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Officials plan ahead of sequestration, BRAC

Retired Maj. Gen. David R. Bockel, executive director of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee, discussed sequestration and base realignment and closure during his recent visit to Hinesville.

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


CH2M HILL/OMI earns employer honor

Hinesville's public works contractor, CH2MHILL/OMI, has made Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for a sixth time in the past 10 years. Local OMI Director Gregg Higgins said his company

February 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Buffalo wings are hot items these days

Millions of Americans will gather around TVs this Sunday for the Super Bowl. While they watch, they'll put away tons of burgers, hot dogs, chips, dip and salsa, pizza and Buffalo wings. Especially Buffalo wings.

January 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Sickle-cell survivor shares trials, faith

Sonya Shiverick of Hinesville has lived for 37 years with sickle-cell anemia, a painful hereditary disease that, according to WebMD, attacks red blood cells, changing their shape from round to crescent moon or sickle-shaped.

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


Women in combat raises questions

Two female soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team expressed different opinions about Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's lift of the ban on women serving in combat units. During media interviews held Tuesday outside their brigade headquarters the two soldiers talked candidly about the policy change.

January 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Women in combat raises questions

Two female soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team expressed different opinions about Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's lift of the ban on women serving in combat units. During media interviews held Tuesday outside their brigade headquarters the two soldiers talked candidly about the policy change.

January 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Stewart clinic earns recognition

A Winn Army Community Hospital primary care medical clinic has earned the highest possible certification by an outside health care accreditation organization.

January 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Soldiers have mixed feelings on women in combat

Military leaders formally lifted the ban on female soldiers serving in combat positions Thursday with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey announcing the change.

January 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers have mixed feelings on women in combat

Military leaders formally lifted the ban on female soldiers serving in combat positions Thursday with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey announcing the change.

January 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Vigil memorializes nation's homeless

Local clergy, civic leaders, community leaders and citizens concerned about the homeless gathered Tuesday evening at Hinesville's First United Methodist Church for the first Homeless Persons' Memorial Day.

January 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Homeless count has big implications

Dozens of service-providing organizations, government agencies and churches are collaborating next week under the direction of the Liberty County Homeless Coalition and the Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program.

January 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


State's top Army booster visits here

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James E. Donald, president of the Georgia chapter of the Association of the United States Army, recently visited Hinesville and Fort Stewart.

January 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


State's top Army booster visits here

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James E. Donald, president of the Georgia chapter of the Association of the United States Army, recently visited Hinesville and Fort Stewart.

January 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Homemade burgers are the best

As his name implied, Wimpy was a wimp, but he was just as self-centered as the burly bully Brutus, with whom my hero, Popeye, had many philosophical discussions.

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


Rotarians hear, taste LCCA's success

Members of Hinesville's Rotary Club heard and tasted proof Tuesday that Liberty College & Career Academy is successful.

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


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Water threat rises to top issue

A top issue quickly arose at a Hinesville planning workshop on St. Simons Island: cutting the amount of water withdrawn from the Floridan aquifer.

August 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Natural is better in the battle of butter vs. margarine

In the 1970s, the makers of Chiffon margarine had a successful run with several commercials that depicted Mother Nature personified.

July 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Raffle started for Veterans Salute

Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee are selling raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing Nov. 1 during the second annual Veterans Salute Day at Bryant Commons.

July 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


City leaders in planning workshop

Hinesville leaders are having their annual planning workshop through Friday at St. Simons Island's Sea Palms Resort.

July 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Apartments planned for senior citizens

Renaissance Park, an upscale apartment complex for senior citizens, is under construction on Memorial Drive, across from the First Baptist Church.

July 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


School, community fair draws crowd

More than 2,000 soldiers and family members filled Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center Thursday for the first-ever, combined Back-to-School and Community Activities Information Registration Fair.

July 29, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Residents leery of growth in rural area

An estimated 25 residents of the McIntosh/Holmestown community have told planners they don't want much development in their area.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Hinesville toddler awaits new heart

Six months ago, Brynslet Sellers was like other 2-year-olds, ready to play with her siblings or dress up in princess dresses and tiaras. In February, however, she was diagnosed with heart failure.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

For the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, July 14-18 was a week of individual and team competitions. Spartan Week's athletic battles marked the last time Spartan soldiers will compete or train as a brigade before the unit cases its colors this fall.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.

July 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Bologna conjures up fond memories

I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City delays vote on new store

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday tabled a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

Each day of Spartan Week presented a new athletic challenge for all the soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


New veterans’ organization growing quickly

Warrior Pointe, an organization started by former soldier Reed Pacheco in 2013, has grown quickly by connecting veterans with veterans and the resources that help them with specific issues.

July 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


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