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Raekwon is blessed. Jeff's a jerk

Raekwon is rich. Jeff's a jerk. I wrote the first three words atop Wednesday's front page to tease a short story on 1B on Raekwon McMillan signing his NFL contract. The second sentence, well, it's my reaction to the response the first sentence generated. Consider it my mea culpa. My bad. My fault. I'm sorry. Blame me.

May 15, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


New commander readying for deployment

Fort Stewart's new commander won't have much time to get settled in before he's deployed to Afghanistan.

May 15, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Utility extension paves way for 500-600 lot development

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to allow a developer to extend water and sewer lines to a proposed subdivision, part of which will be in Flemington, another step in a process that could add up to 600 homes in that area in the coming decades.

April 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Hinesville has 'unique place' for seniors

Active seniors looking for a safe, healthy and fun place to spend time instead of money may want to look no farther than the Liberty County Neighborhood Center.

March 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Darts and daisies, daisies and darts

At my first paper some 20 years ago there was a middle-aged, bespectacled and be-permed teacher named Ginger something-or-the other who regularly wrote a column called "Darts and Daisies."

March 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Maj. Cribbs was one of the best

Count me as one of the many saddened Monday to learn of the death of Maj. Thomas Cribbs, perhaps the finest cop I ever knew and probably ever will know.

February 22, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Desert Storm veterans to gather here Feb. 24

Once synonymous with Fort Stewart, the "Taro Leaf" will make a comeback of sorts when veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and Desert Storm gather Feb. 24-28 to commemorate the division's role in the 1991 war to liberate Kuwait.

February 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Super Bowl: Let the craziness begin

The Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl. Just let those eight words sink in for a minute.

February 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Bradwell names new head football coach

Former Bradwell Institute assistant head football coach Ross Couch can take the word "assistant" from his title.

January 30, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Here's looking forward to Super Bowl 51

This is a Pembroke Mafia Football League column about the Super Bowl.

January 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | SPORTS


Wreaths for Warriors Walk Saturday

In a sense, not much has changed in the decade since Bruce Muncher and retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Justi founded Wreathes 4 Warriors Walk, which will hold its 10th annual wreath laying at noon Saturday on Fort Stewart.

December 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Saturday is for local shopping

You've heard of Black Friday.

November 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Business News


Holtzmans to lead Liberty Christmas parade

George and Babs Holtzman have done a lot together.

November 23, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Society of 3rd ID hosting ball, broadening appeal

Retired 1st Sgt. Toby Knight served in three infantry divisions during his 26 years in the Army - the 101st, the 4th and the 3rd.

November 10, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


If he can do it, anybody can

There's a moral to this story.

November 08, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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CSM Tagalicud becomes top NCO in I Corps

Before he left Fort Stewart in May, 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. James Rainey called Command Sgt. Maj. Walter "Tag" Tagalicud the "best command ...

June 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Edwards unsure what sparked suspension

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards says he hasn't been told why he was suspended and "was not afforded the barest of due process," according ...

June 10, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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