After 13 long months, the boss is finally home. 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and about 35 Division Special Troops Battalion soldiers marched onto Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field Friday morning. An enthusiastic but relatively intimate crowd of family members, friends and local veterans waited in growing anticipation.
With Veterans Day around the corner, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah Mullen, sat down with reporters last week to raise visibility on issues important to military families and veterans such as mental health issues, reintegration into civilian life, unemployment and homelessness.
Registration has begun for men's and women's company-level intramural sports basketball league play. Games are scheduled to begin Dec. 6 and continue each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Bryan County High School junior Tiffany Howard finished 31st at the Class A cross country meet on Saturday in Carrollton. Howard had a time of 21 minutes, 21.11 seconds in the 5,000 meter race. She was the highest finishing runner from Bryan County.
Portal downed Bryan County 47-28 on Friday night in the season finale for both schools.
Richmond Hill High School put together its first four-win season in 14 years with a 32-21 win over South Effingham.
Rita Kilpatrick, the Georgia policy director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, spoke on behalf of the Georgia Wind Working Group on Thursday during a Coastal Advisory Council meeting. Kilpatrick addressed a 2005 project study that could bring a wind turbine to the waters off the state's coast. About 20 CAC members attended the meeting at Coastal EMC in Midway.
Potential small business owners and entrepreneurs received information on available financial resources Thursday when representatives from the Coastal Area District Development Authority spoke at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's People through Progress Luncheon.
BRUNSWICK - A bankruptcy judge Thursday approved Sea Island Co.'s plan to sell its luxury resorts, golf courses and private clubs for $212.4 million to settle crushing debts that forced the Georgia company to seek protection from lenders.
Defense Department officials are working to remind veterans and current service members who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called "Stop Loss" program to apply for special pay before the Dec. 3 deadline.
Independent film "Winter's Bone" made its debut this year at the Sundance Film Festival and is currently available on DVD. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film. The same award was given in 2008 to "Frozen River," and it is no surprise because the two films are very much alike.
The 11th annual Santa Scramble was held today at Sterling Links Golf Course in Richmond Hill. More than 80 golfers took part in the tourney. The event got high marks from participants.
Georgians, get off the couch.
The steady and rhythmic "heartbeat" of Mother Earth sounded loud and clear as Voice in the Wind dancers demonstrated traditional styles of Native American dance Tuesday at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. The presentation was made in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti urged hundreds of thousands of homeless quake survivors to flee tents and tarps for sturdier shelter Thursday as Tropical Storm Tomas closed in with rains that threaten to unleash devastating floods. Many stayed put - either to protect their few possessions for lack of anywhere to go.
The storm was expected to brush Jamaica's eastern provinces and then regain hurricane strength before passing near the western coast of Haiti early Friday morning with heavy rains, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Born and raised in Richmond Hill, Joe Pecenka has been
Off Broadway Dance Studio had a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday. The new dance studio features two sprung dance floors. The studio's instructors want to give the dancers the best education, as well as help them develop character traits such as self-worth, self-confidence and team work skills. The photos were provided.
Sept. 17: Sept. 17: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting – Radiant Skin Medical Spa, which specializes in laser hair removal, Sublative skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, Botox and more, is having its grand opening and ribbon cutting from 5-8 p.m. The ribbon cutting begins at 5:30 p.m., located in the Speir Brogdom building in the Crossroads Center off Highway 17. Appetizers will be served and prizes will be given away throughout the evening.
A flood advisory has been issued for much of Bryan County, including Richmond Hill.
The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."
Lady Redskins beat No. 2, No. 1.
Correction: Due to reporter Jeff Whitten's sudden inability to do basic math, he erroneously reported that Altie Moody was a young girl when Pembroke was incorporated in 1905. Shs was not born until 1911. He regrets and apologizes for the error.
Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told City Council on Tuesday night the work on the city's sidewalks project could begin in October.
Gateway Behavioral Health Services has opened a clinic and is providing mental health and addictive disease treatment services in Pembroke, according to a press release sent Tuesday.
I'm sure you have seen the commercial at some point. She says, "It has to be true. I read it on the Internet." And then she meets her date -the "French supermodel." And you chuckle because you know someone who is that naïve.
When I think back on the days of my youth, that time when I had the privilege of traveling on the NASCAR circuit, it would be hard to pick a lesson learned that was more important than another.
I happen to love the song "Happy" from the movie soundtrack, "Despicable Me 2."
Most mornings, I spend about five minutes pulling my freshly washed hair into a ponytail. It's easy, it's efficient, and, I like to tell myself, it's even chic. When I know I'll be meeting important people or attending special events, however (like, say, the United Way annual campaign kick-off party or a chamber of commerce breakfast), I break out the products and utensils and spend an extra 20 minutes or so coaxing my locks into what I hope is a more professional-looking style.
Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."
Do you understand that Jesus loves you? Yes, you - you are important to God.