"Snake!" It's one of those exclamatory words that cause some people to panic. Some people freeze instantly, afraid to take another step, while others begin a series of steps that look like they're auditioning for Riverdance. Nonetheless, as temperatures get warmer and flora and fauna show signs of spring in Coastal Georgia, encounters with snakes are common.
The first-ever Classic Hinesville Downtown Easter Egg Roll, hosted by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, runs from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday. The event at Bryant Commons will include an Easter-egg roll, kite flying, a bunny spot, readings by children's author Stephanie Sisler, sports, crafts and an Easter market.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education will focus on children whose parents are based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield at a Military Parent and Children's Activity Day.
It's time for a little spring cleaning. The Post-Wide Housing Garage Sale is an opportunity to make a dollars from things no longer needed.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE APACHE, Afghanistan, March 18, 2013 - When soldiers deploy, it means months of separation from family members, loved ones and friends. One of the hardest separations anyone can face is leaving behind a child.
Four men and one woman on Wednesday turned a new page as the inaugural Liberty County DUI Court graduating class.
The "Hiring Our Heroes - Statesboro" hiring fair for veterans and military spouses will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Nesmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro.
The Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department is partnering with the Hinesville Police Department to offer a self-defense training class for women.
Children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 18 months are invited to attend a weekend, overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah's Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.
Join Corkan Family Fun Center on National Corn Dog Day from noon-3 p.m. Saturday with $1.50 corn dogs from the concession stand. Check out the food and staff. For more information, call 767-4273.
Residents living near Fort Stewart probably have noticed a little smoke recently. Bob Tanner, fire operations team leader for Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch, said not to worry. He said the Army deliberately conducts "prescribed burns" in specific areas from March through June and over the Christmas holidays to prevent uncontrolled wildfires. Each area is burned on a three-year cycle, he said.
MARIETTA - The Georgia State Games and the Georgia Sports Foundation have created the Scholastic Sports Olympiad to encourage competition and physical fitness in Georgia schools.
The Bryan County Fire Department and the South Bryan Volunteer Firefighters Association will host their 11th annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13 at the First Baptist Church parking lot at 9184 Hwy 144 in Richmond Hill.
Despite its hardships on families and personal risks to life and limb, military service often is a family tradition. Nicholas Rorro is the fifth of six generations to serve in the military. His son Curtis Rorro is the sixth generation soldier, but if Nick has any say about it, he'll be the last. Both soldiers are medically retired due to multiple physical injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A local homebuilding company is doing its part to ensure a wounded warrior and his or her family will have a home suited to their needs.
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.