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Rummage, bake sale

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is holding a Rummage and Bake Sale to raise funds for the Annual Christmas Banquet.

The sale will be at the Richmond Hill Museum located at Hwy. 144 and Timber Trail in Richmond Hill on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m.-noon.

Please come out and support the preservation of local heritage. For more information please call Banquet Committee Chairman Sally Pringle at (912) 660-1100 or email


Burnsed reunion

The annual family reunion for the descendants of Henry Milledge and Mary Ann Bacon Burnsed will be held Oct. 14 at the Senior Citizens’ Center on Bacon Street, Hwy. 280 in Pembroke. A basket lunch will be served at 1 p.m.


Flag dedication

The public is invited to a flag dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Tidal Construction at 3454 Hwy. 17.


Poker run

Ride for a cure. The first annual North Bryan County Relay For Life Poker Run, sponsored by Two Lane Construction Co., Inc, will be Saturday, Nov. 10. The first bike out will be at 9 a.m., last bike out at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $25 per motorcycle and $10 per passenger. Door prize tickets cost $5 for two tickets or $10 for five tickets. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be grilled and available for purchase on site. Several contests to follow the ride. Ride will begin and end at Hwy 280 Package Shop, Pembroke. Please contact Lee Ann Lane at 667-4279 or Wanda Lane at 667-9371 for more information or to pre-register. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s North Bryan County Relay for Life.


Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to a Men & Women Day on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Brenda Iglehart Eddings, Speedwell United Methodist Church, will be the guest speaker. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is located off Hwy. 17 South on Daniel Siding Loop Road.

Donations sought

Friends of the Martin family have opened a trust fund to help offset medical costs for Richmond Hill High School student Emily Martin.

Martin was brought to intensive care at Memorial Hospital on Sept. 22 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Little Neck Road.

All donations to the account will be used to help offset medical expenses incurred throughout Martin’s extended hospital stay, as well as for medical equipment and physical therapy that may be required during her recovery.

Donations can be made to the Martin family at Bryan Bank and Trust on Ford Avenue, 756-4444.


North Bryan COC

The North Bryan Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday, Oct. 17 from noon-1 p.m. The purpose of the meeting includes membership recruitment and a discussion of events, programs and services of the chamber. The meeting includes lunch and will be held at Pembroke City Hall. The cost is $7 per person. Call 653-2244 to make a reservation.


Smoke detectors

In an on-going effort to provide fire safety to Richmond Hill residents, the Richmond Hill Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors. These detectors can be picked up at the fire station on 722 Timber Trail. Please stop by the station if you don’t have a smoke detector in your home or you need a new one (if your detector is 10 years or older, you need to replace it).

A limited quantity are available and will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be required to fill out a short form when you get your detector. For more information please call: 756-3474.



Cooling help

The Coastal GA Area Community Action Authority, Inc. will assist eligible households with cooling bills. Georgia’s Cooling Assistance program will start Monday, Oct. 1, for all income eligible households in the Bryan County area. Payments will be made directly to the home energy supplier.

To participate in the program, the family must meet an income equal to or less than 150 percent of the poverty guidelines as follows:

For a one-person household $15,315; for two persons $20,535; three persons $25,755; four persons $30,975; for five persons $36,195; six persons $41,415; seven persons $46,635; eight persons $51,855 and for each additional person add $5,220 annual income.

Applicants must bring their most recent fuel bill or statement of service from their cooling provider.

They must also have proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days. This may be a check stub or an award letter granting public assistance, social security, VA or unemployment compensation.

Applicants must also bring social security numbers and proof of age for all household members.

Anyone wishing to apply for benefits in Bryan County should call 1-866-423-8081 for an appointment. Households will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program will close when funds are exhausted.


Walk the Walk 5K

This year, United Way of the Coastal Empire’s "2007 Walk the Walk 5K" will be presented by SouthCoast Medical Group and held on Friday, Oct. 19 at City Market in Downtown Savannah.

The 5K run will begin at 6 p.m. and the walk will begin at 6:05 p.m.

Bring the entire family to enjoy food, prizes and entertainment, and promote healthy lifestyles within the Coastal Empire.

To register, visit or contact Penny Cox at (912) 651-7720.

All proceeds will benefit over 85 health and human service programs supported by United Way of the Coastal Empire in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties as they strive to fulfill their mission, "To Improve Lives by Mobilizing the Caring Power of Communities."


Halloween dance

The Boy Scout Troop 357 of Pembroke invites all children ages 10-16 to attend a Halloween Dance at the American Legion in Pembroke on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7:30-10 p.m.

DJ Slim Shannon from Southern MC DJ will be live. There will be a costume contest with prizes, music, a light show and much more.

The entrance fee is $5, with parents admitted free. Refreshments can be purchased.

A parent/guardian must pick up their child for them to be able to leave at the pick up time of 10 p.m. No inappropriate dress will be allowed.


Library magic

What happens when you combine reading, magic, and famous authors of mystery and horror?

The answer: An exciting and spooky magic show that is geared towards Library Teen Programs.

Magician Chad Crews will be performing his "Authors of Mystery and Horror Show" in libraries all across Georgia and South Carolina, and will be coming to both the Pembroke and Richmond Hill libraries on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The program will be at 4 p.m. in Pembroke and at 7 p.m. in Richmond Hill.

Crew uses many tricks tailored to the themes of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poems and stories.

The show will also introduce viewers to many interesting and little known facts about Poe, and his influence on the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Harry Houdini. The libraries encourages all local teens to attend.

For more information, visit or call either library.



The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre announced that it will be auditioning for its production of The Laramie Project on Oct. 15 and 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., located at 9 W. Henry Street. Directed by DJ Queenan, the production will take the stage Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.

For audition information, please contact (912) 651-6783 or visit


Church dinner

The August Birth Month of Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a dinner Oct. 19-20 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The menu includes BBQ ribs, fried or baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, back/bone rice and a roll. The cost is $7 per dinner. All are invited to come and dine.


Volunteers sought

Interested in helping animals? Bryan Animal Caregivers needs you. Just a couple of hours a month can make a huge difference.

The group is seeking volunteers to organize/assist with fundraisers; promote spay/neuter at local events; update our website; handle media contacts; answer voice mail; foster a homeless animal; assist with adoptions; and/or help with dog obedience. Call 727-2694 or email Meetings are usually held the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Library.


Futch reunion

Descendants of John Morgan Futch and Nancy Crosby Futch will unite for the 60th reunion on Oct. 21 at the Smith Family Reunion Center on Seed Tick Road off of Hwy. 119, near Pembroke. A covered dish meal will be served at 1 p.m.


AL Post 164

American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary also meets at the same time.

The post is located on Highway 280 west, approximately ½ mile past Harvey’s on the right. All veterans are invited to attend. The Post is available to the community for use for family functions, etc. For more information call 653-4958 or 653-4933.


PCC Revival

Pembroke Christian Church would like to invite the community to join them for their annual Revival Sunday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 25. Services begin each night at 7. Brother Ronnie Smith will be the guest speaker. There will be special music each night. Everyone is invited to come and join the congregation as they open their hearts to receive God’s message.


Job fair

The Liberty/Long Employer Committee is sponsoring a job fair on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Liberty County YMCA, located at 201 Mary Lou Drive in Hinesville. For more information, please call P.J. Schneider of the Georgia Department of Labor, Hinesville Career Center at 370-2595.


Teen night out

Join in for the first ever Teen’s Night Out on Saturday Oct. 27, 6-9:30 p.m. Homecoming Celebration with a bonfire at the Jacob Grant Community Center, Ball Park Road. For more information please contact Raquel or Heather at 756-3828.



United Way

The United Way of Bryan County is holding its First Annual Ball Drop fundraiser.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at Bryan Bank & Trust, First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Richmond Hill and Pembroke, all of the Savannah Banks, and the United Way in Richmond Hill, Pembroke, and Savannah.

A helicopter will drop numbered golf balls, corresponding to ticket numbers, over the Sterling Links Golf Club in Richmond Hill on Nov. 1, at 4 p.m.

The ball that lands in, or closest to, the designated hole, will win a brand new golf cart donated by Futch’s Auto and Golf Cart Sales of Richmond Hill.

The money will help United Way reach its goal of $70,000 to go toward its Bryan County programs and services. For more information, contact Janice Blunt at 756-5333 or 653-5344.


Public hearing

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announces its second and final round of public meetings for its Statewide Truck Lanes Needs Identification Study.

Meetings will include a presentation of the study’s preliminary findings, including locations where truck lanes may be a viable investment, details on how they could improve the overall transportation system and informal open-house style opportunity for citizens to provide comment on initial recommendations and speak with GDOT representatives.

The Savannah meeting will be held on Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, Room 111, 305 Fahm St.

For more information on the study, the planned public meetings, contact information for providing comments, and information on the project status and to view a video of how truck lanes might work, please visit



Fort McAllister

Tour Fort McAllister by candlelight and witness skits put on by Civil War soldiers as they carry out their nightly duties on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7-8 p.m. The cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children. No flashlights allowed. For more information call 727-2339.




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