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Last of 1st Armor back home

The trail party for the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned Wednesday afternoon to Fort Stewart, where family, friends and fellow soldiers waited eagerly in the hot sun to welcome them home.

July 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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


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Marne heroes honored with Christmas wreaths

Military family members from around the country gathered at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field on Saturday to honor their lost loved ones and participate in the eighth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Wreath, check presented at Victory Park

For the eighth straight year, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas received a Christmas wreath Monday morning at Victory Park from Wreaths for Warriors Walk co-founder Bruce Muncher and Vice President Susan Ammons. Following their presentation to the mayor, Enterprise Car Rental presented a check to Muncher.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Redbuds retired; not the memories

Fort Stewart soldiers and family members, including 108 Gold Star family members, paid last respects Friday night to the 468 eastern redbud trees that once lined Warriors Walk.

December 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


73rd Pearl Harbor Day observed

On a sleepy Sunday morning 73 years ago, more than 2,400 American military personnel and civilians were killed in an unprovoked attack by Japanese aircraft and submarines at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Clyde’s Market supports Gold Star families with donation

Glennville-based Clyde's Market recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart residents hit by vehicle break-ins

Thirty-one personal vehicles were broken into Dec. 4 in post housing areas, Fort Stewart's public affairs office acknowledged Monday.

December 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Clyde’s donates $20K to soldiers, families

Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 03, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year's Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC's 2015 budget.

December 01, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hinesville Rotarians get the facts on Ebola

Hinesville's Rotary Club members on Tuesday learned about the Ebola epidemic and how to avoid it.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


HMAC critiques Veterans Salute 2014

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee met Monday night for the last time this year and focused on this year's Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons - what went right and what went wrong.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Storm knocks one business out

High winds caused minor damage, including tree limbs falling throughout the county Sunday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Larry Logan said the worst damage was at the Friendly Express at the corner of Highway 84 and Airport Road in Walthourville.

November 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Georgia’s mountains serve as real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


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