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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.


Historical society

On Thursday, Aug. 2, the Richmond Hill Historical Society’s monthly lecture series will present Jim Bitler, the On-Island Co-ordinator for the Ossabaw Island Foundation as the featured speaker. Mr. Bitler came to the Georgia coast in 1985 to work as a naturalist at Little St. Simons Island and then moved on to become the program director of Wilderness South East. All of the society's meetings are open to the general public and are free. The Aug. 2 meeting will be held at the Wetlands Center in Gregory Park, in Richmond Hill at 7 p.m. If you have questions or need directions please call 756-3697 or 756-2676.


Kids Fest

Publix will have a Kids Fest on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This will include a Kids Safety Day with the Richmond Hill Police Department on hand to fingerprint kids while digital photos are taken to give to parents. There also will be displays by the Richmond Hill Fire Department, Bryan County EMS and Fire Department, LifeStar and RHPD. There will be a cook out and more. Check with Publix for more information.


Magnolia Manor

Richmond Hill Mayor Richard Davis will take part in the Renaissance Lecture Series for Magnolia Manor on the Coast. The event is slated for Aug. 9.

Davis will speak to guests and residents at the facility.

He plans to speak on several issues, most of which will focus on the booming growth of the city of Richmond Hill and its recent accolades. He will also inform the group on the recent awards earned by the city, including being named a Trendsetter City by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine.

Each month, Magnolia Manor on the Coast hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at their facility on Richmond Hill. The monthly event begins at 5:30 and after the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows. A light supper is provided to this event which is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Julie at 756-4300.


Panel meets

The Bryan County Child Fatality Review Panel met once during the state fiscal year. There were four deaths discussed, one due to medical conditions which was not reviewed by the committee. Three motor vehicle accidents were reviewed. It was noted that as a part of community awareness, healthy kids days and public safety days are offered on both ends of the county. In addition, drivers education and other driving safety programs such as Georgia Teens Ride with Pride and Fatal Vision are provided in the schools. There have been additional community events held to increase awareness of risky behaviors among our teens.

Danny Page


Child Fatality Chair



GARD will have a thrift store on Main street in Pembroke on Saturday collecting food for homeless animals. When you bring in a bag of dog or cat food your child receives a brand new book. More events planned. All proceeds for spaying and neutering of pets.

Cub Scouts

Pack 486 invites families with boys aged 6 through 10 to a Cub Scout open house at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on Hwy. 144 on Aug. 5 between 2 -5 p.m.. Come learn about the adventure of Cub Scouting and enjoy some of the games and activities which make Cub Scouting so much fun. The Cub Scout year begins with the school year and this is an ideal time to learn about Scouts and sign up for the coming year. For further information, please call 572 5101.

In addition, Cub Scout Packs 400, 486, and 527 will be hosting a fall recruitment campaign on on Aug. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Primary School in the Multi-Purpose Room. These Packs would like to invite you and your son to become a part of one of America’s leading values-driven organizations. Cub Scouts is for any boy in grades 1-5. Information will also be available about Boy Scouts for older boys. Contact District Executive Matt Jarrard at 756-3336 or for more information.

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