Midway pilot Steve Berg intends to form a nonprofit organization to ensure his 22-acre, grass-strip private airport, Berg Park Aerodrome, continues "in perpetuity." Berg also wants to develop his property as a residential airpark.
Hinesville resident Chris Jimenez is the busy father of three teens: Dianna, 18, Tony, 16, and Lynda, 14. He and his wife, Liberty County school teacher Juanita Jimenez, take their family on vacation every summer. Here are the Jimenez family's favorite five vacation destinations:
More bricks were laid in place last weekend as several employees from Midway's Target Distribution Center volunteered to work on The Walk: An African-American Tribute at the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation.
Richmond Hill saluted area fallen soldiers at a ceremony Friday at the veterans memorial in J.F. Gregory Park.
A local effort to honor a fallen Marine from Richmond Hill is expanding into a national campaign to help improve education for children in war-torn countries with the official launch Monday of the Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace.
Voters will have a chance to get to know their local candidates next week during a meet and greet set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Beef 'O' Brady's Restaurant on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.
While the Memorial Day weekend for many people means jumping in the car and squeezing in a quick vacation at the beach, it's good to keep in mind the holiday's purpose: remembering the men and women who have died while serving their country.
Meet Marianne Zamjohn, the teacher of the year at Richmond Hill Elementary School
Seeing that this year's Kiss-A-Pig theme was based on a popular series of books, appealing primarily to children, it was fitting that the children representing the HOGwart's School of Glycemic Control ended up in first place. The children raised $75,000 and earned the right to kiss HAMlet the pig at the 2010 'Harry PORKer and the Blood Sugar Prince Battle for Control' campaign gala.
On Saturday, area residents rode hogs through town. On Tuesday afternoon, two educators took a dip in a mud bath. And it's all in the name of charity.
Ginnie Sherrod is the 2010-2011 teacher of the year for Bryan County High School. She has taught five years. A native of Macon, Sherrod is a 1999 graduate of Westside High School.
Donny Branch grew up with a rod and reel in his hands. His father, the late Allen Branch (Ol' Tight Line), moved the family to Colonel's Island in 1951 and owned Branch's Marina. Allen Branch pioneered conservation issues to protects species and the area's pristine coastline.
Hinesville resident Harold Cross, 91, said he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. Cross said he enlisted in the Navy instead of the Army because he did not want to "fight the war from a foxhole." The former sailor said his younger brother, Merville, served in the Army.
Deborah Robinson, director of the Historical African American Museum at the Dorchester Academy in Midway, recently commissioned a group of sculpture students at Bradwell Institute to create a collection of art work based on the Supreme Court case of kidnapped slaves on the ship Amistad. The effort to free the slaves was the first civil rights case in the United States.
Bryan County Emergency Services has announced the inaugural Citizens Emergency Services Academy will run from 7-10 p.m. for eight consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 11 and concluding Oct. 30.
Pembroke City Clerk Betty Hill was surprised at Pembroke's recent city council meeting with a gift from Mayor Mary Warnell in recognition of Hill's 20 years as city clerk.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has soaked the nation from head to toe in water that is too cold to drink.
SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to those much-needed treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
The Suites at Station Exchange invites the public to enjoy a train-themed event and hear a special announcement to celebrate National Senior Citizen's Day from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at 3205 TSX Grand Central in Richmond Hill.
The Bryan County News is looking to beef up its print and online community calendars.
EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of Aug. 18.
SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
Participating Dairy Queen stores around th Coastal Empire will hold a Miracle Treat Day fundraiser Thursday.
Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.
Family Promise of Bryan County is holding a Bedspread Derby Race on Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill.
In conjunction with the August book room sale, the Richmond Hill Library and the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library will host a book signing by local author and chocolatier David Willis from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.
Many of my columns are pretty light in tone and content as I generally aim to amuse as well as enlighten readers. This is not one of those columns.