CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The leadership of 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, "Ready First" 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas, said farewell to Task Force Marne Command Sgt. Maj. Maj. Jesse Andrews on Sept. 21 during a ceremony held on Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq.
I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed multiple lessons in most parables Jesus used. The story of the sheep and the goats, as recorded in Matthew Ch. 25, is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups. The group that pleased the Lord will be invited into the Lord's kingdom and the group that displeased the Lord will be cast out and will endure everlasting punishment. Now, of course, that is an over simplification of a profound spiritual ...
Head coach Sean Strickland and his team needed a rebound after a lopsided loss to Wayne County earlier in the week and "Senior Night" provided it.
One Youth Challenge Academy student doubled over with a hacking cough Thursday morning. Another shivered in the warm early fall sunlight, hugging himself and complaining of chills. The sniffling, sneezing teens appeared to be feeling absolutely miserable as they trudged up the stairs into Fort Stewart's Dental Clinic 1.
Vendor applications are being accepted for Hinesville's OktoberFest, which is planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, in the downtown Bradwell Park area. The festival features authentic German entertainment and food, beer tent, food court and a marketplace full of arts and crafts vendors. Event organizers say they expect to top last year's crowd of about 5,000 attendees. Booth rentals are $75 per night if reserved before Oct. 1 and $100 after. The festival will be open from 4-midnight on Friday and from 11 a.m.-midnight on Saturday.
SAVANNAH - Officials in Savannah say a film adaptation of the novel "And Yet You Still Chose Me" will be shot in the city next year, with casting set for Oct. 2 and 3 at the Savannah Mall.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz addressed business leaders last week at the second annual Atlanta state of the port event. He discussed the importance of Georgia's deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick to the metro Atlanta area.
Welcome to another edition of "Showtime with Sasha." I'm your personal film critic and I saw "The Town" last weekend. It's an action-packed drama about Boston-born bank robber Doug MacRay, played by Ben Affleck. When he and lifelong pal James "the Jem" Coughlin rob a bank with their crew, things get sticky and Coughlin, played by Jeremy Renner, takes a hostage. Renner won an Academy Award for his work in "The Hurt Locker." He will also play Marvel's Hawkeye in the big upcoming "Avengers" movie.
Visitors to Georgia's 63 state parks, including historic Fort Morris in Liberty County, Fort McAllister in Bryan County and Fort King George in Darien, will receive free admission on Saturday, which is Public Lands Day. Daily parking at Georgia's state parks and historic sites costs $5.
Richmond Hill State Fish Hatchery will hold its annual Outdoor Adventure Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Pembroke will soon stop sending out second notices to residents who don't pay their water bills on time, after City council members voted unanimously Monday to end the practice starting in 2011.
Nov. 2 is more than a month away, but residents in Bryan County and across the state have the opportunity to cast their ballot in the general election ahead of schedule.
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously hired Thursday two different construction companies to build a sewer and water system in South Bryan.
Head coach Lyman Guy talks about the importance of his football team making improvements with every game. It is hard to imagine the first year coach, who saw his team lose to Johnson High his firs t week on the job, could have envisioned what his team would do in week four.
The Bryan County High softball team continues to steal the show when it comes to North Bryan County sports. Even with football season in full swing, it is the Lady Redskins of Bryan County High that are making the sports noise. After an easy 11-1 win over region foe, Claxton on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Lady 'Skins continue to ride the solid pitching of junior, Tiffany Howard, as they pick up momentum heading into the Region tournament. Their toughest and most crucial test came in a home game on Thursday, Sept. 16 when the No. 4 State ranked Savannah Christian ...
A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.
Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.
The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.
This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.
American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.
The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.
I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.
Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?
For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.
Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.
TV LAND - September is almost here and the summer movie season is all but over. So, what now? How about some TV?
An inventive grandfather built a toy for his family that neighbors are sure to be envious of - a working hovercraft.
Looks like American girls are better off in the North.