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Governments back fitness program

Hinesville, Liberty County, Liberty County School System and Liberty Regional Medical Center are partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to encourage local residents to make physical activity a habit.

September 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


A chocolate that puts others to shame

Other than Atkinson's peanut-butter bars and the orange-slice jelly candies I enjoyed as a kid, I've been good about keeping candy at arm's length. But when I was stationed in Italy, I discovered that European chocolatiers take chocolate to a whole new level. Had my unit not rotated to Fort Bragg early, I might now be diabetic.

September 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Communities highlight facilities for military

Fort Stewart soldiers and family members learned about family adventures, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities from Savannah and Hilton Head to Orlando at Tuesday's Fall Community Showcase and Travel Show.

September 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City to allow RV parking in mobile home parks

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved a special permit request by the owner of Happy Acres to convert 34 manufactured-home lots into recreational-vehicle lots.

September 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion's help extends to non-veterans, too

The American Legion helps people - veterans and non-veterans - without an expectation of thanks or recognition for doing so. That's just what the American Legion does, explained Chris Mitchell, commander of the Hinesville American Legion Post 168.

September 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


East-end resident fears line will interrupt pacemaker

East-end Liberty County resident Otis Amason is concerned about the new high-voltage power lines being installed along Interstate 95 from the Tradeport East Industrial Park substation to the Burnt Church substation in Bryan County.

September 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local leaders tend bar for charity

Local government, military and business leaders vied for tips Wednesday evening as they took part in a bartending competition at the Blue Fountain Lounge in the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

September 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Know where your food is from

I prefer to buy organic fruits, veggies and meats. Rarely can I afford that, however, so I at least want it fresh. If I can't get it fresh, the next acceptable level is frozen. If I can't even get it frozen, I'll accept canned, depending on what's on the label.

September 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Retired general: Cuts already hurting training

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Roger Thompson on Tuesday told members of the Coastal Empire Chapter of the Association of the United States Army that budget cuts already are negatively affecting Army training.

September 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


LCPC holds Veterans Parkway workshop

Scores of Hinesville residents met Tuesday in city-council chambers for the second of three Veterans Parkway development workshops.

September 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Fort Stewart medic saves woman’s life

Fort Stewart combat medic Pvt. Bryan Borrelli's quick thinking and newly acquired medical skills were tested Aug. 24 when he saved a woman's life in Savannah.

September 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Transmission line to be done soon

A month ago, motorists heading north on Interstate 95 through Liberty and Bryan counties noticed an air-crane helicopter and construction crews on the ground installing 100-foot steel poles. This week, motorists may notice a smaller helicopter as it pulls the lead wire through a tracking spool on each transmission pole.

September 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Local Republicans hosting candidate breakfasts

Local Republicans are seizing an opportunity to meet the candidates running for the 1st District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Congressman Jack Kingston, who will attempt to win the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring next year.

August 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans share bonds with wounded warriors

More than 40 veterans representing the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 789, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602, and American Legion Post 168 on Friday took soldiers from Fort Stewart's Wounded Warriors Battalion fishing at Pineview Lake.

August 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Legion supports veterans, community

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919, according to www.legion.com. Its mostly World War I veteran members immediately began advocating patriotism and honor while promoting national security.

August 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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Marne commander leads deployment

Third Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray will lead the upcoming deployment of U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security element, and Deputy Commanding General (Support) Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley will lead the Train, Advise and Assist Command-East deployment, according to 3rdID Deputy Public Affairs Officer Maj. Matthew Fontaine.

October 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Troops ready to help fight Ebola

This weekend, 32 soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to the West African country of Liberia.

October 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Details finalized for Veterans Salute

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee held its final meeting prior to the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

October 28, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Scarecrow Stroll bigger than ever

Swarms of ghouls, goblins, scary clowns, witches, princesses and superheroes descended on downtown Hinesville on Friday evening for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.

October 27, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Spartan brigade reorganizes before inactivation

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team took its next big step toward inactivation Friday with a reorganization ceremony on Cottrell Field.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Council approves balanced budget

The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.

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


Marines train in Wayne County

Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a situational training exercise Wednesday evening in Wayne County.

October 23, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Winn Hospital gets new senior enlisted leader

Winn Army Community Hospital has a new command sergeant major.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID's DIVARTY reactivated

Ten years ago, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery was inactivated as the Army transitioned to a modular force. One year ago, the 42nd Fires Brigade was activated at Fort Stewart.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Program allows hunters to help farmers

A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans using pickup to raise awareness

Retired Army Sgt. 1stClass Angel Sanabria and former soldier Jamal Scott want to raise awareness about the service and sacrifice of America's military while also informing today's young service men and women about the support they have available from veterans' service organizations when they leave they service.

October 15, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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