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POSTED: August 12, 2013 11:50 a.m.

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase at 6 p.m. Monday at the Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill.
Though commissioners seemed divided over the necessity of a tax increase at a recent budget workshop, the county is proposing a tax hike of up to 1.5 mills, the first increase since commissioners raised taxes by 0.04 mills in 2009.

Republican dinner
Bryan County Republicans are invited to a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Southern Image, 3881 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.
The dinner is sponsored by state Rep. Ron Stephens.

Boating safety class
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host a free boating safety class from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hinesville Fire Department at 640 Airport Road in Hinesville.
To register for the class, call or email Jay Morgan at 912-312-0663 or jay.morgan@dnr.state.ga.us.

Volunteers needed
The Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club is looking for inshore and offshore captains and boats for its annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Tournament set for Sept. 28 at Fort McAllister Marina.
Volunteers may sign up at www.woundedwarriorfishing.com.
Those who would like to sponsor a boat to help with fuel costs or donate any supplies, food or funds for the soldiers, captains or the Family Appreciation Day set for Sept. 21 should call 912-308-3774.

Citizen academy

The Bryan Emergency Services is accepting applications to the Citizen Emergency Services Academy.
The eight-week program will meet every Thursday evening from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 5-Oct. 31 at 5995 Highway 204 N. in Ellabell.
Each participant must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of Bryan County and in good physical condition.
Applications should be turned in as soon as possible. For more information, call 858-2799 or go to bryancountyga.gov.

Fun-shoot fundraiser
The inaugural “Shoot to Kill Cancer” sporting-clays fun shoot will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve, 2640 Sunbury Road in Midway.
The event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk.
Registration is $125 per shooter or $500 per team, which includes a golf cart and lunch.
Registration deadline is Aug. 30.
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available.
One sponsorship is available for the following areas: golf care ($2,500), gift bag ($2,000) and lunch ($2,000).
For more information, email teamlifesavers2@gmail.com or call 912-398-4358.

2nd ID reunion
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served at any time in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division.  
For information about the association and its annual reunion Sept. 17-21 in Columbus email Secretary Treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net, call 224-225-1202 or go to www.2ida.org/Events_National.htm.

Nurses for Nations

Nurses For the Nations is holding a charity gala dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler.
The Christian nonprofit group is raising funds to send medical supplies and teams to villages and tribes internationally that have little or no access to health care.  
The special guest speaker is Jonathan Daniel from Zimbabwe, Africa.
Contact Nancy Kowolik at nancykowolik@nursesforthenations.org or 912-756-2009 to purchase tickets for $65 or for more information.
Tickets are $68 online at www.nursesforthenations.org. Deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 1.
Donations of silent auction items welcome and will be acknowledged in our program.  

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Have a fundraiser, group meeting, church announcement or other nonprofit events you’d like to have announced? Email announcements and contact information to lwynn@bryancountynews.net or fax to 756-5907.

 

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