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Trash pickup

City of Richmond Hill dry trash pickup normally scheduled for Dec. 23 will be picked up on Monday, Dec. 22. Dry trash pickup normally scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 25 will be picked Tuesday, Dec. 23.


The Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning meeting scheduled for Dec. 22 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. For further information call Steve Scholar at 756-3851.

Flag retirement

The BSA Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts will have a flag retirement ceremony at Savannah Christian Church on Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public and is meant to honor all those who will not be home for Christmas, living and dead. There will be a time to that honors fallen soldiers, firefighters and law enforcement officer. Please bring any U.S. flag that needs retired. The ceremony will be held in accordance with section 8k of the U.S. code and with all the grace and respect that it deservesQuestions can be sent to or call 658-3658


CASA, short for Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens to be officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases.

Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

CASA volunteers provide the stability that children need in order to thrive. Are you ready to stand up for a child who needs you? Inquire today about the power you have to change a child’s life.

For more information, call 876-3816 or

Holiday camp

The Richmond Hill/Pembroke YMCA Holiday Camp will be Dec. 22, 23, 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 2 and 5 from 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. It is located at 9611 Ford Ave. behind the Richmond Hill Library. Children will need to bring a lunch with a drink and two snacks. Please call 756-5856 for more information.

911 addresses

Starting Jan. 1, the City of Richmond Hill will begin to enforce proper number and lettering of homes and businesses for 911 purposes. The result of noncompliance can be a fine. For more information call the Richmond Hill Police Department at 756-5645.

Animal aid

The Pembroke American Legion Ladies Auxiliary has placed collection boxes at Pembroke City Hall and Harvey’s Supermarket for donations of food and bedding items such as old blankets, towels and rugs needed by the North Bryan County Animal Shelter.

Head Start

Bryan County Head Start in Pembroke will be accepting applications in January for the 2009-2010 school year. Children for the Head Start program must be at least 3 years old and not older than 5 years old, on or before Sept. 1, 2009. There is no cost to parents for this program. Applications for eligibility may be completed at the center. The following documents will be required: birth certificate, proof of income (2008 W-2 or three consecutive pay stubs, Social Security or DFCS letter, letter from employer, etc.), State of Ga. Immunization Record (Form 3231), and a physician’s letter for any child with special needs. For enrollment, the following documents will be requested; social security numbers for each family member, a complete physical examination, a dental examination, and a current Medicaid, Peach Care or private insurance card. For more information, contact the center at 653-4990.

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