Leisure Travel is offering a trip to the Jacksonville Zoo on July 28, departing at 9 a.m. Register by July 25 for the chance to come face to face with animals of South America, South Africa, Australia and Florida. The trip costs $23 for adults and $17 for children ages 3-12. The price includes transportation and admission. For details, call 767-2841 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter. Childcare space available Childcare service is available ...
Fort Stewart soldiers have a new health care facility on post with the June 20 opening of the combined North Troop Medical Clinic and Dental Clinic Six.
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service extends free annual park passes far beyond the droves of Pentagon employees who lined up to take advantage of the offer today.
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk was 9 years old when he received his first skateboard, an old, beat-up blue fiberglass one his older brother handed down.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sniff your way to love? Singles who have attended so-called pheromone parties haven't ruled it out.
Harpers Ferry, WV – This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length from Georgia to Maine. The anniversary will occur on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For $235,000, you could indulge in a shiny new Ferrari - or raise a child for 17 years.
Although the area desperately needed the rain, there is much to be said about a bright, sunny day and a nice cold swimming pool.
Fort McAllister State Historic Park in Richmond Hill will have its Junior Ranger Summer Camp June 25-29 and July 9-13 for children ages 8-12. The camp will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. The camp costs $75 per child. There is a limit of 30 campers for each week.
NEW YORK (AP) - Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will become the first major media company to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio stations and websites intended for children. That means kids watching Saturday morning children's shows on Disney's ABC network will no longer see ads for fast foods and sugary cereals that don't meet company's nutrition standards. ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Teaching kids to become "bullyproof" is all the rage. Books, videos and websites promise to show parents how to protect their kids from being bullied; school districts are buying curricula with names like "Bully-Proofing Your School," a well-regarded program used in thousands of classrooms. Even martial arts programs are getting into the act: "Bullyproofing the world, one child at a time," is the motto for a jujitsu program called Gracie Bullyproof.
SAVANNAH - National Get Outdoors Day encourages healthy, active outdoor fun. National parks across the country are celebrating this new event by waiving entrance fees. Fort Pulaski National Monument near here will offer free admission on Saturday, June 9. Not only is Fort Pulaski one of the most well-preserved fortifications in the Southeast, but it is also looks out over the Savannah River, marshes and woodlands. "Fort Pulaski National Monument has more than 5,000 acres ...
There's nothing to do around Hinesville. It's a claim I've heard probably a thousand times since moving here and one I still don't understand.
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) - It struck Christine Zinser a year ago, as her son Philipp was finishing high school and heading into the Marine Corps: At all the season's award banquets, while there were honors for those heading to military academies and college ROTC programs, the graduates who were enlisting were not recognized.
Kate Jacobson knows what it means to overcome obstacles. She's the parent of a child with special needs, and when she couldn't find the educational resources he needed in South Carolina, she moved with her husband to Savannah so their son could attend the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism. However, due to a bureaucratic issue, the longtime social worker and psychotherapist couldn't open a practice in Georgia. Undeterred, she decided to reinvent herself: She completed ...
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.