Former county chief tax appraiser Dan Rollf was recently honored with a reception celebrating his retirement and his 13 years of service to Bryan County. Rollf was the chief appraiser during much of the growth time leading up to and through the housing recession. It was his job to properly assess properties and to make sure the county had a stable digest through these changing times.
McIntosh County is adjacent both to Liberty County and the coastline. In 1777, three parishes made up Liberty county - St. John, St. James and St. Andrews. In 1793, St. Andrews was split off and made into McIntosh County.
ATLANTA – A memorable treasure was unwrapped for a Bryan County man courtesy of the Georgia Lottery. Daniel Thomas of Richmond Hill won a $100,000 top prize playing the new instant game Jumbo Bucks Crossword.
Cars lined the side of Highway 144 on Thursday as folks flocked to Plantation Lumber and Hardware for its ninth annual open house.
Area World War II veterans got a chance to mingle and share stories Wednesday when the Richmond Hill Exchange Club hosted a special Memorial Day program at the Richmond Hill City Center.
Kroger stores throughout the Atlanta division are raising funds for the American Red Cross, which is supporting those affected by the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma on Monday.
In ancient times, before "inventive spelling," young minds were required to learn phonics and spelling rules. We even had word lists on which we were tested weekly - words we not only had to spell correctly but define and use properly in a sentence.
The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill is planning a World War II Remembrance Program on May 22. The guest speaker will be Paul Grassey, a B-24 pilot with the 8th Air Force; having flown 13 combat missions during the war.
The recently signed Rural Tourism Protection Act helps Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites meet budget challenges and aids communities dependent on the tourism provided by the state's parks, historic sites or outdoor recreation areas within their communities, according to state Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, who wrote the bill.
The Pembroke Garden Club recently completed a beautification project at the Pembroke Library. The club thanked Ernest Hamilton from the Honey Wagon Company for donating the pine straw.
I have drooled while watching The Food Network's Bobby Flay and others cook a piece of beef called a tri-tip. Now that I've cooked and eaten one, I know why I was drooling.
Last week, I enjoyed an evening at the Civic Center when the Cirque du Soleil made its first visit to Savannah.
McIntosh County historian Buddy Sullivan will give two free lectures on key periods in the county in Darien.
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Miss Georgia South Pageant on July 13 in Adel. Age groups are baby (0-23 months), teeny (2-3 years), tiny (4-6 years), little (7-9 years), young (10-12 years), junior (13-15 years), teen (15-18 years) and miss (19-26 years). Ages 0-3 will compete in beauty, ages 4-15 will compete in beauty and interview, and ages 15-26 will compete in interview, swimsuit and evening gown. Each queen will receive prizes including ...
When told the Americans were hopelessly surrounded at Bastogne, Belgium, and ordered to surrender on Dec. 22, 1944, the 101st Airborne Division's acting commanding general, Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe responded iconically to the German commander by saying, "Nuts!"
SAVANNAH - Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire has announced a $500,000 Community Challenge campaign to raise funds for the expansion and renovation of the Savannah Ronald McDonald House.
SAVANNAH - Habitat for Humanity Savannah recently received a $3,000 grant from Target to defray the costs of the home-ownership program.
Curt Hames talked about his travels to Cuba, which he called "Planet Cuba," to the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill during a recent meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center.
The Green Thumb Kids planting booth will return to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 24 in J. F. Gregory Park.
Fort Stewart soldiers and family members learned about family adventures, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities from Savannah and Hilton Head to Orlando at Tuesday's Fall Community Showcase and Travel Show.
Other than Atkinson's peanut-butter bars and the orange-slice jelly candies I enjoyed as a kid, I've been good about keeping candy at arm's length. But when I was stationed in Italy, I discovered that European chocolatiers take chocolate to a whole new level. Had my unit not rotated to Fort Bragg early, I might now be diabetic.
During the Korean War, my outfit, the 471st Quartermaster Salvage Co., had been in Germany more than a year. Many of us had taken the opportunity to visit the surrounding cities and towns. Gradually, we were becoming accustomed to the German society, or better yet, we were blending in. Life was becoming normal in our different world.
Downtown Atlanta was teeming with characters last weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. B.L. "Billy" Kennedy recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The two were high school sweethearts and were married on Aug. 28, 1953, by the late Rev. V.P. Bowers at the Pembroke Christian Church.
With Labor Day behind us and everyone in a back-to-work mood I have been thinking about differences in the workplace and confusion between those of us who grew up speaking "English English" as opposed to "American English."
The Bryan County Bark Park will hold its first BYOD - bring your own dog - evening with a "Yappy Hour" from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at Fish Tales Restaurant, 3203 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill.
Attorney Robert F. "Bob" Pirkle recently received an award from a nationwide fraternity.
I prefer to buy organic fruits, veggies and meats. Rarely can I afford that, however, so I at least want it fresh. If I can't get it fresh, the next acceptable level is frozen. If I can't even get it frozen, I'll accept canned, depending on what's on the label.
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler presents local Boy Scout Sawyer Duckworth with a resolution honoring him for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. The presentation was made at the Aug. 22 city council meeting.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill welcomed Iva Salomounova from the Czech Republic to its weekly meeting recently.