As we enter early summer, which is my favorite time of year, I once again am struck with the differences between the United States and jolly old England. Obviously it is around 20 degrees hotter here and flip-flops already are daily wear, but another big difference is the celebration of Mother's Day.
The Richmond Hill Historical Society will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the main building at Fort McAllister.
The Colony Bank branch on Ogeechee Road in Savannah, along with the community, showed support for the Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace on Friday with a donation drive and cookout.
"Thank you, thank you for what you do, and have fun today," actor Gary Sinise said as he shook hands and posed for photographs with soldiers, spouses and their dependents Saturday for a meet-and-greet at Fort Stewart.
When wartime came to 1940s Georgia, rural life was turned on its ear for the residents of Taylors Creek and other small communities scattered throughout nearly 300,000 acres.
Magnolia Manor on the Coast Garden Group recently unveiled a picturesque flower garden that was developed through the support of resident volunteers alongside Jason Jones and others who contributed to a special fund.
The Pembroke Christian Church Men's Club hosted a military-themed breakfast meeting April 9. U.S. Army Chaplain Chris Rice from Fort Stewart and Pembroke United Methodist Minister Larry Sauls, a veteran, were the keynote speakers. Other veterans included two other local ministers: the Rev. Jim Sullivan and the Rev. Jim Correll.
Iris Sims, president of Beta Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, attended the Psi State convention March 25-27 at Lake Blackshear.
You don't have to ask twice for volunteers to do something good for their community. And that was just the case recently when 85 percent of the registered members of Cub Scout Pack 141 showed up to help beautify Pembroke.
Pembroke resident and Gold Star Wife Patricia Barbee recently visited with Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, the former commander of the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart. Barbee said she will miss Cucolo and his wife, Ginger, and welcomes the incoming commander, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams.
Army Reserve Spc. Tyler S. Dietz, a 2008 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, is returning to the United States after a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Air Force Airman Devin T. Cothern graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Nothing says "happy Earth Day" quite like putting a few trees in the ground. And that's exactly what happened Friday when Richmond Hill city officials and the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation came together to plant a live oak and five dogwoods on the City Center grounds.
With Easter egg hunts in both Richmond Hill and Pembroke last weekend, it was evident that Peter Cottontail passed through to visit boys and girls of Bryan County. There was even a few sightings.
As a kickoff to Georgia Cities Week, city officials presented flowers, a gift and a proclamation to Pembroke's eldest citizen, Roxie Williams, 101.
Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.
The Bark Park's 2014 Happy Dogs' second annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser will start at 6 p.m. May 1 at the City Center.
Nearly 100 ladies from the Marne Community Spouses Club, Fort Stewart's all-ranks social club, met Jamie and Bobby Deen last week. Celebrity chef Paula Deen's sons took time out of their busy schedules to enjoy lunch with the group during a special event at Club Stewart.
THE LAWS OF physics dictate that nature abhors a vacuum. A related but lesser known axiom postulates that you can't love nature if you're inside vacuuming.
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will host its annual Spring Historic Communities Council Meeting and cemetery visit Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Shuman of Ellabell announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Katheryn Elaine Shuman, to Bradley Chase Cowart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cowart of Ellabell.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club met March 27 at the J.F. Gregory Park Wetland Center.
For their March meeting, the Pembroke Garden Club members enjoyed a trip to the Georgia Southern University Botanical Garden in Statesboro, also known as Garden of the Coastal Plain. The ladies enjoyed a tour of the garden led by guide Kathy Tucker, viewed the many variety of plants on the well-kept rounds, and the small one room schoolhouse on the premises; then enjoyed lunch at a local restaurant.
Restoration Worship Center of Richmond Hill will present dinner and the comedic one-act play, "The Slabtown District Convention," at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah Sand Gnats will have their fourth annual "Pack the Park" game, benefiting Park Place Outreach - Youth Emergency Shelter, starting at 7:05 p.m. April 29 at Grayson Stadium.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently named its beauty spot and yard of the month for March.
ALL THE FANBOYS and gamer girls will come out to play this weekend, when GnomeCon descends upon Savannah like a beneficent dragon.
The second annual Unity in the Community festival, formally the Jazz and Unity in the Community, will be held from 1-9 p.m. May 31 at J.F. Gregory Park.
The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.
Georgia Game Changers Running Company is sponsoring its second annual spring Decorate an Old Running Shoe contest this month. Participants will decorate shoes and turn them into Game Changers no later than Sunday.