Bus travel has been very important in the life of World War II veteran Robert Greene, so the fact that this weekend's Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. is by bus doesn't bother him one bit.
Navy Capt. Annie B. Andrews recently was nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Andrews currently serves as strategic studies group fellow for the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group in Newport, R.I.
The concepts of diversity, leadership and civil empowerment defined the 3rd Infantry Division's Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.
Pastor and author Dr. Tom Smiley told the Rotary Club of Hinesville on Tuesday how to be prepared for and survive life's "emotional undercurrents." Smiley has written three books: "Runaway Lives," "Angels All Around," and a new book of quotes, "Uncommon Common Sense."
"It's not about the miles, it's about the smiles."
In a grand evening of pageantry, the 2011-12 Miss Ludowici contest was March 7 at Smiley Elementary School.
Army Staff Sgt. Viva R. Greene has received the Meritorious Service Medal.
Boy Scout Troop 500 of Hinesville recently collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Manna House food bank.
Walter Burns got his hair cut May 6.
Hearty crowds braved intermittent rain Saturday to enjoy the Small World Festival in downtown Hinesville. Several community leaders, including 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams and Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, also didn't let wet weather keep them from mingling. Thomas had attended the Liberty County Justice Center's grand opening earlier Saturday morning.
Locals can experience sights, sounds and flavors of numerous cultures from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in Bradwell Park during the Hinesville Small World Festival.
During their recent convention, the members of the first district of the American Legion elected the following legionnaires to fill offices for the 2011-12 membership year:
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kawana L. Copeland, a 2001 graduate of Bradwell Institute, alongside approximately 40 sailors of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) recently returned from a six-month deployment in support of maritime security operations, while attached to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman homeported in Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
Vidalia Comprehensive High School's class of 2008 salutorian Eric Jones Jr. recently worked as a White House intern in First Lady Michelle Obama's Office of Correspondence, where he helped ensure that the American people who wrote to her received timely and appropriate responses.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will have training for new volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays from May 13- June 10 at the Liberty County Health Department.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Glenn Webster, a former 3rd Infantry Division commander, recently donated $10,000 to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, center, and George Holtzman, chairman of HMAC's Veterans Memorial Walk committee. Holtzman said he expects to receive several sizable donations in the coming weeks to help pay for the memorial to be built at Bryant Commons.
Liberty County band 3rd Class Citizens opened for the LACs at LACtober Fest last month at the Big Nasty ATV Park in Bloomingdale. The band, which now has a cellphone app available at www.reverbnation.com/3rdclasscitizens/app, also is in the running to open for Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley. Fans and supporters can find the Wainwright Family Foundation's page on Facebook and vote for 3rd Class Citizens to play at the concert. For more information, go to www.3rdclasscitizens.com or find the band on Facebook.
Long County Middle's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America sponsored the Miss Walker Elementary and Miss Long County Middle School pageants Oct. 16.