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Road closure

Richmond Way, from Hwy. 144 to Nelson Drive, will be closed to all through traffic from approximately 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18 to approximately 7:30 a.m. Aug. 25.

Median work will be done on Hwy. 144 at the entrance to the Richmond Place subdivision. The work will be performed by Clifton Construction Company.

For questions regarding the road closure, contact Brannen Edwards at 313-9229 or Jerry Tucker at 596-5736.


Kids fishing

The Bryan County Bass Masters Fishing Club will host its annual kids fishing tournament Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. until noon at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

The bait will be furnished, just bring your pole and tackle! There will be four age group divisions: ages 1-3 will weigh in their catch at 10 a.m.; ages 4-7, 8-11, and 12-15 will weigh in their catch at noon. There will also be a chance to win $100. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will be prize drawings and trophies awarded; and hamburgers, hot dogs and cokes.


Girl Scouts

The local Girl Scouts chapter is hosting two upcoming events for girls and adults.

An Open House will be Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Richmond Hill and a Girl Scout Sampler will be Saturday, Aug. 23, 10-11 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Library.

Girls aged 5–17 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend either or both events to learn what Girl Scouts is all about, find out how adults can volunteer, make a fun craft and, if interested, register for Girl Scouts (fee is $10 per year; financial assistance is available).

Parents should also know the Girl Scouts cannot guarantee a child will be placed in a troop unless there is sufficient adult leadership. For new troops to be formed, the Scouts need the support of adult volunteers, 18 or older. Training is available free of charge.

For more information, contact Rikki McMillan, 236–1571 ext. 107 or


Join Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Packs 400, 486, and 527 will be hosting a fall recruitment campaign. Aug. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Primary School in the Multi-Purpose Room.

The Packs would like to invite fathers and sons to become a part of one of America’s leading values-driven organizations. Cub Scouts is for any boy in 1st-5th grade. Information will also be available about Boy Scouts, for boys in 6th grade to age 18.

If you have any questions please contact District Executive Matt Jarrard at 756-3336 or


North Chamber

The next "Networking@Noon" for the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce, Inc., will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

The guest speaker is Melinda Roell, Art Development Director of the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro. She will discuss the positive impact of the arts on community and business growth.

Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., program and lunch at noon. To make a reservation, please call 653-2219. The luncheon is $7.50. Businesses and individuals are welcomed and encouraged to join the North Bryan Chamber.


Kick off Hoopla

Bryan County will soon have its first no-kill shelter and adoption center for animals.

The South Bryan Animal Welfare League is celebrating with a Membership Kick-Off Hoopla on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Ft. McAllister Marina from 6-8p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The public is invited to come and learn about the non-profit group’s plans and to become supporting members of the SBAWL; Membership fees start at $25.

The marina is located on the Hwy 144 Spur a mile west of the Ft. McAllister State Historical Park. For more information or to RSVP, call Nancy Baker at 572-1371.


OLLI classes

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the USCB is now accepting registrations for classes in the fall term.

OLLI Fall term classes begin Sept. 15, with more than 180 classes to choose in a wide variety of subjects, including arts and culture, ecology, finance, gardening, government, history, literature, music and science, just to name a few. Classes will be offered at sites at Pineland Station Mall on Hilton Head, the USCB South Campus in Bluffton, the USCB North Campus in Beaufort and in Jasper County.

OLLI is a university-affiliated, not-for-credit, program, where members take classes for personal enrichment and the joy of learning. There are no entrance requirements to participate. For more information or to receive a curriculum guide, visit and click on "Osher Lifelong Learning Institute" under "QUICKLINKS" or call the OLLI offices at 208-8247 (Bluffton), 208-8239 (Hilton Head Island), or 521-4113 (Beaufort).


Blood shortage

The American Red Cross wants to remind donors that the summer blood shortage is far from over. There is a critical need for blood every summer, and this summer has been no exception.

More donors are needed immediately to put an end to the current shortage. While all blood types are needed, types O and B are in immediate demand.

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region needs approximately 1,200 people to donate blood each weekday to meet the needs of hospital patients.

There are 14 blood donor centers across Georgia, and blood drives are held daily throughout the Region. Appointments for donations can be made by calling 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) or by visiting


Live music

The merchants at The Station Xchange are hosting the band The Positions at Music Night in the Park at the Station Xchange Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event. Bring lawnchairs, coolers and blankets. Some refreshments will be sold at the event. Station XChange is located at 10220 Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill. Call 756-2969 for more information.


Family reunion

The Cribbs, Harvey and Wise family reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 16 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Wetlands Center in J.F. Gregory Park. Paper plates, napkins, eating utensils and ice will be provided. Please bring several covered dishes. For more information, call Sandra Butler at 756-3537.


Coastal meeting

The Georgia Coastal Management Program’s (GCMP) Coastal Advisory Council’s summer quarterly meeting will be Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wetlands Center.

The Coastal Management quarterly meeting initiative helps keep Coastal Advisory Council members, the local governments, and agencies they represent, and the public better informed of Coastal Management Program activities and allows for timely discussion of coastal events and concerns.

For more information on the meeting and/or the Coastal Advisory Council, contact Jill Andrews of DNR’s Coastal Resources Division at 264-7218.



Jazzercise classes held at New Beginnings Community Church in Richmond Hill will be having an Open House Aug. 25-29.

The public is invited to join the group for a free class during that week and see what Jazzercise has to offer. Jazzercise combines elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more to create programs for people of every age and fitness level.

Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Judy Leibold at 251-605-4409.


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’s lecture at Magnolia Manor will focus on the past, present and future of Leopold’s Ice Cream, Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Call 756-4300 or visit


Bike Run

There will be a "Bike Run and Turkey Dinner" for a family whose 14-year-old son has been diagnosed with Leukemia. The ride will be Aug. 23, beginning at Johns V Twin Cycle Shop at the L. Scott Stell Park in Effingham. The cost is $25 per person. There will be a raffle and door prizes.

For more information call Crystal Dasher at 704-1583 or go to Monetary donations can also be made to Johnnie and Teresa Jackson, 222 Frank W. Dasher, Guyton, GA, 31312. Blood donations can be given to the Savannah Community Blood Bank, account 5216.


Labor Day

The annual Labor Day Program at Fort McAllister will be Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This Labor Day weekend, come see some of the trades necessary in keeping a Civil War fort in working order. The program will include blacksmithing and musket firing demonstrations, as well as cannon firing. Learn about Civil War cooking and take part in some old fashion games. Also partake in a game of baseball…Civil War style! There will be fun for the whole family all day long. The cost is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children.

Monday, Sept. 1, join the fort on a scenic canoe trip down Redbird Creek. Participants will see the wildlife around Ft. McAllister while cruising down the creek, stopping to explore the sandbars along the way. To reserve a canoe, you must go to the visitor center and register ($10 fee) before Sept. 1. Life jackets will be provided and participants should be at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, with a departure time of 9 a.m. There is a parking fee of $3.

For more information about the Labor Day program or any other upcoming events at Fort McAllister, call 727-2339.



Landscape professionals and lawn-care specialists must have a Georgia Department of Agriculture license in order to use lawn and garden pesticides. To get the license, you must pass the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s test.

Pesticide school will be held Monday, Aug. 18 for Applying Pesticides Correctly and Monday, Aug. 25 for Ornamentals and Turfgrass Pest Control. Both classes are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost of the school is $20 per person for the two days, payable at the door. For more information, call 921-5460 or email

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