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Women's Business Alliance

The Women’s Business Alliance of Richmond Hill will meet Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Richmond Hill. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 6 p.m. Guest speaker is Jan Bass, Richmond Hill’s community development specialist. The cost is $21 per dinner and Holiday Inn is donating $2 per dinner to the charity group The Good Samaritan. There also will be a raffle, with all proceeds going to The Good Samaritan.

For more information or to RSVP, call Shirley Heagerty at 756-7113 or email


The Richmond Hill Garden Club’s Adopt-a-Wetland Program will hold a certification program on June 12 at 5 p.m. at the Stephens Wetland Center in Gregory Park. For more information call Ellie Covington at the UGA Marine Extension Service at 598-2348, ext. 4 or Garden Club Chairperson Mary Burns at 727-3219 or email at


Bryan County 4-H

Bryan County 4-H is offering a "Summer of Fun" with the following programs:

Creative Memories Scrapbooking, July 17-18, Richmond Hill Courthouse Annex, from 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. and July 19-20, Bryan County Extension Office, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. Deadline to register is June 22. Bring a sack lunch. Cost is $25

Nuts about Nutrition, July 23-25, Bryan County Extension Office from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Bamboo Farms and Coastal Gardens, Hwy. 17, Savannah, July 26-27 and July 30, from 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Deadline to register is July 20. Lunch provided. Cost: $25.

For more information about the programs, please call the Bryan County Extension Service at 653-2231.


Library programs

The Pembroke Public Library and Richmond Hill Public Library are offering a summer of fun and excitement with the "Vacation Reading Club."

The following is a schedule of what’s coming up Pembroke on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Bryan County Elementary School and in Richmond Hill at 2 p.m. at Richmond Hill High School:

Up next, Arthur Atsma with magic to amaze you on June 13. More events are scheduled.


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).

GARD seeks donations

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.

Insurance help

Georgia residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from Commissioner of Insurance John Oxendine's Office by contacting his insurance investigator, who is scheduled to be in Pembroke from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 21 at the Bryan County Commissioner’s office. Please call 653-3837 to confirm the investigator’s schedule.

In addition to receiving assistance with insurance problems or questions, Commissioner Oxendine’s Office offers complimentary homeowner, automobile and life insurance policy reviews. If you cannot meet with the investigator during these hours there are other ways you can receive assistance. Investigators are available to assist you by phone from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The toll free number is 1-800-656-2298. You can also contact the office by e-mail. The web address is Or you can write a letter explaining the details of your problem and mail it to the following address:

John Oxendine

Commissioner of Insurance

State of Georgia

2 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive

Atlanta, GA 30334

Attention: Consumer Services Division

If you are an individual with a disability and wish to acquire this publication in an alternative format, please contact the ADA Coordinator, Office of Commissioner of Insurance, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30334. (404) 656-2056/TDD (404) 656-4031

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

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