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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.


Movie Night

Movie Night in the Park will be hosted by the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary on Friday, from 9-11 p.m. The movie night will be held on the ball field behind the Bryan County Courthouse for all ages, showing "Enchanted." Attendees are being asked to bring nonperishable food items as 'payment' to watch the movie. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a chair and/or blankets. No outside food or beverages are allowed; concessions will be available for purchase.


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.


Magnolia Manor

"The Latest Trends in Veterinary Medicine" is the next topic for Magnolia Manor on the Coast’s Renaissance Lecture Series. The guest speaker will be Dr. Carla Case-McCorvey, of Case Veterinary Hospital in Savannah. The event will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Call 756-4300 for more information.

Stratton Leopold, co-owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream and a motion picture producer, will speak Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Pastor anniversary

The Canaan Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to celebrate the second anniversary of their Pastor, Rev. Floyd Hartford. The special guest church will be the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. N. N. Boles bringing the message. Please join them July 20 at 5 p.m., 1072 Ford Avenue.



The Pembroke Assembly of God is planning its second annual Back to School Extravaganza. This year, the City of Pembroke is allowing the church to use the downtown pavilion to hand out coupons for the event Aug. 2.

The Extravaganza will start at 5 p.m. on Aug. 3 and they will be handing out free school supplies to the first 100 children in grades K-5th. Items to be distributed will include rulers, crayons, pens, pencils, colored pencils, pencil cases, scissors and notebook paper. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the event, which will also feature a water slide, hot dogs and hamburgers and ice cream sundaes. The Assembly will also be presenting information about all the children's programs and services they offer. To find out more, call Gloria Bennett and leave a message at 748-6058.



First Baptist Church of Blitchton will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, July 20 with a special service starting at 11 a.m. Former pastor Rev. Walter Jarrell will be the guest speaker, with vocalist Shelby Lynn providing special music. A fellowship dinner will be enjoyed after the service. All members and former members are invited to attend.


Northside VBS

Northside Baptist Church, located on W.E. Smith Rd., Pembroke, invites children of all ages to Vacation Bible School, July 7-11 from 6:30–8 p.m. This year’s theme is "Good News Games, Winning With God’s Team." There will be singing, games, skits, and learning the word of God. A prize will be given to the girl and boy who bring the most friends. And there will be prizes and light refreshments each night. For more information call 653-3088.


Mill Creek

Mill Creek Baptist Church announces the following: from July 16-18 Mill Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 140th anniversary, 7:30 nightly; on July 24 Mill Creek Baptist Church Youth Department will have its annual Vocational Bible Study, 6-9 nightly; on July 26-27, Mill Creek Baptist Church Junior Mission will have its annual Family and Friends picnic, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mill Creek Church. On July 27, the group will have their annual Family and Friends Program, 3 p.m.


Ron Herrod

The Emmanuel Community Church, located on Little Creek Road in Pembroke, welcomes Ron Herrod who will be speaking Saturday, July 12 from 7-8 p.m. and Sunday, July 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Herrod is the president of the Southern Baptist Evangelism Association.


Bryan Neck

Pastor Pete Broxton Jr. and the Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church family invite everyone to celebrate its 139th church anniversary. The celebrating will begin Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Stanford L. Anderson I and Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Richmond Hill. It will continue Friday, July 11 with Pastor Berry Staley and Fairmount Missionary Baptist Church, Savannah and conclude Sunday, July 13 at noon with Pastor Floyd Hartford and Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Richmond. Everyone is invited.



The August Birth Month is having a variety of dinners July 18-19 at Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dinners consist of the following: fried fish, fried shrimp, BBQ ribs, baked chicken, potato salad, collard greens, red rice and corn bread. The price of a dinner is $8. Contact Gracie "Dolly" Green at 756-2412 or Frederick Hart at 756-5885 or on day of dinner at 727-2163.


VBS Beach Party

Everyone is invited to attend the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School, "Beach Party: Surfin through the Scriptures," beginning July 27-31 and ending Aug. 3. The program is a celebration of God’s love and each lesson will be supported with Bible stories, music, crafts, games and snacks. There will be classes for ages birth through adult. Registration forms are available at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. Registration is recommended but not mandatory. For more information contact Debbie Sisco at 756-3992 (home), 756-5828 (work) or by email at


Beth Moore

A Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast is being co-hosted at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on Hwy. 144. Moore is a dynamic Bible teacher and will be joined in this simulcast by Travis Cottrell, a dynamic worship leader. The event will take place Friday, Aug. 1, at St. Elizabeth’s. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Another event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 2, when doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event will be from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, $35 each. To register, go to, click on Beth Moore and follow instructions for registering and purchasing tickets, or call 727-2589.


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


Pesticide school

A Pesticide School for Turf and Ornamental exam will be held at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens Aug. 18 and 25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 921-5460 to register, cost of the school is $20 per person. To order the required training manuals, call 706-542-8999.


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