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Free pets

The Richmond Hill Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption drive on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the shelter, which is located on Hwy. 144 Spur just past the Bryan County landfill. Free kittens and puppies will be given away. Donations will be accepted. For more information call Valerie Barnard at 653-3816.


Choir fundraiser

The Pete Broxton Youth Choir of the Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church is having a fundraiser dinner on May 17 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the church grounds. The menu consists of fried chicken, potato salad, green beans and roll. Come dine with the church and help support our youth. Price $8. For more information call 756-2412 or 727-2163.


Spudd Webb

Spud Webb, former Atlanta Hawks star and NBA Slam Dunk champion will be at the Rousakis Plaza Saturday, May 17 from noon-2 p.m.

Activities include games, raffle drawings, roaming entertainers, food and live music. Spud Webb will be there to meet with fans and help give away prizes.

This event is free of charge and open to all residents. For more information about the event, visit The Rousakis Plaza is located at 404 East Bay Street.


Gospel sing

The Telestials will be live Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church on Cartertown Road in Richmond Hill. It is a gospel sing and it will be free and open to the public.


Chamber meeting

The North Bryan Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday, May 21, at Pembroke City Hall. They will start with a networking time, beginning at 11:30. Lunch and the program will start at noon.

Lois Roberts, director of Statesboro Regional Library which encompasses Bryan County’s libraries, will discuss "The Library – Value Added for our Community" as the community prepares for growth.

The cost of lunch is $7.50. Call Mary Warnell at 653-2244 by noon on Monday to make a reservation.


Teen driving

The Pembroke Police Department and Coastal Health District are putting on another Georgia P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing the Incidents of Driver Error) course for teenage drivers.

The course will be Monday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. in the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Social Hall located at 185 S. Poplar Street in Pembroke. For more information and to register, visit or call 644-5209 or 484-1885.

This free, two-hour course is aimed at teen drivers ages 14-16 to help them and parents learn what they need to know for the required 40 hours of supervised driving time.

It addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior – rather than a technical, hands-on driving course. The completion of the course may help to reduce insurance rates for teen drivers, but does not count as part of the 40 hours of supervised driving practice.


Eating at Beef's

Sing Savannah, a singing group with girls from Richmond Hill, Savannah and Hinesville, are having a Spirit Night at Beef’O’Brady’s Monday from 4:30-9 p.m. They are fundraising for a trip to Atlanta to record their original music with local band Liquid Ginger. The girls will be singing karaoke and Liquid Ginger will also be there throughout the evening. Sing Savannah thanks the community in advance for their support.

The Richmond Hill High School Chorus will be hosting a Spirit Night Wednesday, from 4:30-10 p.m. Beef’O’Brady’s will give the chorus boosters 15 percent of meals. The chorus will do a little entertaining for guests during the evening.


Free skin screening

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO and Rite Aid will be stopping by Savannah in the tour’s 38-foot customized RV to offer free full body skin cancer screenings to the public.

Local, board-certified dermatologists that have donated their time will be offering the free screenings to the public. You can visit the RV Wednesday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rite Aid, 10402 Abercorn Street, with Dr. Lewis R. Collins Jr. serving as the on-site dermatologist.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million cases diagnosed annually across the country. Skin cancer is also the most preventable and curable form of cancer if it is detected early.


Hurricane awareness

The Bryan County Emergency Management will be conducting a Hurricane Awareness Briefing on Wednesday, May 21 in the Courthouse Annex in Richmond Hill and Thursday, May 22 at the Bryan County Commissioners Office at the Courthouse in Pembroke. Both briefings will begin at 7 p.m.


Blood drive

The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive is being held at Coastal Electric Cooperative, 1265 S. Coastal Hwy., Midway, in the John T. Woods, Jr. Auditorium on Thursday, May 22, from 2-7 p.m. All are encouraged to come participate. If you have any questions or concerns please call Kim Sachau at 880-2236.


Honoring grads

Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church joyfully invites the public to share in the graduation service and celebration of its high school and college graduates. The celebration will take place on Sunday, June 1 at the noon worship service with lunch immediately following. Mount Moriah is located at 185 Poplar Street in Pembroke. For more information please call 653-2514.


Red Bowers golf

The 4th Annual Robert "Red" Bowers Golf Tournament will be Friday at Smithfield Golf Course (formally Eagle Creek Golf Course) on Hwy. 46. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $100 to sponsor a hole and $300 per four man team. Please contact Mikell Foxworth at 858-2914 or 653-2457 if you would like to participate.


Historical lecutre

On Thursday, June 5, 7 p.m., best selling author, William C. Harris, Jr. will be speaking at the Richmond Hill Museum. Harris, a native of Savannah, draws on his experiences and local knowledge to weave tales of intrigue and suspense based on local history. He has just completed his third book, which uses the well known Tybee Bomb incident and a hurricane as its theme. A book signing will take place after the lecture.

The meeting is free and open to the general public. Please call the Richmond Hill Historical Museum at 756-3697 if you have questions or need directions. All are encouraged to come listen to an author known to tell a fine tale.


Down on the Farm

Pembroke Assembly of God invites everyone to join them for some "Down on the Farm" fun as they learn how to grow the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Each evening, June 16-June 20, 6:30-9 p.m., there will be a Bible lesson, music, crafts, games, snacks and a "Down on the Farm" activity. All children, 3 years to 5th grade are invited. All activities are free, hosted by Pembroke Assembly of God, located at 1514 Bacontown Road, Pembroke. For more information, please call Gloria Bennett, 748-6058.


CSI kids camp

CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Camp will be available in Savannah this summer for rising 5th through rising 9th grade students. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily from the weeks of June 9-13 and June 16-20 at the Savannah Country Day School. There are limited slots available.

During the camp, kids will make shoe casts, identify blood types and patterns, and learn how to solve crimes with real police officers and the chief medical examiner for Chatham County. For information on all summer camps, see their website at, select "School Life," then select "After School & Summer."

For more information, email camp director David Hooker, head of the Science Department at SCDS at


Teen driving forms

As summer approaches, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) reminds students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver’s license over the long vacation to obtain a "DDS Certificate of Attendance Form" from their school administration before the end of the school year.

DDS Certificate of Attendance Forms must be signed and notarized from the student’s school and presented at the time of applying for a permit or Class D driver’s license. The forms issued in May will be accepted until September 30.

All applicants under the age of 18 not enrolled in school must provide a GED diploma, high school diploma, or an attendance form from the student’s local Board of Education if enrolled in an approved home school program.

For complete Georgia driver licensing and testing requirements, please visit


Coastal meeting

The Georgia Coastal Management Program’s Coastal Advisory Council’s spring quarterly meeting will be Wednesday, June 4, from 10 a.m. until noon at the conference room of the Coastal EMC in Midway, on Hwy. 17 (off exit 76, west of I-95).

Council meetings offer members and the public the ability to remain informed on coastal management activities and offer an opportunity to present concerns and suggestions.

All Council meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Jill Andrews at 264-7218.


Cemetery dedication

On May 24 at 6:15 p.m., on the east side of the cemetery, the City of Pembroke and the American Legion Post 164 will hold a short dedication of the Taps Chimes that now play daily. This has been made possible by donations by local citizens and the First Baptist Church. The dedication will conclude with the playing of Taps at 6:30 p.m. All are invited and encouraged to attend.


Bible school

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church’s Vacation Bible School's theme for 2008 is "Power Lab, Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power." The camp dates are June 9-13 from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 4 through rising 6th graders. For questions about registration, call Tara at 1-803-243-3603.


Moving Wall

The Moving Wall group has several upcoming meetings scheduled. If you interested in finding out more or becoming a volunteer to help out, please feel free to attend or contact Jan Bass at

Upcoming meetings are Tuesday, May 20 and Tuesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. in City Council chambers. There are four different days for volunteers to participate in orientation – they are only required to attend one of the four dates. All meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office and will not exceed one hour. Wednesday, June 4; Thursday, June 5; Saturday, June 7 and Monday, June 9.


Ranger Camp

Ft. McAllister’s Junior Ranger Camp, for children ages 8–12, will be June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Junior Rangers will experience nature first-hand, exploring Georgia’s fascinating history while enjoying outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking Fort McAllister’s scenic trails as part of the GO (Get Outdoors) Georgia program. Cost is $50, call 727-2339 for more information.


Memorial Program

The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a Memorial Day Program along with the assistance from Boy Scout Troop 357 and the American Legion Post 164. The program will begin at noon near the caboose Saturday, May 31 in Pembroke. Following the program, food will be served. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Cindy Milloy at 653-5878.


Fort's Memorial Day

Ft. McAllister’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Program will be Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the park off Hwy. 144.

The program will focus on the life of the common Confederate soldier with musket and cannon demos and special salutes fired in honor of those who have died in war.

There will also be two "The History of Landmines to the Present" lectures Saturday, May 24. The guest speaker will be the unexploded ordinance technician Jack Imber. Along with other technicians, Mr. Imber locates, identifies and destroys explosives - with his specialty being landmines. Imber will be giving talks at the fort’s museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Admission for the day will between $2 - $4. Active military and families are free with current military ID. For more information, call Daniel Brown at 727-2339. Fort McAllister is located at the end of Spur 144 in Richmond Hill.


Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is recruiting adult volunteers to help today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. They specifically need adults to serve on their local Service Unit Team and as leaders and co-leaders for the new membership year, starting this fall. An informational meeting for all interested adult volunteers will be Monday, May 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Library.

For more information on how to volunteer, contact Rikki McMillan ( or 912–236–1571 ext. 107). A volunteer interest form and application are available at

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