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.
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.
According to Donita Gaulden, assistant director of Hinesville's Department of Community Development, fair housing is not an option - it's the law.
The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray took command of the 3rd Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.
Many members of the community said their goodbyes to Maj. Gen. Robert and Connie Abrams on Wednesday during an evening social sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at Bryant Commons.
Kroger customers entering or leaving the Hinesville store sometimes may feel like someone is watching them and, in a sense, they're right. Above the entrance to the store, a ceramic sentry - an owl - stands guard on Kroger's three-dimensional sign.
A couple planning to move to Hinesville in September recently discovered the house they rented via Craigslist was actually listed by local real-estate agent Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken with Coldwell Banker, Holtzman Realtors. They were scammed.
Frequently, I get spam emails telling me about miracle foods that heal everything from the common cold to common ugliness. I file them with the messages I get from that nice old lady who wants to give me $850,000.
Motorists traveling on I-95 through Liberty County this week probably have noticed a helicopter hovering low over the salt marsh near the northbound lanes. Eighty- to 100-foot steel poles necessary to support high-voltage power lines are being installed with an air-crane helicopter, according to Jeannine Haynes, public affairs director for Georgia Transmission Corporation.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team got a new commander Friday morning during a change of command on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Long County commissioners Wednesday told U.S. Marine Corps representatives how expanding the Townsend Bombing Range would hurt the county, cutting more than 20,000 acres from the its property tax base.
Due to their strong association with the military, Hinesville Rotary Club members are used to hearing presentations by Army Rangers.
Can you imagine life without ham? Me either. There would be no ham and eggs, just eggs. There'd be no country ham biscuits, just biscuits.
The Department of Defense is closing its 189 TRICARE service centers at stateside military installations effective April 1.
First Lt. Rachel Washburn is like any other Army officer. She's well-educated, well-trained and hard-charging with two combat tours in Afghanistan already behind her. She's slightly different, though, in that prior to being commissioned in 2010, she spent three years as a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles.
More than 600 community members found warmth in hot bowls of chili Saturday afternoon during First Presbyterian Christian Academy's annual chili cook-off.
Fewer than half the members of the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership attended a meeting Tuesday at the Liberty County Courthouse Annex. Those who showed discussed goals and objectives for 2014 and whether the organization should attempt to revitalize itself or fold. Attendees agreed the partnership should try to team up with the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter, but could not vote on the matter without a quorum. There also were not enough voting members to elect new officers.
They moved with a purpose from the dining room to the kitchen and back. Their pace was pretty good for 400-year-olds.
As the Army begins to draw down the overall size of its active-duty force, recruiting goals are getting smaller, but not drastically so, according to Lt. Col. Mary J. Constantino, Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.
More than 80 entries that included nine floats, scores of VIP cars, police cruisers, fire trucks and military vehicles as well as marching soldiers, bands, church and civic groups took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.
Complaints about lost constitutional rights are common these days, especially the six individual rights enumerated in the First Amendment.
The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.
Before its redeployment from Afghanistan last month, the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team lost two sol-
Whenever she has a chance to return to Liberty County, Annie Andrews likes to visit old friends and family members. She especially likes to spend time in her mother's kitchen, where the aroma of great food brings back fond memories. Andrews is just like any other small-town girl coming back to her roots, except that she's a rear admiral and commander of the Navy Recruiting Command.
Interim CEO for Gateway Behavioral Health Services David Crews said Gateway's branch facilities in Liberty County are not affected by the recent discovery of misused funds at Georgia's largest health-care provider for patients who have developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or suffer with an addiction.
Ludowici's city council meeting Tuesday evening was brief, barely half an hour long. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James Fuller at precisely 6 p.m., and all attending were led in an invocation by a local pastor.