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Help the Wall

The Moving Wall, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s tribute in Washington, D.C., is coming to Richmond Hill from June 12-16.

All interested parties are invited to attend a public meeting Tuesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. in the Richmiond Hill City Council chambers.

Organizers of the local event are looking for help and contributions from the community.To send a tax-exempt donation make checks out to: The American Legion, P.O. Box 250, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 or call Gregory MacDougal at 884-7273.

Interested volunteers, partners or sponsors are encouraged to contact the Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce at 756-3444 or Jan Bass at 756-6459.


Economic stimulus

Filing a Georgia Individual Income Tax Return is not required in order to receive a Federal Stimulus payment.

In May, economic stimulus payments will be sent to more than 130 million households nationwide.

The IRS said in order to receive the federal stimulus payment, taxpayers must file a 2007 federal individual income tax return.

Retirees, disabled veterans and low-wage earners who are exempt from filing a federal tax return must file in order to receive the stimulus payment. Georgia taxpayers who do not meet the federal criteria for filing and are only filing a federal return in order to receive the stimulus payment are not required to file a Georgia return.

Taxpayers who are uncertain as to whether to file a Georgia return should review the filing requirements on the Department of Revenue’s website at Use the link for forms, individual and review Form IT-511.

The economic stimulus payments will not be taxable on either the 2008 federal or state returns. Recipients must have a valid Social Security number and at least $3,000 of qualifying income to receive a stimulus payment. Eligible taxpayers will receive between $300 to $600 if single or $600 to $1,200 if married filing jointly.

For additional information concerning the federal economic stimulus payment, log onto the IRS web site at

The federal and state filing deadline is Tuesday, April 15.



Pembroke Assembly of God, 1514 Bacontown Road, invites everyone to their Homecoming Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m.

The morning service will begin with a presentation in song and interpretation of "Let the Glory of the Lord Rise Among Us" by the childrens' choir. The guest speaker for the morning service will be Rev. Paul Hodge. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. There will be no evening service. For more information, call Pastor Steve or Janet Hester at 912-966-2513.


Geechee Kunda

The Gathering at Geechee Kunda, the Gullah Geechee Museum and Cultural Center for the state of Georgia, southern South Carolina, and northeastern Florida, in Historic Riceboro will be April 19.

Learn about the holy land for African America and Gullah Geechee People at The Gathering. Performances will run from noon-5 p.m. Exhibits, special presentations, and lectures will begin at 10 a.m. Tours will be offered.

Vending opportunities are still available, call 884-4440 to register or to find out more information. Or, email or

Geechee Kunda is located at 622 Ways Temple Rd., Riceboro. Take I-95 to Exit 67, Ways Temple Road is 1/4 of a mile from the third mile marker on Coastal Hwy 17.


Celebrate 137 years

Stanford L. Anderson, I, Pastor, invites everyone to their Church Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. with Pastor James C. Shipman and the Bolton Street MB Church Family.

The Celebration will continue Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Debbie Neil and The St. Peters AME Church, Midway; Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Hermon Scott and The Baconton MB Church, Allenhurst; Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Pete Broxton and The Bryan Neck MB Church.

The Church Anniversary Services will culminate Sunday, April 20, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Ricky Bready and The Tremont Temple Baptist Church in a spirit-filled, awesome, miraculous time with the Lord.

Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is located off Hwy. 17 South on Daniel Siding Loop Road.


ASSU courses

The list of Spring 2008 Course Offerings at AASU's Center for Professional and Continuing Education has been released. For more information or to register, call 927-5322 or

Public Speaking & Fearless Presentations, Mondays, April 14 - May 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $89.

Watercolor Painting (Beg/Intermediate), Tuesdays, April 15 -20 7 - 9 p.m., $79.

SAT Review Course, Monday and Wednesdays, April 14- 30, 6 – 8:30 p.m., $110.

Interior Design, Wednesdays, April 16- May 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $95.

Self Publishing a Book on the Web, Wednesdays, April 16 & 30, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., $49.

Basic Drawing, Thursdays, April 17 – May 22, 7-9 p.m., $69.

Investing Basics: Are You Prepared?, Tuesdays, April 22 – May 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $39/$49 per couple.

Creative Writing, Tuesdays, April 22 – May 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., $149.

Computer classes: Intermediate PC Repair, Thursdays, April 17- May 1, 6 - 9 p.m., $89. Computer Essentials, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15 & 17, 1 - 4 p.m., $89. Word I, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 22 & 24, 1-4 p.m., $89.


Charitable gala

A gala evening benefiting children victimized by world-wide disasters will be Saturday, April 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel Ballroom in Savannah. All funds from the charity will benefit the Lend a Hand Charity, Inc. which was formed in 2005 in response to the tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka. The cocktail hour will be followed by dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing, as well as a silent auction and raffle. Individual tickets are $125 and sponsor and gold sponsor tables (which include 10 tickets) are still available. For more information, contact Kethes ‘Sri’ Srikanthan at 856-9713.


Commodity foods

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will be distributing USDA surplus commodity foods to eligible residents April 16-18.

Any household whose total gross income is less than the State established poverty guidelines for the appropriate household size is eligible. Persons picking up food are requested to bring a bag or box container.

Anyone picking up food for someone else must present a completed and signed authorization form for each household. The forms must be current. Food may be picked up for a maximum of two (2) households, including the household of the person making the pickup.

New authorization forms (dated 5/03) may be picked up from the Community Services Center at 208 North College Street in Pembroke. The forms will not be available at the distribution sites and old authorization forms will not be accepted.

Food will be distributed from the following sites: Wednesday, April 16 ONLY, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Richmond Hill Courthouse; Thursday, April 17, 2-6 p.m., Pembroke City Hall; and Friday, April 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pembroke City Hall. For additional information, you may contact Carolyn Frasier at 653-4993.



Kindergarten orientation and registration for the fall of 2008 will be held soon at Richmond Hill Primary School. Students currently in a pre-K program and/or who will be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1 may register. The dates are April 15-18 from 8:30-11 a.m.

Parents of RHPS students must be Bryan County residents and provide proof of residency and physical address. Parents must also provide specific documents to enroll their child in the form of the child’s social security card, copy of their birth certificate, current immunization records and an eye-ear-dental exam form.


Garden Club

The Richmond Hill Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Library. This month’s speaker will be Jo Hickson, on Coastal Georgia Greenway Trails. Plans for the Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication on April 30 will also be discussed. For more information call 727-3219 email


Battle anniversary

Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a special two-day event to commemorate the 146th Anniversary of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski. The April 12-13 event will be the park’s largest of the year. A full schedule of activities will be offered at Fort Pulaski and Battery Park on Tybee Island. Activities at Battery Park will include cannon firings with the park’s new 30-Pounder Parrott rifle.

Several living history groups will be on hand throughout the weekend, including the 8th Georgia Infantry, 22nd Georgia Heavy Artillery, 48th New York Infantry, and 8th Maine Infantry. For additional information, call the park at 912-786-5787, or visit the official website at


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.



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.



Tax help

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield tax centers are extending their dates of operation until June 1. They provide cost-free tax preparation services to the soldiers returning home from deployment and their family members.

The Hunter tax center is in building 1211, and the Stewart tax center is at 1067 Gulick Avenue, building 617. Hours of operation at both locations are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 767-2479.


UW fundraiser

The Clothes Line, a partnership of the United Way and the City of Pembroke, located at 53 N. College St., Pembroke, will have a winter sale April 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, and 16. All items that cost $1 or more will be half off; all children’s items that are 50 cents will be half off also. The Clothes Line is open from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.



'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



The Georgia Department of Labor’s 2008 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 80 students.

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.



St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit on April 8 at the Bryan County Health Dept. in Richmond Hill. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 819-6800. Call 354-9357 for more information.


Garden expo

Celebrate the green life at the 8th Annual Savannah Garden & Antiques Exposition. The Expo will run through Sunday, April 6, rain or shine, at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum on 601 Harris Street.

This year’s theme is "Celebrate the Green Life" and includes local speakers. For tickets and a complete list of events, dates, times, and prices, please visit or call 236-4795.


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.


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. 

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 Friends of the Library are asking for donations of paperback books. They are in desperate need of young adult paperbacks, suitable for ages 11-14. These books must 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. For more information call 756-3580.


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