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.
Fort Stewart highlighted contributions made by Asian Pacific Americans on Wednesday during the in stallation's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at Club Stewart.
Bryan County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Otis Willis has worked many a Christmas during his 35 years as a firefighter.
Area pastors say they are inspired when writing their Christmas season sermons. Most are inspired by the Christmas story itself, by human kindness and Christians' shared belief as to why Jesus was born.
Stephanie Willis and her daughter, Lauren, stand in the yard of their Brigham Drive home in the Brigham Lakes subdivision that was recently named Yard of the Month for December by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. Stephanie Willis and her husband, Blaise, keep their home landscaped with scalloped-trimmed Indian hawthorns, a blooming sasanqua, liriope, loropetalum, agapanthus and a sago palm. The couple received a certificate from the garden club as well as a gift certificate from Tim and Dave's Nursery.
Continuing the tradition of doing what the News can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red, below are letters to Santa Claus from second-graders at Lanier Primary School.
A group of Savannah Area Board of Realtors in Bryan County helped bring cheer to a few local children and families in need earlier this week with a donation to the Bryan County Children's Fund.
WASHINGTON - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.
From the outside, the big metal building behind Pembroke Advanced Communications looks like the maintenance shop it is for much of the year.
Every year, the Bryan County News does what it can to help local kids get their Christmas wish lists to the big man in red. And since we know Santa Claus is always keeping up with what's going on in Bryan County, we're printing some letters to him here, in hopes he'll get the messages in time for Christmas.
The Liberty County community showed its appreciation for the sacrifices made by military members and their families Wednesday through a holiday-meal distribution hosted by Operation Homefront Southeast. Operation Homefront, its corporate sponsors and 100 volunteers provided bags of food to 300 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families at Connection Church in Hinesville.
Cajun, Creole and low-country cooking are similar, I think, because they're culturally linked. I say it's not the common spices or pork seasonings but the diversity that makes these similar cuisines so delicious.
The Richmond Hill Lions Club met Dec. 10 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park for its annual Christmas dinner party and auction.
Not even Saturday's cold and rainy weather could put a damper on the third annual Holiday Market at J.F. Gregory Park.
The re-enactment of Gen. Sherman's historic siege at Fort McAllister continued Saturday despite the soggy conditions and unrelenting rain.
Rain or shine, the Christmas festival and parade held in Pembroke for 30 years benefit 4-H Club members throughout Bryan County.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.