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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


Fort Stewart has new leader

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray took command of the 3rd Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Canine virus outbreak detected

Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Community bids Abrams farewell

Many members of the community said their goodbyes to Maj. Gen. Robert and Connie Abrams on Wednesday during an evening social sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at Bryant Commons.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Owl helps store avoid dirty sign

Kroger customers entering or leaving the Hinesville store sometimes may feel like someone is watching them and, in a sense, they're right. Above the entrance to the store, a ceramic sentry - an owl - stands guard on Kroger's three-dimensional sign.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Real-estate agent reports Craigslist scam

A couple planning to move to Hinesville in September recently discovered the house they rented via Craigslist was actually listed by local real-estate agent Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken with Coldwell Banker, Holtzman Realtors. They were scammed.

July 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


No matter the illness, there's a food for that

Frequently, I get spam emails telling me about miracle foods that heal everything from the common cold to common ugliness. I file them with the messages I get from that nice old lady who wants to give me $850,000.

July 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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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


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Council OKs rezoning for new store

The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday evening meeting approved a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps. Previously, the council delayed a vote on the new store because the public had not been given the requested two weeks' notice before the request was presented.

August 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City manager explains aquifer dilemma

The first, and possibly the most important, issue discussed by city leaders during last week's annual planning workshop was a notice from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that Liberty and Bryan counties have to reduce the amount of water pumped from the Floridan aquifer by 1 million gallons a day.

August 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City leaders conclude workshop

Hinesville city leaders on Friday completed two days discussing issues that affect Hinesville residents and setting goals for the coming year during this year's planning workshop on St. Simons Island.

August 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


First-of-its-kind exercise

A first-of-its-kind training exercise took place Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Wright Army Airfield and an artillery range near Observation Point 1.

August 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Top legal-assistant attorney speaks to club

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard from an award-winning legal-assistance attorney during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

August 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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