I recently returned from a wonderful weekend in Atlanta, staying with Sarah, my closest friend from college days who is also British and, by great good fortune, now works in Georgia. Our tradition when I visit is to indulge in some serious retail therapy and spend a few glorious hours in the Atlanta stores.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Internet's virtual art gallery has a more Southern flavor now that art museums in South Carolina and Georgia have joined the Google Art Project.
It has been impossible to ignore the recent 100th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA by Juliettte Gordon Low in Savannah on March 12, 1912. Today's largest organization in the world for girls - with more than 3 million members across the nation - began as a single troop of 18 girls in beautiful coastal Georgia.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill welcomed Rabbi Darryl P. Crystal to the Richmond Hill City Center to hear a presentation on the role of transitional clergy, hosted by founder member and Past-President Dick Kent. The rabbi will be with the congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah until the end of June when he will be moving on to help another congregation in transition.
Sean Michael Hardy of Richmond Hill has earned the Eagle Scout award, which is the highest advancement award provided by the Boy Scouts of America.
Den 5 of Pack 400 Cub Scouts had a class on shooting rockets on March 27 at J F Gregory Park. More than 20 scouts participated. Den leader Blanca Lozada held a class on safety instructions. Parents prepared the rockets for lift off. James Brown, the pack's activities director, provided several launching pads as well as some very unique rockets he had built. Despite nearly 50 launches, all but five rockets were retrieved. The event was followed by snacks provided by Tammy Song and an egg race back in the park.
Fort Stewart defense contractor Anthony McCutchen, 37, of Ludowici, recently won $75,000 in a March 18 KENO! drawing.
He won everything but first place and the door prizes, and he's still a teenager.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Archaeologists are searching for signs of an ancient Spanish mission on Georgia's coast, but digging so far has not uncovered any signs of it.
Whenever I get homesick for the land of my birth, I can always console myself with a dose of "Britishness" via the TV.
The Pembroke Garden Club carried through with two traditions last month.
An upcoming workshop is designed help church leaders recognize the trauma continuum experienced by military veterans.
The Richmond Hill City Center is continuing to pack them in - and they're coming from more and more areas.
Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.
Hinesville's Fraser Counseling Center will host a three-hour workshop called "The Invisible Wounds of War: Developing Veteran Friendly Congregations" from 2-5 p.m., Thursday, March 15.
THE BOTTOM of your trash bin ain't a pretty place.
The Richmond Hill Farmers Market gets under way Tuesday in J.F. Gregory Park. The market will be in action from 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday through mid-October. According to market manager Angus McLeod, there will be more than 40 vendors on opening day selling bread, produce, honey, seafood and more. The market will also include craft vendors.
If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.
The Richmond Hill branch of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia beat its 2014 campaign fundraising goal by more than $6,000 - bringing in a total of $48,777.
For 71 of his 83 years on Earth, George Ginter has been a Scout.
This column, "Around the Table," has celebrated a number of foods the so-called experts tell us are bad. I quietly but forcefully tell these control freaks to leave me alone. I'll eat what Georgia boys have been eating since 1733. I have a wife and a mama; I don't need a nanny.
Donna Street, 61, is walking from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Washington, D.C. with an inflatable saluting soldier strapped to her back. She said her message is one of gratitude for service members' sacrifices and, she hopes, the country's leaders will stop cutting the defense budget.