Ft. Stewart officials say there's nothing they can do for hundreds of Savannah home-owners whose garage door openers aren't working. Base officials acknowledge new radio equipment is interfering with household devices around Hunter Army Airfield. Larry Jameson of Savannah Overhead Door says his phone has been ringing off the hook since last week.
Middle Georgia officials have warned of an immediate $83 million impact around Robins Air Force base if automatic federal spending cuts take effect Friday. Retired Major General David Bockel talks more about the defense-related impacts of the federal sequester in Georgia.
Pres. Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday. There’s talk about whether federal lawmakers can make a deal to avoid military-related cuts as part of the sequestration. State lawmakers are concerned about cuts impacting thousands of Georgians employed in the defense industry.
The oral-history project StoryCorps is asking each of us to bow out of traditional Black Friday consumerism and think about a different kind of gift Friday: time and curiosity. It’s StoryCorps’ fifth annual National Day of Listening, and the focus this year is on capturing the stories of our service members and their families.
Prosecutors in southeast Georgia have charged five more men in connection with an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Army soldiers from Fort Stewart. A federal prosecutor said the men are accused of committing thefts, burglaries and auto break-ins to fund the militia group.
Military officials say soldiers who live at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah will soon get new housing. The housing upgrades are part of a 2003 Army initiative to better care for soldiers and families as they face constant deployments and related stresses.
Unemployed veterans might be heading back to school by the thousands under a new federal program that pays for up to a year of education. So far, there has been an enormous response to the program called the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program.
Georgia is making it easier for military children to enroll in a new school when their parents move between states. Gov. Nathan Deal signed an interstate compact Wednesday during a visit to Fort Benning. Georgia is now one of 42 states to agree to the compact.