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.
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.
Round three of the "Operation Rising Star," the Army's equivalent of "American Idol," begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rocky's Warrior Zone.
A new Army Wellness Center officially opened at Fort Stewart this week with a ribbon cutting by 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. John "Mike" Murray, Winn Army Community Hospital and Stewart-Hunter Medical Activity Command Commander Col. Kirk Eggleston, Winn Preventative Medicine Chief Lt. Col. Shannon Ellis, Wellness Center Director Megan Amadeo and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center manager John Gaddy.
Round three of the "Operation Rising Star" singing competition will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rocky's Warrior Zone. Round four will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 3.
Old family photographs brought the Dorchester Improvement Association in Midway and a Washington state couple together on Thursday to share a common history.
Spiders, snakes and other reptiles and insects are not among the attractions that draw people to Coastal Georgia.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 368-4445.
Round one of the "Operation Rising Star," the Army's equivalent of "American Idol," begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rocky's Warrior Zone.
SAVANNAH - Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire has announced a $500,000 Community Challenge campaign to raise funds for the expansion and renovation of the Savannah Ronald McDonald House.
Fort Stewart soldiers and family members learned about family adventures, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities from Savannah and Hilton Head to Orlando at Tuesday's Fall Community Showcase and Travel Show.
'Rock' Powerlifting & Bench Press Competition will be Saturday in the 4thIBCT Fitness Center. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m., briefing at 9:30 and lifting at 10:15.
Georgia is one of 19 states that have seen significant declines in childhood obesity, according to a recent study conducted by the CDC.
The American Legion helps people - veterans and non-veterans - without an expectation of thanks or recognition for doing so. That's just what the American Legion does, explained Chris Mitchell, commander of the Hinesville American Legion Post 168.
Lt. Jeff Hein, commander of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, describes law enforcement's continuous war on drugs as "a strategic game of chess, not checkers."