-3444 for more information.

April 17, 2013 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

Thank you, earl of Sandwich

Great inventors rarely receive the recognition they deserve. I'd love to shake hands with the guys who invented duct tape, Weedwhackers and WD-40 - three of the greatest inventions of all time. I'd also like to thank John Montagu, fourth earl of Sandwich and eponymous inventor of the original fast food - the sandwich.

April 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Life on the Hill

Volunteers clean up Fort McAllister

Some 50 volunteers showed up at Fort McAllister on Saturday to rake, paint and help clean up as part of the annual Civil War Trust Volunteer Day.

April 11, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Correspondent | Life on the Hill

Business helps new moms get fit

Getting back in shape after having a baby is no walk in the park. Or is it?

April 10, 2013 | By Caitlyn Boza | Life on the Hill

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Giant egg hunt offers family fun

Thousands of people have been filling J.F. Gregory Park every year around Easter, and this year should be no different.

April 16, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill

See and be seen: Georgia Cities Week breakfast

Richmond Hill kicked off Georgia Cities Week with a breakfast that featured Georgia State Transportation Board member Ann Purcell, talking about area projects. Jeff Whitten got shots of some of the people there.

April 16, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

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April 17: Business After Hours – The Royal Oak Car Wash and Jeff's Beverage are hosting the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Royal Oak Car Wash on Highway 17. Chamber members and their guests are invited to enjoy an evening of networking with food and beverages. There will be door prizes, a special coupon for services courtesy of Royal Oak Car Wash and a chance at the Chamber's 50/50 drawing. Business professionals that are interested in learning more about the Chamber are welcome to attend. For ...

April 16, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill

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


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