Pratt Lockwood, recreation director for North Bryan County Recreation, received the James Colley Award at the District 2 Georgia Parks and Recreation Association annual meeting on Aug. 11.
Last Christmas, Austin Morgan needed a little help. Money was tight for his family and the holidays weren't looking bright. In the nick of time, however, several groups came to the 10-year-old's aid - the Long County Wingmen Club, the Long County Star Program and the Ludowici Police Department. Members of the three organizations stuffed Austin's stocking with clothes and goodies and parked two shiny, new bicycles beneath his tree, giving the youngster a particularly memorable Christmas.
Members of the Georgia Society Daughters of the American Colonists from across the state filed into a dew-laden area in front of Sunbury's Colonial Sunbury Cemetery Saturday morning. The pre-Revolutionary park's gates were being dedicated.
Betsy Kammerud joined Hospice Savannah's Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss last year. Now, she said, she is delighted to bring her skills as a bereavement counselor to Liberty County. Each Wednesday afternoon, she will see children and adults in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
Coastal Georgia recently kicked off this year's Operation Christmas Child campaign, a project designed to help children in need around the world. Coordinators in communities in and around Savannah are working to spread the word, get residents involved and collect donations.
Liberty County's tranquil Colonial Sunbury Cemetery, located in a town long gone, will receive new wrought iron gates tomorrow.
Community members donated blood Friday afternoon to show their support for Terry Nielson, a Bryan County firefighter who is suffering from a serious medical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.
Bryan County Junior 4-H'ers departed for Jekyll Island 4-H Center for a week of 4-H Summer Camp on July 5. Twenty-two upcoming 8th and 9th graders spent the week learning about Georgia's coastline and how to protect and preserve it. Camp counselors at Jekyll mixed learning with fun to make an exciting, unforgettable week of summertime fun. Day excursions included a scenic bike ride through the Jekyll Island Historic District, a trip to the Sea-Turtle Center, canoeing, a dolphin tour and walk around Raccoon Island, and an afternoon shopping on St. Simon's Island
When it comes to leveraging resources and mobilizing volunteers to help people in need, United Way of the Coastal Empire in Bryan County has its act together.
Bryan County resident Rodney Denmark, a paramedic with Med Star Ambulance Co., was recently recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Board of Directors for achieving 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered paramedic
Lilly Ledbetter didn't get a dime from her decade-long struggle to make fair pay a law. Ledbetter said she was just trying to do the right thing when she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in July 1998 against her former employer, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Ala.
Correction: The blood drive will begin at 1 p.m. in front of Publix instead of 9 a.m. The blood drive will end at 6 p.m.
Tuesday was a big night on both ends of the county as communities celebrated National Night Out in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.
Russell Lawless, a 2010 graduate of Richmond Hill High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 400 on June 19, 2010, in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church.
Marc D. Stanley has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.
STATESBORO - Ticket distribution will begin next week at Georgia Southern University for former first lady Laura Bush's speaking engagement at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hanner Fieldhouse.
The Bryan County Bark Park board of directors has announced a new collaboration with local Richmond Hill business Sew Much Baggage in unveiling T-shirts featuring the Bryan the Bark Park Dog logo.
It recently occurred to me that I've avoided any deep discussion on ethnic foods, so let's talk.
Bryan County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to received one of 49 employee health promotion and wellness grants.
The city of Pembroke was an award recipient Aug. 15 during the Georgia Downtown Awards of Excellence at the Lucas Theater in Savannah.
Attorney Kathryn Shelton was sworn in as a new volunteer for Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates on July 16 in Bryan County.
The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion will host a free six-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.
I have noticed that the British wartime-poster slogan, "Keep Calm and Carry On," has spread to these shores and appears on an astounding array of items such as cards, tea towels (dishcloths), mugs, T-shirts and bedding.
I often consider adjusting our thermostat because the humidity makes my wife's comfort-zone temperature of 75 degrees seem like 95. Sometimes, though, I fall back on that old, reliable cooling device - ice cream.
During the Korean War, being on a 15-day furlough at home was not the same as it was when you were a civilian.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently named its yard and beauty spot of the month for July.
Sujo John, who survived the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, will speak at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at First Baptist Church, 9184 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
Rainer and Susan Harris of Columbus and John and Teresa (Cowart) Purdy of Richmond Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittnee Lauren Harris, to Travis Coffman, the son of Sam and Pat Coffman and Dwight and Becky Griffis, all of Baxley.
Scores of soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart' Wounded Warriors Battalion are being treated to a free fishing event at Stewart's Pond No. 1, also called Pineview Lake. According to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789, local veterans' organizations will sponsor a catch-and-release fishing outing from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
The thought of eating macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, tuna salad and chicken pot pies was comforting long before they were called comfort foods. Comfort foods don't have to be fancy. They're simple, delicious and usually inexpensive to make.