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Community announcements for Jan. 23
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The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold a workshop at 8 a.m. Saturday at Fire Station 7, 5995 Highway 204 in Ellabell.
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss goals and priorities for 2013. The public is encouraged to attend.

Prom dress drive
There will be a prom dress drive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond Hill Public Library. Gently used dresses will be collected for the United Way project that provides gowns to underprivileged girls in Bryan County and the surrounding areas so they can attend a prom or high school formal.

History event
Fort Morris State Historic Site will host Sunbury and the War Between the States from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the site in Sunbury.
The 8th Georgia Infantry as well as the 25th Georgia Altamaha Scouts will be present to demonstrate and interpret the life of a Civil War soldier at Sunbury. Presented on the hour will be various demonstrations, including musket and cannon firing, drills and soldier talks.
The cost is $3-4. The park is located seven miles east of I-95, Exit 76, via Islands Highway and Fort Morris Road. For more information, call 912-884-5999.

Donor registration
The Children’s Village in Richmond Hill will host a bone marrow registry drive from 2-6 p.m. Monday at the school located in the Crossroad’s Center on Highway 17.
The registry drive is to benefit Evan Nelms, a Richmond Hill boy who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.
To become a member of the bone marrow donor registry, donors must be between the ages of 18 and 60, meet health guidelines, complete a consent form and give a swab of cheek cells. Seventy-five percent of all donations is similar to donating blood and does not require surgery.
For more information about the drive, call 756-8688. For more information about becoming a donor, visit

Tax office closed
The Bryan County Tax Commissioner’s offices in Pembroke and Richmond Hill will be closed Feb. 6 for staff training on Georgia’s new title ad valorem tax.

Rotary dinner
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill will have its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
The Beatles tribute band “Britishmania” will highlight a Beatles-themed fundraiser. A buffet will be served at
7 p.m. with a cash bar available. Silent and live auctions will also take place throughout the evening with special Beatles-themed items and many other wonderful donations available for bids.
Tickets are $60 per person and include dinner, entertainment and dancing. Sponsorship packages are also available. Tickets can be purchased by calling Larry Barker at 756-5942, emailing or by going to the Barker & Associates office at 31 Constitution Way or the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce office at 2591 Highway 17.

Tutors needed
The Adult Community and Education program at Royce Learning Center in Savannah is seeking volunteer tutors to assist adult learners with GED prep and literacy needs. 
Classes are 5-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Royce Learning Center and at Wesley Community Center. Tutor training is offered for free.
For more information, call 912-354-4047 or email

Meeting change
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting set for Feb. 12 has been rescheduled. The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the County Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill.

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