Local community partnership improves quality of life for Soldiers, Families
August 15, 2008
<b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> Aca,!" The Army Community Covenant is the Army's partnership with its communities to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and Family members. The communities surrounding Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield have been a source of strength and support to the Army. One in particular is the historic city of Midway.
"I believe we have a strong relationship with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Field," said Mayor Don Emmons. "The city is well represented at Army functions and provides strong support to those Family members whose spouses are deployed."
Midway is located right off Interstate 95 and offers its citizens the convenience of an easy commute to Fort Stewart and Hinesville, and also to Savannah and Hunter Army Airfield. It has all the attributes of a small town. The elementary and middle schools don't require a long commute, and one does not have to fight heavy traffic.
Emmons is proud of the new housing developments, which he says are largely populated by Army Families.
"Our new home developments are designed and built with our citizens in mind, and this community is affordable and a great place to retire," said Emmons.
Midway is one of the most historic areas in the Southeast. Liberty County's name honors Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett of Midway, who were Georgia's first delegates to the Continental Congress and signers of the Declaration of Independence. In addition, some historical locations in Midway include the Midway Museum and the Midway Church Cemetery as well as Dorchester Academy Museum of African American History.
Emmons wants Army Families to know there is much more to Liberty County and there are several small communities like Midway that have a lot to offer and are willing to do everything possible to help support our Army Families.
Whether you are considering making Midway your home or just stopping in for a visit, the city will welcome you in with open arms.
"We welcome you to join us for some real small town hospitality, Southern style," Emmons said.
For more information about the city of Midway contact 884-3344.