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The thaw begins
Tivoli River. Tracey Fortier
A view of the Tivoli River during Wednesday's snow storm. - photo by Tracey Fortier

Life is starting to return to normal after the first measurable snow fall in Coastal Georgia since 1989.

The main question on everyone’s mind right now seems to be trash and recycling collection, since schedules were already pushed back this week due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

In the city of Richmond Hill, Tuesday and Thursday routes are being picked up Friday, while Wednesday and Friday routes will be picked up Saturday. The city’s website warns that due to road conditions, Waste Management might be operating slower than usual and that anyone who does not receive collection service Friday or Saturday will be picked up next week. Regular service will resume Monday.

For the unincorporated portion of Bryan County, collection is two days behind. Residents can expect to receive service in the next few days.

The city of Pembroke will provide collection on Saturday and expects the trash and recycling schedule to return to normal next week.

Pembroke City Hall is open today, while the city of Richmond Hill was scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Bryan County offices are slated to open at noon.

Health departments in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties are scheduled to open at 1 p.m.

Richmond Hill’s basketball games at Effingham tonight have been postponed, as have Bryan County’s games at Jeff Davis. Richmond Hill’s home games against Islands on Saturday have also been postponed.

The Wildcats return to action Tuesday at home against Brunswick, while the Redskins are scheduled to play Tuesday at Benedictine/St. Vincent’s.

The Richmond Hill wrestling team is slated to host the area dual meet at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Be sure to check out our photo slideshow of reader-submitted photos from Wednesday at:

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