Pratt Lockwood, recreation director for North Bryan County Recreation, received the James Colley Award at the District 2 Georgia Parks and Recreation Association annual meeting on Aug. 11.
Last Christmas, Austin Morgan needed a little help. Money was tight for his family and the holidays weren't looking bright. In the nick of time, however, several groups came to the 10-year-old's aid - the Long County Wingmen Club, the Long County Star Program and the Ludowici Police Department. Members of the three organizations stuffed Austin's stocking with clothes and goodies and parked two shiny, new bicycles beneath his tree, giving the youngster a particularly memorable Christmas.
Members of the Georgia Society Daughters of the American Colonists from across the state filed into a dew-laden area in front of Sunbury's Colonial Sunbury Cemetery Saturday morning. The pre-Revolutionary park's gates were being dedicated.
Betsy Kammerud joined Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss last year. Now, she said, she is delighted to bring her skills as a bereavement counselor to Liberty County. Each Wednesday afternoon, she will see children and adults in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
Coastal Georgia recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. Coordinators in communities in and around Savannah are working to spread the word, get residents involved and collect donations.
Liberty County's tranquil Colonial Sunbury Cemetery, located in a town long gone, will receive new wrought iron gates tomorrow.
Community members donated blood Friday afternoon to show their support for Terry Nielson, a Bryan County firefighter who is suffering from a serious medical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.
Bryan County Junior 4-H'ers departed for Jekyll Island 4-H Center for a week of 4-H Summer Camp on July 5. Twenty-two upcoming 8th and 9th graders spent the week learning about Georgia's coastline and how to protect and preserve it. Camp counselors at Jekyll mixed learning with fun to make an exciting, unforgettable week of summertime fun. Day excursions included a scenic bike ride through the Jekyll Island Historic District, a trip to the Sea-Turtle Center, canoeing, a dolphin tour and walk around Raccoon Island, and an afternoon shopping on St. Simon's Island
When it comes to leveraging resources and mobilizing volunteers to help people in need, United Way of the Coastal Empire in Bryan County has its act together.
Bryan County resident Rodney Denmark, a paramedic with Med Star Ambulance Co., was recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Board of Directors for achieving 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered paramedic
Lilly Ledbetter didn't get a dime from her decade-long struggle to make fair pay a law. Ledbetter said she was just trying to do the right thing when she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in July 1998 against her former employer, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Ala.
Correction: The blood drive will begin at 1 p.m. in front of Publix instead of 9 a.m. The blood drive will end at 6 p.m.
Tuesday was a big night on both ends of the county as communities celebrated National Night Out in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.
Russell Lawless, a 2010 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 400 on June 19, 2010, in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church.
Marc D. Stanley has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.
The January 2014 meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club featured Midnight Star Pottery owner Erica Childress demonstrating pottery projects for the garden.
Joseph Walraven got into powerlifting because he wanted to get in shape, but it's become a way he can help someone else get well.
The Rape Crisis Center has announced that the upcoming sexual-assault nurse examiner training, provided by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, will be March 22-25 in Savannah.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently announced the winners of the Christmas decoration contest for Pembroke businesses.
SAVANNAH - Scott Turow will be the featured author at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival SBF@SCHOOLS student session Feb. 13.
Lanier Primary School students collected more than 800 food items between Thanksgiving and Christmas for the Bryan County Family Connection food bank.
When I was growing up in England, there was a famous sitcom called "Fawlty Towers," written by and starring Monty Python star John Cleese. The plot focused around fictional Basil Fawlty (Cleese), an appallingly rude hotel owner. Only 12 episodes were ever made, and in 2000 the British Film Institute voted the series the best British Television series of all time.
Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor was mistaken - a good man isn't so hard to find, but finding a good bowl of butter beans can sometimes be challenging, unless you cook them yourself.
Due to a ruptured pipe and flooding, the staff of Marne Behavioral Health, 206 Harmon Ave., on Fort Stewart, has temporarily moved to the second floor of the new Liberty Wing at Winn Army Community Hospital.
Wednesday's rainy weather did not dampen the spirits of members of Liberty County's African-American community, many of whom gathered on New Year's Day at Thebes African Methodist Episcopal Church in Midway to celebrate the 151st anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation's signing.
2013 was a great year for recreation in Bryan County, where hundreds of kids got the chance to run, jump, skate, score, cheer, throw, pass, catch and tackle - and learn to have fun in the process. Our RecPlay photographers were there for the ride.
I emulate Biblical role models like Joshua, David, Peter and Paul. Jesus is more than a role model. He's God. I also look up to military heroes like Francis Marion, John Singleton Mosby, Alvin York, Audie Murphy and Paul R. Smith. It's my culinary heroes, though, who teach me new recipes and inspire me to develop my own skills in the kitchen or at the grill.
The Pembroke Garden Club held its annual Christmas luncheon on Dec. 5 at the Dixie Harn Community Center.
SAVANNAH - The Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Okefenokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America have announced they are currently exploring the possibility of combining forces to form a new Coastal Georgia Council.
Not everyone has a home for the holidays. The homeless do exist here in Liberty County though they rarely are seen on the streets. Not all homeless find themselves on park benches, in tents or sleeping in their vehicles. Many area homeless individuals and families seek temporary lodgings at area motels or rely on family and friends to shelter them.