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Family reunion

The Cribbs-Harvey-Wise Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church Annex. All paper goods, eating utensils and ice will be furnished. Please bring covered dishes. For further information, contact Sandra Butler at 756-3537.


American Legion

The American Legion Post 164 and Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The post is located on U.S. Highway 280 West of Pembroke. All veterans are welcome.


BCHS fundraiser

The Bryan County High School Band will be having a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pembroke Pharmacy on E. Bacon Street.


Public hearings

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners announced Aug. 9 a plan to increase property taxes for the upcoming fiscal year.

Three public hearings will be held in order to allow public input on the increase:

- Aug. 20, at 4 p.m. at the Bryan County Courthouse, Commissioners Meeting Room;

- Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Courthouse Annex; and

- Aug. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bryan County Courthouse.

The county portion of the millage rate is increasing to 6.911 mills over the previous rollback millage rate of 6.473, County Administrator Phil Jones said. He said that’s an increase of less than .500 mills.



Grief support group

A grief support meeting for those who have lost a child, grandchild, or sibling is now forming in Pembroke.

Meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call Gayle Sharpe at 653-2876.


American Legion

Richmond Hill American Legion Post 27 now meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Chamber of Commerce across from Blocker's Barber Shop. The executive board meets at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting gets under way at 7 p.m.



Attention all immediate family members of deployed soldiers.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164 cordially invites you to join them for a picnic lunch, lots of games and prizes for the children, and some well deserved rest for the adults.

The picnic lunch will consist of a variety of sandwiches including kids favorite, peanut butter and jelly. Sweet and unsweetened iced tea and other beverages along with a variety of desserts will be provided.

The picnic lunch will be held at the American Legion Hall on Hwy. 280 on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1-5 p.m. For more information call President Sussie Magee at 653-5476 or 429-3741 or 1st Vice President Cindy Milloy at 653-5878 or 675-5422.


Nonprofit help

Each year hundreds of thousands of nonprofit organizations apply to community foundations, private and corporate foundations and the United Way for funding. In 2006, United Way raised over $7.8 million to support more than 90 community-oriented programs and 37 nonprofit health and human service organizations within the Coastal Empire.

Nonprofits seeking success in applying to United Way and to other funding programs need to plan how to track and demonstrate measurable program results.

To help local nonprofits in their efforts, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) is offering Developing Outcome-Based Performance Measures For Grant-Funded Programs on Aug. 16 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the United Way Building, 428 Bull St., Savannah. Applications to the United Way of the Coastal Empire are due Aug. 31.

Trainer Sharon DuBose, with the Central Savannah River’s Economic Opportunity Authority, is certified by the Georgia Results Oriented Management Association, and has offered this training to hundreds of nonprofits.

Online registration is at, or call 234-9688 in Savannah.

The fee is $45 for GCN members and $55 for nonmembers.


Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Packs 400, 486, and 527 will be hosting a fall recruitment campaign on Aug. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Primary School in the Multi-Purpose Room. These Packs would like to invite you and your son to become a part of one of America’s leading values-driven organizations. Cub Scouts is for any boy in grades 1-5. Information will also be available about Boy Scouts for older boys. Contact District Executive Matt Jarrard at 756-3336 or for more information.



Everyone is cordially invited to join the Savannah Area Young Republicans for dinner and cocktails with Congressman Jack Kingston on Aug. 16. The event will take place at Murphy’s Law Public House, located at 409 W. Congress St., Savannah, Georgia 31401.

Cocktails will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Please RSVP by Aug. 14. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, drink ticket and live auction.

To reserve tickets please contact Robin Wheeler at For more information visit their website at


Grants available

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate announces the availability of grant funds for fiscal year 2008.

Applications for breast cancer and breast cancer health programs from non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Liberty, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are eligible for funding. This is the first year the Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate is funding local community programs.

The grant cycle runs from July 31, through Aug. 31. Eligible applications must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Announcement of funding will be made by Oct. 1.

All applications should be addressed to: Komen Coastal Georgia, P.O. Box 1405, Savannah, GA, 31402. Attn: Susan Madramootoo. For an application or questions, please contact Susan Madramootoo at (912) 651-2948 or e-mail


Donations sought

Between now and Sept. 11, the community can donate school supplies toward St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Angels of Mercy’s annual Danny’s Brown Box and Gail Jones’ Backpack for Every Child school supply drive.

The drive provides art and school supplies to at-risk students in local childcare facilities and classrooms in Savannah. St. Joseph’s/Candler co-workers set up brown boxes in work areas for collections. All donations are welcome, including composition books, paper, crayons, pencils, pens, rulers, and back packs. Backpacks must be clear or mesh to meet school policies.

Donations can be made to the main entrance lobbies of St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11705 Mercy Blvd. and Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. or at East Bay Inn, 225 E. Bay St.



The American Diabetes Association has partnered with the Savannah Waterfront Association to host an Arts and Crafts Festival on historic River Street on Saturday, Aug. 25 to benefit the annual Walk on the Wild Side Step Out to Fight Diabetes campaign.

Waterfront Association Director Rick Lott said, "Diabetes Day on the River may look like a typical First Saturday Festival on the River but it may be even more fun. There will be the usual artists and craftsmen on the waterfront plaza, but there will also be health screenings and helpful information about diabetes."

The Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. along the river and will feature arts and crafts, food and beverage, entertainment and informational booths as well.

For more information about Diabetes Day on the River, call 912-234-0295 or visit

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