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Special troops unit home early

About 30 soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion arrived home early from Afghanistan on Thursday.

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


Neighborhood row results in charges

A grand jury on Nov. 16, 2012, found evidence that there was enough probable cause to proceed with multiple assault charges against two Liberty County men, according to an indictment filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia District Attorney Tom Durden said one of men since has agreed to testify against the other when the case goes to trial later this summer.

April 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Senator: Universal background checks ineffective

A crowd of Glennville Rotarians attended the club's Wednesday meeting to enjoy lunch, catch up on club information and hear U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., speak.

April 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Eleven graduate from drug court

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court held a graduation ceremony Monday morning in a third-floor courtroom of the Liberty County Justice Center for 11 students who recently completed the intensive two-year outpatient program.

April 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Ex Legion leader defends GI Bill

Past National American Legion Commander Jake Comer spoke Monday afternoon to state and District 1 American Legion officers at the Hinesville American Legion Post 168. Comer mostly addressed the American Legion's role in getting the first G.I. Bill through Congress.

April 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


City development authority taking shape

The Hinesville Development Authority is starting to take shape. With members selected by the city council, the authority met for the first time March 19 to discuss its purpose, bylaws, officer elections and other concerns, according to Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard.

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


Good Friday Walk helps homeless

Hundreds took part in this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter. Some participants still were registering even as the walk began at noon.

April 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Sheriff, BoE work on school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

March 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Community mourns loss of businessman

The recent death of local businessman William A. Lamas is a loss to his family, his customers and the Hinesville community.

March 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Buffets factor in 'battle of the bulge'

I like food. Actually, I love food. And I reasoned that since I gave up all my youthful vices and indiscretions, I should at least be allowed to eat what I want and as much as I want.

March 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


OMI named to ethical company list

Hinesville public-works contractor CH2M HILL/OMI is among the world's most ethical companies for 2013, according to Forbes Magazine's Jacquelyn Smith. In a March 6 online article, Smith said the Ethisphere Institute, which she called an "international think tank," recently released its list of 138 international companies. Smith said inclusion on the annual list allows global industries to "trumpet their do-gooding ways."

March 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Councilman: New bus routes miss too many people

The Liberty Transit System implemented a new route schedule March 4 as result of a strategic-planning study conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission from March-December 2012. The new route included Savannah Technical College on Airport Road, but it did not run the full length of Airport Road.

March 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Buffets factor in 'battle of the bulge'

I like food. Actually, I love food. And I reasoned that since I gave up all my youthful vices and indiscretions, I should at least be allowed to eat what I want and as much as I want.

March 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Food+Drink


City focuses on HPD needs, accomplisments

The Hinesville Police Department played a big part in Thursday's city council meeting. The meeting began as two HPD officers and a Fort Stewart soldier were recognized for saving a life.

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


Easter bunny gets a visit too

Saturday's rain held off for two of the three hours scheduled for Bryant Commons' first public event, an Easter egg roll. Children as young as toddlers began lining up with their parents by 10:30 a.m. at the activities.

March 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor makes plea for SPEA comments

Mayor Jim Thomas talked Thursday about the importance of everyone in Hinesville and Liberty County relaying their thoughts on the potential loss of troops from Fort Stewart.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


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


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