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Governor signs bill at picnic

Gov. Nathan Deal changed the normal schedule of events at the 26th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout near Glennville on Thursday evening by signing legislation recently passed by the General Assembly.

April 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Fallen soldiers remembered

More than 100 family members of eight 3rd Infantry Division soldiers took part in a tree-dedication ceremony Thursday morning. Six of the eight soldiers honored with living memorials were assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield.

April 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Reserves mark its 105th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will celebrate its 105th birthday April 23. To honor the Reserve and its support for the total force and the nation, Mayor Jim Thomas signed a proclamation Wednesday morning, designating April 23 as Army Reserve Day.

April 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Vets urged to consider public safety jobs

Veterans from as far away as Peach County came to Glennville on Wednesday to compete for hundreds of law-enforcement jobs open to former military members.

April 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Picnics are great and tasty outdoor fun

My heart smiles when I hear Yogi Bear's voice bellowing, "Hey, hey, Boo-Boo!"

April 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle


Fire ants are more than a nuisance

Disturbing their mound prompts an attack by hundreds of vicious drones, whose bites leave festering blisters that burn.

April 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Forum connects veterans with VA representatives

Veterans in Georgia's 1st District have an advocate in their congressman. During Monday's annual Veterans Services Forum at Armstrong Atlantic State University Center, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., urged veterans having problems with their disability claims through the Department of Veterans Affairs to contact his office for assistance.

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


Sea island cultures in spotlight Saturday

The 10th annual Geechee Gathering takes place this Saturday from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. in Riceboro.

April 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Pollen found on ground, in air

Local residents may notice their cars keep changing color, sometimes on a weekly basis. One week, cars may have a greenish film covering the body and windows. The next week, that green film may take on a yellowish tint.

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


Demand for public housing exceeds supply

The Hinesville Housing Authority manages 205 housing units but has no vacancies for 203 families on a waiting list that averages one to three years, according to Executive Director Debra Williams. Williams presented an annual update on the housing authority to the city council at its April 4 meeting.

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


Military job fair aims at law enforcement

There are about 800 law enforcement-related jobs currently open statewide.

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


Thank you, earl of Sandwich

Great inventors rarely receive the recognition they deserve. I'd love to shake hands with the guys who invented duct tape, Weedwhackers and WD-40 - three of the greatest inventions of all time. I'd also like to thank John Montagu, fourth earl of Sandwich and eponymous inventor of the original fast food - the sandwich.

April 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle


DAV seeks members, funds

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 staged two simultaneous events Saturday. A fundraiser was held at Fort Stewart's main exchange and commissary, and a membership drive was held in Walmart's parking lot.

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


City's tax collections down for year

City revenues from property taxes, sales taxes and licenses for the sale of beer, wine and liquor are down from last year, according to a financial report by Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon. She presented the report to the Hinesville City Council at its April 4 meeting.

April 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City prepares for Georgia Cities Week

Thursday's city council meeting began with a proclamation by Mayor Jim Thomas declaring April 20-27 as Georgia Cities Week.

April 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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