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Bryan Commons stage declared ready

The amphitheater at Bryant Commons is complete and ready for concerts, festivals and other family activities, according to Vicki Davis, executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority.

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


Attorney says city contract with OMI is legal

Hinesville is in compliance with state code regarding contracting with water-treatment companies, according to City Attorney Linnie Darden III.

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


Another Marne hero memorialized

Another tree has been added to the rows of eastern redbud trees that border Fort Stewart's 6th Street from Gulick Avenue to Bundy Street and separate Taylors Creek Golf Course from Cottrell Field and Quick Track. This 445th eastern redbud honors the ultimate sacrifice made by Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

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


Spring market opens March 7

One sure sign of spring is the availability of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables in downtown Hinesville.

February 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Area frets DoD furloughs

Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders, while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for budget cuts.

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


Fried chicken is genuine Southern dish

There is a dearth of cookbooks featuring recipes for Northern fried chicken.

February 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle


Gray Eagles over Stewart soon

The Gray Eagle, an unmanned aircraft system, soon will be flying over Fort Stewart as the new unit trains for real-world missions in Afghanistan, according to Lt. Col. Alberto Garnica, 3rd Infantry Division G-3 operations officer-rear, and Chief Warrant Officer-4 Kelly Leonard, G-3 aviation-rear.

February 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Board again reviewing children's deaths

Liberty County's Childhood Fatality Review Board met Tuesday afternoon. It was the first official meeting the board has had in months, according to County Coroner Reggie Pierce.

February 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor attends VA task force meeting

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas is part of a newly formed Veterans Affairs Task Force that held its first meeting Jan. 17 in Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual meeting.

February 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


HPD sets citizens' academy for March

The Hinesville Police Department will begin its annual Citizens' Academy at 6 p.m. March 12.

February 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Marne Behavioral Health moves

Marne Behavioral Health held an open house Wednesday afternoon following its relocation to 206 Harmon St. on Fort Stewart.

February 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Hinesville has double-digit wage growth

Hinesville is among 47 U.S. metropolitan areas that have maintained double-digit wage growth during the past 24 months, according to Tom Tveidt, research economist with Garner Economics.

February 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


City, BoE, United Way fight homelessness

Through its Homeless Prevention Program, Hinesville collaborates with the Liberty County Board of Education, the United Way of the Coastal Empire and other service providers to help homeless individuals and families find temporary shelter.

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


Council steps toward Veterans widening

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday dealt with 27 action and information items on a full agenda schedule during its meeting that lasted nearly three hours.

February 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Training the Army's future leaders

Fort Stewart's Noncommissioned Officers Academy has a new commandant, Command Sgt. Maj. Lindsey G. Streeter.

February 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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