A gentle evening breeze rippled through a multitude of colorful flags held high by the 3rd Infantry Division's Color Guard on Friday. The 3rd ID offered its last official goodbye during a color casing and retreat ceremony in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. About 14,000 soldiers from the division will deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan during the next several weeks and months.
Best wishes for a successful mission and prayers for a safe return were extended to 3rd Division soldiers during a yellow ribbon rededication at noon Thursday in Hinesville's Victory Park.
The prayer on each Mizpah coin given to couples who participate in the faith-based Coin and Covenant program at Fort Stewart reads, "The Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another." (Genesis 31:49)
The role of the Army chaplain has changed over time. Where Army chaplains had in the past focused primarily on the soldier, they now also provide added support to soldiers' families. Today, their presence is recognized as invaluable. Chaplains help ensure success for military missions by strengthening military families and improving morale among individual soldiers. Father James Sheil, a Vietnam veteran and Catholic priest who was recently reactivated, has witnessed changes to the chaplaincy over ...
The Coastal Marshland Committee unanimously approved Bryan County's proposed Waterways Township marina near Red Bird Creek during Friday's joint meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees at the Coastal EMC Building in Midway. The committees are under the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Community leaders are expressing optimism and excitement following Monday's announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue that Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. will locate a manufacturing plant in Pooler.
One of my resolutions for Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year - is to be less quick to judge a person or a situation, trying instead to get all the facts before I come to a conclusion. Being a journalist, this is a valuable skill, as well as a character improvement.
Scientific experts say the rising level of the world's oceans is a naturally occurring event. However, what concerns them is the increase in the rate at which our coastal waters are rising. This issue affects local residents as much as it does people who live in other states along the Atlantic coast, scientists say.
Former State Sen. Eric Johnson resigned his District 1 seat Monday to jump into a gubernatorial race crowded with both Republican and Democratic candidates.
"When I first heard about it, I was amazed at the individual initiative taken," said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, following a medal award ceremony Tuesday. "His presence of mind was amazing."
Nearly 3,000 soldiers of the 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division heralded their brigade's historic transition from a heavy combat team to a light and mobile infantry unit during a Vanguard Swarm on Tuesday morning. The 4th Brigade, initially established in 2004, is the first light infantry brigade combat team formed since 1940.
Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? It seems every American old enough to remember the terrorist attack on the nation has an answer. Those who participated in Thursday's Freedom Walk on Fort Stewart were no different.
Several hundred soldiers, military spouses and their dependents browsed the semiannual Community Showcase on Wednesday at Club Stewart. The showcase's 67 participants offered military families information on recreational activities, support services and educational programs available in Southeast Georgia and nearby Florida.
Hinesville police arrested a New Jersey man wanted for murder early Friday morning. The suspect, Rasheed Bostic, 29, had given local police several false names and dates of birth when he was initially arrested at 4:35 a.m. Sept. 4, at 910 Brett Drive in Hinesville on charges of simple assault, simple battery, obstructing an officer and public drunkenness. Once his identity was verified, Bostic was taken to the Liberty County Jail and held for extradition ...
Bradwell Institute initiated its safety protocol twice in one month, on Aug. 19 and 24, after bomb threats in graffiti in a boys bathroom were discovered.
Local leaders offered their thoughts on the passing of human-rights activist Nelson Mandela and the legacy of forgiveness and tolerance he left the world. Mandela was South Africa's first black president and was elected in his country's first democratic election April 27, 1994. He served one term, from 1994-1999.
Red, white and blue were the predominant colors for Friday night's 17th annual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, with event participants enthusiastically welcoming the troops home for the holidays and honoring their service. The parade was hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Red, white and blue was the predominant color palette for this year's illuminated Christmas Parade, with event participants enthusiastically welcoming the troops home for the holidays and honoring their service.
The battle to avoid an onslaught of calories was lost Wednesday night when sweet-toothed residents indulged in tasty and creative desserts at the biannual Cupcake War for the Arts. The event was hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council at the National Guard Armory on Highway 84.
Residents and business owners whose properties were not reassessed in 2013 will not see a tax increase, county officials said Tuesday evening at a third and final millage-rate hearing. The county held a second, sparsely attended millage rate hearing at noon Tuesday.
Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).
The Liberty County Board of Education rolled back the 16 millage rate it had adopted Nov. 19 to 15.88 mils Monday morning during a brief called meeting. The district was made aware of inflationary growth in the tax digest due to property reassessments and decided to reduce the previously approved millage rate, school administrators said.
Now that Americans' collective Thanksgiving Day indulgence has been reduced to delicious leftovers, consumers have come out of their turkey-induced stupor and are ready to hunt for holiday sales.
Cynthia Gates began her position as executive director of the Tri-County Protective Agency in August and now is "getting acclimated" to the job.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners held the first of three millage-rate hearings Monday, even though the 12.58 millage rate - for unincorporated and small cities - will not change. The county is required by law to advertise the millage rate and hold three hearings because it will keep revenue generated from reassessed growth, county officials explained. The county will hold the second and final millage rate hearings at noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. ...
The United Way of Liberty County just missed its $199,000 fundraising campaign goal for 2013. The organization raised $182,021, or 91 percent of its goal, according to Jennifer Darsey, director of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty office. Last year's goal was $195,000, she said. The campaign began Sept. 4 and ended Nov. 22.
A Liberty County High School senior, Austin John Eisner, 18, died from an accidental gunshot wound Sunday at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. The accidental shooting took place Saturday at Coastal Auto Parts and Recycling near Walthourville. Eisner was transported to Memorial by helicopter.
The sluggish housing market has picked up in Liberty and Long Counties, following an economic downturn and the return of many Fort Stewart soldiers from deployment overseas, local realtors say. The transient military community has always fueled the local housing market, they said. Whether a soldier plans to buy a home and retire here, or simply wants to rent a home until the next set of orders arrives, there are options available to suit most budgets.
Offering employers a skilled workforce is an important aspect of economic development, according to local leaders. A community's supply of skilled workers can help attract manufacturers and other businesses, thus creating jobs for local residents and making the give-and-take a win-win for everyone.
School administrators are well aware that a crisis can happen anywhere - even here - putting staff and students at risk, which is why the district prioritizes safety.