Former county chief tax appraiser Dan Rollf was recently honored with a reception celebrating his retirement and his 13 years of service to Bryan County. Rollf was the chief appraiser during much of the growth time leading up to and through the housing recession. It was his job to properly assess properties and to make sure the county had a stable digest through these changing times.
McIntosh County is adjacent both to Liberty County and the coastline. In 1777, three parishes made up Liberty county - St. John, St. James and St. Andrews. In 1793, St. Andrews was split off and made into McIntosh County.
ATLANTA – A memorable treasure was unwrapped for a Bryan County man courtesy of the Georgia Lottery. Daniel Thomas of Richmond Hill won a $100,000 top prize playing the new instant game Jumbo Bucks Crossword.
Cars lined the side of Highway 144 on Thursday as folks flocked to Plantation Lumber and Hardware for its ninth annual open house.
Area World War II veterans got a chance to mingle and share stories Wednesday when the Richmond Hill Exchange Club hosted a special Memorial Day program at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta division are raising funds for the American Red Cross, which is supporting those affected by the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma on Monday.
In ancient times, before "inventive spelling," young minds were required to learn phonics and spelling rules. We even had word lists on which we were tested weekly - words we not only had to spell correctly but define and use properly in a sentence.
The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill is planning a World War II Remembrance Program on May 22. The guest speaker will be Paul Grassey, a B-24 pilot with the 8th Air Force; having flown 13 combat missions during the war.
The recently signed Rural Tourism Protection Act helps Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites meet budget challenges and aids communities dependent on the tourism provided by the state's parks, historic sites or outdoor recreation areas within their communities, according to state Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, who wrote the bill.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently completed a beautification project at the Pembroke Library. The club thanked Ernest Hamilton from the Honey Wagon Company for donating the pine straw.
I have drooled while watching The Food Network's Bobby Flay and others cook a piece of beef called a tri-tip. Now that I've cooked and eaten one, I know why I was drooling.
Last week, I enjoyed an evening at the Civic Center when the Cirque du Soleil made its first visit to Savannah.
McIntosh County historian Buddy Sullivan will give two free lectures on key periods in the county in Darien.
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Miss Georgia South Pageant on July 13 in Adel. Age groups are baby (0-23 months), teeny (2-3 years), tiny (4-6 years), little (7-9 years), young (10-12 years), junior (13-15 years), teen (15-18 years) and miss (19-26 years). Ages 0-3 will compete in beauty, ages 4-15 will compete in beauty and interview, and ages 15-26 will compete in interview, swimsuit and evening gown. Each queen will receive prizes including ...
When told the Americans were hopelessly surrounded at Bastogne, Belgium, and ordered to surrender on Dec. 22, 1944, the 101st Airborne Division's acting commanding general, Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe responded iconically to the German commander by saying, "Nuts!"
Chronic-disease self-management program leaders' training will be in Richmond Hill.
More than $850 was raised Oct. 24 during the Bryan County Bark Park's Howl-o-Ween at Fish Tales.
ATLANTA - Damon Elmore, an Atlanta-area HR executive and Georgia lawyer, is determined to put the wheels of his bike down in every Georgia county, hoping to raise more than $31,000 for the Georgia Legal Services Program and Willie Dean Ministries in Atlanta.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling authors Scott Turow, Mitch Albom and Eben Alexander will headline the 2014 Savannah Book Festival, set for Feb. 13-16.
Back in the land of my birth, there has been a great deal of excitement about the recent christening of the third in line to the throne - his royal highness Prince George of Cambridge, the 3-month-old son of Prince William and Princess Catherine.
Basic training in 1973 at Fort Jackson, S.C., was not a culture shock to me. Daddy was a Marine, so I grew up under strict supervision and was used to being dropped for pushups or called a maggot.
A chilly morning turned into a perfect fall Saturday as Pembroke broke out its celebration of autumn with the second annual Spooktacular 5K/10K and fall festival at DuBois square.
Within 30 minutes of open registration at the Warriors for William 5K in J.F. Gregory Park on Sunday, race numbers had completely sold out. Walkers, runners, volunteers and other supporters came in droves to support a special little boy with a serious illness.
AARP is looking for volunteers to help with its Tax-Aide program.
The Bryan County 4-H Club and the city of Pembroke will host the 30th annual Christmas Parade and Festival on Dec. 14.
ATLANTA - The Governing Board of Common Cause Georgia unanimously elected Richmond Hill native Clint Murphy to the board during its September meeting.
Back in the Stone Ages - before hot wings were invented to satiate armchair quarterbacks, and when pro-football games were on Friday, Saturday or Monday and did not interfere with Sunday church services - football fanatics chowed down pounds of cheese, summer sausage and tater chips during the game.
Suites at Station Exchange Executive Director Rich DeLong, second from left, presents a $1,000 check to Deborah Heddendorf, director of the local Alzheimer's Association chapter, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill during a club social event at Fia Rua in Richmond Hill. The club raised the funds by participating in the recent Walk to End Alzheimer's event. Also shown are Rotarians Christopher Lea, Byron Atkinson and Gene Durante.
Richmond Hill Pharmacy held its 10th annual health fair on Friday complete with expert pharmacists and staff onsite to answer questions and provide health information to guests.
Gordon and Phyllis Holland will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Oct. 25.