As a kickoff to Georgia Cities Week, city officials presented flowers, a gift and a proclamation to Pembroke's eldest citizen, Roxie Williams, 101.
The NAACP Bryan County Branch recently made a presentation to Sarah Dixon who is relocating to the Atlanta area after retiring from the Internal Revenue Service.
I have just returned from a visit to the land of my birth to see family and friends and discovered that the whole country is in a frenzy of excitement and anticipation about the wedding of Prince William (who is second in line to the British throne after his father, Prince Charles) and Kate Middleton. Their wedding will take place next week in London.
Owen Petrey gets some help from his dad, Joe Petrey, as he baits his hook with a worm Saturday during the fishing derby in J.F. Gregory Park.
Dennis Barnard is carrying a cross during Holy week and the week after Easter and walking from Glennville to Brunswick and back, by way of Claxton, Blitchton, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Ludowici.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club is sponsoring Sarah Elizabeth Rash, 8, of Ellabell in the Georgia Lions' Camp for the Blind summer program from June 13-18.
The ASPCA has announced that 95 shelters across the country, including the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, have been selected to compete in the qualifying heat of the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge.
The catfish did their part Friday when students from the Bethesda Home for Boys visited The Ford Plantation.
FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT, S.C. (AP) - Somber period music, flickering candlelight and thudding cannons around Charleston Harbor ushered in the nation's observance of the nation's bloodiest conflict this morning.
Pembroke Garden Club met March 17 at the Pembroke Community Center.
Georgia Operation: Military Kids will offer camping opportunities this summer for military youth. More than 150 military children took advantage of three camps last summer.
Sons and daughters everywhere celebrate their mothers every spring on Mother's Day. In recent years, however, the holiday has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. So if there is a woman in your life who isn't a biological mother - but is special nonetheless - Mother's Day, which is less than a month away, is a great time to tell her how much she is appreciated.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Archives and Ancestry.com published newly digitized Civil War records online for the first time Wednesday, allowing users to trace family links to the war between North and South.
Shoppers bought Gerber daisies in bloom, homemade wooden birdhouses, colorful stone necklaces and a few fresh vegetables.
Cancer survivors, caregivers, family members and supporters convened on J.F. Gregory Park on Friday night for Relay For Life of Richmond Hill and helped raise more than $42,000 to fight the battle against cancer.
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are teaming up to donate clothing and household items to the annual Good Turn Day Drive on Oct. 26.
Whether or not you are a fan of the books in Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series or the A&E television series based on them, "Longmire," his newest book is sure to please.
Sometimes at a public gathering someone will privately comment on one of my food columns. Most are kind, telling me how much they agree with my assessment of steaks, seafood or certain restaurants. Others tell me up front I got it all wrong about which is better - North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Memphis, Kansas City or St. Louis barbecue.
The recent dog wash fundraiser at PawParazzi Pet Boutique and Grooming Spa raised more than $500 towards the building of the new Bryan County Bark Park, as board members confirm that land-clearing and building will start soon.
For the first time in its 62-year history, Richmond Hill United Methodist Church will hold its annual barbecue Nov. 3 in conjunction with a homecoming celebration and playground dedication.
A Statesboro civil-rights attorney and Pembroke pastor has been elected the newest leader of the Georgia State Conference NAACP.
Ameris Bank's fourth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative is collecting non-perishable food items this month.
The other night, I enjoyed a microwave corn dog.
The Dolphin Project invites the public to "Dolphins & Desserts" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Stewart Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. in Savannah.
In spite of unseasonably high temperatures on Saturday morning, the Richmond Hill Garden Club's 14th annual Pumpkin Patch was the picture of fall splendor - and hundreds of visitors came out to J.F. Gregory Park to enjoy it.
Richmond Hill Garden Club recently named St. Clair and Willie Granderson home on Boyd Drive in the Melrose subdivision the yard of the month for October. The Grandersons also received a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery as part of the award.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Division of Continuing Education and Senior Citizens Inc. are working together to teach people how to detect, prevent and protect the elderly from physical abuse and financial exploitation.
The Midway-Riceboro branch of the Live Oak Public Library is closed to allow staff to set up the new branch housed in the Liberty County Community Complex on Highway 84. The new library facility is expected to open Oct. 21.
The Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters are swapping their normal blue uniform T-shirts for bright-pink shirts in October to support the fight against breast cancer.
During the past year - my first as an American citizen - I have learned about a whole new set of public holidays.