Meet Bryan County Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011, Cassandra Donaldson. Congratulations on winning teacher of the year honors at BCMS. Please introduce yourself to our readers. This year marks my fourth year teaching. All of my teaching experiences have occurred at Bryan County Middle School. I was born and raised in Statesboro. I have been married to my husband, Reggie, for two years. We do not have any children of our ...
Cancer survivors, family members, volunteers, community members and soldiers gathered Friday night to celebrate the victories thus far in overcoming cancer, remember those taken by the disease and raise money to further research a cure.
Members of the Pembroke Garden Club recently worked at the Pembroke Library Butterfly Garden, which the garden club maintains. They also reworked the sign at the library and the Pembroke City Hall.
Army Pvt. Adam L. Collins has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Richmond Hill Community Education is holding painting classes for adults where people can be "Picasso for a night."
Robert "Robbie" L. Altman was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, April 24, by Boy Scouts of America Troop 400 for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. He is BSA Troop 400's 29th Eagle Scout.
While Tonya and Gary Bashlor of Richmond Hill are doing their best in what most would consider a bad situation, the community is coming together to help them see it through.
Real men wear pink and so does their fire truck. Fort Stewart firefighters have joined the Pink Heals Tour to help raise cancer awareness and funds for cancer research. Pink is the color associated with the fight against breast cancer. These men and women, many wearing pink turnout gear, will take a healing message of love and hope on the road in a recently painted pink fire truck. The truck has also been signed by ...
Savannah will host the Georgia Toastmasters convention Friday-Sunday, May 7-9, at the Hyatt Regency on River Street.
A crowd of Army spouses, children and dogs, most clad in bright yellow T-shirts, gathered under gray, drizzly skies Saturday for the Yellow Ribbon Walk on Fort Stewart. The walk marked the halfway point for the 3rd Infantry Divisions Run/Walk To and From Iraq/Afghanistan, an exercise and morale boosting initiative begun in January.
Sixty-three members of Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church gathered on Saturday, March 27, for their historic groundbreaking service. Everyone gathered on a portion of the 4-acre property to listen to the scriptures, offer prayers of thanksgiving to God and consecrate the land for the construction of their new church home. Several adults were chosen to officially break the ground and then the children of Spirit of Peace joined in with their own trowels.
Preschoolers eagerly waited for a turn to sit in the driver's seat during Wheels Day Friday on Fort Stewart. Military children from the installation's Child Development Centers were given a tour of numerous emergency and service vehicles, including a Hinesville police car, an Army humvee, a Forestry Division front-end loader and a Fort Stewart Fire Department ladder truck.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will hold its second annual Mother's Day Luncheon at noon Thursday, May 6, at the Chatham Club in the Desoto Hilton Hotel. The theme is "Every Child Deserves a Good Mother." The cost is $50 per person and proceeds benefit CASA. Checks can be mailed to Savannah CASA, 428 Bull St., suite 205, Savannah, GA 31401. Donations are tax deductible.
Meet Nancy Nubern, manager of the Pembroke Public Library. First, tell readers a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised here in Bryan County. I graduated from Bryan County High School. I am happily married to Van Nubern and we have a wonderful son, Joshua Nubern, who is 16. We attend Beulah Baptist Church, which we fully enjoy and are very active members. My son is in Boy Scout Troop 357. He ...
The Bryan County News is having a "Cutest Kids" contest. To enter, upload your child's photo at www.bryancountynews.net/cutestkids by May 8. There is no charge and prizes will be awarded. Readers will begin voting for their favorites, by age group, May 9.
Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Goody's, is raising funds for Toys for Tots through its "Bears that Care" plush-bears sale.
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library during a recent meeting voted unanimously to donate $2,400 toward the purchase of books.
Nativity sets from around the world will be displayed from 1-4 p.m. Saturda at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 302 E. Gen. Stewart Way in Hinesville. Admission is free.
Rotary Club of Richmond Hill recently presented its Junior Rotarian award for November to Richmond Hill High School student Sandeep Bethapudi. The Junior Rotarian award is given to RHHS students who have shown outstanding qualities.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 17th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade at 6:30 tonight in downtown Hinesville. This year's theme, "A Red, White & Blue Christmas … A Salute to Our Troops," was chosen to highlight Fort Stewart having almost all 20,000 troops at home for the first time in more than a decade. The parade will begin on Central Avenue and continue onto Welborn ...
Santa Claus will visit from noon-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at PawParazzi, 11360 Ford Ave., for a photo fundraiser to support the Bryan County Bark Park.
It was in Georgia, on an evening in January, when Ellen parked her car in her uncle's driveway. She had just left Archie's dance studio. She took a deep breath, got out of her car, walked up the steps onto the front porch and knocked on the door. Her arms were tucked tightly.
Cynthia Gates began her position as executive director of the Tri-County Protective Agency in August and now is "getting acclimated" to the job.
Those who would like to brighten the holidays for service members on Fort Stewart are invited to sponsor or set up light displays.
The November meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club featured Barbara Minchey, who demonstrated setting up a worm-composting farm.
I'm not making light of Thanksgiving Day by suggesting we should be thankful for leftovers. To have enough is a feast. To have leftovers is a blessing of abundance, and that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, which might be considered strange as I obviously did not grow up with this tradition back in England.
The marshes at WaterWays Township are a perfect place to boat, fish and kayak in peace. It's no wonder the volunteers and coordinators of Coastal Georgia's Heroes on the Water Program decided to return to the area Saturday for the second time this year, offering service members the chance to fish, paddle and enjoy a day on the water.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently named its yard and beauty spot of the month for November.
A group of Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans volunteered Saturday night at the So Many Angels Ball in Savannah. The ball is an annual charity fundraiser that supports spinal muscular atrophy. The charity was formed in 1999 after Richmond Hill infant twins, Cassidy and Skylar Swanson, were diagnosed with the disease.