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DAV volunteers help vets get help

Imagine a full-time job in which the only payment received is the satisfaction of helping others. That's what the nine volunteer staff members, including six service officers, with Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 do each weekday.

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


Details set for Veterans Salute Day

Subcommittee chiefs of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee held a special meeting Tuesday at the Hinesville Police Department for discussion while coordinating final details for the first-ever Veterans Salute Day.

September 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Buses still have city support

Liberty Transit System, which operates the county's buses, still has the full support of Hinesville's mayor and city manager, despite recent budget cuts that resulted in fewer buses on the road and shorter hours of operation.

September 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Fort Stewart hosts 9/11 memorial

Soldiers, military retirees, first responders, Department of Defense civilians and military family members gathered Wednesday morning at Fort Stewart's main post chapel to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Governments back fitness program

Hinesville, Liberty County, Liberty County School System and Liberty Regional Medical Center are partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to encourage local residents to make physical activity a habit.

September 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


A chocolate that puts others to shame

Other than Atkinson's peanut-butter bars and the orange-slice jelly candies I enjoyed as a kid, I've been good about keeping candy at arm's length. But when I was stationed in Italy, I discovered that European chocolatiers take chocolate to a whole new level. Had my unit not rotated to Fort Bragg early, I might now be diabetic.

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


Communities highlight facilities for military

Fort Stewart soldiers and family members learned about family adventures, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities from Savannah and Hilton Head to Orlando at Tuesday's Fall Community Showcase and Travel Show.

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


City to allow RV parking in mobile home parks

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved a special permit request by the owner of Happy Acres to convert 34 manufactured-home lots into recreational-vehicle lots.

September 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion's help extends to non-veterans, too

The American Legion helps people - veterans and non-veterans - without an expectation of thanks or recognition for doing so. That's just what the American Legion does, explained Chris Mitchell, commander of the Hinesville American Legion Post 168.

September 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


East-end resident fears line will interrupt pacemaker

East-end Liberty County resident Otis Amason is concerned about the new high-voltage power lines being installed along Interstate 95 from the Tradeport East Industrial Park substation to the Burnt Church substation in Bryan County.

September 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local leaders tend bar for charity

Local government, military and business leaders vied for tips Wednesday evening as they took part in a bartending competition at the Blue Fountain Lounge in the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

September 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Know where your food is from

I prefer to buy organic fruits, veggies and meats. Rarely can I afford that, however, so I at least want it fresh. If I can't get it fresh, the next acceptable level is frozen. If I can't even get it frozen, I'll accept canned, depending on what's on the label.

September 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Retired general: Cuts already hurting training

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Roger Thompson on Tuesday told members of the Coastal Empire Chapter of the Association of the United States Army that budget cuts already are negatively affecting Army training.

September 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


LCPC holds Veterans Parkway workshop

Scores of Hinesville residents met Tuesday in city-council chambers for the second of three Veterans Parkway development workshops.

September 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Fort Stewart medic saves woman’s life

Fort Stewart combat medic Pvt. Bryan Borrelli's quick thinking and newly acquired medical skills were tested Aug. 24 when he saved a woman's life in Savannah.

September 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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Chicken skin is a too-often discarded delicacy

A lot of the things I eat as snacks and appetizers are not what doctors and nutritionists would call healthy.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Food


Fire department gets new trucks

A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


First female military pilots remembered

A static display consisting of dozens of black-and-white photos of women in uniform piloting or posing with World War II-era aircraft will open to the public Thursday in the rotunda of MidCoast Regional Airport.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Fort Stewart honors Gold Star spouses

Numerous spouses of Fort Stewart soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored Friday during a special ceremony held at Club Stewart and Warriors Walk.

April 11, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Holocaust remembered at Stewart observance

The Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated 70 years ago on Jan. 27, 1945. Liberating the concentration camps halted the near-annihilation of the Jewish people.

April 11, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Fish fry is tasty fundraiser with memories

Journalists and other starving artists can't afford to support every good cause or fundraiser with our meager personal funds.

April 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Hinesville veteran keeps breaking down barriers

Dollie Goldman has been breaking down social barriers for more than 50 years.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Midway bake sale supports American Legion

Heather Brannon, owner of the Cattail Crossing Shopping Center in Midway, believes in supporting veterans.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Agencies state their financial cases

Several Liberty County agencies requested larger budget allotments during a daylong Liberty County commissioners meeting Thursday.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


City names new judges, adds street repairs

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to fill two new municipal-judge positions.

April 07, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former NAACP leader running for mayor

Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is running for mayor of Hinesville.

April 06, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Good Friday Walk for Shelter draws hundreds

More than 200 local residents came out in support of this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter.

April 03, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


HMAC plans events to support veterans’ memorial

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee has begun planning for November's Veterans Salute and March 2016's International Car Show, which will once again coincide with the Small World Festival at Bryant Commons Park.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Water council member discusses offshore exploration, drilling

Oil exploration and drilling off Georgia's coast present both pros and cons, a McIntosh community resident says.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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