CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., – Christmas is right around the corner, and with the holidays comes an influx of mail sent to service members stationed overseas.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is getting ready to send 2,000 Christmas cards to American troops serving overseas, but school officials need help signing them all.
Get into the holiday spirit while making birdies and pars during the garrison commander Col. Kevin Gregory's Jingle Bells Scramble Dec. 14 at Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago.
Bring the Family to Stewart Lanes for dinner and bowling at a special price from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 25. The cost is $30 per family of five.
Valdosta – It's the season of giving thanks and Wild Adventures Theme Park is showing appreciation to the surrounding communities by adding three bonus days. The park opens Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with free admission for military families and friends of season passholders.
Everyone's invited to run in the Family Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk on Hunter at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Like many other economic measures, charitable donations in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels. According to Giving USA's Annual Report on Philanthropy, charitable contributions totaled $298.4 billion in 2011 – up 4 percent from 2010, but still 11 percent below 2007 levels.
The wise and witty Groucho Marx once observed that "outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Transitioning military service members into civilian careers as physician assistants is one goal of a recent $834,000 Health Resources and Services Administration federal grant received by the College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Health Sciences University.
Register by Nov. 14 for a Leisure Travel trip to the Jacksonville Zoo at 9 a.m. Nov. 17. Come face to face with wild animals of South America, South Africa, Australia and even Florida while visiting the park and gardens. The cost, including admission, is $23 for adults, $17 for children ages 3-12 and $9 for ages 2 and under.
ATLANTA - Average bills from Georgia Power will soon increase, not decrease as some might have expected when the company announced last month that its fuel costs had dropped.
Free tickets for the two Sesame Street shows at Fort Stewart are available for pickup on a first-come, first-served basis at the Fort Stewart Leisure Travel Office in the PX Furniture Mall.
As we honor our armed forces this Veterans Day, let's also acknowledge the financial challenges they and their families often face, both while in service and after discharge. Fortunately, service members needn't go it alone: Many tax benefits, social services and financial assistance programs are available to help.
The coat drive for military families conducted by the Hinesville chapter of Operation Homefront Georgia ends Friday. It began Oct. 1. More than 150 adult and children's coats will be given to needy military families Saturday, Nov. 3, according to local chapter Director Joseph Anthony.
For 71 of his 83 years on Earth, George Ginter has been a Scout.
As part of its initiative to educate parents, grandparents and caretakers on what it takes for students to achieve academic success, the Liberty County School System on Saturday held its first annual Title 1 Partners in Education Conference. More than 75 people came by the board of education office to participate in various workshops designed to inspire parents to take an active role in their children's education.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.
The Travel Show and Community Showcase is set for March 11 on Stewart and March 12 on Hunter.
Top Liberty County students and the teachers who most inspire them were recognized Thursday at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington. The event, held to honor local STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program) recipients, was sponsored by Georgia Power and Savannah Technical College. The chamber has honored STAR students and teachers for more than 30 years.
The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program recently announced the availability of free meals to children during summer break.
The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market staff has announced the return of the spring market, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. each Thursday from March through April in downtown Hinesville.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host five spring Family Days for students and their parents.
Armstrong Atlantic State University recently demonstrated why it's called a "military friendly" school.
Don't miss The Great Marne Scavenger Hunt, March 3-10.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.
The public is invited to the free, second annual Fort Stewart Cheerleading Showcase on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.
DALLAS - American Warrior Networks Internet and TV services on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be discontinued, effective Feb. 20. In early June, Boingo will be the new provider at locations previously serviced by AWN.
A call for vendors is under way for the 2014 Earth Day Festival, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the YMCA soccer fields on Mary Lou Drive in Hinesville.
Using only cardboard and duct tape, could you build a boat that will carry a two-person crew the length of a swimming pool?