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Go natural with your sweets

Only a few desserts excite me - my wife's special banana pudding, blackberry cobbler and fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies. If biscuits are served with a meal, I save mine for later then enjoy it with local honey or cane syrup. That's my typical dessert.

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


Living with Mother Earth

Monday's Earth Day celebration at the YMCA soccer fields was well-attended by people covering a wide age range who wanted to learn about taking care of the world.

April 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Rumors of troop losses draw crowd

More than 220 members of communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield attended Monday's community listening session at Club Stewart, with most responding to rumors that the installation could lose up to 8,000 soldiers.

April 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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Marne commander leads deployment

Third Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray will lead the upcoming deployment of U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Support element, and Deputy Commanding General (Support) Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley will lead the Train, Advise and Assist Command-East deployment, according to 3rdID Deputy Public Affairs Officer Maj. Matthew Fontaine.

October 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Troops ready to help fight Ebola

This weekend, 32 soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to the West African country of Liberia.

October 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Details finalized for Veterans Salute

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee held its final meeting prior to the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

October 28, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Scarecrow Stroll bigger than ever

Swarms of ghouls, goblins, scary clowns, witches, princesses and superheroes descended on downtown Hinesville on Friday evening for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.

October 27, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Spartan brigade reorganizes before inactivation

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team took its next big step toward inactivation Friday with a reorganization ceremony on Cottrell Field.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Council approves balanced budget

The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.

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


Marines train in Wayne County

Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a situational training exercise Wednesday evening in Wayne County.

October 23, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Winn Hospital gets new senior enlisted leader

Winn Army Community Hospital has a new command sergeant major.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID's DIVARTY reactivated

Ten years ago, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery was inactivated as the Army transitioned to a modular force. One year ago, the 42nd Fires Brigade was activated at Fort Stewart.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Program allows hunters to help farmers

A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans using pickup to raise awareness

Retired Army Sgt. 1stClass Angel Sanabria and former soldier Jamal Scott want to raise awareness about the service and sacrifice of America's military while also informing today's young service men and women about the support they have available from veterans' service organizations when they leave they service.

October 15, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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