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Neighborhood row results in charges

A grand jury on Nov. 16, 2012, found evidence that there was enough probable cause to proceed with multiple assault charges against two Liberty County men, according to an indictment filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia District Attorney Tom Durden said one of men since has agreed to testify against the other when the case goes to trial later this summer.

April 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Senator: Universal background checks ineffective

A crowd of Glennville Rotarians attended the club's Wednesday meeting to enjoy lunch, catch up on club information and hear U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., speak.

April 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Eleven graduate from drug court

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court held a graduation ceremony Monday morning in a third-floor courtroom of the Liberty County Justice Center for 11 students who recently completed the intensive two-year outpatient program.

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


Ex Legion leader defends GI Bill

Past National American Legion Commander Jake Comer spoke Monday afternoon to state and District 1 American Legion officers at the Hinesville American Legion Post 168. Comer mostly addressed the American Legion's role in getting the first G.I. Bill through Congress.

April 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


City development authority taking shape

The Hinesville Development Authority is starting to take shape. With members selected by the city council, the authority met for the first time March 19 to discuss its purpose, bylaws, officer elections and other concerns, according to Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard.

April 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Good Friday Walk helps homeless

Hundreds took part in this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter. Some participants still were registering even as the walk began at noon.

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


Sheriff, BoE work on school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

March 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Community mourns loss of businessman

The recent death of local businessman William A. Lamas is a loss to his family, his customers and the Hinesville community.

March 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Buffets factor in 'battle of the bulge'

I like food. Actually, I love food. And I reasoned that since I gave up all my youthful vices and indiscretions, I should at least be allowed to eat what I want and as much as I want.

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


OMI named to ethical company list

Hinesville public-works contractor CH2M HILL/OMI is among the world's most ethical companies for 2013, according to Forbes Magazine's Jacquelyn Smith. In a March 6 online article, Smith said the Ethisphere Institute, which she called an "international think tank," recently released its list of 138 international companies. Smith said inclusion on the annual list allows global industries to "trumpet their do-gooding ways."

March 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Councilman: New bus routes miss too many people

The Liberty Transit System implemented a new route schedule March 4 as result of a strategic-planning study conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission from March-December 2012. The new route included Savannah Technical College on Airport Road, but it did not run the full length of Airport Road.

March 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Buffets factor in 'battle of the bulge'

I like food. Actually, I love food. And I reasoned that since I gave up all my youthful vices and indiscretions, I should at least be allowed to eat what I want and as much as I want.

March 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Food+Drink


City focuses on HPD needs, accomplisments

The Hinesville Police Department played a big part in Thursday's city council meeting. The meeting began as two HPD officers and a Fort Stewart soldier were recognized for saving a life.

March 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Easter bunny gets a visit too

Saturday's rain held off for two of the three hours scheduled for Bryant Commons' first public event, an Easter egg roll. Children as young as toddlers began lining up with their parents by 10:30 a.m. at the activities.

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


Invasion of Iraq recalled 10 years on

Command Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Jeffrey Ashmen was part of the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team when it crossed into Iraq 10 years ago this week.

March 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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Pimento cheese is Southern caviar

Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.

April 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Attorneys move offices for new eatery

Hinesville attorneys Jay and Joel Osteen have moved their office - literally. Their old office building on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Fraser Street and a smaller building next door were moved early Sunday morning to a rural, unincorporated area of Long County.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


'Thunder' on a cloudless day

Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.

April 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Career expo lets soldiers see options

Hundreds of soldiers, veterans and military spouses came to Club Stewart on Tuesday for a career expo hosted by the Noncommissioned Officers Association.

April 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

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


City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

It had been more than 20 years since a C-130 Hercules has landed on Fort Stewart's Remagen Landing Zone, but on Wednesday, the dirt strip LZ and drop zone received a lot of air traffic.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Education center commemorates namesake

Numerous buildings on military bases are named in honor of heroes, particularly Medal of Honor recipients. Fort Stewart's education center is one of them.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Scouts introduce new district to Rotary

Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

Seven years after he graduated from high school, Hinesville native Chief Petty Officer Bernard "Eric" Willis began a career as a Navy Seabee, providing construction and disaster recovery around the world.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

It's less than half an inch high and 3 inches long. It has a raised, silver infantry musket on an infantry blue background surrounded by a silver border.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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