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Community announcements for June 30
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Fourth celebration
Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 4-9:30 p.m. today in J.F. Gregory Park.
The Heart N’ Soul band will play from 6-9 p.m. Fireworks will start around 9 p.m. Other activities include family fishing beginning at 4 p.m., a car show, inflatable water rides and other. All events are free of charge.
No alcohol or glass containers are allowed. Bring coolers and lounge chairs or blankets to sit on. Food and beverages will be on sale.
For more information, call 756-3345.

Patriotic picnic
The city of Pembroke and First Baptist Church will host a patriotic picnic and concert featuring the 3rd Infantry Division Ceremonial Band on Sunday at 169 Church St.
The picnic starts at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m.
Special guests will include Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams and other dignitaries. Sonny Dixon of WTOC-TV will be emcee. The event is free.
For more information, call 653-4952.

Fourth program
Fort McAllister will hold its July Fourth program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the state historic park south of Richmond Hill.
Pack a lunch and come celebrate the nation’s birthday with Civil War-era games and ice cold watermelon. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.75 for children.
For more information, call 727-2339.

Libraries closed
The Bryan County libraries in Richmond Hill and Pembroke will be closed Wednesday for Independence Day.

Church sports
Registration for Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading for K5-sixth grade is now under way at First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill. Forms are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday in the church office. Deadline to register is July 14.
For prices or more information, contact Randy Dykes, Upward director, at

Electronic filing
Bryan County Superior Court Clerk’s office, in conjunction with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, has developed an online electronic filing portal, and UCC forms can now be filed online beginning Sunday at

Early voting
Early voting for the July 31 general primary and nonpartisan general election begins at 8 a.m. July 9-21.
Voters can cast a ballot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Voter Registration Office at 151 South College St. in Pembroke and at the County Administrative Building at 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill.
Both locations will also be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21.
For more information, call the Voter Registration Office at 653-3859 or visit Georgia Secretary of State’s website at

Planners meeting
The Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Commission will have a public hearing on the proposed “Purple Pipe” ordinance at 7 p.m. July 16 at City Hall. The commission’s regular meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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