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News Briefs for Aug. 16, 2023
Health screening

Free health screenings, immunizations offered Aug. 19

Wellness Day at Walmart offers opportunities for families to prioritize their health with free screenings and affordable immunizations on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Customers can receive free screenings for cholesterol, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure levels, as well as affordable immunizations such as flu, HPV, tetanus, hepatitis, among others at Walmart pharmacies nationwide. COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost. The Rincon Walmart at 434 S. Columbia Ave. is one of the participating locations. Walk-ins are welcome.

Pollinator Census helps pinpoint pollinator population

Here's something for the kids to do this weekend.

At least 75%, maybe more, of the flowering plants on Earth receive pollination from insects or animals, with elements such as wind, assisting others. Successful pollination means thriving plants, landscapes and crops ensuring production of invaluable resources for everyone. The public can help researchers better understand the population status of pollinators by taking part in the Great Southeast Pollinator Census on Aug. 18-19.

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census is a citizen science project created by the University of Georgia. It is designed so that everyone can participate and make a difference for pollinator conservation. 

Bees on a thistle
A pollinator is any creature that helps carry pollen from one flower to another, allowing the plant to become fertilized which then produces fruit, seeds and young plants. Examples of pollinators are bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles and other insects. Birds, like hummingbirds, and small mammals even qualify.

Keep the census simple! Visit the UGA Cooperative Extension Service website dedicated to the Great Southeast Pollinator Census at The website has helpful videos, brochures, ID info, and downloadable count sheets. The public will also report its findings through this website.

Church revival meetings set

The public is invited to revival meetings hosted by the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church, 167 Blandford Rd., Rincon, Aug. 21-23, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.

Guest preachers for the revival are:

Aug. 21, Rev. Delmons White, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Nevils,

Aug. 22, Rev. Gerald Jenkins, Marlow Missionary Baptist Church, Guyton, and

Aug. 23, Rev. Tony E. Reddick, New Shiloh Baptist Church, Savannah.

Gnann family reunion planned


The descendants of Cletus and Mary Weitman Gnann will be holding the 55th annual reunion Saturday Sept. 2, at the home of Ralph and Jane Gnann in Stillwell. 

A basket lunch will be served at 12:30 for relatives. 

Call 912-754-6936 with any questions about the event.