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Code enforcement

Yard or garage sale signs are not to be attached to any utility poles, light poles or road signs of any type within the Richmond Hill city limits. Yard or garage sale signs are permitted as long as they are freestanding. the peson having the sale must remove the signs as soon as the sale is finished.

In addition, the property near Sterling Creek Bridge on Hwy. 144 is a prohibited area with regard to the sale of vehicles and any other personal property. The area will be posted with signs regarding the prohibition. Violators will be cited.

For more information, call Code Enforcement Officer Chaley Davis at 756-2592.


Pembroke UMC

The Pembroke United Methodist Church Choir will present the Christmas Cantata, "A Song was Born at Christmas" on two separate occasions during the holiday season. Times for the show are this Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this musical celebration of the birth of the Messiah.


Cancelled meeting

The Dec. 24 meeting of the Richmond Hill Planning Commission has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is Jan. 14.




The Friends of the Library are in desperate need of paper back books in the mystery, spy, adventure and romance genre. These paper backs have to be in good condition - no missing covers, torn or yellowed pages. The re-sale of these books benefits the Richmond Hill Public Library. All donations are tax free. Bring books to the Richmond Hill Library. Call 756-3580 for more 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.


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.


Grief support

Grief support meeting for parents who have lost a child meets every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Pembroke Christian Church, Hwy. 280. Call Gayle Sharpe, 653-2876, for further information.


Homes tour

The 23rd annual Christmas Tour of Homes on St. Simons Island is Saturday, Dec. 23 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the tour. Advance tickets available on St. Simons at G.J. Ford Bookshop, Pat’s Hallmark, St. Simons Drug Co. and on the Cassina Garden Club website.

For more information, call 634-8141 or visit


Donations needed

Medical Equipment Transport Service is preparing to load a new container of donated medical equipment to ship to Cusco, Peru sometime in the next couple of weeks.

A new women’s clinic is in the process of being opened and they are in need of specialized OB/GYN equipment, as well as four laptop computers, four printers, a copy machine, a fax machine, a fridge/freezer (-20 degrees Celsius), two bookshelves, three file cabinets, two office desks and desk chairs, small office tables, patient chairs, 100 heating pads, two autoclaves/sterilizers and exam tables, lamps and stools.

Anyone interested in making a tax write-off donation can contact program Director Patti Victor at 713-4312 to schedule equipment transportation to their Savannah warehouse. METS is a program run by local Rotary 6920 district volunteers, including the Richmond Hill Rotary.


Fort Pulaski

Come relive a Savannah tradition and join in the celebration of the holiday season with Fort Pulaski National Monument. On the evenings of Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, Fort Pulaski staff and volunteers will conduct the annual Candlelantern tours which recreate the Confederate Nog Party of 1861. Refreshments, hot cider, special tours, and period music highlight these evenings of merrymaking.

Advance reservations are required. A limited number of tickets are available for each tour. Programs will be presented at 6,7 and 8 p.m. on both evenings. Anyone interested in attending should call Fort Pulaski at (912) 786-5787 between the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Reservations will not be accepted after Thursday, Dec. 13. Tour fees are $5 per adult. Children 15 years and under are free, but they must have a reservation. All persons, including children, must have a reservation. No credit cards are accepted. Reservations can be made in person or over the phone.



Residents of Richmond Hill are invited to bring their trees to a drop off center located in J.F. Gregory Park on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. Trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. The mulch will be used for public beautification projects. Participants will receive a free dogwood seedling, while supplies last.

For more information you can visit the website at or call 1-800-CLEANUP. For more drop-off information contact Joy Lee at 756-6496.


Story time

A children's story time book reading featuring storyteller Jacqui Anderson will be held at Sensational Minds bookstore on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1:30-2 p.m. and again from 3-3:30 p.m. The bookstore is located at 129 E. Montgomery Crossroad in the Oakhurst Shopping Plaza near White Bluff Road. For more information call 927-8600 or visit


Fitness event

Derek Frazier, certified personal trainer with expertise in back and core training, and the owner of You Need Fitness at 2558 Hwy 17 South Richmond Hill, GA 31324, is sponsoring a Dec. 15 event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a bootcamp workout at noon and 4 p.m. to benefit SAFE Shelter of Savannah, a family emergency shelter for over 25 years. Entrance into the bootcamp requires a $25 donation to the shelter which also earns a discount for bootcamp up to the amount donated. All who RSVP will receive a free resistance band and free 30 minute workout with Frazier. He can be reached at 912.271.9680 or


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