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Half a century of history

POSTED: March 10, 2012 7:30 a.m.

Caren Bausch, second place winner in the Richmond Hill’s 50th anniversary art contest, points to her creation Thursday while surrounded by her family at a reception held in the Richmond Hill City Center.

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Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center to help commemorate 50 years of success and progress in the city of Richmond Hill.
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler welcomed attendees to the event and said the city would not be what it is today if it weren’t for residents.
“I think it goes back to our small town atmosphere and it’s the way that we treat people, the openness that we have in the city of Richmond Hill,” Fowler said. “And I think that belongs to all of you guys, not just the mayor or council, but it’s the citizens that live here in South Bryan County that makes us what we are.”
Some history of the city was also shared through viewpoints of local historian Buddy Sullivan and former mayor Richard Davis. County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed also read a resolution that noted how Richmond Hill has grown throughout the years from a town of around 800 people to a “thriving community” of more than 9,700.

Read more in the March 10 edition of the News.

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