Mary LeCounte Baggs will join the century club July 23, when she will officially celebrate 100 years of a full and active life. Having lived in Riceboro all her life, Baggs has seen the dirt roads of early 20th century Liberty County paved over with change. And she has left her mark on the community.
Last month the descendants of Pembroke's first mayor, John Bacon and his wife Elizabeth Canady Bacon gathered at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center for their 10th Annual Bacon Family Reunion.
For the last four years, Kittie Franklin has served as Executive Director of the Richmond Hill - Bryan County (RHBC) Chamber of Commerce. In that time, she's helped to support and grow local businesses, making sure they find their niche in our community.
Bomber Girls Ladies' Riding Club, a group of female motorcycle enthusiasts formed in 2007 with a goal of "supporting military personnel and their families," has been making an impact by holding local fundraising events to send care packages overseas to deployed soldiers.
Richmond Hill's Ellen Cusimano graduted cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law on May 14 and will be practicing animal law and vet malpractice with VetCounsel, LLC.
Army Reserve Pvt. Charles J. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 357 of Pembroke were at Screven Motor Speedway recently. They were there to assist the Lions Club with a fundraiser for the Camp for the Blind as a community service project. The boys got an opportunity to visit the pits and watch the races, according to Scoutmaster Dave Williams.
As temperatures soar, don't be surprised if you see more late-afternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly activity of the slithering variety. Not to worry, though: Snakes can be a homeowner's best friends, as long as you remember a few important tips.
Kidz-Etc had its annual Independence Day Pageant last weekend. This year's event drew 24 contestants.
Soldiers are tree huggers, too. Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield was recently designated a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Residents of Magnolia Manor showed their true colors recently during their first annual Red, White & Blue Spirit Competition. Each floor of residents represented one of the three colors (first floor represented red, second floor represented white and third floor represented blue). Throughout the day, each team participated in a series of events ranging from the watermelon seed spitting contest, to karaoke. With such enthusiasm from each team, staff awarded a three way tie to the residents.
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.
Pembroke's Donald Driggers, center, was recently honored by Mayor Mary Warnell and the Pembroke Police Department, represented by Inspector Kelly Price. Driggers is a longtime supporter of the department.
The only time I'm not reading, writing or thinking deeply about something is when I'm fishing or sitting on the back porch at the end of a long work day.
Dozens of people stopped by the Pembroke Senior Citizens Center Saturday to sample the cuisine that pitted neighbor against neighbor in a friendly chili cook-off competition.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's National Youth-At-Risk Center will welcome more than a thousand educators, social workers, community leaders and researchers from across the United States and internationally during the 25th annual National Youth-At-Risk conference March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.