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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


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


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


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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Marne commander leads deployment

Third Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray will lead the upcoming deployment of U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security element, and Deputy Commanding General (Support) Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley will lead the Train, Advise and Assist Command-East deployment, according to 3rdID Deputy Public Affairs Officer Maj. Matthew Fontaine.

October 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Troops ready to help fight Ebola

This weekend, 32 soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to the West African country of Liberia.

October 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Details finalized for Veterans Salute

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee held its final meeting prior to the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

October 28, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Scarecrow Stroll bigger than ever

Swarms of ghouls, goblins, scary clowns, witches, princesses and superheroes descended on downtown Hinesville on Friday evening for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.

October 27, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Spartan brigade reorganizes before inactivation

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team took its next big step toward inactivation Friday with a reorganization ceremony on Cottrell Field.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Council approves balanced budget

The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Marines train in Wayne County

Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a situational training exercise Wednesday evening in Wayne County.

October 23, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Winn Hospital gets new senior enlisted leader

Winn Army Community Hospital has a new command sergeant major.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID's DIVARTY reactivated

Ten years ago, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery was inactivated as the Army transitioned to a modular force. One year ago, the 42nd Fires Brigade was activated at Fort Stewart.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Program allows hunters to help farmers

A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans using pickup to raise awareness

Retired Army Sgt. 1stClass Angel Sanabria and former soldier Jamal Scott want to raise awareness about the service and sacrifice of America's military while also informing today's young service men and women about the support they have available from veterans' service organizations when they leave they service.

October 15, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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