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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


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


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Hunter bids farewell to Kiowa Warriors

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - The installation's 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment is preparing to say farewell to an old friend, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

May 18, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Event aims to attract more businesses to Hinesville

Hinesville officials say the first-ever Mayor's Small Business Conference next week is aimed at serving small-business owners and assuring any with entrepreneurial ambitions that the city is business-friendly.

May 12, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Hinesville marks National Day of Prayer

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Faith


Grocery-store plan approved

Hinesville City Council approved preliminary plans for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, at least in part.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Army revises tattoo policy

Soldiers will be able to show off more tattoos on their arms and legs thanks to a recent relaxation of the Army's policy concerning them.

May 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Farming therapy may be offered to troops

Members and guests of the Marne Chapter of the Association of the United States Army were treated with a lively presentation by a chef-farmer during the group's monthly meeting at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 08, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Cooking food? That's actually the easy part

Getting food prepped for cooking is not fun, especially if you're cooking fresh-from-the-farm-or-water veggies and meats.

May 07, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Food


National Day of Prayer at old courthouse

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 07, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Savannah Tech program free to military spouses

Savannah Technical College recently conducted a Military Spouse Day presentation at the Paul R. Smith Education Center.

May 06, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Military children get a free shopping spree

More than 500 military children went on a shopping spree at Bryant Commons last week courtesy of United Military Care.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


DNR offers conservation workshops

Georgia Project WILD is a conservation-education program designed to inform and educate anyone interested in protecting wildlife and the environment, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission panel talks personnel, spending

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board discussed the commission's hiring procedures during a recent meeting at Hinesville City Hall.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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