Mary LeCounte Baggs will join the century club July 23, when she will officially celebrate 100 years of a full and active life. Having lived in Riceboro all her life, Baggs has seen the dirt roads of early 20th century Liberty County paved over with change. And she has left her mark on the community.
Last month the descendants of Pembroke's first mayor, John Bacon and his wife Elizabeth Canady Bacon gathered at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center for their 10th Annual Bacon Family Reunion.
For the last four years, Kittie Franklin has served as Executive Director of the Richmond Hill - Bryan County (RHBC) Chamber of Commerce. In that time, she's helped to support and grow local businesses, making sure they find their niche in our community.
Bomber Girls Ladies' Riding Club, a group of female motorcycle enthusiasts formed in 2007 with a goal of "supporting military personnel and their families," has been making an impact by holding local fundraising events to send care packages overseas to deployed soldiers.
Richmond Hill's Ellen Cusimano graduted cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law on May 14 and will be practicing animal law and vet malpractice with VetCounsel, LLC.
Army Reserve Pvt. Charles J. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 357 of Pembroke were at Screven Motor Speedway recently. They were there to assist the Lions Club with a fundraiser for the Camp for the Blind as a community service project. The boys got an opportunity to visit the pits and watch the races, according to Scoutmaster Dave Williams.
As temperatures soar, don't be surprised if you see more late-afternoon activity on your sidewalks and driveways, particularly activity of the slithering variety. Not to worry, though: Snakes can be a homeowner's best friends, as long as you remember a few important tips.
Kidz-Etc had its annual Independence Day Pageant last weekend. This year's event drew 24 contestants.
Soldiers are tree huggers, too. Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield was recently designated a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Residents of Magnolia Manor showed their true colors recently during their first annual Red, White & Blue Spirit Competition. Each floor of residents represented one of the three colors (first floor represented red, second floor represented white and third floor represented blue). Throughout the day, each team participated in a series of events ranging from the watermelon seed spitting contest, to karaoke. With such enthusiasm from each team, staff awarded a three way tie to the residents.
SAVANNAH - The 66th annual Junior League of Savannah thrift sale will from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct 4 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct 5 at the Savannah Civic Center.
This spring, members of Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church started and tended a small vegetable garden. The idea was to give to the community by giving what sprang from the soil to Way Station Food Pantry in Richmond Hill.
STATESBORO - Ticket distribution will begin next week at Georgia Southern University for former first lady Laura Bush's speaking engagement at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hanner Fieldhouse.
The Bryan County Bark Park board of directors has announced a new collaboration with local Richmond Hill business Sew Much Baggage in unveiling T-shirts featuring the Bryan the Bark Park Dog logo.
It recently occurred to me that I've avoided any deep discussion on ethnic foods, so let's talk.
Bryan County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to received one of 49 employee health promotion and wellness grants.
The city of Pembroke was an award recipient Aug. 15 during the Georgia Downtown Awards of Excellence at the Lucas Theater in Savannah.
Attorney Kathryn Shelton was sworn in as a new volunteer for Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates on July 16 in Bryan County.
The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion will host a free six-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.
I have noticed that the British wartime-poster slogan, "Keep Calm and Carry On," has spread to these shores and appears on an astounding array of items such as cards, tea towels (dishcloths), mugs, T-shirts and bedding.
I often consider adjusting our thermostat because the humidity makes my wife's comfort-zone temperature of 75 degrees seem like 95. Sometimes, though, I fall back on that old, reliable cooling device - ice cream.
During the Korean War, being on a 15-day furlough at home was not the same as it was when you were a civilian.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently named its yard and beauty spot of the month for July.
Sujo John, who survived the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, will speak at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at First Baptist Church, 9184 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
Rainer and Susan Harris of Columbus and John and Teresa (Cowart) Purdy of Richmond Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittnee Lauren Harris, to Travis Coffman, the son of Sam and Pat Coffman and Dwight and Becky Griffis, all of Baxley.