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Head start

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc. administers the Head Start Program from its main office in Brunswick, Georgia. It operates eleven centers, in nine counties; and is presently funded to serve a total of 917 preschool children. Centers are located in the following counties: Bryan, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne and two in both Camden and Tattnall.

Presently all centers are accepting applications for the 2007-08 school year. Children for the Head Start program must be at least three years old, and not older than five years old, on or before Sept. 1, 2007.

For additional information about the program, please contact Donna Brewton and Ann Chance, the family service coordinators at the center at 653-4990.



Bryan County N.A.A.C.P. Interest Group monthly meeting will be held at St. John AME Church, 251 Benton Street - Pembroke, Georgia, on Monday, June 25 starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker, Janice Blunt, Bryan County United Way. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not have to be a member to attend. Everyone has a voice. For information call Dave Williams at 653-3472.


Library programs

The libraries in Pembroke and Richmond Hill are continuing their summer programs. On June 27, Jeff Rayno will perform his magic and mayhem in Pembroke at 10:30 a.m. and in Richmond Hill at 2 p.m. If you haven’t signed up for the Vacation Reading Club, there is still time to join in the fun, read and get prizes too. Both libraries will be closed July 4 in honor of Independence Day.


Helping hands

Helping Hands of Bryan Co. will hold a week of service July 9 -13. Youth and adult volunteers will be doing small home repairs and yard work for low-income elderly and/or disabled families in Bryan County. Anyone who would like to volunteer their time and skills should call 756-5333 or 653-5344.

The group also is looking for church or civic groups (or restaurants) willing to provide food for the volunteers at the worksites. Heidi Thomson is coordinating the effort. She can be reached at 604-1515 for further information.


American Legion

The American Legion Post 164 and Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The post is located on U.S. Highway 280 West of Pembroke. All veterans are welcome.


BCHS reunion

The Bryan County High School classes of 1961, 1962 and 1963 are planning a class reunion for this August. Contact addresses are needed.

If you are interested, please contact your classmate: Lavon Nelson (1961), 912-660-9385, Gail Summerford (1962), or Jim Harn (1963).



G.A.R.D. (Georgia Animal Rescue Defence) is holding a dog and cat food drive. Both dry and canned foods are needed. G.A.R.D. houses animals from the area after rescuing them, socializes them and then adopts them out.

Pet food can be dropped off at the following locations: Richmond Hill Animal Hospital, the Pembroke Library, Cross Screen Printing Company in Hinesville and Shaggy Chic in Pooler. Donations of flea medications and other supplies also are needed. Call 653-2480 or 727-2647 for more information.


Jenkins reunion

The HV Jenkins Class of 1962's 45th reunion is July 20-21. Invitations have already been sent to graduates. For more information or to come, please contact: Patty Bridges Parker at 663-2342, Mary or Cle Lynes , 826-0670, or Woody Bagley at 748-6225. You also can email Parker at


Polio survivors

The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Savannah at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2 at 5353 Reynolds St. Polio survivors and guests are invited. For information call 355-1221 or go to


Statewide job fair

The Georgia Department of Labor’s 13th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) Sunday, June 24, from 2-4 p.m.

The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2007, will originate from Atlanta and Albany, and be simulcast over WALB-TV10.

Career experts will be available to answer questions from viewers across the state who wish to call during the job fair. Viewers may also ask questions and receive immediate answers over the Internet.

Job Fair 2007 will be webcast, which will allow people to watch via the Internet.

To participate in the Web cast, or ask questions, visit the labor department’s Web site at

Job Fair 2007 will be re-broadcast Monday, June 25, from 1-3 a.m. on GPB’s nine-station network viewable in every county in Georgia, and to significant portions of surrounding states. GPB’s stations include Savannah’s WVAN/9.


Historical society potluck

The Richmond Hill Historical Society will hold its’ annual Pot-Luck Supper at the Wetlands Center in Gregory Park in Richmond Hill on July 5 at 7 p.m. The Historical Society will provide the Bar-B-Q and drinks. You do not have to be a member to come; just bring an interest in history, a desire to spend some time with both new and old friends, and a covered dish.

Please call the Richmond Hill Museum and Visitors’ Center for directions or answers to any questions you might have. The number is 756-2676 or 756-3697.

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