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.
Fort Stewart soldiers and family members learned about family adventures, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities from Savannah and Hilton Head to Orlando at Tuesday's Fall Community Showcase and Travel Show.
Other than Atkinson's peanut-butter bars and the orange-slice jelly candies I enjoyed as a kid, I've been good about keeping candy at arm's length. But when I was stationed in Italy, I discovered that European chocolatiers take chocolate to a whole new level. Had my unit not rotated to Fort Bragg early, I might now be diabetic.
During the Korean War, my outfit, the 471st Quartermaster Salvage Co., had been in Germany more than a year. Many of us had taken the opportunity to visit the surrounding cities and towns. Gradually, we were becoming accustomed to the German society, or better yet, we were blending in. Life was becoming normal in our different world.
Downtown Atlanta was teeming with characters last weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. B.L. "Billy" Kennedy recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The two were high school sweethearts and were married on Aug. 28, 1953, by the late Rev. V.P. Bowers at the Pembroke Christian Church.
With Labor Day behind us and everyone in a back-to-work mood I have been thinking about differences in the workplace and confusion between those of us who grew up speaking "English English" as opposed to "American English."
The Bryan County Bark Park will hold its first BYOD - bring your own dog - evening with a "Yappy Hour" from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Fish Tales Restaurant, 3203 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.
Attorney Robert F. "Bob" Pirkle recently received an award from a nationwide fraternity.
I prefer to buy organic fruits, veggies and meats. Rarely can I afford that, however, so I at least want it fresh. If I can't get it fresh, the next acceptable level is frozen. If I can't even get it frozen, I'll accept canned, depending on what's on the label.
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler presents local Boy Scout Sawyer Duckworth with a resolution honoring him for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. The presentation was made at the Aug. 22 city council meeting.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill welcomed Iva Salomounova from the Czech Republic to its weekly meeting recently.
The Fort Morris State Historic Site in Midway hosted its annual cannon- and musket-firing demonstrations Monday as part of a Labor Day celebration. The event, which also included games and food that were popular more than 200 years ago, gave participants a chance to step back into the 18th century and learn about Fort Morris' history.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club met Aug. 22 at the Bryan Lodge 303 F&AM building on Bass Street.
Team Evan of Richmond Hill is holding fundraisers this week to raise money for the Light the Night walk event Oct. 18 in Savannah.
SAVANNAH - United Way of the Coastal Empire, in partnership with Kole Management Company, has launched the Independent Housing Collaborative, an initiative dedicated to helping qualified individuals and families build stable housing and self-sufficient lives.