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Life fire training

The Bryan County Fire Department would like to notify the public they will be conducting a "Life Fire" training exercise with a structure located on Mill Hill Road. The exercise will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 22 and Saturday, March 28. The purpose of the training is to provide real life training conditions for firefighters from Bryan County and surrounding areas. For questions, call Chief Jim Anderson at 858-2799 or


Egg hunt

The Pembroke annual city-wide Easter egg hunt will be March 15 at 10 a.m. at DuBois Square on Gibson Street. All kids are invited to attend. There will be treats for the kids, a jelly-bean counting contest, a visit from the Easter bunny and of course the big Easter egg hunt! Please bring your own basket.


Easter celebration

Everyone in the community is welcome to come with expectancy to CalvaryMBC in Richmond Hill, led by Reverend Stanford L. Anderson, I, Pastor. Join them for their Good Friday Easter Celebration March 21, at 6:30 p.m. and Easter Resurrection Sunday, March 23, at 7:45 a.m. CalvaryMBC aims to lead people to a life changing connection with Jesus Christ. The church is located off Hwy. 17 South on Danielsiding Loop Road.


Bowl for Relay

The Marne Lanes bowling Alley at Fort Stewart is hosing a Relay for Life bowling fundraiser on Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. The entry fee to bowl is $20 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. The game is 9 pin no tap with three games being played and registration begins at noon. First prize team with the highest score wins $200; second prize for the individual with the highest score wins a new bowling ball; third prize for doubles with highest score wins a t-shirt, hat and wristband; and fourth prize for the lowest score and least amount of gutter balls wins a trophy and bowling pin.

Marne Lanes is located at 54 Steele Avenue, Building 402, on the Fort Stewart base. Contact the alley for more info and directions at 767-4866, or call tourney director Wanda Julien at 884-8791.


Kroger opening

Richmond Hill residents are invited to celebrate the opening of the new Kroger, 53 Exchange Street.  The new 75,755 square foot store will feature a Starbucks, drive thru-pharmacy, fuel center and more.

The grand opening celebration will be Thursday, March 20 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


Mr. Moriah

Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church will be in revival Wednesday, March 19 through Friday, March 21. Services will begin nightly at 7pm. Guest speaker will be Pastor Webb from Statesboro. All are welcome; please come and help lift up the name of the Lord.



The Georgia Department of Labor’s 2008 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 80 students. The internship program is designed to provide students at universities, colleges and technical colleges with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit, and a chance to make up to $1,225 this summer.

The program is open primarily to college sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in, or accepted to, a college, university, or technical college in the state, or a Georgia resident enrolled in a similar school in another state.

Applicants must submit an application and a one-page essay as follows: "Rewards and Benefits of Interning at the Georgia Department of Labor." Interns may also be required to complete a job interview conducted by a member of the department’s staff. Applications are available at any office of the Georgia Department of Labor, on the department’s Web site at, or by writing to Annie Hughley, Georgia Department of Labor, Marketing and Community Relations, Suite 600, 148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N. E., Atlanta, GA 30303-1751.

The deadline to apply is April 16, 2008. Applications should be mailed to Hughley at the above address, or faxed to (404) 656-2683. Students selected for the internship will be notified via mail by May 25. Questions about the internship program should be directed to any office of the Georgia Department of Labor.


Water Witch

The Georgia Department of Transportation will present Dr. Gordon Watts’ lecture on the scientific search and underwater discovery of the Civil War gunboat USS/CSS Water Witch.

It will be held Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah . Visit for more information.


Brass quintet

The AASU Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents Brass Quintet from the Band of the United States Air Force Reserve in a free afternoon concert March 21, 2:30 p.m. in the AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Call 927.5381 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for departmental information.


BMW test drive

The BMW Ultimate Drive will be at Critz BMW, 7000 Abercorn Street, Monday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The drive supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The drive kicked off in Florida and will travel to 210 cities through December.

During the drive, BMW invites participants to test-drive new vehicles, and donates $1 for every mile driven to the Komen organization.

To find out more, visit or call local Komen representative Nancy Johnson, 819-5720.


Historical speaker

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to present Charles Fenwick, Superintendent of Fort Pulaski, as their April 3 speaker.

Fenwick will be sharing stories about his experiences working with the Federal Parks Service, his love of history, and the impact Fort Pulaski has had on our local history.

The meeting will be at the Wetlands Center at 7 p.m., free and open to the public. If you have questions call 756-3697.


Animal fundraiser

GARD is now accepting yard sale items for their 503(c) nonprofit no-kill animal shelter fundraiser. For more information or to drop off donations, call 858-4530.


Golf festival

Golfweek, the publication preferred by serious golfers, is bringing Golfest Savannah, presented by Winn Grips, to the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa on April 26 - 27, 2008. Admission to Golfest Savannah is free with the purchase of a ticket to the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, a Champions Tour event.

Please visit for ticket information and details on the tournament. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, visit, call (877) 805-4653 or e-mail

RHHS reunion

The Richmond Hill High School class of 1998 reunion planning committee will hold a planning meeting at 7 p.m. March 26 in Richmond Hill. For location, call 401-9363 or e-mail

Anyone interested in helping plan the reunion is encouraged to attend. The committee is still gathering names and addresses for classmates. E-mail your full name (and married name if applicable), along with e-mail address, telephone number and mailing address to


Kingston reps

A representative of Congressman Jack Kingston’s office will be in Richmond Hill and Hinesville Thursday, March 27, to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a Congressional "Day Office."

The event will be from 11 a.m. to noon in Richmond Hill City Hall and from 2-3 p.m. in Hinesville City Hall. For more information, contact Trish DePriest 352-0101.


Egg hunt

Boys and girls, ages 1 year through 5th grade are invited to the Pembroke Assembly of God’s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church is located at 1514 Bacontown Road. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be crafts, the Easter story, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and a door prize. All activities are free. For more information call Gloria Bennett at 912-748-6058.


Republican party

The Bryan County Republican Party will convene its Precinct Mass Meetings to elect delegates and alternate delegates to the county Republican Party Convention. The Bryan County Republican Party will start the mass meeting at 9 a.m. and the convention will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the Bryan County's Sheriff's Complex on Sgt. Michael Larson Road in Richmond Hill.

All residents who are legally registered to vote and believe in the principals of the Republican Party are urged to participate.

For more information, contact Kevin Hewitt, Chairman of the Bryan County Republican Party, at 665-2943.


Boating courses

On April 5, the Georgia DNR will offer a boating safety course from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an hour break for lunch. In order to attend, call the Demeries Creek office at 727-2111. The class will be held at the Wetlands Center.

Additionally, a "Boating Skills and Seamanship" class will be presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary beginning March 25. The course is designed for both the novice and the experienced boater.

The classes will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. at the Dept. of Human Resources, 761 Wheaton St., Savannah. The classes are free but the materials are $30 or $35 for a couple. For info or directions, call Kent Shockley, 897-7656 or Ted Phillips, 727-2417.

Spring festival

The Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens is having their Spring Garden and Arts Festival Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be arts and crafts vendors, plant vendors, horticulture lectures, food and snacks, strawberry picking and entertainment. Call 921-5460 for more info or to sign up as a vendor.


BBQ dinner

The Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church Deaconnesses are sponsoring a dinner March 14-15 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The menu includes BBQ ribs, fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, black/bone rice and corn bread. The price of each plate is $8. Contact Mrs. Gracie (Dolly) Greene at 727-2163.


Spaghetti supper

The Pembroke Masonic Lodge 469 will host a spaghetti supper Friday, March 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinners are a $6 donation per person.



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit on April 2 and 16 at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Pembroke, and on April 8 at the Bryan County Health Dept. in Richmond Hill. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 819-6800. Call 354-9357 for more information.


Blood drive

There is an American Red Cross Blood Drive in Pembroke at City Hall from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20.


Spring Fling

The Sand Hill Baptist Church, located at 1936 Sand Hill Road, will be having their Church Spring Fling on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be fun, music, games and prizes. Everything is free and everyone in the community is welcome to come join in. Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be provided.


Mill Creek

Mill Creek Baptist Church will have its Easter Consecration Week, March 19-21, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. A different speaker is scheduled each night.

The church will host a choir anniversary on March 30 at 2 p.m.


Tree ordinances

A public hearing will be March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Hill City Hall council chambers at 40 Richard R. Davis Drive. The meeting will review the City of Richmond Hill’s proposed tree ordinance.


BBQ dinner

Canaan Baptist Church’s Annual Barbecue Dinner is Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Join them for your choice of barbecue ribs, chicken, sandwiches or a Boston Butt. Dinners are $8, sandwiches are $5. Rev. Floyd Hartford is pastor, Deacon Louis Golden Jr. is chairman. For more information, call 756-3533.



The Richmond Hill Friends of the Library desperately need paperback books in the mystery, spy and adventure genre. These paperbacks have to be in good condition: no missing covers, torn or yellowed pages. The resale of these books benefits the Richmond Hill Public Library. All donations are tax deductible. Please bring books to the Richmond Hill Public Library. Call 756-3580 for more information.


Sugar Refinery

United Way of the Coastal Empire has established a "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund."

Applications can be gotten by contacting American Red Cross at 651-5321 or Salvation Army at 651-7120 to schedule an appointment.

Donors may send checks to United Way of the Coastal Empire earmarked "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund." A hundred percent of contributions will go to help affected victims and their families. Credit card donations may be made by calling 651-7701 or by mailing a check or money order payable to United Way of the Coastal Empire with "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund" in the memo line to: United Way of the Coastal Empire, 428 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.


Jacob Grant center

The Jacob Grant Community Center will be hosting a "Good Friday Girls Dessert Day" on March 21. Girls of any age are invited to come sit and share some stories with their senior citizens. If you have a famous dessert you would like to bring, please bring it with you to 185 Ballpark Rd. Dessert and coffee will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., call 756-3828 for more info.



Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM, a six-week group personal training program, is now taking registrations. Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. from March 24–May 5 (Class will not be held Mon., Apr. 14.) In addition to the three weekly sessions, each client will receive a workout for two additional days each week (12 total).

Participants must be a member of Non-Stop Fitness in Richmond Hill. If you are not a member, please ask at the front desk of Non-Stop Fitness about special rates for Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM members. Free child care will be provided on-site as a member benefit of Non-Stop Fitness.

More information is available at


RH Rec Board

Richmond Hill Recreation Board of Director’s Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Bottoms. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Energy Oasis 5K

Energy Oasis will hold its second annual 5K race on April 19 at 9 a.m. They have chosen the International Rett Syndrome Foundation to be the beneficiary of the race, with local Richmond Hill resident Amber Gant, 13, as their inspiration and representative. For more information, call Kathy Ackerman at 756-5865.


Business expo

The Richmond Hill and Bryan County 2008 Business & Consumer Expo is scheduled for April 18 and 19 at the Richmond Hill Recreation Center. The Friday event is slotted as a business to business gathering. The Saturday event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the public, free of charge.

Businesses that wish to participate or individuals who would like to help out can get more information by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 756-3444 or Shirley Heagerty at 756-7113.


Onion fundraiser

The American Legion Post 164 of Pembroke, is once again selling Vidalia jumbo onions to support the post activities. A 10-pound bag is $7.50; 25-pound bag is $15. Delivery will be late April or early May. Call BJ Clark at 653-4958 or Billy Marshall at 653-4933 to place an order, or see any member of the post. Tickets will be available until late April in the Pembroke, Ellabell and Richmond Hill area.




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