Den 5 of Pack 400 Cub Scouts had a class on shooting rockets on March 27 at J F Gregory Park. More than 20 scouts participated. Den leader Blanca Lozada held a class on safety instructions. Parents prepared the rockets for lift off. James Brown, the pack's activities director, provided several launching pads as well as some very unique rockets he had built. Despite nearly 50 launches, all but five rockets were retrieved. The event was followed by snacks provided by Tammy Song and an egg race back in the park.
Fort Stewart defense contractor Anthony McCutchen, 37, of Ludowici, recently won $75,000 in a March 18 KENO! drawing.
He won everything but first place and the door prizes, and he's still a teenager.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Archaeologists are searching for signs of an ancient Spanish mission on Georgia's coast, but digging so far has not uncovered any signs of it.
Whenever I get homesick for the land of my birth, I can always console myself with a dose of "Britishness" via the TV.
The Pembroke Garden Club carried through with two traditions last month.
An upcoming workshop is designed help church leaders recognize the trauma continuum experienced by military veterans.
The Richmond Hill City Center is continuing to pack them in - and they're coming from more and more areas.
Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.
Hinesville's Fraser Counseling Center will host a three-hour workshop called "The Invisible Wounds of War: Developing Veteran Friendly Congregations" from 2-5 p.m., Thursday, March 15.
SAVANNAH - Recruited over tea at the mansion of a Georgia widow, the first Girl Scouts went on to earn proficiency badges for cooking meals and caring for babies. In a nod to their changing times, they also learned to shoot rifles and self-defense tactics such as "how to secure a burglar with eight inches of cord."
The Savannah Children's Choir will offer a summer camp July 16-27 at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church at 1008 Henry St.
The Friends of the Richmond Hill Library, a nonprofit organization interested in good library services, is seeking used-book donations.
Elected officials often have used musical instruments to propel their political careers.
Tim Jones, president of the Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club recently about how his organization is promoting the growth and awareness of tennis to the Richmond Hill Area. He spoke about the need for new tennis courts – in 15 years they have been resurfaced only once – and how important the provision of these are for young people and their families to get active and stay fit. He also mentioned the `Whole RHATA Love' appeal which is the charitable arm of the organization that provides food and help to local people in need.
Although it is nearly 20 years since I met my future (American) husband in England and began dating him, I was reminded about this time in our relationship when we recently entertained a lovely young couple in our home. We have known the young man (now in his early 30s) for many years and he used to visit us as a teenager in England, and he seemed keen to introduce us to his new girlfriend. These young people are both from the Southern USA, so have the advantage of understanding each other's cultures and use of the English language ...
SAVANNAH - Georgia Southern University and Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age comfortably, have partnered to co-host the annual Elder Abuse Conference on Oct. 3 at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.
Dr. Gary Fischer, left, is the Richmond Hill Rotary Club's newest member. He was inducted Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center by Rotary's District Governor Ted Thompson during his annual visit to the club.
The Richmond Hill City Center reported a successful first Festive Friday last weekend to benefit the Bryan County Bark Park.
Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.
Going to an estate-sale is more than just looking for antiques and other items to buy. To me, it marks the end of the owner's active life.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Richard Ralls at 120 Harvey Drive as the yard of the month for September. Ralls' yard has hidden gingers with white-and-lavender blooms below the leaves. It also features cast iron plants, elephant ears, nandina, ivy and salvia, all situated under sprawling oaks. A Japanese maple provides a focal point, and confederate jasmine adorns the mailbox.
The Richmond Hill City Center recently announced Festive Fridays, a new initiative from 5-7 p.m. each second and third Friday beginning this month.
Unity in the Community founders Craig and Sharon Butts met with Richmond Hill City Councilman Johnny Murphy to discuss plans for the city.
DECATUR - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide - the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service - is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.
My husband loves Mexican food and took me out for a Mexican meal recently. It struck me that, even when it comes to exotic cuisine, palates differ greatly between the two nations I love: Britain and the good ol' USA.
At last week's Rotary Club meeting at the City Center, Danielle Webb gave a presentation about childhood cancer and her family's battle against this disease, which their 4-year-old son, William, lost earlier this year. She talked about the nonprofit organization set up in his honor, Warriors for William, and also asked for support of the second annual Warriors For William 5k at 8.30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
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