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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


Watermelon is sweet part of Fourth

No July 4 celebration is complete without a cold, fresh slice of watermelon to wash down those hot dogs, hamburgers and tater chips. I'd like to think it's the way the Founding Fathers would have wanted it.

July 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Expert: Aguigui's wife died after violent struggle

A Savannah medical examiner asked to take a second look at the autopsy results of Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui said he determined the 24-year-old, who was about about six months pregnant, died by asphyxiation.

July 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Patriotic concert, market act in harmony

Thursday's Farmers Market at Bradwell Park included live entertainment of the patriotic variety. It was just the start of patriotic observances leading to Independence Day on Thursday.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Wive of former 3rd ID commander remembered

A memorial mass was held Saturday afternoon at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel for Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander, retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hearing on post for Aguigui

An Article 32 hearing for Pvt. Isaac G. Aguigui began this morning on Fort Stewart.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


HMAC plans November salute to veterans

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is moving forward with plans for a Salute to Veterans at Bryant Commons in November.

June 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Rotary installs officers, honors members

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers during its meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

June 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Clydesdales make presence known

They're some of the largest and most famous horses in the world and, recently, Budweiser's Clydesdales visited Fort Stewart.

June 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Webster made private battle with cancer very public

Kimberly Shawn Grugin Webster, wife of retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr., died peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


LCDA approves 2014 budget

The Liberty County Development Authority approved its $7.5 million fiscal year 2014 budget during its meeting Monday and also discussed the organization's financial future.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


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Water threat rises to top issue

A top issue quickly arose at a Hinesville planning workshop on St. Simons Island: cutting the amount of water withdrawn from the Floridan aquifer.

August 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Natural is better in the battle of butter vs. margarine

In the 1970s, the makers of Chiffon margarine had a successful run with several commercials that depicted Mother Nature personified.

July 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Raffle started for Veterans Salute

Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee are selling raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing Nov. 1 during the second annual Veterans Salute Day at Bryant Commons.

July 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


City leaders in planning workshop

Hinesville leaders are having their annual planning workshop through Friday at St. Simons Island's Sea Palms Resort.

July 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Apartments planned for senior citizens

Renaissance Park, an upscale apartment complex for senior citizens, is under construction on Memorial Drive, across from the First Baptist Church.

July 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


School, community fair draws crowd

More than 2,000 soldiers and family members filled Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center Thursday for the first-ever, combined Back-to-School and Community Activities Information Registration Fair.

July 29, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Residents leery of growth in rural area

An estimated 25 residents of the McIntosh/Holmestown community have told planners they don't want much development in their area.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Hinesville toddler awaits new heart

Six months ago, Brynslet Sellers was like other 2-year-olds, ready to play with her siblings or dress up in princess dresses and tiaras. In February, however, she was diagnosed with heart failure.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

For the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, July 14-18 was a week of individual and team competitions. Spartan Week's athletic battles marked the last time Spartan soldiers will compete or train as a brigade before the unit cases its colors this fall.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.

July 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


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


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