The Fort Stewart Refill Pharmacy is moving from its current location inside the Main Post Exchange to a new, larger site next to the Fort Stewart Furniture Store.
Four new Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers recently were sworn in by Judge Linnie L. Darden III. These new volunteers are part of a handful of CASAs in the area counties that advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings.
Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah was ranked the fifth-best hospital in Georgia and the highest-rated hospital in Savannah on U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 "Best Hospitals" list.
Jennifer Bew, of Midway, swam and ran the 27-mile circumference of St. Catherines Island on July 13 to raise money for Cure Childhood Cancer, an organization that finances research that could lead to a cure for childhood cancer.
Fort Stewart children performed in their biannual dance recital June 31 at the installation's Woodruff Theater as part of the Schools, Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program.
More than 250 family members from the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment came out July 2 to smash away stress and anxiety during a "Bring Down the Hammer Night" at the unit's motorpool in Fort Stewart's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's compound.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's dental-hygiene program announced its 2013 graduating cohort of 16 students passed both the Central Regional Dental Testing Service practical licensing examination and the American Dental Association National Board dental hygiene examination late in the 2013 spring semester.
Summer is known as the cookout season, but my family's gas grill gets some serious year-round use. We grill steaks, chops, burgers or vegetables at least once a week. It's convenient to fire up the grill during the hottest months of the year, eliminating the need to use the oven or stove, which can unnecessarily heat up a home.
A mom asked me a most interesting and currently pertinent question the other day: "How much one-on-one interaction should take place between a nanny and a child under her supervision?"
Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Gregory hosted a golf scramble June 31 at Taylors Creek Golf Course to boost comradeship and focus on physical fitness.
Question: Help! We find it almost impossible to finish a restaurant meal when our 18-month-old twins are along, which is always. We give them toys to keep them busy, and they do well for about 30 minutes after which chaos breaks loose. They begin screaming and throwing things and make it very difficult for us to finish our meal much less enjoy conversation with other adults who may be with us. It's very embarrassing, and I generally end up leaving the restaurant with them. How can I be more proactive about this problem?
Diversity Health Center Board of Directors recently honored former Liberty County DFCS Director Sallie Richardson, who was recognized at the board's recent annual meeting for serving as a board member since 2006. She also has served as the nominating committee chairwoman. Diversity Health Center has two sites to serve the public, 213 N. McDonald St. in Ludowici (545-9398) and 303 Fraser Drive in Hinesville (877-2227).
More than 200 people attended the 13th annual Walk to Dorchester Academy earlier this month in honor of the post-Civil War struggle newly emancipated slaves endured in pursuit of education. Walkers, runners and bicyclists participated to commemorate the rich history in Liberty County while enjoying the exercise benefits of trekking the 9.2 miles between Riceboro and Dorchester Academy in Midway.
I have been writing lately about healthy recipes, those I come across in my daily life that I find interesting enough to share. However, in the hectic hustle and bustle of life, the simplest recipe components often are overlooked.
Long County nurse Jeanette Maynard recently retired from Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility after taking care of patients for 45 years.
The American Red Cross' "Battle of the Badges" is being waged this year in Liberty County, where local police departments, the sheriff's office, firefighters and EMS workers will compete to see who can recruit the most people in their communities to donate blood.
Fort Stewart's Newman fitness center hosted an aerobicthon on Jan. 11 to build health-and-wellness awareness.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its implementation plan for the Affordable Care Act's pediatric eye-health benefit.
I came across spelt when doing some research on wheat alternatives. I once read that spelt flour made great pasta, and since my pasta machine had been sitting idle in my cupboard for Lord knows how long, I decided that it was time to give spelt a try.
The American Red Cross is in urgent need of Type O blood. Type O negative is the universal blood type because it can be transfused to any patient who needs blood regardless of their own blood type. It's often used in emergency situations when every minute is critical.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of a woman in Chatham County.
Aaron Hinojo was the first baby born in 2014 at Liberty Regional Medical Center. He arrived at 11:21 a.m. Jan. 1, weighing 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Baby Aaron is the son of Maria Hinojo of Glennville. His maternal grandparents are Manuela and Ramon Hinojo of Glennville.
Liberty Regional Medical Center plans to construct a 5,000-square-foot adult day health-service center on the Coastal Manor long-term care facility campus in Ludowici.
Due to a ruptured pipe and flooding, the staff of Marne Behavioral Health on Fort Stewart temporarily moved from its location at 206 Harmon Ave. to the second floor of the new liberty wing at Winn Army Community Hospital. Patients will be seen there until further notice.
ATLANTA - Checking the status of family benefits is becoming more convenient in Georgia. Families receiving food stamps, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families now can view notices online regarding their benefits by logging in to a "My COMPASS" account. The online service is designed to increase the level of access families have to the status of their benefits and keep them informed of any information necessary to renew their benefits.
Frigid temperatures topped news reports the first part of the week as snowstorms blew across the country. Severe winter weather has the potential to affect many people, even in the Southeastern Georgia. According to a news release from Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges, a storm in January 2011 delivered a thick layer of snow and ice that shut down transportation in parts of Georgia for five days, affecting 70 percent of the state.
As opportunities for female soldiers emerge in the Army, the need for a standardized mentor program is greater than ever. To address this need, the 3rd Infantry Division hosted its inaugural Female to Female mentor program kick-off Friday morning at the Main Post Chapel.
Staff Sgt. Kimby Hilton and her husband Sgt. 1st Class Michael Hilton welcomed their first baby, a girl, on Jan. 2 at Winn Army Community Hospital. Baby Hilton was the first WACH baby of 2014. No babies were born at the hospital on New Year's Day.
Georgia-based Davis Creations is hosting a fundraiser for the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 15-16 in the hospital lobby. All goods, including costume jewelry and scarves, will cost just $6.
Curves of Hinesville recently announced it is offering Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels. The cutting-edge total-body workouts pair the Curves circuit strength-training machines with functional body-weight-based exercises that Michaels said will ramp up metabolism and transform physiques.