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Community announcements for Aug. 7
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The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold two public hearings on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.
The first hearing is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the courthouse in Pembroke, and the final hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill.
These will be the last of four hearings the board has held regarding the proposed increase.
Though commissioners seemed divided over the necessity of a tax increase at a recent budget workshop, the county is proposing a tax hike of up to 1.5 mills, the first increase since commissioners raised taxes by 0.04 mills in 2009.

Pembroke Night Out
The Pembroke “Night Out” will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday in downtown’s Dubois Square.
The event will include a unity walk, a dunk tank, children’s activities, hot dogs, safety displays, informational booths and more.
“Night Out” is sponsored by the Pembroke Police Department, the Pembroke Fire Department and the Bryan County Drug Free Coalition.
For more information, call Sharroll at 653-4413

Church homecoming

Corinth Baptist Church will celebrate its 131st homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.  
The Rev. Dan Hall will be guest speaker, and after the service there will be a luncheon followed by a performance by nationally-known Christian recording artist Donna Jackson.  
For more information, call Darlene at 727-2617.

Republican dinner

Bryan County Republicans are invited to a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Southern Image, 3881 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.
The dinner is sponsored by state Rep. Ron Stephens.

Volunteers needed

The Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club is looking for inshore and offshore captains and boats for its annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Tournament set for Sept. 28 at Fort McAllister Marina.
Volunteers may sign up at
Those who would like to sponsor a boat to help with fuel costs or donate any supplies, food or funds for the soldiers, captains or the Family Appreciation Day set for Sept. 21 should call 912-308-3774.

Citizen academy
The Bryan Emergency Services is accepting applications to the Citizen Emergency Services Academy.
The eight-week program will meet every Thursday evening from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 5-Oct. 31 at 5995 Highway 204 N. in Ellabell.
Each participant must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of Bryan County and in good physical condition. Applications should be turned in as soon as possible. For more information, call 858-2799 or go to

2nd ID reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served at any time in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division.  
For information about the association and its annual reunion Sept. 17-21 in Columbus email Secretary Treasurer Bob Haynes at, call 224-225-1202 or go to

Nurses for Nations
Nurses For the Nations is holding a charity gala dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler.
The Christian nonprofit group is raising funds to send medical supplies and teams to villages and tribes internationally that have little or no access to health care.  The special guest speaker is Jonathan Daniel from Zimbabwe, Africa.
Contact Nancy Kowolik at or 912-756-2009 to purchase tickets for $65 or for more information. Tickets are $68 online at Deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 1. Donations of silent auction items welcome and will be acknowledged in our program.  
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