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.
Visit Corkan Family Recreation Area from noon-7 p.m. on MLK Day, Jan. 20. Enjoy bowling, Cypress Sam's Treehouse, roller skating and laser tag fun. Hours will be noon until 7 p.m. For more information, call 767-4273.
Due to a ruptured pipe and flooding, the staff of Marne Behavioral Health, 206 Harmon Ave., on Fort Stewart, has temporarily moved to the second floor of the new Liberty Wing at Winn Army Community Hospital.
Individual and corporate donations are being sought to help build the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, said George Holtzman, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk Committee.
Work on your 2014 fitness goals during a free Aerobic-Thon and Health Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Newman Fitness Center.
The annual Extreme Wall Climbing Challenge began Wednesday at Corkan Family Fun Center. Winners will be crowned in three categories: adult man and woman and child, 8-18). Winners receive one year free climbing room admission.
Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Ann Swida hates to see Christmas end and gets sad when the Christmas decorations come down.
Area pastors say they are inspired when writing their Christmas season sermons. Most are inspired by the Christmas story itself, by human kindness and Christians' shared belief as to why Jesus was born.
Military life is surrounded by the grey clouds of deployment, the sunny days of returns and little is mentioned of the rest.
ATLANTA - This holiday season, people can give the gift of a college education by contributing to a 529 college savings plan.
Welcome 2014 at a New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Club Stewart.
WASHINGTON - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.
The Liberty County community showed its appreciation for the sacrifices made by military members and their families Wednesday through a holiday-meal distribution hosted by Operation Homefront Southeast. Operation Homefront, its corporate sponsors and 100 volunteers provided bags of food to 300 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families at Connection Church in Hinesville.
Operation Homefront Southeast will host its annual holiday meal distribution for the military from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail, in Hinesville.
The holiday lighting that has delighted families visiting Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 continues until Dec. 26. Visitors are invited to drive through, at no charge, from 6-9 nightly.
One-hundred and forty-seven of Santa's helpers wrapped and handed out toys to parents and guardians Saturday during this year's Toys for Tots toy distribution at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School. The local program serves less-fortunate children in Liberty and Long counties.