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The Miss Richmond Hill Pageant will be held July 20 at the Wetlands Center. Females from birth to 24-years-old may participate. For more information, visit the pageant website at or call Sonya at 631-1896.


BoE Forum

The Bryan County Board of Education candidates will be participating in a forum Thursday, July 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Brogdon-Speirs building.

The forum will ask participants questions regarding the school system and policies, followed by a short Q&A session for the public to ask additional questions.

Everyone in the community is invited to attend and light refreshments will be provided. The event is hosted by the Bryan County News and the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 756-2668.


Hospital Authority

The City of Pembroke is seeking volunteers to serve on the Hospital Authority. The Authority consists of 11 trustees who meet quarterly to oversee the operation of hospital projects in the City of Pembroke. Trustees must be city residents and serve six year terms. If you are interested in serving, please contact Betty Hill, City Clerk, at 653-4413.


Recycle cellphones

The Pembroke Cub Scout Troop 357 will be collecting used cell phones for recycling to raise funds through Aug. 1 for upcoming scouting activities.

The drop off location will be at the Pembroke Telephone Company during normal business hours. There will be a recycling bin available for unwanted cell phones. Please contact Miranda Purvis at 653-6324 with any questions.


Youth Award

The Youth Hero Award is a new addition to the Pembroke American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164 Children and Youth program, and is a liaison to the Child Welfare Foundation. The auxiliary is currently taking submissions for boys and girls who have performed some kind of heroic act in the North Bryan County area. To submit a hero, contact Unit 164 Vice President Cindy Milloy with the child’s name, age, city of residence, city where the heroic act took place and the date of the act. Milloy can be reached at 675-5422 or 653-5878.


Boat ramp closing

The Jekyll Island Authority and Georgia DNR have announced that the Jekyll Island public boat ramp will close temporarily beginning July 7 and should reopen in late September. During this time, the ramp will be renovated, providing improved access to the St. Simons and St. Andrew estuaries.

While the Jekyll ramp is closed, boaters should consider using the MacKay River ramp or the Blythe Island ramp as alternatives. The parking area and Ski Rixen Pond fishing piers will remain open to the public during construction.


Sand Gnats

The American Diabetes Association will be hosting a free day with the Savannah Sand Gnats Game for all children and teens with diabetes on Sunday, July 13.

The game against the Lexington Legends begins at 2 p.m. Tickets and special goodie bags will be available starting at 1 p.m. Advanced registration for the free tickets is required by the July 8. Upon registration, each child’s name will be entered for a chance to throw the first pitch of the game.

To register for the Sand Gnats game please contact Pamela Olson at or (912) 355-6760.


Magnolia Manor

Stratton Leopold, co-owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream and a motion picture producer, is scheduled to be the next guest speaker for Magnolia Manor on the Coast’s Renaissance Lecture Series. Stratton can be found doling out ice cream scoops at the famous ice cream shop in downtown Savannah as well as in Hollywood or on location around the world producing major motion pictures like Mission Impossible III, Paycheck and The Sum of All Fears. Stratton’s lecture at Magnolia Manor will be focused on the past, present and future of Leopold’s Ice Cream. It will be Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m., call 756-4300 or visit for more information.


Teen photography

"Digital Photography for Teens" is a new summer class being offered to teens ages 12-17 to help them understand how digital photography works and how to take better photographs. Shirley Rowe of Rowe Photographers is accepting applications for the class, which will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 22-Aug. 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 and includes some photography materials and prints of the students’ work. At the end of the three weeks, a display of each student’s best photographs will be displayed for family and friends. To find out more or register your teen, call 756-6161.


CPR course

The Teen Center is having a CPR course on July 17, 3-7 p.m. The class is limited so please call at 756-3828 to reserve your spot. The fee will be $5 for 11 to 18-year-olds. Sponsored by CprAedTraining. For more questions or information, contact Linda at 222-0637 or


Advance voting

Advance voting for the July 15, 2008 General Primary will begin July 7 and end July 11. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Locations will be 151 S. College Street, Voter Registration Office, Pembroke and 9930 Ford Ave., Courthouse Annex, Richmond Hill.


Absentee voting

The Courthouse Annex, located at 9930 Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill has been established as an additional site for the purpose of receiving absentee ballots and for the purpose of voting absentee ballots for the upcoming July 15 general primary.

The office will be open July 7-11 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Government issued photo required. For additional information call 653-3859 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

All Bryan County polling places will be open for the election. For information, visit The Interactive voice response is accessible to voters by telephone through a toll free number, 1-888-265-1115.


U-pick blackberries

The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens in Savannah has a bumper crop of sweet, juicy, ripe blackberries for visitors to pick straight from the bush. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, visitors to the Bamboo Farm may pick blackberries. Pickers are provided with a bucket for picking. Blackberries are weighed after picking and cost $3 per pound. The fruit is expected to continue to ripen through July.


History and BBQ

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is pleased to announce that their July 10 meeting will be at the Richmond Hill Museum and will begin at 6 p.m.. The July meeting is traditionally a "bring a dish" meal, with the Society providing Bar-B-Q and drinks. This event is free and open to the general public. Bring a dish and take this opportunity to share time with your friends and neighbors, visit the Museum and support the Historical Society.

With community support, the Historical Society and Museum can continue to promote the rich history of our area. If you have questions or need directions please call 756-3697.


Boot camp

Bottoms Up! Boot CampTM, a six-week group personal training program, is now taking registrations at Non-Stop Fitness, on Hwy. 17 in Richmond Hill.

Bottoms Up! Boot Camp will meet every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from Aug. 11-Sept. 23, at either 8 a.m. or 9 a.m.

More information is available at


WIC comments

The Georgia Department of Human Resources Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will hold its annual public comment period July 14-25. Georgians are invited to comment on the program and suggest ways to improve WIC services. Written comments can be mailed to the Division of Public Health, WIC Branch, 2 Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 10.463, Atlanta, GA 30303 and emailed comments can be sent to For more information about Georgia’s WIC program, please call 1-800-228-9173 or visit:


Driving course

It’s never too late to polish up on your driving skills. That’s why Magnolia Manor on the Coast is hosting the AARP "Driver’s Safety Program" for all persons age 50 or older on July 17 and 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost for the class is $10, payable on the day of the class. For more information, call 756-4300 or visit


Pesticide school

A Pesticide School for Turf and Ornamental exam will be held at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens Aug. 18 and 25. The two, one-day seminars will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., covering a formal review of the study material. The seminar will tell you what’s important to know. Pre-registration is required but you can pay at the door with cash or check (made payable to Bamboo Farm.) Call 921-5460 to register, cost of the school is $20 per person. Training manuals and study guides must be obtained from the University of Georgia prior to the seminar and are available through the UGA Agricultural Business Office in Athens. To order, please call 706-542-8999.


Bag Sale

The Pembroke Clothesline will have a bag sale Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2. Pick up a back and fill it as full as you can – for just $5. During the sale, customers will find something for everyone.


Spaghetti dinner

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164, of Pembroke, will be having a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 2, starting at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post Hall, located on Hwy. 280 just past Alco. Tickets for the dinner are $6. The meal will be sit down with waiters serving. Menu includes salad, garlic bread, spaghetti with or without meatballs, iced tea and dessert. Call Susie Magee at 653-5476 or 429-3741, or Cindy Milloy at 653-5878 or 675-5422, or contact any auxiliary members.


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