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Witness: Aguigui admitted murder

The court-martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with the July 17, 2011, murder of his wife and killing their unborn child, went into its second day Tuesday. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him.

March 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


$10M loan for work on sewage plant

Hinesville has received a $10 million, low-interest loan to pay for upgrades to its sewage treatment plant on Fort Stewart, according the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

March 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Remembrance day for homeless residents

The second annual Homeless Persons Remembrance Day was observed Thursday evening at the First United Methodist Church.

March 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Council has light agenda; much discussion

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only 15 agenda items, but public comments and reports from the council, mayor and city manager made for a full afternoon.

March 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Court-martial update: Witnesses start

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui began today at Fort Stewart with Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass presiding.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Harris Neck preserves wildlife for next generation

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1962 to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of indigenous wildlife, according to Harris Neck refuge manager Kimberly Hayes.

March 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


City pulls club's licenses

Following a "show-cause" hearing Thursday, the Hinesville City Council revoked the alcohol and business licenses of Island Vybez at 728 E. Oglethorpe Highway.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Medicine on the move

Thanks to a collaborative effort by medical officials at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, a backlog of minor surgeries at Winn Army Community Hospital now is being addressed, Winn ACH Public Affairs Officer Michelle Gordon said.

March 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Ruck march to helps veterans

It's not unusual for soldiers to take part in rucksack marches; it's a job requirement. Requirements aside, though, several Fort Stewart soldiers are volunteering to take part in a rucksack march Saturday.

March 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Gadgets enhance both cooking, eating

It's hard to imagine what mealtime would be like without the invention of simple kitchen gadgets.

March 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Main Street project going to council

Hinesville Downtown Partners Tuesday discussed starting a Main Street start-up program here. The partners will ask city leaders for support Thursday at a council.

March 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Spring gobbler season starts Saturday

It's the time of year when men and women across Georgia will "cammy up" and dress out in their best hunting gear.

March 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Local sports


Army testing soldiers' meddle

Fort Stewart soldiers who volunteered to be part of the Army's Physical Demands Study have completed five weeks of training and now are being evaluated.

March 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Public works contractor has new boss

Hinesville public works contractor OMI has a new director slated to take the reins from current Director Gregg Higgins. Guan Ellis joined OMI on Feb. 10 and is expected to take over in May.

March 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Celebrate the often underrated egg

I like eggs - boiled, poached or fried.

March 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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Pimento cheese is Southern caviar

Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.

April 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Attorneys move offices for new eatery

Hinesville attorneys Jay and Joel Osteen have moved their office - literally. Their old office building on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Fraser Street and a smaller building next door were moved early Sunday morning to a rural, unincorporated area of Long County.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


'Thunder' on a cloudless day

Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.

April 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Career expo lets soldiers see options

Hundreds of soldiers, veterans and military spouses came to Club Stewart on Tuesday for a career expo hosted by the Noncommissioned Officers Association.

April 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

April 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

It had been more than 20 years since a C-130 Hercules has landed on Fort Stewart's Remagen Landing Zone, but on Wednesday, the dirt strip LZ and drop zone received a lot of air traffic.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Education center commemorates namesake

Numerous buildings on military bases are named in honor of heroes, particularly Medal of Honor recipients. Fort Stewart's education center is one of them.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Scouts introduce new district to Rotary

Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

Seven years after he graduated from high school, Hinesville native Chief Petty Officer Bernard "Eric" Willis began a career as a Navy Seabee, providing construction and disaster recovery around the world.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

It's less than half an inch high and 3 inches long. It has a raised, silver infantry musket on an infantry blue background surrounded by a silver border.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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