Military and community leaders gathered Thursday morning outside Winn Army Community Hospital for a groundbreaking ceremony, kicking off construction of the hospital's Phase II expansion.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has launched a new resource to help troops and their families plan for the "before, during and after" of deploying.
WASHINGTON - The legislation that President Barack Obama signed last week that postponed the fiscal cliff means changes to military and civilian paychecks, Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials said today.
If you are looking to get fit, the Aerobic-Thon & Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Newman Fitness Center may be for you.
Now that the housing market has finally begun to stabilize and interest rates remain at historically low levels, more and more homebuyers and sellers are dipping their toes back in the water.
Beginning Jan. 1, all patients seen at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield medical facilities will have their BMI calculated at every medical appointment, regardless of clinic specialty or purpose of appointment, as part of a new program, according to a news release from Army Medical Department Activity on Fort Stewart.
WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 31 people were suspended from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions including fourth-degree sexual assault and drug use, a defense official said Wednesday.
A display of 10 or more bright red poinsettias stood between a color guard and bleachers filled with families, soldiers and friends of fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were honored Saturday at the sixth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony on Cottrell Field.
SAVANNAH - The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will be keeping Savannah on its tour schedule through 2016.
Holiday decorations will transform the Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 into a yuletide fun land from 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.
AUGUSTA - Members of Congress rack up lots of frequent flyer miles traveling between their home states and Washington. One lawmaker from Georgia is donating his miles to sick and wounded members of the military.
KENNESAW - Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing emergency financial and other assistance to military families, is accepting nominations for its Military Child of the Year Awards online at MilitaryChildOfTheYear.org through Dec. 15. Winners will be recognized in April.
Garrison commander's golf scramble Get into the holiday spirit with some birdies and pars. Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Gregory's Jingle Bells Scramble is Dec. 14 at Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart. Registration continues until Dec. 12. The scramble begins at 10 a.m. Play is limited to the first 25 four-person teams. The cost is $35 per active duty, retiree, Army civilian and Taylors Creek or Hunter Club members. It's $45 per civilian guest. ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade - and it could be a bad one.
The Tuttle Army Health Clinic pharmacy on Hunter Army Airfield will be renovated beginning Monday.
Scarecrows are showing up all over downtown Hinesville in anticipation of the fifth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night, which starts at 4 p.m. Friday in downtown Hinesville, from Hendry Street to Memorial Drive along South Main Street.
The Toys for Tots application deadline is Oct. 31. All applications must be turned in directly to the Hinesville United Way office, 135 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive. Applications are available online at www.toysfortots.org. However, those submitting online applications will be required to provide additional information before the application can be approved.
The Liberty County Health Department will partner with Winn Army Community Hospital for "Go Pink Liberty County Week" through Saturday to raise breast-cancer awareness in the community.
ATLANTA - Fifteen Georgia seniors have a chance to win the third annual Colored Rocks Prize in a competition launched this week by the Colored Rocks Foundation.
National wildlife refuges are closed due to the federal-government shutdown, including one of Georgia's seven natural wonders - the Okefenokee Swamp, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Fleming.
Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites offer a history lesson. Gen. Coffee State Park, located about 90 minutes from Hinesville on Highway 32, is like stepping into the past.
It starts to look like Halloween next week. See "Monster House," rated PG, at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 on the grassy area on the south side of Tominac Fitness Center. There is no charge. Movie-goers are asked to bring their own snacks. If it rains, the film will be shown inside Tominac.
Another part of local history has been preserved by the Dorchester Village Civic Center's board of directors.
The Dolphin Project invites the public to "Dolphins & Desserts" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Stewart Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. in Savannah.
The Midway-Riceboro branch of the Live Oak Public Library is closed to allow staff to set up the new branch housed in the Liberty County Community Complex on Highway 84. The new library facility is expected to open Oct. 21.
The shutdown isn't going to stop the fun. The second annual Salute to Oktoberfest, featuring food, music and fun for everyone, is still going to be outside Club Stewart on Saturday.
Due to the government shutdown, Fort Stewart's annual drive-through flu-shot clinic has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-17.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, the Fort Stewart PX Refill Pharmacy will fill all new prescriptions from civilian providers in addition to continuing to serve as the primary refill prescription pick-up location. This change should decrease customers' wait time at the Winn Army Community Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, which will continue filling prescriptions for patients seen at Winn ACH.
Walter Helmick, commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46, received a standing ovation when he was named United Way veteran volunteer of the year last week. He rolled onto the stage in a motorized wheelchair and graciously accepted the award.
Seventy-four soldiers packed their tackle boxes Saturday afternoon for a full day of fishing out of Fort McAllister Marina at the third annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo.