Voters will have a chance to get to know their local candidates next week during a meet and greet set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Beef 'O' Brady's Restaurant on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill.
While the Memorial Day weekend for many people means jumping in the car and squeezing in a quick vacation at the beach, it's good to keep in mind the holiday's purpose: remembering the men and women who have died while serving their country.
Meet Marianne Zamjohn, the teacher of the year at Richmond Hill Elementary School
Seeing that this year's Kiss-A-Pig theme was based on a popular series of books, appealing primarily to children, it was fitting that the children representing the HOGwart's School of Glycemic Control ended up in first place. The children raised $75,000 and earned the right to kiss HAMlet the pig at the 2010 'Harry PORKer and the Blood Sugar Prince Battle for Control' campaign gala.
On Saturday, area residents rode hogs through town. On Tuesday afternoon, two educators took a dip in a mud bath. And it's all in the name of charity.
Ginnie Sherrod is the 2010-2011 teacher of the year for Bryan County High School. She has taught five years. A native of Macon, Sherrod is a 1999 graduate of Westside High School.
Donny Branch grew up with a rod and reel in his hands. His father, the late Allen Branch (Ol' Tight Line), moved the family to Colonel's Island in 1951 and owned Branch's Marina. Allen Branch pioneered conservation issues to protects species and the area's pristine coastline.
Hinesville resident Harold Cross, 91, said he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. Cross said he enlisted in the Navy instead of the Army because he did not want to "fight the war from a foxhole." The former sailor said his younger brother, Merville, served in the Army.
Deborah Robinson, director of the Historical African American Museum at the Dorchester Academy in Midway, recently commissioned a group of sculpture students at Bradwell Institute to create a collection of art work based on the Supreme Court case of kidnapped slaves on the ship Amistad. The effort to free the slaves was the first civil rights case in the United States.
Meet Richmond Hill Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011, Mary Jo Fina.
Bryan County historian Buddy Sullivan of Richmond Hill recently received a statewide award from the Georgia Historical Society in recognition of his services to the Society since 1995.
The Pembroke Library Butterfly Garden is a project of the Pembroke Garden Club, and members meet annually to redo the garden and make it pleasing to the eye. Those who helped are were Mary Warnell, Joyce Fowler, Roger Maine, Reta Willoughby and Jean Faught. (Provided)
"If I can help just one spouse that's all that matters," said Family Readiness Support Advisor Jonna Reed Wednesday.
EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of Aug. 18.
SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
Participating Dairy Queen stores around th Coastal Empire will hold a Miracle Treat Day fundraiser Thursday.
Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.
Family Promise of Bryan County is holding a Bedspread Derby Race on Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill.
In conjunction with the August book room sale, the Richmond Hill Library and the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library will host a book signing by local author and chocolatier David Willis from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.