Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes a bill that addresses what she considers a gross inequity.
What do big banks and college students have in common? They both borrow money. But don’t ask the rates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts noticed the discrepancy and unveiled a bill (her first) Wednesday that addresses what she considers a gross inequity. Student loan interest rates under her proposal would be the same as what the Federal Reserve offers big banks. As The Huffington Post reported: “With some student loan rates set to double on July 1—from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent—Warren’s bill would reduce student loan interest rates to 0.75 percent, opening the Fed's discount window to students.” Warren, a Democrat, was quoted as saying: “Every single day, this country invests in big banks by lending them money at near-zero rates. …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Fort Stewart fifth graders participate in a mock trial with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
By Staff Sgt. Roger RyDell Daniels Warrior Transition Battalion In a sweeping decision after a short deliberation, a Fort Stewart jury found Curly Pig guilty May 3 of trying to cook the Big Bad Wolf. The trial, which lasted about one hour and was held at the post’s new courtroom at building 616, was actually a mock trial. It was held as part of law week to teach students from Brittin Elementary about the justice system. The participants were officers and soldiers from Fort Stewart’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, and fifth-grade students from Brittin Elementary. “I learned that there are two sides to every story,” said 11-year-old Mary Sanders, who served as the jury forewoman. The jurors, which consisted of seven girls and five boys…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Armstrong Atlantic State University plans to build a new facility in downtown Hinesville.
From an Armstrong Atlantic State University press release: Armstrong Atlantic State University announces a major initiative for Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the City of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, classroom and laboratory space, and programs that will serve all students in the region, from traditional freshman to returning military and working professionals. The new Armstrong-Liberty Center will also provide an economic boost to downtown Hinesville with the influx of more students, personnel and events. “This formalizes construction of a long-anticipated and much-needed facility,” said Armstrong President Linda Bleicken. “Our …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Something to ponder for young adults
Wednesday, May 8
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. By Scott E. Halliwell "Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!" So wrote the beloved author, Dr. Seuss, in the classic "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" This story was such a staple in the bedtime routines of my children that I can still quote from it all these years later. And while Dr. Seuss covered the life lessons of stepping out on your own, I'm focused on the financial lessons. So, whether you're graduating from high school or college, here are five money ideas to get your real-world journey off on the right foot. Think before you spend (budget): This sounds pretty simple, but it's harder to pull off than you might think. Increase your odds of success …
Monday, May 6, 2013
How will you honor your teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week?
In observance of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 - 11), schools throughout the district will be honoring teachers for their hard work and dedication in the classroom. Check out these creative ideas, on Pinterest, to honor your teacher with. Many years ago, the National PTA founded this week to give PTAs an opportunity to conduct activities to strengthen respect and support for teachers and the teaching profession. National Teacher Day is on May 7 and is a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives. Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Adam Carter replaces longtime head coach Jim Walsh.
The Bradwell Institute has named a new head football coach, according to a report by The Coastal Source. Adam Carter will assume leadership of the Tigers for the 2013 season. Carter comes to Hinesville from Camden County High School, where he served as assistant defensive coordinator for the Camden County Wildcats, according to the report. Carter replaces longtime Tigers head coach and athletic director Jim Walsh. Bradwell did not renew Walsh's contract after the 2012 season, in which the Tigers went 2-8, according to the Coastal Courier. Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to …
There are many ways to save and pay for college, do you have all the knowledge to make the best decision for your family?
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. By Scott E. Halliwell My 5'1" middle-school-son recently delivered some great news to our family: We can stop saving for his college because he's going to get an academic scholarship. Suhweet! We are off the hook! Of course, it wasn't that long ago that professional football was going to be his ticket, so I think I'll keep on saving...just in case. The reality is, saving for college is a topic that comes up quite a bit in my line of work. Specifically, I'm often asked whether or not 529 college savings plans are the best way to sock away money for this intimidating expense. As a financial planner by trade and an owner of a couple of 529 plans by choice, here are my thoughts on the subject. I'll …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
All the way from Afghanistan, these 3rd Infantry Division soldiers give congratulate graduating high-schoolers.
Thursday, April 25
All the way from Afghanistan, these 3rd Infantry Division soldiers give congratulate graduating high-schoolers. Videos courtesy of DVIDS.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A burglar forced his way into the cafeteria freezer at Jordye Bacon Elementary School recently and stole an unknown number of ice cream sandwiches.
Police stories, unless otherwise noted, are compiled from recent Hinesville and Liberty County, Ga., police reports. Names are withheld unless an arrest was made. All those charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you have any information about a crime, please contact the Hinesville Police Department at 912-368-8211 or the Liberty County Sheriff's Office at 912-876-2131. A burglar forced his way into the cafeteria freezer at Jordye Bacon Elementary School sometime between April 17 and 18 and stole an unknown number of ice cream sandwiches, according to Hinesville police reports. Hinesville police responded to the reported theft April 18. A school custodian told responding officers that she had …
Police say a Bradwell Institute student has been expelled pending a hearing after falsely claiming he had a gun in his locker.
Police stories, unless otherwise noted, are compiled from recent Hinesville and Liberty County, Ga., police reports. Names are withheld unless an arrest was made. All those charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you have any information about a crime, please contact the Hinesville Police Department at 912-368-8211 or the Liberty County Sheriff's Office at 912-876-2131. A Bradwell Institute student was expelled pending a school board tribunal last week after he told a teacher he had a gun in his locker, according to a Hinesville police report. Hinesville police responded April 17 to a request by Bradwell administrators to be present for a meeting between school officials, the student and the …