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Live fire training

The Bryan County Fire Department would like to notify the public they will be conducting a "Live 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


Spring cleaning

Richmond Hill will kick off Georgia Cities Week with three days of large item trash pickup starting Wednesday, April 16, through Friday, April 18. 

This opportunity is only available for the city of Richmond Hill current water account users in residential zoning areas only. 

In conjunction with the Keep Georgia Beautiful program, OMI will pick up curbside large items such as appliances, furniture and other bulky items normally not picked up by the regular trash service. All city residents should place their items on the curbside Wednesday morning by 7 a.m. for pickup. 

The following items will not be collected: tires, hazardous waste items, paint, refrigerators or freezer, oil or oil-based products, grease products, batteries or gas-based products, lawnmowers, Freon or Freon-based products.


Arts on the Coast

A short readers theatre production "Rinse The Blood Off My Toga," written by Wayn and Shuster will be preformed at Magnolia Manor, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. This production is presented by Arts on the Coast. The performance is free and open the public.

Additionally, the annual Georgia Cities Week celebration in Richmond Hill, sponsored by Arts on the Coast, will run Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, April 27. All performing groups who would like to participate in the program should contact Donna Dasher at 727-4490. Performances will be scheduled during the day and in the evenings from Thursday through Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park. All school, civic, community, adult, youth, and church groups are encouraged to participate.


Kroger light

The traffic light in front of the new Kroger store on Ford Avenue will be operational for the store's first official day, Thursday, March 20. The traffic light was paid for by the Kroger Company. For further information call Steve Scholar at 756-3851.


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.


Alzheimer's info

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding an educational session Thursday, April 3rd, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. This training will be held at Memorial Hospital, in the Mercer Auditorium, located in the William & Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research. They will provide information on Communication, Behaviors, Caregiver Wellness, and more. This training will concern Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and is designed to help family caregivers learn more about the disease and in turn become more educated and understanding caregivers. Food will be provided. Please RSVP to the Alzheimer’s Association office at 920-2231 or 1-800-272-3900 by March 28.


Giveaway planning

The third planning meeting for the 2008 Christmas Food and Clothing Giveaway will be Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Christian Revival Center, 2020 Bull Street, Savannah. For more information, call 233-3545.


Bowl for Relay

The Marne Lanes bowling Alley at Fort Stewart is hosting 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.


Pub crawl

'Party with a purpose' to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association of Coastal Georgia. The Savannah Parrot Head’s Bar Hop & Scavenger Hunt on Tybee will be Saturday, April 5. It will start at the Dolphin Reef, go to Stingray's, Spanky's, Wind Rose, DOC’s Bar, and end at Fannies.

Check in starts at The Ocean Plaza Hotel’s Dolphin Reef Restaurant at 12 p.m. Cost is $25, includes t-shirt and goody bag

Questions, call Mickie Ragsdale at 897-0686 or e-mail


Mt. 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.

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 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.


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.


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. For more information call Gloria Bennett at 912-748-6058.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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