"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.
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."
Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.
SAVANNAH - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love and guests recently celebrated the grand opening of STC's Aviation Training Center.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Division of Continuing Education is offering a number of Microsoft classes this fall at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in downtown Savannah.
The U.S. Army Soldier Show, a 75-minute song-and-dance production by active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Newman Fitness Center.
Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold adult-student information sessions this month at four sites in coastal Georgia.
STATESBORO - Ticket distribution will begin next week at Georgia Southern University for former first lady Laura Bush's speaking engagement at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hanner Fieldhouse.
SAVANNAH - The 66th annual Junior League of Savannah thrift sale will from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct 4 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct 5 at the Savannah Civic Center.
More than 40 veterans representing the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 789, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602, and American Legion Post 168 on Friday took soldiers from Fort Stewart's Wounded Warriors Battalion fishing at Pineview Lake.
Singers from Stewart and Hunter are invited to compete in Operation Rising Star, the Army's version of "American Idol."
Navy Seaman Recruit Jeremy D. Bange, son of Jennifer L. Futch of Ludowici, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
About 30 runners competed in a 10-mile race Saturday at Donovan's Track to qualify for a position on the Fort Stewart team slated to represent the installation Oct. 20 at the 29th annual Army 10-miler race in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 - Committed to preserving quality-of-life offerings despite ever-tighter budgets, military morale, welfare and recreation officials are scaling back in some areas as they introduce innovative approaches to delivering services and programs.