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...

Fort Gordon soldiers take part in explosive chemical mission drill

...members of the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion it was nothing to take lightly."When...situation has been deemed safe."For 63rd Battalion Company Commander Felicia Heisler, drill...continuous training mission."The 63rd Battalion ? part of the 35th Signal Brigade...

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...

Fort Rucker team takes lead in Army officer's death investigation at Fort Gordon

...received a direct commission to second lieutenant on Nov. 30, as a Signal officer.Scardino was temporarily assigned to the 442nd Signal Battalion 15th Regimental Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon for training at the time of his death.

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...

Fort Gordon identifies soldier found dead

...were involved in the search.According to a statement from the post, Scar dino was temporarily assigned to the 442nd Signal Battalion, 15th Regimental Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon for training in the Signal Basic Officer Leader ship Course.Scardino enlisted...

Water main break floods Athens

...of the street could be threatened by the scouring force of water, said Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services battalion commander Wesley Bennett.No one could say how much water gushed out of the 12-inch water pipe.But "right now, it's...

Cross Creek Navy Junior ROTC, strapped for space, prepares for new home

...Cross Creek's student population is involved with the Navy Junior ROTC, and the school program has a high retention rate. Battalions swell to sizes unseen in any other Augusta area ROTC program."We only had one student leave us this year," Shaw said...

Columbia County house destroyed by fire as family escapes

...already shooting through the roof of the house at in the 4000 block of Clifden Avenue, according to Columbia County Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett.Lovett said it took firefighters about 20 minutes to contain the blaze. They were able to save a child's...