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We asked local voters: How do you think the election will go?

"I was really nervous about how it would go due to New York and New Jersey being hit by that hurricane, but President Obama has shown to be a strong leader through it." - Kibwana Burks, Independent

November 06, 2012 | Randy Murray | News


Council Oks new bonds, zoning plans

The Hinesville City Council heard and approved 10 action items during Thursday's meeting, including a bond-resolution request by Chief Financial Officer Kim Ryon as well as zoning-and-development plan requests by Rachel Hatcher of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

November 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Snowman-raising benefits Toys for Tots

Elaine Boggs Realty Group sponsored a Frosty the Snowman raising to benefit Toys for Tots on Thursday evening.

November 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Sandy gives emergency workers pause

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Larry Logan calls Superstorm Sandy a "once-in-a-lifetime" event. Director Mike Hodges said the technical term for the storm is "extra-tropical cyclone."

November 04, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Sandy gives emergency workers pause

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Larry Logan calls Superstorm Sandy a "once-in-a-lifetime" event. Director Mike Hodges said the technical term for the storm is "extra-tropical cyclone."

November 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


City/post sewage plant spill eyed

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is monitoring what it calls a major spill by EPD guidelines at Hinesville/Fort Stewart's wastewater treatment plant Oct. 22-23.

November 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


City/post sewage plant spill eyed

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is monitoring what it calls a major spill by EPD guidelines at Hinesville/Fort Stewart's wastewater treatment plant Oct. 22-23.

November 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Post 321 hosting first ‘5-click’ run/walk

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 is hosting its first-ever "5-click" Fun Run/Walk fundraiser Saturday in Midway.

November 02, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Unicoi creates a secluded getaway

Settled snugly on a mountain ridge above the alpine village of Helen, Ga., is one of Georgia State Park and Historic Sites' hidden treasures - the secluded getaway of Unicoi Lodge and State Park.

November 01, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Gas prices vary across county

Everyone's searching for cheap gas. Motorists have learned the hard way that gas prices vary greatly along Highway 84, from I-95 in Midway to Airport Road in Walthourville. The prices in outlying areas vary even more.

October 31, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Military, civilians team up to fight flu

Medical personnel from Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital partnered with colleagues from Liberty County Health Department to fight the flu last week.

October 29, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Bank of America closing Jesup branch

Local Bank of America customers recently received letters from the financial institution's corporate office informing them the branch office at 204 Cherry St. in Jesup will close Jan. 25, 2013.

October 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Coat drive for military ends today

The coat drive for military families conducted by the Hinesville chapter of Operation Homefront Georgia ends Friday. It began Oct. 1. More than 150 adult and children's coats will be given to needy military families Saturday, Nov. 3, according to local chapter Director Joseph Anthony.

October 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Scarecrow Stroll, Beggars Night set for Friday

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau are inviting families to an early all-ages Halloween celebration.

October 25, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Fort Stewart students warned of drugs

Students and faculty at Fort Stewart's Diamond Elementary School kicked off Red Ribbon Week on Monday morning with a ribbon cutting, balloon release and a visit from the Directorate of Emergency Services' mascot, McGruff the Crime Dog.

October 24, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


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Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Attorneys move offices for new eatery

Hinesville attorneys Jay and Joel Osteen have moved their office - literally. Their old office building on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Fraser Street and a smaller building next door were moved early Sunday morning to a rural, unincorporated area of Long County.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


'Thunder' on a cloudless day

Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.

April 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Career expo lets soldiers see options

Hundreds of soldiers, veterans and military spouses came to Club Stewart on Tuesday for a career expo hosted by the Noncommissioned Officers Association.

April 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


'Best breakfast in town' -- yeah, right

The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.

April 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

It had been more than 20 years since a C-130 Hercules has landed on Fort Stewart's Remagen Landing Zone, but on Wednesday, the dirt strip LZ and drop zone received a lot of air traffic.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Education center commemorates namesake

Numerous buildings on military bases are named in honor of heroes, particularly Medal of Honor recipients. Fort Stewart's education center is one of them.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Scouts introduce new district to Rotary

Inductions of new members and a presentation by Coastal Georgia Council of Boy Scouts of America highlighted Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Flemington.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Coffee important to mornings, national security

It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

Seven years after he graduated from high school, Hinesville native Chief Petty Officer Bernard "Eric" Willis began a career as a Navy Seabee, providing construction and disaster recovery around the world.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

It's less than half an inch high and 3 inches long. It has a raised, silver infantry musket on an infantry blue background surrounded by a silver border.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


There will be no parole for Aguigui

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui received another life sentence Thursday, this time from military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass at the conclusion of a four-day court-martial on Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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