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Game wardens speak to Rotary

Due to their strong association with the military, Hinesville Rotary Club members are used to hearing presentations by Army Rangers.

February 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Life without ham is unthinkable

Can you imagine life without ham? Me either. There would be no ham and eggs, just eggs. There'd be no country ham biscuits, just biscuits.

January 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


WACH's TRICARE center to close

The Department of Defense is closing its 189 TRICARE service centers at stateside military installations effective April 1.

January 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Former NFL cheerleader: Army was first choice

First Lt. Rachel Washburn is like any other Army officer. She's well-educated, well-trained and hard-charging with two combat tours in Afghanistan already behind her. She's slightly different, though, in that prior to being commissioned in 2010, she spent three years as a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles.

January 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Zesty chili warms hearts on chili day

More than 600 community members found warmth in hot bowls of chili Saturday afternoon during First Presbyterian Christian Academy's annual chili cook-off.

January 29, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Growth partnership struggles to survive

Fewer than half the members of the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership attended a meeting Tuesday at the Liberty County Courthouse Annex. Those who showed discussed goals and objectives for 2014 and whether the organization should attempt to revitalize itself or fold. Attendees agreed the partnership should try to team up with the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter, but could not vote on the matter without a quorum. There also were not enough voting members to elect new officers.

January 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Support your local small-town cafe

They moved with a purpose from the dining room to the kitchen and back. Their pace was pretty good for 400-year-olds.

January 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Army proceeding cautiously with drawdown

As the Army begins to draw down the overall size of its active-duty force, recruiting goals are getting smaller, but not drastically so, according to Lt. Col. Mary J. Constantino, Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.

January 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


MLK parade one of largest ever

More than 80 entries that included nine floats, scores of VIP cars, police cruisers, fire trucks and military vehicles as well as marching soldiers, bands, church and civic groups took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.

January 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Stop suppressing the news

Complaints about lost constitutional rights are common these days, especially the six individual rights enumerated in the First Amendment.

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Opinion


Sunday alcohol sales law starts Feb. 1

The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Vanguard soldiers memorialized

Before its redeployment from Afghanistan last month, the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team lost two sol-

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Admiral visits her hometown

Whenever she has a chance to return to Liberty County, Annie Andrews likes to visit old friends and family members. She especially likes to spend time in her mother's kitchen, where the aroma of great food brings back fond memories. Andrews is just like any other small-town girl coming back to her roots, except that she's a rear admiral and commander of the Navy Recruiting Command.

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


Gateway's financial issues not evident here

Interim CEO for Gateway Behavioral Health Services David Crews said Gateway's branch facilities in Liberty County are not affected by the recent discovery of misused funds at Georgia's largest health-care provider for patients who have developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or suffer with an addiction.

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


Former Ludowici cop granted hearing

Ludowici's city council meeting Tuesday evening was brief, barely half an hour long. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James Fuller at precisely 6 p.m., and all attending were led in an invocation by a local pastor.

January 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Stewart artillerymen fire 155mm guns

Liberty, Long and Bryan county residents probably noticed the distinct sound of artillery firing at Fort Stewart this week.

March 04, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart soldier awarded Soldiers Medal

A 28-year old Fort Stewart soldier has been awarded the highest peacetime medal in the Army, the Soldiers Medal.

February 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders' meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever "Flags for Heroes" fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Vanguard infantrymen conduct live-fire training exercise at Galahad Drop Zone

Infantrymen with the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team took part in a combined-arms live-fire training exercise Friday at Range B18, also known as Galahad Drop Zone.

February 26, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee's subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

February 25, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Looking for the perfect meatball

With the exception of the Shell House just off I-95 in Savannah, my best food finds have been off the beaten path.

February 12, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Food


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