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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


Really random meanderings

This and that: I'm not sure what I think about Opportunity School Districts, but I do know when you get south Georgia conservatives who think a proposal by Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, is a bad idea, there must be something wrong with it.

October 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Help still available

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County office will open after 2 p.m. Monday for those in need of help with food and other necessities in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

October 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Middle schoolers hear about staying safe

The idea behind Collin Houpf's roughly 20-minute presentation Friday morning at Long County Middle School is simple: get the kids to buy in.

October 06, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


KLB cleanup has impact on St. Catherine's beach

Keep Liberty Beautiful board member Willie Cato remembers when the beach on St. Catherine's Island was a party spot for those lucky enough to have a boat or access to one.

September 30, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


3rd ID commander sees war in future

Fort Stewart's top commander, Maj. Gen. James Rainey, has said before he thinks the U.S. will be fighting a full-scale war sooner rather than later.

September 16, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


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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 ...

March 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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