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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Knicks President Phil Jackson was expecting a decision from Carmelo Anthony on Thursday.
Graduate: Elliot Anthony Untalan recently graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. on May 2. He is a petroleum supply specialist in the U.S. Army. He will be stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.
FLORISSANT • On a recent afternoon, Solomon Jackson was doing what he does several times a week - working on bettering himself in the Japanese martial art of judo.
Fort Jackson’s commander, Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, said Tuesday that any future cuts at the nation’s largest training base likely will be less than the 3,100 workers the U.S. Department of Defense warned of earlier this year.
Fort Jackson is celebrating the Fourth of July with a patriotic mix of music, fireworks, cannon fire and a historic military torchlight procession.
Three officials carrying shovels stood ready to break ground for a new orientation center for Old Fort Jackson on Thursday, but the president of the Coastal Heritage Society had other plans. "Drop your shovels, gentlemen," instructed Scott Smith.
Fort Jackson is providing bottled water and working to install water filtration systems to five homes which receive water from two private wells that showed elevated levels of a man-made compound released when hand grenades detonate during testing near the base.
The U.S. Army is trying to determine whether pollution is spreading from Fort Jackson to nearby drinking water supplies or if past military activities off the base caused private well contamination in the area southeast of Columbia, S.C.
The U.S. Army is working to protect private drinking water supplies near Fort Jackson after finding elevated levels of a seizure-causing chemical in wells that serve five homes near the expansive military site.
Fort Jackson officials plan to unveil to the public Tuesday night results of well testing near the installation, several months after first alerting DHEC about groundwater contamination at the southern edge of the base.