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.
Here are some shots from the festivities at J.F. Gregory Park on July 4.
July 14 Sean Driscoll, Storyteller - In this Summer Reading Program event sponsored by the Richmond Hill Public Library, Sean Driscoll will use his many talents to host a story time like none other. Driscoll "has thrilled audiences with interactive animation, music, storytelling, theater, comedy and magic." Children of all ages are welcome to attend this free program, taking place from 2-3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. Please call ...
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.
First Baptist Church Richmond Hill's Military Spouse's Night Out is Aug. 20, from 6-9:30 p.m. It is open to any military, church member or not, deployed or not. Enjoy an evening out while your children, babies-fifth grade, have a fun filled evening designed just for them. No charge. To RSVP call the church office at 756-2196.
Army Reserve Pvt. Charles J. Hall has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Boy Scout Troop 357 recently received a donation from the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 164 to help send some of the boys to summer camp. The Troop left July 4 for Camp John J. Barnhardt in New London, N.C. They returned over the weekend.
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 November meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club featured Barbara Minchey, who demonstrated setting up a worm-composting farm.
I'm not making light of Thanksgiving Day by suggesting we should be thankful for leftovers. To have enough is a feast. To have leftovers is a blessing of abundance, and that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, which might be considered strange as I obviously did not grow up with this tradition back in England.
The marshes at WaterWays Township are a perfect place to boat, fish and kayak in peace. It's no wonder the volunteers and coordinators of Coastal Georgia's Heroes on the Water Program decided to return to the area Saturday for the second time this year, offering service members the chance to fish, paddle and enjoy a day on the water.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently named its yard and beauty spot of the month for November.
A group of Richmond Hill High School Young Republicans volunteered Saturday night at the So Many Angels Ball in Savannah. The ball is an annual charity fundraiser that supports spinal muscular atrophy. The charity was formed in 1999 after Richmond Hill infant twins, Cassidy and Skylar Swanson, were diagnosed with the disease.
MIDWAY - Evangelist Mark Cartwright is being recognized for 39 years in country music. The singer/songwriter, who has called Midway home for 20 years, is being inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.
Brush Buddies, a Keller art group, claimed a multitude of honors at the Coastal Empire Fair, held Oct. 31-Nov. 10 in Savannah.
If my wife wasn't such a good cook, I'd be 50 pounds lighter. I'm not blaming her, though.
Twelve area churches will serve as drop-off points during the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoe-box gifts from Nov. 18-25.
Evangelist Mark Cartwright is being recognized for 39 years in country music. The singer/songwriter, who has called Midway home for 20 years, is being inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.
Since I come from the land of tea and crumpets and few mosquitoes, I consider the overly sweet "sweet tea" and biting, flying bugs only minor drawbacks to living in this generally wonderful part of the United States.
Twelve area churches will serve as drop-off points during the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoe-box gifts. The week is set for Nov. 18-25.
My English IV teacher, Reomia Unold, said ambrosia was the food of the gods. I disagreed and told her so. She shook her head and sighed.
The Bryan County Bark Park will host its first dog-and-child friendly outdoor movie-screening fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ice Cream Stop at the Publix shopping center on Highway 144.