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Patriotic concert, market act in harmony

Thursday's Farmers Market at Bradwell Park included live entertainment of the patriotic variety. It was just the start of patriotic observances leading to Independence Day on Thursday.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Wive of former 3rd ID commander remembered

A memorial mass was held Saturday afternoon at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel for Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander, retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hearing on post for Aguigui

An Article 32 hearing for Pvt. Isaac G. Aguigui began this morning on Fort Stewart.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


HMAC plans November salute to veterans

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is moving forward with plans for a Salute to Veterans at Bryant Commons in November.

June 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Rotary installs officers, honors members

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers during its meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

June 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Clydesdales make presence known

They're some of the largest and most famous horses in the world and, recently, Budweiser's Clydesdales visited Fort Stewart.

June 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Webster made private battle with cancer very public

Kimberly Shawn Grugin Webster, wife of retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr., died peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


LCDA approves 2014 budget

The Liberty County Development Authority approved its $7.5 million fiscal year 2014 budget during its meeting Monday and also discussed the organization's financial future.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Family, friends welcome 120 troops home

The first of three main-body redeployments of soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team returned Monday to Fort Stewart. About 120 3rd Infantry Division soldiers came home to cheering family members, friends and fellow soldiers.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Wife of former Stewart-Hunter commander dies

Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster and daughter of Col. Bill and Betty Grugin of Sunbury, died Saturday, according to family friend Bruce Muncher.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy Murray | Local news


Trashy yards draw council's ire

While approving or choosing to delay decisions on some agenda action items, Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting heated up during Councilman David Anderson's report. His apparent ire over trash on a particular property in his district drew comments from other council members.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Soldier memorialized

Another 3rd Infantry Division soldier was memorialized with a tree dedication ceremony Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart brass details furloughs

Fort Stewart leaders on Friday held a town-hall meeting at the Main Post Chapel to discuss the effects of upcoming furloughs.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Sweet memories involving food

A simple sound, smell, action or flavor - a hug from a grandbaby, my wife's smile on our wedding day or a "drank and pack of nabs" - can activate memories of long ago.

June 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Camp keeps scouts busy

The Black Creek Scout Reservation, a 400-acre camp for scouts of all ages, is well into its second summer camping season. The camp held its annual media day Tuesday, which allowed journalists to act as scouts for a day.

June 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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