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 Richmond Hill Garden Club recently selected Debra and Bobby Ware for the Yard of the Month award for November for their home on Mill Run Road.
Everyone knows Henry Ford built cars. Most know Ford built what eventually became modern day Richmond Hill.
I'm often asked why I don't write other commentaries. It's better to write about things you know about, and it's easier to do it when it's something most folks can agree on - like food.
The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers and teams for the Relay For Life in Bryan County.
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.