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RH guardsman commands Hunter air control squad

Twenty six years ago, a Savannah teenager named Ronald Speir enlisted in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News+Opinion


Georgia Tech helps vets find jobs

Georgia Tech's Savannah campus is launching a new program for veterans this week. According to Dr. James Wilburn, military academic-program director, the Veterans Education Training and Transition Program ties professional education with job experience by allowing transitioning veterans to partner with employers to receive classroom and on-the-job instruction.

August 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Tech school enrollment extended

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has extended its fall-semester enrollment deadline until Aug. 15.

August 07, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


DOD cuts furlough days from 11 to 6

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 - Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.

August 06, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Fort Stewart has new leader

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray took command of the 3rd Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


3rd ID soldiers dies in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

July 31, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Highway 17 lanes close at night

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 31, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Real-estate agent reports Craigslist scam

A couple planning to move to Hinesville in September recently discovered the house they rented via Craigslist was actually listed by local real-estate agent Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken with Coldwell Banker, Holtzman Realtors. They were scammed.

July 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Spartan Brigade has new commander

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team got a new commander Friday morning during a change of command on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

July 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Suicide bomber kills three 3rd ID soldiers

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | News+Opinion


Tropical storm getting attention

The National Hurricane Center has started watching a tropical storm in the Atlantic that could threaten the Southeast United States next week.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | News+Opinion


Panel planning Veterans Salute Day

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee recently appointed subcommittee chairs for Veterans Salute Day, scheduled for Nov. 16 at Bryant Commons.

July 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Three more trees on Warriors Walk

There are now 461 living monuments at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk. In a memorial ceremony held Thursday morning, three more 3rd Infantry Division soldiers were memorialized with eastern redbud trees and granite markers

July 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Militia ringleader pleads to murders

Isaac G. Aguigui, the ringleader of an alleged terrorist group based at Fort Stewart, pled guilty to two counts of murder and related charges in superior court in Long County this morning. He was sentenced to life in prison.

July 19, 2013 | Staff report | News+Opinion


Marne BCT last to be deactiviated

The 3rd Infantry Division's Chief of Staff-rear Col. Scott Jackson told Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday that the Marne Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is the last of the 12 brigade combat teams scheduled to be deactivated by 2017.

July 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


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