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City helping raze blighted buildings

A Community Development Block Grant is helping Hinesville clean up slum and blighted areas, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard said.

July 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Marne BCT last to be deactiviated

The 3rd Infantry Division's Chief of Staff-rear Col. Scott Jackson told Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday that the Marne Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is the last of the 12 brigade combat teams scheduled to be deactivated by 2017.

July 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Marne BCT last to be deactiviated

The 3rd Infantry Division's Chief of Staff-rear Col. Scott Jackson told Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday that the Marne Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is the last of the 12 brigade combat teams scheduled to be deactivated by 2017.

July 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Yellow squash, zucchini, onions -- Three Caballeros

My first paying job was picking pumpkin squash in a farmer's field for 2 1/2 hot summer days. I probably was about 10 years old. Daddy and Papa both had given me various non-paid tasks since I was 4, but I made $1 a day working for this farmer!

July 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Post medical workers to host cookout

Volunteers with Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital's Medical and Dental Activity will host a cookout for seniors from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Ludowici's Coastal Manor.

July 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Hinesville listed among economic hubs

The Georgia Municipal Association recently named Hinesville among 13 cities considered major economic hub cities outside metropolitan Atlanta, according to Mayor Jim Thomas.

July 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


City considers way to attract water park

City leaders are working months ahead in preparation for required changes to their districts if an annexation referendum is passed by Liberty County residents in isolated areas on the west side of Hinesville.

July 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales likely on Hville ballot

Among the 12 agenda items considered on the first day of the 2013 city planning workshop was a proposal to change the city's ordinance for alcohol sales.

July 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty BoE focusing on 'Day One'

The Liberty County Board of Education is looking forward to "day one," the first day of the 2013-14 school year.

July 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Last of 1st Armor back home

The trail party for the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned Wednesday afternoon to Fort Stewart, where family, friends and fellow soldiers waited eagerly in the hot sun to welcome them home.

July 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


FPCA students work in Costa Rica

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Principal Shannon Hickey wants to ensure FPCA students receive a global education to prepare them to live and work in an all-encompassing society. She recently led five students and seven adults on a service trip to Costa Rica.

July 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Pickles compliment great meals

An expression like "Being in a real pickle " suggests a place you don't want to be, but I don't understand why.

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


Furlough-affected services start this week

Mandatory furloughs for Department of the Army employees at Fort Stewart will begin affecting some services this week. According to Public Affairs Office spokesman Kevin Larson, its office will now close every Friday until September 27.

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


VVA is different kind of veterans group

Liberty County has several active veterans' organizations. Many members of one organization are members of other organizations as well.

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


Army facing biggest remake in 70 years

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is slated as one of 12 brigade combat teams to be inactivated by 2017, according to William Layer with the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Media Relations Division.

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


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Bologna conjures up fond memories

I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City delays vote on new store

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday tabled a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

Each day of Spartan Week presented a new athletic challenge for all the soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

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


New veterans’ organization growing quickly

Warrior Pointe, an organization started by former soldier Reed Pacheco in 2013, has grown quickly by connecting veterans with veterans and the resources that help them with specific issues.

July 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


Tomatoes are terrific summertime treats

Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.

July 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Legion Post 321 installs officers, retires flags

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 installed new officers Saturday afternoon in a ceremony at the Midway Police Department. The American Legion Department of Georgia Junior Vice Commander George Walker swore in the new leaders.

July 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Limited red snapper season opens

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Rally focuses on challenging students

Project Reach God's Anointed Now Generation Inc. hosted the 16th annual Back to School Rally on Saturday at Riceboro's community center gym.

July 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


'Gypsy' hitchhiking the skies

Amber Nolan is hitchhiking across the country - by air. Not commercial air, but general aviation.

July 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Doughnuts are poor man's dessert

It doesn't matter if you spell it donut or doughnut - these little ring-shaped dough cakes are deep-fried and smothered in sweetness. Donuts are a poor man's dessert.

July 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rare termite finds home in Hinesville

A rare species of termites reported on in the Courier a year ago continued to spread through the building in which they were found, and now they've been discovered in the oak trees in Bradwell Park.

July 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Brig. Gen. Jones heads overseas

The 3rd Infantry Division bid farewell Wednesday to one of its senior officers in a retreat ceremony in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Brig. Gen. Pete Jones, former 3rd ID deputy commanding general-support, is leaving the Marne Division for a new role as director of future plans for the International Security Assistance Force.

July 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Parker arson case delayed again

The case of the state of Georgia vs. Robert Parker, a former Long County Sheriff's deputy, was delayed again Wednesday morning when First District Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Robert L. Russell III agreed to set Aug. 1 for a "Rule 20" hearing to allow Parker to enter a plea.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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