SAVANNAH - Recruited over tea at the mansion of a Georgia widow, the first Girl Scouts went on to earn proficiency badges for cooking meals and caring for babies. In a nod to their changing times, they also learned to shoot rifles and self-defense tactics such as "how to secure a burglar with eight inches of cord."
Elected officials often have used musical instruments to propel their political careers.
Darius T. Shuman, a 2010 graduate of Bradwell Institute, completed his basic training Feb. 23 at Fort Jackson, S.C. He will do his AIT in Virginia. He is the son of Catina Shuman of Hinesville.
Renegade Classics will host the second annual poker run March 18 to support Horsin' Around, a local non-profit therapeutic riding program.
After months of collection, organizers of a local shoe drive sent off an estimated 3,000 pairs of shoes Friday.
Last week, former Harlem Globetrotter Gene "Ice Man" Raines spoke to students and faculty during Long County High School's annual Black History Month appreciation ceremony. Principal Scotty Hattaway welcomed attendees and introduced Raines, who now lives in Savannah.
Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus hosted two Black History Month celebrations Thursday with the theme "African Americans: A Diverse History."
"On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law," Boy Scout Timothy Beers, 11, said Thursday as he led a group of veteran scouts in reciting the organization's oath.
SAVANNAH - Bethesda Academy, a boys high school and middle school in Savannah, recently announced plans to develop a new museum and visitors center on its 600-acre campus at 9520 Ferguson Ave. The facility is expected to open to the public in January 2013.
Bob Colbert of Hinesville recently received a St. George Episcopal Church Award for his service to youth through the Boy Scouts of America.
NASHVILLE - Southern Baptists first considered changing their name in 1903. Leaders have seriously proposed it at least 13 times since then.
If you're pondering what to pair with your pinot grigio, consider trying an acrylic floral.
WASHINGTON - Interracial marriages in the U.S. have climbed to 4.8 million - a record 1 in 12 - as a steady flow of new Asian and Hispanic immigrants expands the pool of prospective spouses. Blacks are now substantially more likely than before to marry whites.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Georgia Arbor Day is Friday. Everyone grab a shovel and get ready to plant a tree.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryanna W. Grant recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Four days have been added to the schedule for the carnival coming to Fort Stewart.
Two new documentaries and a collection of experimental art films lead new movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week.
The fossilized remains of an extinct Atlantic gray whale are the focal point of a new exhibit at the University of Georgia Aquarium on Skidaway Island.
James Wasdin and Brenda Howard have been selected as the 2015 Long County Relay for Life co-chairs, American Cancer Society senior community manager Kelley Spaeder recently announced.
Nursing Tybalt Productions, in partnership with Wonder Worthy Productions, recently announced that their film, "Ben & Ara," is slated to start production in Liberty County in October.