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Bill supposed to help parks, communities

The recently signed Rural Tourism Protection Act helps Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites meet budget challenges and aids communities dependent on the tourism provided by the state's parks, historic sites or outdoor recreation areas within their communities, according to state Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, who wrote the bill.

May 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


The Heritage Bank in Midway robbed

The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

May 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Little ones learn healthy habits

Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.

May 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Family+Health


Four fallen soldiers honored on walk

Four more eastern redbud trees have been planted at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, bringing the total number of living monuments to 457. The newly planted trees memorialize the service of four 3rd Infantry Division soldiers, who were honored in a formal ceremony Thursday morning.

May 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Tri-tip beef is a cut above

I have drooled while watching The Food Network's Bobby Flay and others cook a piece of beef called a tri-tip. Now that I've cooked and eaten one, I know why I was drooling.

May 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle


Nurses get their week

American Nurses Association members representing Liberty Regional Medical Center, Winn Army Community Hospital and Best Care Health Center joined Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday as he signed a proclamation recognizing May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Army says software wasn't needed

A request for specific intelligence software that was later rescinded by the requestor, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Regional Command-South in Afghanistan, received an official explanation Thursday from an Army spokesman at the Pentagon.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart employees preparing for July furloughs

A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Start park lodges under new management

Four of Georgia State Parks' lodges and resorts are or soon will be under new management, according to State Parks Director Becky Kelley.

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


Realtors put some sweat into Gabriel House

Scores of Keller Williams Realty associates from Hinesville, Richmond Hill and Pooler donated their time and energy Thursday to cleaning up the grounds and facilities at Gabriel's House, a foster-care facility off Highway 84, east of the Highway 196 cut-off.

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


International group now over Army lodging

One of the world's largest hotel companies now is managing 76 Army lodging hotels on 39 installations, including Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, according to Arthur Holst, vice president of operations for Intercontinental Hotels Group.

May 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Hinesville 'tree expert' shares landscaping tips

For the 24th year, Hinesville has earned the national designation of Tree City USA, according to a news release from the Arbor Day Foundation.

May 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


TRICARE changing, costs likely to go up

Approved and proposed changes to the military's Tricare health-care program dramatically could affect military retirees living near Fort Stewart, according to Jeff Loomis, access assistant care manager at Winn Army Community Hospital.

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


Resident asked to 'pray without ceasing'

The National Day of Prayer was observed locally Thursday morning on the front steps of the Historic Liberty County Courthouse.

May 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City council approves development for seniors

The Hinesville City Council approved two actions Thursday to promote the development of a seniors' independent-living apartment community on Memorial Drive.

May 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Development authority backs SNF expansion

During its Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority approved the site plan for SNF Chemtall's warehouse expansion, Floquip. The approved plan included some variances, such as removing three parking spaces from the visitors' entrance in the cul-de-sac. It also included an exception to the minimum-standard required between the truck/visitors driveway and employee driveway.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Condiments are must-haves

Small jars and bottles fill the cabinet above our stove, while larger jars and bottles line the inside door of our refrigerator. These condiments are necessary nuisances when it comes to spicing up or seasoning the foods we enjoy.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Leaders take 'windshield tour' of city

Hinesville leaders conducted a first-ever "windshield tour" of city streets and sidewalks Monday afternoon.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Council OKs rezoning for new store

The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday evening meeting approved a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps. Previously, the council delayed a vote on the new store because the public had not been given the requested two weeks' notice before the request was presented.

August 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City manager explains aquifer dilemma

The first, and possibly the most important, issue discussed by city leaders during last week's annual planning workshop was a notice from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that Liberty and Bryan counties have to reduce the amount of water pumped from the Floridan aquifer by 1 million gallons a day.

August 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City leaders conclude workshop

Hinesville city leaders on Friday completed two days discussing issues that affect Hinesville residents and setting goals for the coming year during this year's planning workshop on St. Simons Island.

August 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


First-of-its-kind exercise

A first-of-its-kind training exercise took place Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Wright Army Airfield and an artillery range near Observation Point 1.

August 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Top legal-assistant attorney speaks to club

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard from an award-winning legal-assistance attorney during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

August 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Water threat rises to top issue

A top issue quickly arose at a Hinesville planning workshop on St. Simons Island: cutting the amount of water withdrawn from the Floridan aquifer.

August 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


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