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Movie canceled

Due to poor weather conditions, the Station Xchange Merchants Movie Night in the Park has been canceled. For more information please call 756-2969.


Financial aid

Richmond Hill High School will host a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Carol Lott of the Georgia Student Finance Commisssion will be the guest speaker, touching on topics such as completing the FAFSA, HOPE and other sources of student financial aid. For more information, call Tommy Swinford at 459-5165.


Asperger Support

The Asperger Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the RH Public Library. Amelia Castilian, the director of Disability Services at AASU, will be the guest speaker. She will talk about preparing our students for college and the college experience. Parents are encouraged to bring their high school children with them to this meeting. For more information, email



Coastal Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship, a program sponsored by Georgia’s electric membership corporations (EMCs). The $1,000 scholarship can be applied to academic expenses at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia. Scholarship applications and more details are available at or call (800) 421-2343, ext. 2268. Completed applications are due by Feb. 6, 2008.


Ellabell UMC

The Ellabell United Methodist Church will have their winter revival from Sunday Jan. 20 to Tuesday Jan. 22. The services will begin each evening at 7 p.m. The revival preacher will be the Reverend Larry E. Bird from Rincon UMC.

The Reverend P. Rodney Body and the Ellabell congregation cordially invites the public to attend. The EUMC looks forward to "Revive Us Again" with great preaching and wonderful music. The Church is located at 3113 Highway 204 just seven miles from Pembroke.


Yard sale

The Friends of Library will have a yard sale, as well as a mini book sale Saturday, March 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library.

The group will begin collecting sale items Friday, Feb. 8. The cut-off date for collecting will be Friday, Feb. 22.

They will accept small appliances, toys, knickknacks, jewelry, framed art, artificial floral arrangements, kitchen ware, DVDs, music CDs, VHS tapes and other small items. All donations to be given to staff members. For more information, please call 756-3580. They cannot accept clothing. All proceeds to benefit the Richmond Hill Public Library.


Public transit

Bryan County is applying for funding assistance under Title 49 U.S.C. Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act pertaining to rural and small urban areas.

Bryan County will offer general public transportation to all citizens of Bryan County for any worthwhile purpose, including but not limited to shopping, medical treatment, social services and other purposes.

Bryan County solicits private sector input and participation to assure that private for-profit transportation operators have a fair and timely opportunity to participate in the development of this program.

Bryan County also solicits comments and concerns from the disabled population and their representatives to assure that issues relating to the disabled are addressed in the service design proposed during the planning process.

Interested persons are invited to request that a public hearing be held to discuss the services being offered or development of the application.

Written comments, requests for a public hearing and/or written notice of intent by private for-profit transportation operators to provide or participate in any or all of the above services should be submitted no later than 15 days from the date of this publication to: Mr. E. James Burnsed, Chairman, Bryan County Board of Commissioners, P. O. Box 430, Pembroke, GA 31321, phone 653-3819. If no response is received within the 15 days, the Department of Transportation will proceed with the application.


Hospice Savannah

In honor of Black History Month, Hospice Savannah is showcasing paintings by Savannah artist, Allen Fireall and Gullah figures by Savannah sculptor Judy Mooney through the end of February. Meet the artists at their opening reception: Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is located at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

A portion of all sales will benefit Hospice Savannah, Inc. For more information, contact Beth Logan at 355-2289.


Head Start

Bryan County Head Start at 166 Bacontown Road, Pembroke, is currently accepting applications for the coming school year. Complete services are provided for all children, including those with special needs. Children must be at least 3 years old, and not older than 5 before Sept. 1, 2008. The following documentation is needed for enrollment in the Head Start Program: birth certificate, updated shot record, proof of income, complete physical, dental exam, social security card and insurance card. For more information please call Ann Chance at 653-4990.



Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, will be taught in Richmond Hill at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill, beginning Sunday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m.. Contact Jim McNamee at 965-3166 or for more information or to register.


Huckabee chair

It was recently announced that GOP activist Harriet Woodcock of Richmond Hill has been named chairman of the Mike Huckabee for President campaign. Woodcock has lived in Richmond Hill for 13 years and retired from the Corps of Engineers in 1997.

She will be responsible for signing up volunteers to work for Huckabee's campaign, participate in phone banking and give out campaign materials, according to Pat Tippet, First Congressional District chair of Huckabee's campaign.

"It is an honor to be selected county chairperson," Woodcock said.


Volunteers needed

Would you like to share your memories, military or family stories with our patients?

Make your New Year’s resolution to volunteer a reality by becoming a friend to a Hospice Savannah Homecare or Hospice House patient and their family.

Special weekend training offered on the first two Saturdays in February (both sessions necessary), from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Community Education Room, Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah.Lunch provided. For more information, contact Beth Logan, Volunteer Manager at 355-2289 or go to


Need a speaker?

Is your organization looking for a speaker for your next meeting. If so CASA can help by telling you how you can make a difference in the lives of abused children in our community

For more information, please call CASA at 447-8908


Victorian Lady

On Feb, 7 at 7 p.m. at the Wetlands Center in Richmond Hill, the Richmond Hill Historical Society will present Kandi Carle as The Victorian Lady. Carle has traveled the east coast in this "one woman show" taking audiences on a journey of discovery of lifestyles during the Civil War, Victorian, and Edwardian periods.

This presentation is part of Richmond Hill Historical Society’s on-going lecture series, offered at no charge to members and the general public. Come learn about the past; it may help you understand the future.

Please call the Richmond Hill Museum at 756-3697 or 756-2676 if you need more information or need directions.


Ladies lunch

All ladies are invited to a buffet lunch at Carey Hilliard's banquet room on Abercorn Extension at noon Wednesday, Jan. 23. The cost is $9.75. renee Mathis of Sarasota, Fla., will sing and speak. For free nursery call 925-6125. For reservations call 925-8192. This is sponsored by the Chatham County Christian Women's Club.



Craig MacFarlane will speak in Richmond Hill at the Exchange Club at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23. With 103 gold medals in sports that include water skiing, golf, track and field, and ice-skating, his achievements earned him speaking roles at three Republication National Conventions, and he has been profiled by Bob Costas.



The Windsor Forest High School graduating class of 1993 will be hosting a 15-year class reunion on Aug. 23, 2008 at the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown in Savannah.

Please visit to view a class roster as well as reunion details. Please contact Dereka (Sears) Pullins for additional information at 220-3950. Teachers and faculty are welcome to participate.


Master naturalist

Are you interested in learning about the environment around you? If so, you may want to take the Master Naturalist course.

Cost of the program is $175 which will include all materials necessary for the course, plus several other manuals to make your learning experience more enjoyable and easier. This fee does not cover transportation. Fee for applicant’s spouse is $100. Only one set of books per couple. This program is presented by the Coastal Georgia County Extension Offices.

Applications will be accepted by the Bryan County Extension office until Feb. 27. Class size is limited to 25 applicants. To receive an application or for more information, please call David Moulder at 653-2231 Bryan County Extension or e-mail


Theater workshop

Always thought you might like to do some acting, but are afraid of memorizing all those lines, having to wear costumes and makeup, worrying about sets and props?

Arts on the Coast will sponsor a series of 6 Reader’s Theatre Workshops in Richmond Hill for anyone interested, beginning Feb. 12. Reader’s Theatre allows everyone the opportunity to be an actor with none of those worries! Each participant has a script from which to read - there is no memorization nor costumes, sets, props or makeup required! You’ll be given the opportunity to learn how to create characters with voice and movement, and learn many of the secrets of the trade. The series will be 6 nights, from Feb. 12 through March 18, with a performance on March 18. You will be exposed to Shakespeare and the 3 witches from Macbeth, silliness from Woody Allen and drama from Kurt Vonnegut, to name a few of the available scripts. Arts on the Coast members may attend for free; non members are $10 for the whole 6 weeks. If you are interested or would like more information about Reader’s Theatre, please contact Jacki Scott at 756-7841 or Barbara Estes at 727-2538 no later than February 8. Workshops will be held at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. and are limited to 30 people 18 and over.


AL Post 27

American Legion Post 27, Richmond Hill, meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Brogdon-Speir Building. The executive board meets at 6 p.m. All vets are invited to attend, whether members or not, to see what the post does for Richmond Hill and soldiers overseas.


AL Post 164

American Legion Post 164, Pembroke, meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary also meets at the same time. The post is located on Highway 280 west, approximately one half mile past Harvey’s on the right. All veterans are invited to attend. The Post is available to the community for use for family functions, etc. For more information call 653-4958 or 653-4933.


Fight cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and You Need Fitness is conducting a fitness boot camp at Lake Mayer Park in Savannah on Saturday, Jan. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $25 and proceeds will go to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition to help fund research in the fight against the disease.


Code enforcement

Yard or garage sale signs are not to be attached to any utility poles, light poles or road signs of any type within the Richmond Hill city limits. Yard or garage sale signs are permitted as long as they are freestanding. The person having the sale must remove the signs as soon as the sale is finished.

In addition, the property near Sterling Creek Bridge on Hwy. 144 is a prohibited area with regard to the sale of vehicles and any other personal property. The area will be posted with signs regarding the prohibition. Violators will be cited.

For more information, call Code Enforcement Officer Chaley Davis at 756-3592.


Calvary Baptist

Everyone is invited to Calvary Baptist for eight hours of lay ministry training, Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. It's free to attend. A complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Guest Speakers are Reverend Michael A. Langham, Director of Pastoral Care for Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwest Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla., and Lyn Thompson, Spiritual Outreach Coordinator, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa.

The church is located off Hwy 17 South on Daniel Siding Loop Road in Richmond Hill. Stanford L. Anderson, I, pastor. Please contact the church office at 756-2702 to register to attend this seminar.


Networking group

The Georgia Center for Non Profits announced the launch of the Coastal Non Profit Professionals. Coastal Nonprofit Professionals (CNP) is a new social networking group. Opportunities will be offered each month for both nonprofit professionals and those planning to enter the nonprofit sector to connect and enhance their skills. CNP also opens the door to opportunities for training and leadership development through programs sponsored by the Center.

CNP sponsors two networking events each month: a networking social on third Wednesdays and a career-growth event on second Mondays.

Networking socials are an opportunity to meet with fellow nonprofit professionals in a fun and relaxing environment. Career-growth events focus on developing skills for jobseekers and current sector professionals and include educational programs and networking opportunities.

To get networking started we will be hosting a social mixer on Feb. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Churchill’s Pub 13 W. Bay St Savannah . Representatives from Georgia Center for Non Profits will be available to talk about membership packages and other services that are offered.

Complimentary appetizers will be served and drinks will be available at happy hour prices. To register for this event please contact Rasheed Green at 234-9688



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