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Lawmaker warns city to expect more cuts

The Hinesville City Council heard a legislative update from state Rep. Al Williams during Thursday's meeting. Williams, D-Midway, told the council that as the state continues to cut its budget, the legislature will be forced to pass the cuts to local governments.

November 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Seated volleyball presents new challenges for Marne Week

Fort Stewart's Warriors in Transition Unit can take the credit for two new athletic events at this year's Marne Week competitions, which celebrated the 3rd Infantry Division's 96th birthday.

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


Savory taste of competition

One competition for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers during Marne Week was not athletic, but it is a sport, according to Capt. Randy Crocker, officer in charge of the second annual Marne Week BBQ Cookoff.

November 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Food can live to be eaten another day

If my wife wasn't such a good cook, I'd be 50 pounds lighter. I'm not blaming her, though.

November 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Marne Week rolls out wheelchair basketball

Wheelchair basketball is as fast-paced and even more challenging than its counterpart, according to Lt. Col. Rose Deck, commander of Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Unit.

November 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers back in time for turkey

The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is getting home from Afghanistan just in time for Thanksgiving.

November 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Community salutes veterans

Liberty County's first-ever Veterans Salute kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday with the annual Veterans Day parade through downtown Hinesville. The parade was followed by the salute at Bryant Commons, which included live entertainment, food, arts-and-crafts vendors and children's games.

November 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Area leaders visit China

Mayor Jim Thomas said his recent trip to China may bear fruit in a year or two. Thomas and Liberty County Development Authority CEO Ron Tolley went to Wuhan, China, on Oct. 14-20 for the third annual China Global Automotive Forum.

November 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway singer/songwriter gets place in Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame

Evangelist Mark Cartwright is being recognized for 39 years in country music. The singer/songwriter, who has called Midway home for 20 years, is being inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.

November 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rotarians hear MEDDAC commander's plans

Col. Kirk Eggleston, commander of Stewart-Hunter Medical and Dental Activity and Winn Army Community Hospital, was the guest speaker for the Hinesville Rotary Club meeting-luncheon Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn.

November 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Sweet potatoes are true food of the gods

My English IV teacher, Reomia Unold, said ambrosia was the food of the gods. I disagreed and told her so. She shook her head and sighed.

November 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


VFW ceremony salutes veterans

The community showed its support for veterans Monday, beginning with a formal Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6602. There also were discounts or free meals provided for veterans by restaurants.

November 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Few attend first city tax hearings

Hinesville held two of three required public hearings Thursday on changing the city's property tax millage.

November 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans Salute, parade to be Saturday

Local veterans' organizations led by the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will host the inaugural Veterans Salute at Saturday, Nov. 16.

November 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Locals take shutdown story to D.C.

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and other Coastal Georgia leaders recently visited Washington, D.C., where they talked with congressional and military leaders about the affects sequestration and the recent government shutdown have had on communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

November 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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LCPC follow-up land use meeting sees small turnout

Turnout was light Tuesday evening for a follow-up land-use planning meeting at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council revises road maintenance improvement list

Hinesville's city council meeting ran smoothly and quickly Thursday until the board reached an action item to approve submission of the city's local maintenance-improvement grant project list to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Marne heroes honored with Christmas wreaths

Military family members from around the country gathered at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field on Saturday to honor their lost loved ones and participate in the eighth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Wreath, check presented at Victory Park

For the eighth straight year, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas received a Christmas wreath Monday morning at Victory Park from Wreaths for Warriors Walk co-founder Bruce Muncher and Vice President Susan Ammons. Following their presentation to the mayor, Enterprise Car Rental presented a check to Muncher.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Redbuds retired; not the memories

Fort Stewart soldiers and family members, including 108 Gold Star family members, paid last respects Friday night to the 468 eastern redbud trees that once lined Warriors Walk.

December 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


73rd Pearl Harbor Day observed

On a sleepy Sunday morning 73 years ago, more than 2,400 American military personnel and civilians were killed in an unprovoked attack by Japanese aircraft and submarines at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Clyde’s Market supports Gold Star families with donation

Glennville-based Clyde's Market recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart residents hit by vehicle break-ins

Thirty-one personal vehicles were broken into Dec. 4 in post housing areas, Fort Stewart's public affairs office acknowledged Monday.

December 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Clyde’s donates $20K to soldiers, families

Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 03, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year's Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC's 2015 budget.

December 01, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hinesville Rotarians get the facts on Ebola

Hinesville's Rotary Club members on Tuesday learned about the Ebola epidemic and how to avoid it.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


HMAC critiques Veterans Salute 2014

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee met Monday night for the last time this year and focused on this year's Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons - what went right and what went wrong.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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