All charges have been dropped against a Fort Stewart soldier arrested Dec. 30 in Newport News, Va.
Residents living near Fort Stewart probably have noticed a little smoke recently. Bob Tanner, fire operations team leader for Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch, said not to worry. He said the Army deliberately conducts "prescribed burns" in specific areas from March through June and over the Christmas holidays to prevent uncontrolled wildfires. Each area is burned on a three-year cycle, he said.
A simple "thank you" is not enough for some people.
Georgia's state militia is as old as Georgia itself. According to "A Brief History of the Georgia National Guard," colonists who came with Gen. James Oglethorpe were trained by the British "Sergeants of the Guard" prior to founding the colony of Georgia in 1733. Half a century later, the Liberty Independent Troop was organized Sept. 12, 1788 as part of the Georgia Militia, according to retired Georgia National Guardsman Wayne Stewart. They no longer were British subjects; they were American citizen-soldiers.
The men's ministry at Gum Branch Baptist Church on Saturday hosted its eighth annual Wild Game Feed. Scores of men and boys gorged themselves on venison sausage, venison chili, fried quail, fried fish, roasted wild hog and roasted wild turkey, as well as a plethora of country vegetable dishes provided by the women of the church, who also served desserts and drinks.
Unlike the movies, life is not filled with action-packed drama. But there are dramatic moments that sometimes test our faith and resilience.
Despite its hardships on families and personal risks to life and limb, military service often is a family tradition. Nicholas Rorro is the fifth of six generations to serve in the military. His son Curtis Rorro is the sixth generation soldier, but if Nick has any say about it, he'll be the last. Both soldiers are medically retired due to multiple physical injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Former and current Georgia Army National Guard veterans met for breakfast Feb. 28 at Michael's Deli in Hinesville. Older soldiers shared war stories with younger soldiers, who had plenty of tales of their own, many having recently returned from Afghanistan. Wayne Stewart, a retired "citizen-soldier," said local National Guard members have been meeting for breakfast, cookouts or fish fries at least once a month since 1987.
It doesn't cost anything to treat customers with respect.
Ammunition sales are robust these days - by local consumers and the U.S. government.
Liberty County residents are being urged to sign up for a mass notification system already implemented by the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
During the early part of the 19th century, it was easier to move farm and timber products by water than land. Rivers and man-made canals were the highways of early Georgia.
A 100-plus-year-old cannonball that was found at a Liberty County landfill and taken to a home in the Pine Ridge subdivision safely was removed by Fort Stewart's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team Wednesday afternoon, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said.
Soup is one of those simple comfort foods that conjure pleasant childhood memories, like watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on a Sunday evening while eating a bowl of Campbell's tomato soup with a grilled-cheese sandwich.
Officially, spring is three weeks away, but in Coastal Georgia, the sounds of spring are in the air every afternoon and evening. By sunset each day, frogs, toads, crickets and various song birds are warming up their voices and "wing bows" for a spring concert.
Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.
Warrior Pointe, an organization started by former soldier Reed Pacheco in 2013, has grown quickly by connecting veterans with veterans and the resources that help them with specific issues.
Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.
East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 installed new officers Saturday afternoon in a ceremony at the Midway Police Department. The American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander George Walker swore in the new leaders.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Project Reach God's Anointed Now Generation Inc. hosted the 16th annual Back to School Rally on Saturday at Riceboro's community center gym.
Amber Nolan is hitchhiking across the country - by air. Not commercial air, but general aviation.
It doesn't matter if you spell it donut or doughnut - these little ring-shaped dough cakes are deep-fried and smothered in sweetness. Donuts are a poor man's dessert.
A rare species of termites reported on in the Courier a year ago continued to spread through the building in which they were found, and now they've been discovered in the oak trees in Bradwell Park.
The 3rd Infantry Division bid farewell Wednesday to one of its senior officers in a retreat ceremony in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Brig. Gen. Pete Jones, former 3rd ID deputy commanding general-support, is leaving the Marne Division for a new role as director of future plans for the International Security Assistance Force.
The case of the state of Georgia vs. Robert Parker, a former Long County Sheriff's deputy, was delayed again Wednesday morning when First District Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III agreed to set Aug. 1 for a "Rule 20" hearing to allow Parker to enter a plea.
The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.
A restaurant's appetizer can influence my decision to make a return visit. Even something as simple as the dry-roasted peanuts I wolf down while waiting for my Five Guys burger is something I consider before deciding which burger joint to visit.
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