Continuing the tradition of doing what the News can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red, below are letters to Santa Claus from second-graders at Lanier Primary School.
A group of Savannah Area Board of Realtors in Bryan County helped bring cheer to a few local children and families in need earlier this week with a donation to the Bryan County Children's Fund.
WASHINGTON - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.
From the outside, the big metal building behind Pembroke Advanced Communications looks like the maintenance shop it is for much of the year.
Every year, the Bryan County News does what it can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red. And since we know Santa Claus is always keeping up with what's going on in Bryan County, we're printing some letters to him here, in hopes he'll get the messages in time for Christmas.
The Liberty County community showed its appreciation for the sacrifices made by military members and their families Wednesday through a holiday-meal distribution hosted by Operation Homefront Southeast. Operation Homefront, its corporate sponsors and 100 volunteers provided bags of food to 300 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families at Connection Church in Hinesville.
Cajun, Creole and low-country cooking are similar, I think, because they're culturally linked. I say it's not the common spices or pork seasonings but the diversity that makes these similar cuisines so delicious.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club met Dec. 10 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park for its annual Christmas dinner party and auction.
Not even Saturday's cold and rainy weather could put a damper on the third annual Holiday Market at J.F. Gregory Park.
The re-enactment of Gen. Sherman's historic siege at Fort McAllister continued Saturday despite the soggy conditions and unrelenting rain.
Rain or shine, the Christmas festival and parade held in Pembroke for 30 years benefit 4-H Club members throughout Bryan County.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.
David Morris of Pembroke won the American Legion Post 164's raffle for a $300 gift certificate to Pembroke Pharmacy and Southern Sportsman. The post thanks Pembroke Pharmacy for their help, as well as everyone who bought a raffle ticket.
Firefighter Jon Andriotis was named employee of the quarter by the Bryan County Emergency Services for the fourth quarter of 2013.
Winfred Mikler Tuten celebrated his 90th birthday recently with friends and family at the Richmond Hill Senior Citizens Center. A retired seaman first class in the Navy, he was presented an American flag and framed document. The document certified the flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol at the request of Rep. Jack Kingston for Tuten's actions in World War II, where he served on the U.S. Wingfield in the European theater. He entered the Navy Feb. 15, 1943, and was honorably discharged Nov. 19, 1945.
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.
Third Infantry Division soldiers and their families braved the rain Sunday to crowd into the Newman Fitness Center gymnasium for a free concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. The event was moved indoors due to rain and was delayed an hour, but that didn't keep attendees from waiting for and enjoying the show.