The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919, according to www.legion.com. Its mostly World War I veteran members immediately began advocating patriotism and honor while promoting national security.
It recently occurred to me that I've avoided any deep discussion on ethnic foods, so let's talk.
I often consider adjusting our thermostat because the humidity makes my wife's comfort-zone temperature of 75 degrees seem like 95. Sometimes, though, I fall back on that old, reliable cooling device - ice cream.
Hinesville's Firehouse Subs franchise owners Eddie Wells and Mitul Desal hosted an event Tuesday at their restaurant to celebrate the award of a $4,100 public-safety grant to the Hinesville Fire Department.
Most of Beate Wickham's handcrafted artwork is seen only by friends and family members of those who've asked her to create something they can treasure as a memory of their military service or a memorial of their soldier.
Scores of soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart' Wounded Warriors Battalion are being treated to a free fishing event at Stewart's Pond No. 1, also called Pineview Lake. According to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789, local veterans' organizations will sponsor a catch-and-release fishing outing from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
Hinesville Downtown Partners, a loose coalition of downtown businesses and city and county leaders, met Friday morning to discuss plans for upcoming public events.
The thought of eating macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, tuna salad and chicken pot pies was comforting long before they were called comfort foods. Comfort foods don't have to be fancy. They're simple, delicious and usually inexpensive to make.
Couples and families looking for a quiet beach without large, noisy crowds and commercial development don't have far to go.
A local disabled veteran's correspondence with President John F. Kennedy's speechwriter, Theodore Sorensen, could be heading for the Kennedy Library in Boston.
Members and leaders of local veterans' organizations attended Tuesday's meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 at the Golden Hibachi Buffet on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The veterans came to hear guest speaker Lt. Col. Rose Deck, commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart.
During a staff meeting with his directors Wednesday at U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters, Col. Kevin Gregory, garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, expressed his relief as he talked about the reduced number of furlough days now required for Department of Defense civilian employees.
A "Sound off" caller recently challenged me to address the decline of Southern hospitality. Challenge accepted.
According to Donita Gaulden, assistant director of Hinesville's Department of Community Development, fair housing is not an option - it's the law.
Georgia Tech's Savannah campus is launching a new program for veterans this week. According to Dr. James Wilburn, military academic-program director, the Veterans Education Training and Transition Program ties professional education with job experience by allowing transitioning veterans to partner with employers to receive classroom and on-the-job instruction.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee set its agenda items for the year when it met Monday night.
Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier on Thursday announced his intent to run for mayor in the November election.
Hundreds of soldiers, military spouses and veterans gathered at Club Stewart on Thursday to link with 65 local, national and international employers for a hiring fair and veteran service-organization expo.
Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.
Community health-care facilities are expanding, and services are improving for civilians, veterans and military families. Medical facilities on and off post have seen growth in the past year, and more improvements are planned for this year.
Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.
Fort Stewart's Army Community Services is asking the military community for assistance in providing more and better services by taking part in a needs assessment.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team was officially inactivated in a formal ceremony Thursday morning at Club Stewart.
The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.
Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.
Balfour Beatty Communities manages 2,932 homes on Fort Stewart and another 334 apartments at Marne Point. Most of these homes are rented by military families, but a new policy has made some military housing available to rent by Department of Defense employees, military retirees and never-been-in-the-military civilians.
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