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When temperatures dip, critters may move in

As temperatures drop, it's common for Coastal Georgia homes to be invaded by unwanted, furry house guests, including squirrels, raccoons and possums, according to Liberty County Agricultural Extension agent Robert Bell. Bats and armadillos also can be nuisances during winter months, he said.

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


Good butter beans are hard to find

Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor was mistaken - a good man isn't so hard to find, but finding a good bowl of butter beans can sometimes be challenging, unless you cook them yourself.

January 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Donations solicited for memorial walk

Individual and corporate donations are being sought to help build the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, said George Holtzman, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk Committee.

January 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Last week's storm has little impact

Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Shotgun class offered to Stewart youth

Fort Stewart youths, ages 10-16, are invited to sign up for a shotgun-orientation class from 8 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Center

January 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Pearl Harbor survivor honored after death

Frank Noonan joined the Navy after graduating from high school in 1941. After initial training, he was sent to Hawaii. Noonan turned 18 in a Navy hospital two days after Japanese bombers sank the USS Oklahoma and several other Pacific Fleet ships in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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


Locals encouraged to take transportation survey

Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local culinary heroes teach, inspire

I emulate Biblical role models like Joshua, David, Peter and Paul. Jesus is more than a role model. He's God. I also look up to military heroes like Francis Marion, John Singleton Mosby, Alvin York, Audie Murphy and Paul R. Smith. It's my culinary heroes, though, who teach me new recipes and inspire me to develop my own skills in the kitchen or at the grill.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rule change may benefit vets with brain injuries

The Department of Veterans Affairs published an amended regulation Dec. 17 at www.regulations.gov. When it takes effect Jan. 16, these changes may benefit thousands of veterans with illnesses caused by service-connected traumatic brain injuries.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Community celebrates Raekwon McMillan Day

Members of the community gathered at the Liberty Performing Arts Center Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of Liberty County High School senior Raekwon McMillan, who has committed to play football for Ohio State University.

December 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Sports


Give trees second lives

Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Ann Swida hates to see Christmas end and gets sad when the Christmas decorations come down.

December 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


W-ville getting new retail space

A wooden sign in a vacant lot on Highway 84 in Walthourville has proclaimed "Shopping Center Coming Soon" for several years. It appears it is finally coming true.

December 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


It's Christmas sweets, not the turkey or ham

Millions of Americans have gained a few pounds since Thanksgiving. They'll add on a few more on Christmas and New Year's Day.

December 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Joseph Martin wins gingerbread house contest

Joseph Martin Elementary School won the People's Choice and Overall Winner awards Wednesday in a gingerbread-house competition hosted by the LaQuinta Inn and Suites in Flemington and the Hinesville Rotary Club.

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


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


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Hunter bids farewell to Kiowa Warriors

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - The installation's 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment is preparing to say farewell to an old friend, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

May 18, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Event aims to attract more businesses to Hinesville

Hinesville officials say the first-ever Mayor's Small Business Conference next week is aimed at serving small-business owners and assuring any with entrepreneurial ambitions that the city is business-friendly.

May 12, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Hinesville marks National Day of Prayer

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Faith


Grocery-store plan approved

Hinesville City Council approved preliminary plans for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, at least in part.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Army revises tattoo policy

Soldiers will be able to show off more tattoos on their arms and legs thanks to a recent relaxation of the Army's policy concerning them.

May 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Farming therapy may be offered to troops

Members and guests of the Marne Chapter of the Association of the United States Army were treated with a lively presentation by a chef-farmer during the group's monthly meeting at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 08, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Cooking food? That's actually the easy part

Getting food prepped for cooking is not fun, especially if you're cooking fresh-from-the-farm-or-water veggies and meats.

May 07, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Food


National Day of Prayer at old courthouse

Six ministers led scores of Hinesville residents in prayer on the old courthouse steps Thursday morning in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

May 07, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Savannah Tech program free to military spouses

Savannah Technical College recently conducted a Military Spouse Day presentation at the Paul R. Smith Education Center.

May 06, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Military children get a free shopping spree

More than 500 military children went on a shopping spree at Bryant Commons last week courtesy of United Military Care.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


DNR offers conservation workshops

Georgia Project WILD is a conservation-education program designed to inform and educate anyone interested in protecting wildlife and the environment, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission panel talks personnel, spending

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board discussed the commission's hiring procedures during a recent meeting at Hinesville City Hall.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


LCPC updates Walthourville land-use map

Walthourville residents met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners in March to provide input to update their community's land-use map as part of Liberty County's 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

May 04, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Baby burial gowns donated for grieving parents

The loss of any loved one is hard. The loss of a child is heartbreaking. The loss of an infant child is simply unbearable.

May 04, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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