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Community lights up for holidays

One obvious sign of the season is especially noticeable after the sun goes down. From Flemington to Walthourville, colorful lights and decor line both sides of Oglethorpe Highway. Motorists who venture down a side street into most any neighborhood are sure to see homes and yards aglow with bulbs of silver, gold, red, blue and green.

December 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City pulls prior conviction question from applications

The city of Hinesville has decided to eliminate the question on city employment applications that asks about criminal convictions. City-council members agreed with a motion made by Mayor Jim Thomas during Thursday's meeting to authorize the city personnel office to "ban the box" that some have argued discriminates against felons who've completed their prison sentence.

December 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


City chosen for Main Street program

Hinesville recently was selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as one of 19 cities to join the state's Main Street start-up program, according to a GDCA news release.

December 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Cajun, Creole, low country seasoned by diversity

Cajun, Creole and low-country cooking are similar, I think, because they're culturally linked. I say it's not the common spices or pork seasonings but the diversity that makes these similar cuisines so delicious.

December 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


DAV honors veterans of year at banquet

Members of the Disabled American Veterans chapter 46 and their families held a brief meeting Monday night at Dorchester Academy before having a Christmas celebration with a small feast.

December 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Former chairman is humanitarian of year

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John McIver recently was recognized by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless as its 2013 humanitarian of the year.

December 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


NOAA ending traditional nautical charts

According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.

December 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Volunteers dress up local events

The spirit of volunteerism can be infectious.

December 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Fallen warriors receive wreaths

More than 150 motorcyclists joined 170 family members of Fort Stewart's fallen heroes Saturday afternoon at Cottrell Field.

December 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Detailed carvings on exhibit until Dec. 20

Woodcraft artist Guy Browning held his first art exhibition at the Hinesville Area Arts Council's Commerce Street gallery on Thursday evening. On display were about 45 of his wood carvings that could be categorized as wildlife, Native Americans, religious, historic and comical.

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


Expect to hear more gunnery training

Hinesville Rotarians received a status report Tuesday from what club member George Holtzman called Liberty County's largest industry.

December 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Man held in probe of Stewart death

Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.

December 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Council OKs Veterans Parkway plan

Hinesville City Council members on Thursday approved the Veterans Parkway Overlay Study following a presentation by Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Director Jeff Ricketson.

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


Pearl Harbor attack remembered

The Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 46 marked the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony Saturday morning at the American Legion, Post 168.

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


Group planning next Veterans Salute

Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday discussed last month's inaugural Veterans Salute and how to draw a larger crowd to next year's event.

December 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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Cleaning up on Earth Day

Hundreds of school-age children brought their parents with them to the YMCA soccer fields Wednesday for Liberty County's Ninth Annual Earth Day celebration.

April 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Friends of Fort Stewart lobbying in DC

A community delegation representing Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry recently joined Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter in Washington for a series of meetings with congressional and military leaders.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart recognizes volunteers

Nearly 50 of Fort Stewart's support volunteers were recognized Thursday with Marne Spirit Awards during the Commanding General's Installation Volunteer Recognition ceremony at Club Stewart.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Wildlife center offers varied opportunities

The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center can rightly be called a 6,400-acre classroom.

April 21, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Deal signs bill easing police traffic safety duties

GLENNVILLE - Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday, during the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation BBQ, that is expected to make law-enforcement officers' traffic-safety duties easier.

April 20, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Chicken skin is a too-often discarded delicacy

A lot of the things I eat as snacks and appetizers are not what doctors and nutritionists would call healthy.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Food


Fire department gets new trucks

A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


First female military pilots remembered

A static display consisting of dozens of black-and-white photos of women in uniform piloting or posing with World War II-era aircraft will open to the public Thursday in the rotunda of MidCoast Regional Airport.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Fort Stewart honors Gold Star spouses

Numerous spouses of Fort Stewart soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored Friday during a special ceremony held at Club Stewart and Warriors Walk.

April 11, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Holocaust remembered at Stewart observance

The Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated 70 years ago on Jan. 27, 1945. Liberating the concentration camps halted the near-annihilation of the Jewish people.

April 11, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Fish fry is tasty fundraiser with memories

Journalists and other starving artists can't afford to support every good cause or fundraiser with our meager personal funds.

April 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Hinesville veteran keeps breaking down barriers

Dollie Goldman has been breaking down social barriers for more than 50 years.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Midway bake sale supports American Legion

Heather Brannon, owner of the Cattail Crossing Shopping Center in Midway, believes in supporting veterans.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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