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 ...
Ameris Bank's fourth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative is collecting non-perishable food items this month.
The other night, I enjoyed a microwave corn dog.
The Dolphin Project invites the public to "Dolphins & Desserts" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Stewart Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. in Savannah.
In spite of unseasonably high temperatures on Saturday morning, the Richmond Hill Garden Club's 14th annual Pumpkin Patch was the picture of fall splendor - and hundreds of visitors came out to J.F. Gregory Park to enjoy it.
Richmond Hill Garden Club recently named St. Clair and Willie Granderson home on Boyd Drive in the Melrose subdivision the yard of the month for October. The Grandersons also received a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery as part of the award.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Division of Continuing Education and Senior Citizens Inc. are working together to teach people how to detect, prevent and protect the elderly from physical abuse and financial exploitation.
The Midway-Riceboro branch of the Live Oak Public Library is closed to allow staff to set up the new branch housed in the Liberty County Community Complex on Highway 84. The new library facility is expected to open Oct. 21.
The Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters are swapping their normal blue uniform T-shirts for bright-pink shirts in October to support the fight against breast cancer.
During the past year - my first as an American citizen - I have learned about a whole new set of public holidays.
A perfect day out on the marsh at Waterways Township was made even better Saturday by a crisp fall breeze and a clear, blue sky.
Bryan County Bark Park organizers will hold a dog wash fundraiser and microchip clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at PawParazzi, 11360 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
When my wife and I were preparing for our first child, we attended a bunch of classes about birthing. They told us our daughter wouldn't develop a sense of taste for the first year or longer.
The earth trembles under your feet when they prance down Main Street. It is thrilling and romantic to watch them pass in review.
Daniel and Crystal Selph of Bryan County announce the marriage of their daughter, Riviera Selph, to Sean Jon, son of Terry and Lee Ann Joy of Bulloch County.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Jordan will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Richmond Hill Museum at 11460 Ford Ave. as part of the Richmond Hill Historical Society's monthly lecture series.