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City OKs budget $500,000 smaller than current

Hinesville City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Thursday afternoon.

October 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


3rd ID celebrates new brig. gen.

Col. Peter L. Jones, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, was promoted to brigadier general Friday afternoon in a formal ceremony held at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

October 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Midway fly-in draws aviation enthisiasts

The fourth Annual Midway fly-in drew a crowd Saturday to Steve Berg's grass runway called Berg Park Aerodrome on Old Gress Island Road in Midway. Fixed-wing aircraft, ultra-lights and remote control plane ruled the skies over the 2,400-foot runway.

October 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Army aims at flu among civilians, too

Influenza is contagious and can take the life of the very young, very old and those with a weakened immune system, said Maj. Mark Killibrew, chief of Preventive Medicine for Winn Army Community Hospital.

October 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Brigade is part of Army's reoganization

The 42nd Fires Brigade was activated Thursday on Fort Stewart.

October 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Debating food preferences is futile

Sometimes at a public gathering someone will privately comment on one of my food columns. Most are kind, telling me how much they agree with my assessment of steaks, seafood or certain restaurants. Others tell me up front I got it all wrong about which is better - North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Memphis, Kansas City or St. Louis barbecue.

October 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Even swamps affected by shutdown

National wildlife refuges are closed due to the federal-government shutdown, including one of Georgia's seven natural wonders - the Okefenokee Swamp, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Fleming.

October 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Rotarians discuss Affordable Care Act

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard details and implications of the Affordable Care Act from local business owners and operators during Tuesday's lunch meeting.

October 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Area artist’s work on display in October

Local artist Kallie Breningstall doesn't feel confined to a particular art media. Her prints, paintings, photography, pottery, pencil drawings, sculpture and hand-made jewelry are on display this month at the Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery at 102 Commerce St. in downtown Hinesville.

October 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Gen. Coffee Park lets visitors have a blast with the past

Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites offer a history lesson. Gen. Coffee State Park, located about 90 minutes from Hinesville on Highway 32, is like stepping into the past.

October 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Midway’s annual fly-in slated for Saturday

The Grass Strip Foundation is hosting the fourth annual fly-in and open house from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Berg Park Aerodrome in Midway.

October 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


HUD, VA partner to help homeless vets

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard and Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones invited representatives from the Savannah Veterans Affairs Primary Care Clinic to hold information sessions Monday morning in the Community Development training room.

October 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


161-year-old school back to educating

Another part of local history has been preserved by the Dorchester Village Civic Center's board of directors.

October 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Adventures with state-fair food

The other night, I enjoyed a microwave corn dog.

October 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Downtown vying for Main Street recognition

Hinesville Downtown Development Partners gathered last Thursday in city hall to hear a speaker with their same goals in mind.

October 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


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Stewart soldier awarded Soldiers Medal

A 28-year old Fort Stewart soldier has been awarded the highest peacetime medal in the Army, the Soldiers Medal.

February 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders' meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever "Flags for Heroes" fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Vanguard infantrymen conduct live-fire training exercise at Galahad Drop Zone

Infantrymen with the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team took part in a combined-arms live-fire training exercise Friday at Range B18, also known as Galahad Drop Zone.

February 26, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee's subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

February 25, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Looking for the perfect meatball

With the exception of the Shell House just off I-95 in Savannah, my best food finds have been off the beaten path.

February 12, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Food


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