Pratt Lockwood, recreation director for North Bryan County Recreation, received the James Colley Award at the District 2 Georgia Parks and Recreation Association annual meeting on Aug. 11.
Last Christmas, Austin Morgan needed a little help. Money was tight for his family and the holidays weren't looking bright. In the nick of time, however, several groups came to the 10-year-old's aid - the Long County Wingmen Club, the Long County Star Program and the Ludowici Police Department. Members of the three organizations stuffed Austin's stocking with clothes and goodies and parked two shiny, new bicycles beneath his tree, giving the youngster a particularly memorable Christmas.
Members of the Georgia Society Daughters of the American Colonists from across the state filed into a dew-laden area in front of Sunbury's Colonial Sunbury Cemetery Saturday morning. The pre-Revolutionary park's gates were being dedicated.
Betsy Kammerud joined Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss last year. Now, she said, she is delighted to bring her skills as a bereavement counselor to Liberty County. Each Wednesday afternoon, she will see children and adults in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
Coastal Georgia recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. Coordinators in communities in and around Savannah are working to spread the word, get residents involved and collect donations.
Liberty County's tranquil Colonial Sunbury Cemetery, located in a town long gone, will receive new wrought iron gates tomorrow.
Community members donated blood Friday afternoon to show their support for Terry Nielson, a Bryan County firefighter who is suffering from a serious medical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.
Bryan County Junior 4-H'ers departed for Jekyll Island 4-H Center for a week of 4-H Summer Camp on July 5. Twenty-two upcoming 8th and 9th graders spent the week learning about Georgia's coastline and how to protect and preserve it. Camp counselors at Jekyll mixed learning with fun to make an exciting, unforgettable week of summertime fun. Day excursions included a scenic bike ride through the Jekyll Island Historic District, a trip to the Sea-Turtle Center, canoeing, a dolphin tour and walk around Raccoon Island, and an afternoon shopping on St. Simon's Island
When it comes to leveraging resources and mobilizing volunteers to help people in need, United Way of the Coastal Empire in Bryan County has its act together.
Bryan County resident Rodney Denmark, a paramedic with Med Star Ambulance Co., was recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Board of Directors for achieving 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered paramedic
Lilly Ledbetter didn't get a dime from her decade-long struggle to make fair pay a law. Ledbetter said she was just trying to do the right thing when she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in July 1998 against her former employer, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Ala.
Correction: The blood drive will begin at 1 p.m. in front of Publix instead of 9 a.m. The blood drive will end at 6 p.m.
Tuesday was a big night on both ends of the county as communities celebrated National Night Out in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.
Russell Lawless, a 2010 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 400 on June 19, 2010, in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church.
Marc D. Stanley has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.
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.