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.
At the first weekly meeting of the new Rotary Year, Linda Vaccaro presented on the importance of CPR/AED training to Richmond Hill Rotary Club members at the City Center. She was welcomed by new President Lesley Francis and hosted by member Brianne Yontz, executive director of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce.
I am a heavy user of the English language. If it carried a usage fee or royalty, I always would be over-budget (according to my husband).
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.
DELAWARE, Ohio - Nola Johnson of Midway graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University on May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
With all the changes that have been happening around Timber Trail there is probably one that may have gone unnoticed by many.
Amazingly, this is my 100th English Rose in Georgia column for the Bryan County News, and as long as they keep printing it and you keep reading it, I will carry on writing it! For a bit of fun I thought I would share a few of quirky facts and musings about numbers and the number 100 - on both sides of the pond.
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