More than 100 people gathered on Fort Stewart Friday evening in remembrance of those who have gone missing or were killed in action while serving in the military over the past several decades.
On Aug. 10, Jesse Newman, a life-long resident of Bryan County, was given by Hospice of Savannah and the U.S. Army a certificate of appreciation that recognized and honored him for his service to his county and upholding liberty and freedom for all.
The Beta Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Sept. 7, in the social hall of the Pembroke United Methodist Church.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class David C. McGrath graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Cancer is a terrorist.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire, the local chapter of the national organization, was formed with the goal of "improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities," and the 2010 Bryan County Campaign Kick-Off is set with a luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
School has started for almost everyone of school age. Mothers are thinking of the things that need to be done, such as cleaning out the kids' rooms and all the closets in the house - it's the perfect time to put things aside that can be donated to the Friends of Pembroke Library.
On behalf of Richmond Hill City Center and The Wilderman Group, Conference and Catering Manager Christina Waters presented a check for $1,025 to Operation Homefront/Georgia last week.
The roar of cannon fire and the pungent smell of gunpowder filled the air at Fort McAllister State Park on Saturday, marking its annual Labor Day Festival.
It's getting to be that time of year again.
Natalie Brown of Richmond Hill completed her Silver Award for Girl Scouts earlier this summer.
Bryan County Drug Free Coalition Director Bill Collins recently presented awards to a number of people who have been instrumental in the program's success. Collins made the presentations during the Bryan County Board of Education meeting on Aug. 26 at Bryan County High School. Also honored but not pictured were Deborah Hamm and Shayrae Lonon.
Pvt. Samuel Groover recently completed a 14-week infantry training at Ft. Benning, Ga, Home of the Infantry. He was in the Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 19 Infantry Regiment.
The Pembroke Ministerial Fellowship would like to invite all ministers, pastors and local government officials of Pembroke and the surrounding area to rally around the flag pole at the courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 11, at noon for a time of prayer for our nation.
The descendants of James Benjamin and Frances Hodges Newman, Henry M. and Mary Ann Bacon Burnsed will combine their reunion this year.
SAVANNAH - Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire has announced a $500,000 Community Challenge campaign to raise funds for the expansion and renovation of the Savannah Ronald McDonald House.
SAVANNAH - Habitat for Humanity Savannah recently received a $3,000 grant from Target to defray the costs of the home-ownership program.
Curt Hames talked about his travels to Cuba, which he called "Planet Cuba," to the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill during a recent meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The Green Thumb Kids planting booth will return to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 24 in J. F. Gregory Park.
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.