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Former paratrooper shares memories

One doesn't have to be crazy to be a paratrooper, but one does have to be tough.

December 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


HPD works to make city streets safer

Between Jan. 1-Nov. 21, Hinesville had 1,049 traffic accidents that resulted in 310 injuries and three fatalities, Hinesville Police Cpl. Les Patton said.

December 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Soldiers home in time for holidays

With Monday night's return of the Marne Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trail party, the 3rd Infantry Division is essentially home, according to Fort Stewart public-affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.

November 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Community unites in gratitude

Ten local pastors, two Army chaplains, three choirs, two praise dance teams, numerous local leaders and the commander of the 3rd Infantry Division took part in the 11th annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service.

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


Be thankful for the turkey leftovers

I'm not making light of Thanksgiving Day by suggesting we should be thankful for leftovers. To have enough is a feast. To have leftovers is a blessing of abundance, and that's what Thanksgiving is all about.

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


Local just one of many in long line of soldiers

Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Adna Romanza Chaffee IV began his military career straight out of high school in 1959. He was keeping with a family tradition that goes back to his great grandfather, Lt. Gen. Adna Romanza Chaffee Sr., who started his military career as an enlisted soldier in 1861 and rose through ranks to become the second chief of staff of the Army.

November 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


County asked to change job applications

Liberty County commissioners Thursday heard for a second time about Ban the Box, a campaign to make it easier for ex-cons to get jobs.

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


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


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HMAC sets agenda for 2015

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee set its agenda items for the year when it met Monday night.

January 30, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Charles Frasier announces bid for mayor

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier on Thursday announced his intent to run for mayor in the November election.

January 30, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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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