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Donations solicited for memorial walk

Individual and corporate donations are being sought to help build the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, said George Holtzman, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk Committee.

January 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Last week's storm has little impact

Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Shotgun class offered to Stewart youth

Fort Stewart youths, ages 10-16, are invited to sign up for a shotgun-orientation class from 8 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Center

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


Pearl Harbor survivor honored after death

Frank Noonan joined the Navy after graduating from high school in 1941. After initial training, he was sent to Hawaii. Noonan turned 18 in a Navy hospital two days after Japanese bombers sank the USS Oklahoma and several other Pacific Fleet ships in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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


Locals encouraged to take transportation survey

Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local culinary heroes teach, inspire

I emulate Biblical role models like Joshua, David, Peter and Paul. Jesus is more than a role model. He's God. I also look up to military heroes like Francis Marion, John Singleton Mosby, Alvin York, Audie Murphy and Paul R. Smith. It's my culinary heroes, though, who teach me new recipes and inspire me to develop my own skills in the kitchen or at the grill.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rule change may benefit vets with brain injuries

The Department of Veterans Affairs published an amended regulation Dec. 17 at www.regulations.gov. When it takes effect Jan. 16, these changes may benefit thousands of veterans with illnesses caused by service-connected traumatic brain injuries.

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


Community celebrates Raekwon McMillan Day

Members of the community gathered at the Liberty Performing Arts Center Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of Liberty County High School senior Raekwon McMillan, who has committed to play football for Ohio State University.

December 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Sports


Give trees second lives

Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Ann Swida hates to see Christmas end and gets sad when the Christmas decorations come down.

December 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


W-ville getting new retail space

A wooden sign in a vacant lot on Highway 84 in Walthourville has proclaimed "Shopping Center Coming Soon" for several years. It appears it is finally coming true.

December 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


It's Christmas sweets, not the turkey or ham

Millions of Americans have gained a few pounds since Thanksgiving. They'll add on a few more on Christmas and New Year's Day.

December 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Joseph Martin wins gingerbread house contest

Joseph Martin Elementary School won the People's Choice and Overall Winner awards Wednesday in a gingerbread-house competition hosted by the LaQuinta Inn and Suites in Flemington and the Hinesville Rotary Club.

December 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Community lights up for holidays

One obvious sign of the season is especially noticeable after the sun goes down. From Flemington to Walthourville, colorful lights and decor line both sides of Oglethorpe Highway. Motorists who venture down a side street into most any neighborhood are sure to see homes and yards aglow with bulbs of silver, gold, red, blue and green.

December 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City pulls prior conviction question from applications

The city of Hinesville has decided to eliminate the question on city employment applications that asks about criminal convictions. City-council members agreed with a motion made by Mayor Jim Thomas during Thursday's meeting to authorize the city personnel office to "ban the box" that some have argued discriminates against felons who've completed their prison sentence.

December 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


City chosen for Main Street program

Hinesville recently was selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as one of 19 cities to join the state's Main Street start-up program, according to a GDCA news release.

December 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


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Transitioning soldiers link with employers

Hundreds of soldiers, military spouses and veterans gathered at Club Stewart on Thursday to link with 65 local, national and international employers for a hiring fair and veteran service-organization expo.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Long County woman is ‘Hometown Hero’

Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Health care facilities expanding, improving

Community health-care facilities are expanding, and services are improving for civilians, veterans and military families. Medical facilities on and off post have seen growth in the past year, and more improvements are planned for this year.

January 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


MLK birthday celebrated with parade

Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Taste of Liberty’ both sweet and savory

Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


ACS inviting community to assess their services

Fort Stewart's Army Community Services is asking the military community for assistance in providing more and better services by taking part in a needs assessment.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


2nd ABCT hits ‘milestone in evolution

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team was officially inactivated in a formal ceremony Thursday morning at Club Stewart.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.

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


City preps for MLK Day activities

Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Rental policy for Fort Stewart changes

Balfour Beatty Communities manages 2,932 homes on Fort Stewart and another 334 apartments at Marne Point. Most of these homes are rented by military families, but a new policy has made some military housing available to rent by Department of Defense employees, military retirees and never-been-in-the-military civilians.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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