Help wanted - desperately

...Shouldn't there be a kind of "freedom starter kit" that free nations can provide to new countries such as Ukraine, along with a battalion of advisers to shepherd nascent democracies?A glimmer of hope emerged late Thursday with an announcement from the United...

Ft. Gordon soldiers honor Bataan memory

...M. ? The 707th Military Intelligence Battalion sent 16 of its soldiers from Fort Gordon...second year the 707th MI Forward Watch Battalion has participated in the memorial march. The battalion uses the trip as a mentorship opportunity...

Military families get special holiday dinner

...Response Group of the 324th and 359th battalions made sure this year was different...dinner for active-duty members of the battalions, providing dinner, dancing, gifts...being in the military," he said. The battalions will likely be deployed in 2011. Reach...

Vacant house catches fire in Richmond County

...night in a vacant house in the 1800 block of Ellis Street.Fire crews responded about 7:30, according to Chris Reid, a battalion chief for the Richmond County Fire Department. It took 20 to 25 minutes to contain it, and there were no injuries."Right...

Russia's oligarchs looking for government help

MOSCOW -- Russia's fabulously wealthy still have their black Mercedes with tinted windows, the battalions of bodyguards, the extravagant homes, perhaps even a few remaining friends inside the Kremlin. But these business barons, who...

Shoppers brave crowds

...shop 'til I drop," shouted one woman, yelling her war cry excitedly into a cell phone, an empty shopping cart in tow. Battalions of shoppers began forming in front of area stores near dawn Friday in anticipation for the busiest shopping day of the year...

At the Movies: 'The Prince & Me'

...compost on the weeds to make them ranker, perhaps, or how fluffy romantic comedies like this come not in single spies but in battalions. (It follows two other young-love-in-Europe movies recently aimed at teens and tweens: "Chasing Liberty" with Mandy...

Richmond County fire sends one to hospital

...Millworks) building on High land Avenue, but other than that it didn't hurt any structures," said Bryan McFeely, a battalion chief with the Augusta Fire Department. "We were able to contain the fire before it reached any other (houses or buildings...

Augusta firefighter released from hospital after Thursday brush fire

...building on Highland Avenue, but other than that it didn't hurt any structures," said Bryan McFeely, a fire department battalion chief. "We were able to contain the fire before it reached any other (houses or buildings)."The fire was reported about...

Veterans find future in preserving the past

...homes and an education.After returning from the war, Brewer spent close to a year in Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion recovering from nerve surgery in his arm.Dr. Charles Coleman, an American Indian of the Thlopthloco Tribal Town of Oklahoma...