Despite Saturday's heat and the threat of skinned knees and elbows, dozens of skating enthusiasts turned out for Pembroke's first-ever skateboard competition, the Country Town Throwdown, at the city's skate park at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center.
MILWAUKEE - Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? Maybe you remember when Lou Gehrig held the Major League record for consecutive baseball games played.
The musical lineup has been announced for the ninth annual Blues and BBQ Festival, set for Sept. 29 in the parking lot across from the Justice Center on M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville.
SAINT SIMONS ISLAND - Headliners have been announced for the inaugural Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival, which will be held Sept. 21-23 on Saint Simons Island.
American Legion Post 164 of Pembroke installed officers for the 2013 Legion year during its July 12 meeting. Shown here from left are: Past Commander Woody Turner, service officer; Ernie Mitchell, commander; James McKinney, senior vice commander; and Bill Anderson, junior vice commander. Also installed but not shown are: Past Commander Joe Lewis, chaplain; Richard Smith, sergeant at arms; Past Commander B.J. Clark, post adjutant and 1st District officer who performed the installation.
There have been four Jason Bourne films, but the recently released "The Bourne Legacy" is the first one that doesn't star Matt Damon.
The 14th annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races will be Sept. 15 at A-J's Dockside, 1315 Chatham Ave. on Tybee Island. The event will benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center.
Clare McDevitt, center, of Edinburgh, Scotland, gets a warm welcome recently from members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, as well as three other coastal Georgia Rotary Clubs, as she arrived at the Savannah Airport for the clubs' Global Rotary Student Program. While here, McDevitt will study at Armstrong Atlantic State University this school year and enjoy Rotarian hospitality and support until May 2013.
SAVANNAH - Organizers of Savannah's second Rock 'n' Roll Marathon are seeking local bands to provide the event's live
Cameron Eason of Hinesville was shooting for the top at the 29th annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, held July 29-Aug. 5 at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
Ten local folks smile for the camera during a cruise to Hawaii in late spring. They flew to San Diego, Calif., from Savannah and took the HAL Oosterdam, cruising to the Hawaiian Islands. They toured four of the islands, seeing such sites as Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, waterfalls and botanical gardens, and they attended a luau. Seated from left are Martha Harris and Gloria Carter; standing from left are Jo Ann Lanier, Joyce DuBois, Janet DuBois, Thomas Farlow, Diane Stewart, Pam Shuman, Kathy McCauley and Kathy Davis.
I got a call last week from a UGA entomologist looking for information on kudzu bug in Georgia's coastal counties.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill was transported more than 8,000 miles to China during the group's weekly meeting Aug. 2 at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Rachel Kicklighter enjoys spending her Sunday afternoons in Savannah's Forsyth Park.
With 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world, according to the facility's website.
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SAVANNAH - To ensure cancer patients get to treatments, the American Cancer Society provides free rides through its Road To Recovery program.
Participating Dairy Queen stores around th Coastal Empire will hold a Miracle Treat Day fundraiser Thursday.
Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.
On the surface, "Guardians of the Galaxy," now in theaters, seems like a parody of the Marvel movie universe, but it actually succeeds as a stand-alone effort. For most of its running time, it's at once smart, hilarious, visually spectacular and has heart.
Family Promise of Bryan County is holding a Bedspread Derby Race on Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill.
In conjunction with the August book room sale, the Richmond Hill Library and the Friends of the Richmond Hill Library will host a book signing by local author and chocolatier David Willis from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university's College of Liberal Arts in historic venues throughout Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.