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 ...
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.
Students from Savannah Technical College helped paint the Richmond Hill History Museum recently as part of the Richmond Hill Historical Society's effort to renovate the building built in 1941 by Henry Ford as a kindergarten for local children. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, and admission is free. For more information, call 756-3697 or visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com.
Midway native Mark McCullough intends to keep a TV show he's developed based on his late father's remarkable life free of "ridiculous stereotypes."
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill donted $100 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mark Bolton accepted the donation on behalf of his son, Nicholas Bolton.
Members of the Richmond Hill Garden Club held their fall kick-off meeting Sept. 11 at the Wetlands Center in JF Gregory Park.
Jams, jellies and fruit preserves always have been an essential part of what I considered dessert - a cathead biscuit smothered with butter and homemade jam, jelly or preserves.
Rodger and Pam Walker of 83 Charlie's Road in the Anderson subdivision were deemed to have the yard of the month for September by the Richmond Hill Garden Club. Their tree-framed yard was chosen for its neat and trim appearance, as well as the boxwoods, African irises and large hanging Boston ferns on the porch and colorful hibiscus plants set among saga palms.
The Bryan County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for the general public.
In the time it took you to pick up this newspaper, turn to this page and read this headline someone - maybe someone you know - developed Alzheimer's.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Claggett and her horse won several awards Labor Day weekend in the Georgia Federation Horse Show.
Old family photographs brought the Dorchester Improvement Association in Midway and a Washington state couple together on Thursday to share a common history.
Spiders, snakes and other reptiles and insects are not among the attractions that draw people to Coastal Georgia.
We now are halfway through September, and I cannot believe that our beloved granddaughter has just celebrated her third birthday - and she is very much her own little person.
More than 120 people, many of whom brought their own dogs, attended Bryan County Bark Park's first Yappy Hour on Sept. 12 at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister Marina.
I chose the infantry because I love being outdoors. For years, I shivered in icy arctic winds, roasted under a blistering desert sun, melted under a thick jungle canopy or suffered from hypoxia on some remote mountain top.