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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.


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.


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.


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.


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, which continues 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.


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.


Farm Bureau meets

The Bryan County Farm Bureau will host an open house and annual business meeting Monday, Nov. 5. The open house will be from 4-5p.m. and the business meeting will start at 7 p.m. All BCFB members are invited to attend.


Fall festival

The annual Fall Festival at the Bamboo Farm on Cane Brake Road will be held on Oct. 27. Come experience a bit of history and loads of fun for the whole family. Plant vendors, sugar cane boiling, Okeefenokee Joe, instructional seminars, artisans, story tellers, children’s events, face painting, ponies, lunch, and helicopters are but a few of the things that you can experience at the Bamboo Farm during the festival. Call 921-5460 for more information.


Publix festival

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Publix will have its Fall Festival. The event will be from noon-4 p.m. Events will include kids' pumpkin painting, arts and crafts for kids, pictures with the Plato the Publixsaurus and The Great Pumpkin, hay rides, and more. In addition, Publix will have trick or treating on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. with candy available in all departments.


Hospice Savannah

On Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6-7 p.m., the Full Circle Center for Education and Grief Support of Hospice Savannah will be hosting a support and education forum for families within our community who have experienced the death of a loved one. It will be held at the Full Circle Center for Education and Grief Support Located at 7212 Seawright Drive, Savannah. This meeting will focus on grief in the holidays and tools to assist with coping with the death of loved ones during this time. Please contact Jamey Espina, Director at (912) 629-1095 for additional information.


AL Post 27

American Legion Post 27, Richmond Hill, meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Brogdon-Speirs Building. The executive board meets at 6 p.m. All vets are invited to attend, whether members or not, to see what the post does for Richmond Hill and soldiers overseas.


Beulah Baptist

On Oct. 31 from 5-9 p.m., Beulah Baptist Church will be having Hallelujah Night. The public is invited to join in for a night of fun, which includes a hayride, cake walk, singing, games, large slide, Sponge Bob bouncer, and silent auction. The church also will be serving pancakes, sausage, and hotdogs. For more information contact Linda Kicklighter at 858-2774 or visit


Abundant Life

Everyone is invited to Abundant Life Church of God’s Fall Revival Nov. 4-7, with Evangelist Larry Richards.


Service times are Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and weekdays at 7 p.m.

The church is located on the right side of Wildwood Church Road, about ¼ mile from Highway 119, three miles north of Highway 280 in Pembroke and five miles south of I-16. Bishop David C. Norris is the pastor.

Everyone is welcome to come and experience salvation, healings and deliverance in each service. Come and feel the love of God.

For more information, please call 653-3696 or 653-3697.


Sower to speak

First Baptist Church of Ellabell, located on Hwy. 204, will celebrate Homecoming this Sunday, Oct. 28. Dr. Michael Guido (The Sower) of Metter will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. Homecoming dinner will follow at 1 p.m.. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Sand Hill Baptist

A Fall Festival at Sand Hill Baptist Church will be held Nov. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the games, food and fun. The church is located at 1936 Sand Hill Road, Guyon. Visit for more information.




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