After a few months deployed overseas, service members are ready for a little R&R. Through the Army's Rest and Recuperation program, soldiers are allowed 15-18 days of leave, depending on their tours, to see family and friends or venture into other countries.
The Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership will hold a public input meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday for Liberty County residents to discuss findings from its yearlong regional growth management study. The meeting will be in the courthouse annex board room.
A gentle breeze rustled the leaves of row upon row of eastern red bud trees, swaying fragile wind chimes hung on delicate branches. Two more memorial trees now line Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk in honor of two soldiers who died last month while deployed to Iraq. A tree dedication was held Thursday to honor them.
The Hinesville Hurricanes will host the East Georgia Rebels at 7 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium. Admission is $5 and children 12 and younger are free. Raffle tickets for prizes will be sold and concessions will be available. Winners must present their tickets to claim prizes.
Oglethorpe Speedway Park on Highway 80 in Pooler continues its summer season tonight with a variety of races, including a late-model special, street stocks, pure stocks, mini stocks and the 440s.
Bobby Labonte, who won the then-Winston Cup championship a decade ago, is now 31st in the Sprint Cup standings.
Capt. Michael Breaux is following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father by serving in the Army. Breaux's grandfather served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His father served in the Army in the 1970s.
Preventing suicide among service members and veterans calls for comprehensive education and communication, Army Col. Robert W. Saum, director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, said this week.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.0 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in May. This is the 33rd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.5 percent.
SAVANNAH - A 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty to armed robbery in the holdup of a Papa John's Pizza delivery man in Savannah.
The boy, who entered the guilty plea on Wednesday to the June 30 robbery, will be sentenced by Chatham County Juvenile Court Judge Patricia Stone at a hearing later. For the time being he will be held at the Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP was encouraged early Friday by results from an experimental cap shutting in oil from its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying everything was holding steady 17 hours into the effort.
BP vice president Kent Wells said on a conference call that there was no evidence of a leak in the pipe under the sea floor, one of the main concerns. Wells spoke 17 hours after valves were shut to trap oil inside the cap, a test that could last up to 48 hours.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former governor Roy Barnes holds a big lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia, while the Republican race is likely headed to a runoff, according to a poll reported Thursday.
Here are short biographies of the seven Democrats seeking their party's nomination to run for Georgia governor. Democratic voters will decide among them in Tuesday primary election:
Name: Thurbert Baker
Here are short biographies of the seven Republicans seeking their party's nomination to run for Georgia governor. Republican voters will decide among them in Tuesday primary election:
Name: Jeff Chapman (Did not respond to request for information)
ATLANTA - Maybe it's a bid for redemption. Or an act of atonement. Or, as former Gov. Roy Barnes says, maybe he is again seeking his old office out of a sense that if he didn't take on Georgia's most pressing problems, no one else would.
SAVANNAH - An Ellabell man wanted for aggravated assault and theft by taking by the Bryan County Sheriff's Department was arrested Thursday in Albany, N.Y.
The Richmond Hill Police Department is searching for a missing Richmond Hill child.
Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.
It's early afternoon on a Friday, and Troy Allen is itching for the school bell to ring.
Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:
The Sea Island Company wants to build a group of condominiums on what many people believe to be environmentally unsound ground. Why should you care?
The economic issue of our generation is the national debt.
A wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday by the woman who filed it in February 2013.
Some Ellabell residents are displaced following a fire Tuesday night that destroyed their mobile home.
Bryan County Schools got some good news Monday.
Members of the Bryan County Board of Education have approved spending about $15 million to get work started on both of the county's new elementary schools.
Three years ago, retiring Army physical therapist Sandra Elliott wrote a letter from Germany to Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler to let him know her family intended to play an active role upon their arrival in the city.
Richmond Hill High School's baseball seniors were honored before a recent home game. The players led the Wildcats to a 17-8 record, including an 11-2 mark in Region 3-AAAAA.
Bound for sectionals
The Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame, beginning its second year, is seeking nominations for this year's class.