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Midway man celebrates 71 years of Scouting

For 71 of his 83 years on Earth, George Ginter has been a Scout.

March 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Eating healthy is harder than you think

My wife, kids, mama and a mess of doctors have strongly suggested that I try to eat healthy. But eating healthy is harder than most folks think.

March 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Warrior Transition Battalion gets new commander

Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion got a new commander during a change of command ceremony Friday morning at Marne Garden.

March 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldier's widow charged in murder

The widow of murdered Fort Stewart soldier Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank was ordered detained by federal Judge G.R. Smith during a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in Savannah.

March 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Hinesville resident stranded in Sweden

Susanne Lawler went back to her native Sweden last summer to undergo medical treatment and get medicines she could not afford in this country. She left her American husband and then-9-year-old son here in Hinesville for what she thought would be a three-week trip. That was six months ago.

March 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Study gives women taste of combat

About 160 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are taking part in a gender-integration study for the Army's Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. The five-week long Physical Demand Study began three weeks ago, said Lt. Col. Mark Olsen, commander of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.

March 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Club gets scoop on burglary-prevention

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard some hard facts about burglaries during Tuesday's lunch meeting, where Hinesville Police Officer James Williams told the group that HPD has investigated 42 burglaries since Jan. 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Armstrong still military-friendly

Armstrong Atlantic State University recently demonstrated why it's called a "military friendly" school.

February 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Some food should come with warning labels

The only time I'm not reading, writing or thinking deeply about something is when I'm fishing or sitting on the back porch at the end of a long work day.

February 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Fire Marshal's advice: Be prepared

Hinesville's Fire Marshal Maurice "Moe" McDuffie Sr. said it's wise to be prepared when opportunity knocks, because you may not get a second chance.

February 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Students put workplace skills in spotlight

Students and faculty at the Liberty College and Career Academy showed off the work-ready skills and workplace ethics they've been honing during an open house Thursday night.

February 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


City allows beer closer to residences

Two restaurants are the first to take advantage of Hinesville's recently amended alcohol ordinance that allows sales closer to residences than in the past.

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


Donations spur veterans memorial

Mayor Jim Thomas accepted two large donations last week on Hinesville's behalf for construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons. Former 3rd ID Chief of Staff retired Col. Larry Burch gave Thomas a check for $5,000 in memory of Col. William Wood, who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2005. Babs Holtzman donated $10,000 to the cause in honor of her husband, Veterans Memorial Walk Committee Chairman George Holtzman, who presented the check. Holtzman is a Vietnam veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, which planned ...

February 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Military services broadens culinary tastes

That wise Southern philosopher, Jeff Foxworthy, suggested one's origins affect how one talks, works, plays and thinks.

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


Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today

His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.

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


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Cleaning up on Earth Day

Hundreds of school-age children brought their parents with them to the YMCA soccer fields Wednesday for Liberty County's Ninth Annual Earth Day celebration.

April 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Friends of Fort Stewart lobbying in DC

A community delegation representing Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry recently joined Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter in Washington for a series of meetings with congressional and military leaders.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart recognizes volunteers

Nearly 50 of Fort Stewart's support volunteers were recognized Thursday with Marne Spirit Awards during the Commanding General's Installation Volunteer Recognition ceremony at Club Stewart.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Wildlife center offers varied opportunities

The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center can rightly be called a 6,400-acre classroom.

April 21, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Deal signs bill easing police traffic safety duties

GLENNVILLE - Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday, during the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation BBQ, that is expected to make law-enforcement officers' traffic-safety duties easier.

April 20, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Chicken skin is a too-often discarded delicacy

A lot of the things I eat as snacks and appetizers are not what doctors and nutritionists would call healthy.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Food


Fire department gets new trucks

A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


First female military pilots remembered

A static display consisting of dozens of black-and-white photos of women in uniform piloting or posing with World War II-era aircraft will open to the public Thursday in the rotunda of MidCoast Regional Airport.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Fort Stewart honors Gold Star spouses

Numerous spouses of Fort Stewart soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored Friday during a special ceremony held at Club Stewart and Warriors Walk.

April 11, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Holocaust remembered at Stewart observance

The Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated 70 years ago on Jan. 27, 1945. Liberating the concentration camps halted the near-annihilation of the Jewish people.

April 11, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Fish fry is tasty fundraiser with memories

Journalists and other starving artists can't afford to support every good cause or fundraiser with our meager personal funds.

April 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Hinesville veteran keeps breaking down barriers

Dollie Goldman has been breaking down social barriers for more than 50 years.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Midway bake sale supports American Legion

Heather Brannon, owner of the Cattail Crossing Shopping Center in Midway, believes in supporting veterans.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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