Pratt Lockwood, recreation director for North Bryan County Recreation, received the James Colley Award at the District 2 Georgia Parks and Recreation Association annual meeting on Aug. 11.
Last Christmas, Austin Morgan needed a little help. Money was tight for his family and the holidays weren't looking bright. In the nick of time, however, several groups came to the 10-year-old's aid - the Long County Wingmen Club, the Long County Star Program and the Ludowici Police Department. Members of the three organizations stuffed Austin's stocking with clothes and goodies and parked two shiny, new bicycles beneath his tree, giving the youngster a particularly memorable Christmas.
Members of the Georgia Society Daughters of the American Colonists from across the state filed into a dew-laden area in front of Sunbury's Colonial Sunbury Cemetery Saturday morning. The pre-Revolutionary park's gates were being dedicated.
Betsy Kammerud joined Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss last year. Now, she said, she is delighted to bring her skills as a bereavement counselor to Liberty County. Each Wednesday afternoon, she will see children and adults in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
Coastal Georgia recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. Coordinators in communities in and around Savannah are working to spread the word, get residents involved and collect donations.
Liberty County's tranquil Colonial Sunbury Cemetery, located in a town long gone, will receive new wrought iron gates tomorrow.
Community members donated blood Friday afternoon to show their support for Terry Nielson, a Bryan County firefighter who is suffering from a serious medical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.
Bryan County Junior 4-H'ers departed for Jekyll Island 4-H Center for a week of 4-H Summer Camp on July 5. Twenty-two upcoming 8th and 9th graders spent the week learning about Georgia's coastline and how to protect and preserve it. Camp counselors at Jekyll mixed learning with fun to make an exciting, unforgettable week of summertime fun. Day excursions included a scenic bike ride through the Jekyll Island Historic District, a trip to the Sea-Turtle Center, canoeing, a dolphin tour and walk around Raccoon Island, and an afternoon shopping on St. Simon's Island
When it comes to leveraging resources and mobilizing volunteers to help people in need, United Way of the Coastal Empire in Bryan County has its act together.
Bryan County resident Rodney Denmark, a paramedic with Med Star Ambulance Co., was recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Board of Directors for achieving 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered paramedic
Lilly Ledbetter didn't get a dime from her decade-long struggle to make fair pay a law. Ledbetter said she was just trying to do the right thing when she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in July 1998 against her former employer, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Ala.
Correction: The blood drive will begin at 1 p.m. in front of Publix instead of 9 a.m. The blood drive will end at 6 p.m.
Tuesday was a big night on both ends of the county as communities celebrated National Night Out in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.
Russell Lawless, a 2010 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 400 on June 19, 2010, in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church.
Marc D. Stanley has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.
SAVANNAH - The Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Okefenokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America have announced that they are combining forces to form a new Coastal Georgia Council.
The February meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club featured Mary Sweeney-Reeves, faculty member at UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium and coordinator of the Adopt-A-Wetlands program for Coastal Georgia.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University on Monday will host a special lecture provide a rare insight into the challenging lives of women on the Thailand/Burmese border.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Partners including the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, coastal counties and local and federal agencies have produced an aerial-imagery dataset of coastal Georgia that offers the most high-resolution look yet at the region and will be used for everything from county planning to wildlife conservation.
It's been nearly four years now since Army medic Spc. Shannon Chihuahua was killed during an insurgent attack in the Wataphur District of Afghanistan.
Cub Scout Pack 527 recently collected two truckloads of food from Richmond Hill residents that helped fill the shelves of Way Station Food Pantry. The collection effort was part of the pack's annual community service project.
Pembroke Garden Club members visit Camellia Health and Rehab in Claxton for their February meeting to present carnations to each resident. Afterwards, the Club members enjoyed lunch at a nearby restaurant.
I love the English language. Being an avid reader, as well as a writer, speaker and public-relations professional, I spend much of my day using the good old English language. Sometimes a little too much, my husband claims.
Sponsorship are available for the eighth annual Easter Extravaganza, set for 11 a.m. April 19 at J.F. Gregory Park.
My wife, kids, mama and a mess of doctors have strongly suggested that I try to eat healthy. But eating healthy is harder than most folks think.
The Bryan County Bark Park's next Bring Your Own Dog Yappy Hour will be from 6-8 p.m. March 13 at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina, weather permitting.
Bryan County Animal Control is working with veterinarians to simplify registering pets.
The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program recently announced the availability of free meals to children during summer break.
The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market staff has announced the return of the spring market, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. each Thursday from March through April in downtown Hinesville.
Chad Rodriguez, second from left, stands with Richmond Hill High School principal Debbie McNeal, left, Rotary Club of Richmond Hill President Larry Barker and RHHS CTAE teacher Lori Davis after being honored as the Rotary Club's Junior Rotarian of the Month.