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Road closure

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


Health meeting

The Bryan County Board of Health will meet Sept. 2 in the Bryan County Health Department conference room at 10 a.m. in Pembroke.


Holiday hours

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, the Department of Driver Services Customer Service Centers statewide will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 30 and Monday, Sept. 1. They will reopen Tuesday. Please remember that the Tuesday after a holiday closing is a particularly busy day and plan ahead.

Many DDS services, including initiating a change of address or requesting a replacement license, can be done online via


Girl Scouts

The local Girl Scouts chapter is hosting a Girl Scout Sampler Saturday, 10-11 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Library.

Girls aged 5–17 and their parents/guardians are invited to attend.

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


Kids fishing

The Bryan County Bass Masters Fishing Club will host its annual kids fishing tournament Saturday 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.



The Bryan Animal Caregivers is hosting a pet adoptathon Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at J.F. Gregory Park.

There will also be rabies vaccines and microchips available. For more information, call 727-2694 or visit


AASU art

The AASU Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents an art exhibition by the Savannah Fibers Guild in the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will run through Sept. 5 and features an interesting tapestry of fiber media including weavings, handmade paper, and quilts, amongst functional clothing and sculptural styled pieces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, free admission.


Art Show

An upcoming art show at the University of South Carolina Beaufort entitled "Made in the USA" includes 17 artists and will run from Sept. 1-27.

A gallery opening reception is scheduled for Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m. in the USCB Gallery located in the Performing Arts Center on Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort.

The theme of the "Made in the USA" portfolio is intended to examine the role digital technologies play in shaping popular culture as well as its influences on contemporary printmaking.  Participants will be encouraged to examine topics and issues that reflect upon how American culture is impacted by capitalism and technology.


North Chamber

The next "Networking@Noon" for the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce, Inc., will be Wednesday, 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.


Fort Morris

Are you looking for someway to closeout your summer with a bang? Then visit Fort Morris Labor Day, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. as they commemorate the holiday with hourly soldier talks and cannon and musket firings. Bring the family and a picnic lunch for a day of recreation and fun.

Fort Morris State Historic Site is located seven miles east of I-95, exit 76, follow the brown Liberty Trail signs. Site admission is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and $1.75 for children 6-18. For more info please contact 884-5999 or


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.


Pembroke Garden

The Pembroke Garden Club will resume their monthly meetings starting on Sept. 18 at the new community center, located on Lanier Street. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.


RH Garden

The Richmond Hill Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Richmond Hill Library. Their speaker will be Jean Van Buskirk who will talk about Terrariums and the garden house that she built. The Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month and all are welcome.


No tea party

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 164 tea party, scheduled for Sept. 14, has been cancelled until further notice.


Memory Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Savannah Memory Walk Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 at Johnson Square in Savannah.

Come enjoy music by Bucky and Barry, great BBQ from Sticky Fingers, games and a walk through historic downtown. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Walk begins at 11 a.m. Start your team today or make a donation by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association at or call 920-2231 for more information.


ADA fundraiser

Richmond Hill Pharmacy is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 13, to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The pharmacy will also have a team participating in Walk on the Wild Side, the ADA’s fall fundraiser at Oatland Island Wildlife center in Savannah, Saturday Oct. 18.

The fundraiser will be held at the pharmacy from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and feature a sidewalk sale, bake sale, silent auction, refreshments and raffle drawings. All donation proceeds will go to the ADA.

For more information, contact Cindy Chapman, Richmond Hill Pharmacy, 756-3331 or


Ladies Lunch

There will be a Ladies Luncheon, Wednesday, Aug. 27, noon, at Carey Hilliard’s Banquet Room, at 11111 Abercorn St.

Attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch for $9.75, Harry Collins of Piccadilly Square will present delicious edible arrangements, Mary Ann Mulvehill will sing and Linda Farrell from Kathleen will speak.

For free nursery call Faye at 925-6129. For luncheon reservations, call Betty at 925-3789 or Faye at 925-8192, or e-mail Ginny at

The meeting is sponsored by Chatham County Christian Women’s Club, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.


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.



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.

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.


Magnolia Manor

Linda Hilts Lamas, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, Inc., will be the guest speaker for the Sept. 11 installment of the Renaissance Lecture Series. The focus of the discussion will be on Park Place and how family members can help in a runaway situation. For more information, call 756-4300 or visit


Pumpkin Patch

Richmond Hill Garden Club is pleased to announce the 8th Annual "Pumpkin Patch" will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at J. F. Gregory Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

They will be selling pumpkins of all sizes, beautiful garden mums, bales of straw, corn stalks and other fall decorating accessories. There will be games for the children, face painting and a lady who makes animals from balloons. The Richmond Hill Garden Club invites everyone to come out and enjoy browsing the "Pumpkin Patch." Admission is free. The Pumpkin Patch is the main fundraiser for the Garden Club.

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