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Ethnic food excite the taste buds

It recently occurred to me that I've avoided any deep discussion on ethnic foods, so let's talk.

August 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Cool treats to beat summer heat

I often consider adjusting our thermostat because the humidity makes my wife's comfort-zone temperature of 75 degrees seem like 95. Sometimes, though, I fall back on that old, reliable cooling device - ice cream.

August 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City says thanks for safety seat grant

Hinesville's Firehouse Subs franchise owners Eddie Wells and Mitul Desal hosted an event Tuesday at their restaurant to celebrate the award of a $4,100 public-safety grant to the Hinesville Fire Department.

August 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Businesswoman focuses on military tributes

Most of Beate Wickham's handcrafted artwork is seen only by friends and family members of those who've asked her to create something they can treasure as a memory of their military service or a memorial of their soldier.

August 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans to take wounded warriors fishing

Scores of soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart' Wounded Warriors Battalion are being treated to a free fishing event at Stewart's Pond No. 1, also called Pineview Lake. According to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789, local veterans' organizations will sponsor a catch-and-release fishing outing from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 23.

August 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Downtown partners plan events

Hinesville Downtown Partners, a loose coalition of downtown businesses and city and county leaders, met Friday morning to discuss plans for upcoming public events.

August 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Comfort food don't have to be fancy

The thought of eating macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, tuna salad and chicken pot pies was comforting long before they were called comfort foods. Comfort foods don't have to be fancy. They're simple, delicious and usually inexpensive to make.

August 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Fort Clinch offers miles of uncrowded beachs

Couples and families looking for a quiet beach without large, noisy crowds and commercial development don't have far to go.

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


Disabled vet's correspondence may go in Kennedy Library

A local disabled veteran's correspondence with President John F. Kennedy's speechwriter, Theodore Sorensen, could be heading for the Kennedy Library in Boston.

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


Veterans urged to help with wounded warriors

Members and leaders of local veterans' organizations attended Tuesday's meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 at the Golden Hibachi Buffet on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The veterans came to hear guest speaker Lt. Col. Rose Deck, commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart.

August 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Furlough cuts relieve Army leaders

During a staff meeting with his directors Wednesday at U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters, Col. Kevin Gregory, garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, expressed his relief as he talked about the reduced number of furlough days now required for Department of Defense civilian employees.

August 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Where did Southern hospitality go?

A "Sound off" caller recently challenged me to address the decline of Southern hospitality. Challenge accepted.

August 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Georgia Tech helps vets find jobs

Georgia Tech's Savannah campus is launching a new program for veterans this week. According to Dr. James Wilburn, military academic-program director, the Veterans Education Training and Transition Program ties professional education with job experience by allowing transitioning veterans to partner with employers to receive classroom and on-the-job instruction.

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


Fair housing isn't optional

According to Donita Gaulden, assistant director of Hinesville's Department of Community Development, fair housing is not an option - it's the law.

August 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Hinesville Council meeting short; productive

The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved

McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month.

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


Isakson set to visit Hinesville

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them.

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


HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor makes plea for SPEA comments

Mayor Jim Thomas talked Thursday about the importance of everyone in Hinesville and Liberty County relaying their thoughts on the potential loss of troops from Fort Stewart.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Development authority backs SNF expansion

During its Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority approved the site plan for SNF Chemtall's warehouse expansion, Floquip. The approved plan included some variances, such as removing three parking spaces from the visitors' entrance in the cul-de-sac. It also included an exception to the minimum-standard required between the truck/visitors driveway and employee driveway.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Condiments are must-haves

Small jars and bottles fill the cabinet above our stove, while larger jars and bottles line the inside door of our refrigerator. These condiments are necessary nuisances when it comes to spicing up or seasoning the foods we enjoy.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Leaders take 'windshield tour' of city

Hinesville leaders conducted a first-ever "windshield tour" of city streets and sidewalks Monday afternoon.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


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