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Community announcements for Feb. 25
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Ribbon are being sold to benefit Evan Nelms, a 5-year-old Richmond Hill boy who is battling leukemia for the second time in a year. Orange bows to be placed on mailboxes or storefronts are on sale for $10 and can be purchased by calling 912-308-3774. All proceeds go toward Evan’s medical expenses.

Cancer study
The American Cancer Society is looking for at least 400 adults in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry areas for a cancer prevention study.
Participants who may qualify need to make a long-term commitment to the study, be between the ages of 30 and 65 years old, and have never been diagnosed with cancer.
To enroll, go to or call 912-355-5196.

Health care forum
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum on the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect small business owners from 8-10 a.m. Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The ACA Business Forum is complimentary for RHBC Chamber members; the cost is $15 for non-members. A continental breakfast will be served. Reservations are required. Call 756-3444 or email

Consent hearing
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will be hold a public hearing regarding the proposed consent order for King America Finishing at 7 p.m. March 5 at Effingham County High School, 1589 Highway 119 S in Springfield.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on the proposed KAF consent order to address alleged violations of the Georgia Water Quality Control Act.
The consent order can be viewed at

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