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Head Start

Coastal Georgia Area Action Authority, Inc., which administers the Head Start program in nine counties including Bryan County, is currently accepting applications for Head Start for the coming school year. Children must be at least 3 years old and not older than 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2007.

For more information about the program, please call the center at 653-4990.



The Bryan County Board of Commissioners and the Bryan County Family Connection collaborative.are hosting a public forum on Monday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Police Department, 120 Richard Davis road. The forum topic will include children and touth with an emphasis on substance indicators (alcohol and drug) that will include education and community development. All are invited to attend. Call 756-3602 for more information.

Aging services

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Aging Services Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, May 1, 10:30 a.m. in the Richmond Hill Holiday Inn.


St. Elizabeth's

The Parish Handbell Choir of Christ Church, Savannah will present a joyful program of sacred handbell music at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 12 at 7 .p.m. The 14-member bell choir of historic Christ Church (The Mother Church of Georgia---1733) rings twelve octaves of handbells and chimes. This concert is part of their summer tour up the East coast and is being presented in conjunction with their newest CD, "Resounding Joy". The bell choir, now in their 8th year, is a fine musical ensemble of youth and young adults. You won’t want to miss this powerful and exciting and concert of sacred music.


Bryan County N.A.A.C.P. Interest Group monthly meeting will be held at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 185 Poplar Street - Pembroke, on Monday, April 30, starting at 7 p.m. 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.



Carver Elementary School cordially invites everyone to attend a retirement reception in honor of Pam Arrington. "Celebrating 31 Years in Education" is May 8 from 4-6 p.m. at Carver Elementary School, 476 Frances Meeks Way, Richmond Hill.


Historical Society

The May 3 meeting of the Richmond Hill Historical Society has been canceled. It has been replaced with a field trip to the Savannah History Museum on Saturday, May 5. All who are interested in attending this field trip should meet at the Richmond Hill Historical Society Museum at 9:30 a.m. on May 5 in order to carpool to Savannah. After the tour of the museum there will be a luncheon at the Whistle Stop Café and a short program presented by noted historian Michael Jordan followed by a visit to the Savannah Battlefield Park. This will be a most interesting experience and all who are interested are invited to attend. Please call 756-3697 for more information.


Tour of homes

Planning for the Richmond Hill Holiday Tour of Homes has begun. This popular event takes place every two years in connection with Holiday on the Hills. This year the tour will be on Sunday, Dec. 2,, from 1-5 p.m. This fund raiser benefits our community through several service organizations such as Richmond Hill Historical Society, The Garden Club, Friends of the Library and St. Anne’s Parish Council of Catholic Women. Volunteers from these organizations work throughout the year preparing for the tour of beautifully decorated private homes and churches. The homes are staffed with volunteers the day of the tour to provide you with highlights of the homes and its history.

In past years we have had a wide variety of homes. Some of the featured homes included, a lighthouse, a log cabin, an old barber shop, an antebellum mansion and other historical homes and buildings. This year this event promises to equal the past presentations.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church PCCW, will again be hosting a light lunch at the church which will be included in the price of the tour.

The Tour of Homes Committee is looking for local homes to be open for the tour. Please call Teresa Timmons at 665-2449 directly if you would like to have your home on the tour.

Big reunion

The Richmond Hill High School classes of 1950 through 1969 are planning a reuinion June 8-9. There will be an informal gathering at 7:30 p.m. June 8 at J.F. Gregory Park. The group wll meet at 9:30 a.m. June 9 at J.F. Gregory for a tour of Richmond Hill. A dinner buffet at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel is at 6 p.m. The cost is $55 per person. All interested graduates or members are invited to attend. Contact Janine Darieng by email at JDARIENG@CLDS.NET or 756-3936 or Mildred Hilliard at F_HILLIARD@YAHOO.COM or 756-3149.

Free compost

The city of Richmond Hill has arranged for compost to be available for Richmond Hill residents free of charge. This organic material was collected by CH2M Hill by way of the weekly yard waste collection process.

Compost is available for pick-up daily during regular park hours of operation 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Residents requiring a bag may pick one up at the park office. Residents are required to self-load the compost. Call 756-2317 with questions.

Wheeles family fund

A fund has been established at First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Pembroke to aid Phillip and Penny Wheeles.

They were awakened by their dog early Friday, March 23 to find their home on fire. They escaped with only the clothes they were wearing, and lost everything else. They had no insurance. Mr. Wheeles is a former pastor at several area churches, including Eldora Baptist and First Baptist of Blitchton. Any help is greatly appreciated. Gifts may be sent to First Baptist Church of Blitchton, 5204 Highway 80, Ellabell, Ga. 31308 Attn: Wheeles Family Fund.


RHHS 1997 reunion

The Richmond Hill High School Class of 1997 reunion will be May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Outriggers.

An RSVP to Jessica or Kellie at is required, or mail $50 per person to 1997 Reunion, C/0 M. Scott, P.O. Box 283, Richmond Hill, GA, 31324.

RHHS 1998 reunion

A 10-year reunion is being planned for the Richmond Hill High School class of 1998. The planning committee is currently compiling a list of classmates. Send name (maiden and married, if applicable), mailing address, phone number and e-mail address to or, or call (912) 210-0971 or (912) 401-9363.


Golf tournament

RHHS Band Boosters are hosting a golf tournament Saturday, May 5 at Waterford Landing. Hole-in-one prizes include $10,000, Golf Clubs, Airline Tickets, and TV. A $100,000 Shoot Out Drawing will be held. $200 for a team of 4 if paid before April 27, after will be $220. Contact Kent Ramsay at 332-3359 for more details or registration form.


Soccer tryouts

The Richmond Hill Soccer club is holding tryouts for the U-13 (Boys and Girls) and U-15 Girls Select teams. The Select Program is for players who want to play competitive level soccer with a serious commitment to the game. This level of youth soccer entails travel to other cities throughout Georgia. At least four or five games will be played out of town with the approximate same number of home games.

The tryouts will be held behind the Richmond Hill Elementary School Field No. 1.

The U-13 Boys and Girls Select tryout is Sunday, June 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. and Monday, June 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. Teams at this age are comprised of players who will not turn 13 prior to Aug. 1, 2007.

U-13 Boys contact: Darrell Snider 727-2775 e-mail:

U-13 Girls: contact: Mohamad Mustafa 727-2023, e-mail:

U-15 Girls Select tryouts are Thursday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. Teams at this age are for girls with birth date on or after Aug. 1, 1992.

The U- 15 Girls contact is David Kaye at 727-3064 or

There is an online line registration fee of $65. Instructions will be provided at the tryouts. Other fees regarding Uniforms etc will be determined on a team basis.


Little Creek

Area residents of Bryan, Chatham, Liberty and Tattnall Counties and those who have family buried at Little Creek Cemetery on Fort Stewart are invited to join the Gunter Family from Bryan County Saturday, May 14, as they place permanent headstones on the gravesites of five family members buried there.

All attendees are required to meet the Fort Stewart Game Warden at the Bryan County Courthouse in Pembroke on Hwy 119 no later than 9:30 a.m.

The group will be escorted in their vehicles to and from the cemetery site via Fort Stewart Road 67.

A brief Monument Dedication/Memorial will be held at 10 a.m. For general information about this event please contact Ms. Gail Aldridge, telephone 767-5687.


Speech and hearing

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center is hosting an open house every Thursday in May from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The center will offer complimentary hearing screens as well as hearing aid checks. Audiologists will be available to discuss current trends in amplification. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call 355-4601 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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