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Fort Clinch offers miles of uncrowded beachs

Couples and families looking for a quiet beach without large, noisy crowds and commercial development don't have far to go.

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


Disabled vet's correspondence may go in Kennedy Library

A local disabled veteran's correspondence with President John F. Kennedy's speechwriter, Theodore Sorensen, could be heading for the Kennedy Library in Boston.

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


Veterans urged to help with wounded warriors

Members and leaders of local veterans' organizations attended Tuesday's meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 at the Golden Hibachi Buffet on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The veterans came to hear guest speaker Lt. Col. Rose Deck, commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart.

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


Furlough cuts relieve Army leaders

During a staff meeting with his directors Wednesday at U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters, Col. Kevin Gregory, garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, expressed his relief as he talked about the reduced number of furlough days now required for Department of Defense civilian employees.

August 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Where did Southern hospitality go?

A "Sound off" caller recently challenged me to address the decline of Southern hospitality. Challenge accepted.

August 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Fair housing isn't optional

According to Donita Gaulden, assistant director of Hinesville's Department of Community Development, fair housing is not an option - it's the law.

August 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Georgia Tech helps vets find jobs

Georgia Tech's Savannah campus is launching a new program for veterans this week. According to Dr. James Wilburn, military academic-program director, the Veterans Education Training and Transition Program ties professional education with job experience by allowing transitioning veterans to partner with employers to receive classroom and on-the-job instruction.

August 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Hinesville Council meeting short; productive

The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Fort Stewart has new leader

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray took command of the 3rd Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Canine virus outbreak detected

Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Community bids Abrams farewell

Many members of the community said their goodbyes to Maj. Gen. Robert and Connie Abrams on Wednesday during an evening social sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at Bryant Commons.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Owl helps store avoid dirty sign

Kroger customers entering or leaving the Hinesville store sometimes may feel like someone is watching them and, in a sense, they're right. Above the entrance to the store, a ceramic sentry - an owl - stands guard on Kroger's three-dimensional sign.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Real-estate agent reports Craigslist scam

A couple planning to move to Hinesville in September recently discovered the house they rented via Craigslist was actually listed by local real-estate agent Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken with Coldwell Banker, Holtzman Realtors. They were scammed.

July 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


No matter the illness, there's a food for that

Frequently, I get spam emails telling me about miracle foods that heal everything from the common cold to common ugliness. I file them with the messages I get from that nice old lady who wants to give me $850,000.

July 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Helicopter used to install new power line

Motorists traveling on I-95 through Liberty County this week probably have noticed a helicopter hovering low over the salt marsh near the northbound lanes. Eighty- to 100-foot steel poles necessary to support high-voltage power lines are being installed with an air-crane helicopter, according to Jeannine Haynes, public affairs director for Georgia Transmission Corporation.

July 31, 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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