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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


Potatoes were made to go with meat

Those of us who like meat need only look to Genesis 9:3 to support our affinity for the four most important food groups - beef, pork, chicken and seafood.

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


Commissaries offer benefits to whole military community

Soldiers, retirees and family members are not the only ones benefiting from installation commissaries, said Rick Brink, Defense Commissary Agency public-affairs specialist.

February 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


H-ville Council recognizes one of its own

Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas recognized Councilman David Anderson as they began their meeting Thursday afternoon.

February 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


AAFES working on services

There's more to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service than just the Main Exchange. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's AAFES manager George Ricker said AAFES is about 98 percent self-supporting and includes more than just the products and services offered at local exchanges, which date back to 1895.

February 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Hit and run victim still in hospital

Reginald Hubbert came home to Riceboro during his Christmas break from art school in San Francisco. Around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Hubbert was walking on the shoulder of Briar Bay Road when he was struck from behind by a Toyota Camry, allegedly driven by Henry James, also of Riceboro. More than three weeks later, Hubbert still is not out of the woods.

February 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Customer service is a lost art

The fast-food craze that began more than half a century ago is partly to blame for the apparent loss in customer service.

February 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City's first black fire captain feels fulfilled

Hinesville Fire Department Capt. Andra Hart likes his job. He said it gives him a sense of purpose just knowing that at any given time he can make a difference in someone's life. His own life is guided by his personal motto: "You determine your own outcome."

February 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Retired guardsmen meet for 26 years

A group of retired members of the Georgia Army National Guard have been meeting for breakfast in Hinesville one day each month for more than 26 years.

February 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Navy recruiter happy with job in Army town

Joining the Navy was not unexpected for First Class Petty Officer Shaun Kwasniewski when he graduated from high school in 2005. His mother, father and both grandfathers were sailors.

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


Annual wildlife feast in Gum Branch

Church members and local outdoorsmen gathered Jan. 25 in Gum Branch Baptist Church's fellowship hall for its 10th annual wildlife feast.

February 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Panel reschedules 2014 Veterans Salute

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee discussed their plans for 2014 during Monday night's meeting at the Hinesville Police Department. The meeting agenda at first appeared to be light with only brief comments about the finance report, sub-committee reports and some unfinished business from 2013.

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


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


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Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

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


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

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


Offshore drilling meet draws interest

One of the last federal open house "scoping" meetings on offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast, held Tuesday in Savannah, drew a handful of people seeking information or expressing their views.

March 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

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


Hinesville area becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy Murray | Food


Liberty County EMA recognizes local hero

Local resident Edwardo Zapata was enjoying an afternoon with his son Edwardo Jr. Friday, Feb. 27. But when he saw a man waving for help from where he was standing in the marsh some 400 feet from shore, he acted quickly and helped save the man's life.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County school board hears elementary school rezoning proposals

Attendance zone lines at three Liberty County schools could be redrawn to better balance their student populations.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Recreational travel show stops by Fort Stewart

Active duty and retired soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and family members came to Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Fun Center to learn about regional recreational opportunities.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Bryant Commons opened as City Park

It's been years in the making, but the 150-acre home site of former state Sen. Glenn Bryant is now a city park. Community leaders gathered at the park's amphitheater Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City recognizes heroic action of HPD officer

Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier recognized a HPD officer Thursday for what they called earlier heroic actions.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Asphalt contractor rips up, re-paves part of Bright’s Lake Road

East Coast Asphalt made short work of repairs needed to complete its contract to pave Bright's Lake Road early Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former mayor decides to try it again

Allen Brown, who served as Hinesville mayor from 1992-99, announced Thursday he intends to run again for the office.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Farmers' Market season open

The Hinesville Farmers' Market opened Thursday afternoon.

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


Questions focus on pipeline jobs, uses

Jobs created by a proposed pipeline through the area and the intention of the fuel it carries were questioned at a public meeting at the Country Inn & Suites in Hinesville Thursday.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


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