By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Local singing contest finals this week
Weekly FMWR briefing for Sept. 14-20
fantasy football
Fort Stewart's Thunder Run has started a fantasy football contest for the season. It meets each Friday. - photo by Stock photo

The final round of the Stewart/Hunter Operation Rising Star will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Thunder Run at Club Stewart. There’s no charge to watch the singing competition.

First prize is $750 and a chance to advance in the Army-wide competition. Second prize wins $350 and third $200.

Family Readiness Groups or units are eligible for the Spirit Award $300 toward their unit funds or other prizes, regardless of whether they have a singer competing.

For more information, call 767-4316.


Gridiron Challenge Fridays

If you enjoy picking weekly NFL winners, the Gridiron Challenge every Friday from 5-7 p.m. in Warriors Lounge at Club Stewart is for you.  There’s no admission charge, but you must be 18 to play and 21 or older to drink. Each week, the person who picks the most winners wins a prize. The total of wins will be kept on file and after 17 weeks, $400 will be awarded to the person with the most wins. For more information, call 767-4717.


Blues, Brews & BBQ

Hinesville Area Arts Council hosts the Blues, Brews & BBQ, a free festival with a barbecue competition and sales, sweet tea competition, a variety of beer, fun and music. The festival will be in downtown Hinesville (behind Justice Center on Main Street) from 1-11:30 p.m. Saturday. This year's headliner is Janiva Magness, only the second woman to have won the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award. For more information, call 767-4316 on Stewart of 877-4332.



A Strongman/Strongwoman Competition will be Saturday at Johnson Fitness Center. Cost to compete is $15 per person. Sign up at Johnson or Newman fitness centers. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m., competition at 10. Open to soldiers, retirees and DA civilians, who will compete in five events. Awards presented to top finishers in each of four weight classes. For more information, call 767-3031.    


Team Jersey Dance

A Youth Center Favorite Team Jersey Dance will be from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Youth Fitness Center. The dance will feature a deejay, refreshments, games and door prizes. Participants are asked to wear their favorite sports team jersey. For more information, call 767-4491.


Miniature golf

Celebrate fall with a deal on miniature golf at Cypress Creek from noon-6 p.m. Sept. 20. Try out Adventure Golf while putting around the course. Cost is $1 per game per person. For more information, call 767-4273.


College Probe

College Probe, from 8:30-11:15 a.m. Sept. 25 at Bradwell Institute, is an opportunity for students, parents and soldiers to learn more about post-secondary options, financial assistance and scholarships. More than 60 college and technical school representatives will answer questions. For more information, call School Liaison at 767-6533.


Foot golf tournament

Taylors Creek Golf Course will host a foot golf tournament on Sept. 26. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and kickoff at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per player if the player has a number 5 soccer ball. Cost to rent a soccer ball is $2. For more information, call 767-2370.


Kids fishing

Youth, 16 and younger, of military ID cardholders are invited to fish from 7-10 a.m. Sept. 26 at Hallstrom Lake off South Perimeter Road. Permit and state fishing license fees waived and there’s no charge. Limit of five catfish per child. Prizes, drinks and snacks available. Limited bait, along with loaner poles will be handed out on a first-come basis; so bring your own pole. For more information, call 315-5786.


Bowling Center renovation  

Due to renovation, there is no bowling at Stewart Bowling Center. However, its Corner Café continues to serve.

New Glo Bowl lanes, carpet and tile is being installed. The renovation is scheduled to be complete and bowling will resume Oct. 1.

Hours for the café are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 767-4273.


Post-Wide Garage Sale

Everyone (military and civilian) is invited to the neighborhood garage sale throughout post housing areas on Stewart and Hunter from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 3. Only residents of post housing are eligible to sell. Residents are asked to register by Sept. 28 to have their sale noted on the Stewart/Hunter Family and MWR website. Gate passes for civilian guests may be obtained two days in advance from Gate 1 at Stewart and Montgomery Street Gate at Hunter. For more information, call 767-8238 at Stewart or 315-5078 on Hunter.


Crossfit challenge

Registration now for the CrossFit Fort Stewart Warrior Challenge on Oct. 24 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Caro Fitness Center. The cost is $30 per person through Oct. 15 and $35 per person from Oct. 16-22.

Soldiers, family members and Army civilians and civilians can compete. Register online at

Contestants in eight weight and age divisions must complete three varied workouts.

For more information, call 767-4763.


Deer/hog hunts

Soldiers and retirees can sign up for one of three Outdoor Recreation managed deer/hog hunts on Fort Stewart this season. Sign up at the Stewart or Hunter Pass and Permit offices.

The Oct. 24 hunt will be in Red Cloud Complex and the registration deadline is Oct. 12. The second hunt will be Nov. 7 in the Delta Area and the deadline is Oct. 26. The third hunt will be in the Bravo Area Dec. 19 with a selection drawing on Dec. 8.

There will be 45 slots for soldiers and five slots for retirees. You can put your name in for all hunts, but you can only go on one. A $25 fee per hunter is payable upon selection.

For more information, call either of the Pass and Permit offices; 435-8061 on Stewart and 315-5163 at Hunter.

Flag football tourney

A flag football, double elimination tournament will be held at Bennett Sports Complex on Oct. 2-3. Open to soldiers, family members, retirees, National Guard and DOD civilians who are 18 or older, the cost is $235 per team.

Teams must have between seven and 15 players. Sign-up through Sept. 28 at Bennett Sports Complex. Games will be played at the complex.

Team trophies will be presented for first and second place, as well as individual trophies to the first-place team members.

For more information, call 767-8238.


Dodgeball league

Companies interested in competing in a dodgeball league can sign up at Tominac Fitness Center until Sept. 28. There is no charge. Games will be played at 6 and 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursday at Tominac starting Oct. 5. For more information, call 315-5078.


Ironman Shoot

The Ironman Shoot from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hunter Skeet/Trap Range, will feature one round of skeet, one round of trap, and one round of 5-stand. Sign-up is at the range. The cost is $35 per person before Oct. 9 and $45 after that. Lunch is provided. For more information, call 315-9554.


Dodgeball tourney

A round-robin dodgeball tournament Oct. 16-17 at Bennett Sports Complex is open to active duty, family members, retirees, National Guard and DOD civilians who are 18 or older.

The cost is $155 per team. Maximum number of team members is 10. Sign-up through Oct. 9 at Bennett Sports Complex. Games will be played at the complex. Play will be 6-on-6.

Team trophies will be presented to the first- and second-place teams, as well as individual trophies for the first-place team members.

For more information, call 767-8238.

Sign up for our E-Newsletters