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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


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 | Family+Health


3rd ID battalion returns home

About 150 3rd Infantry Division soldiers representing the first main body redeployment of the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, were welcomed home by cheering friends and family members Friday at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

October 23, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


New businesses coming to Hinesville

Four new restaurants and other businesses are slated to come to this area in the next six months, and one almost-new restaurant is undergoing a name-change.

October 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Hinesville hikes millage, utility fees

Hinesville City Council approved fee and rate increases for building permits, water and sewer, garbage collection and storm water utilities at their meeting Thursday.

October 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ebb and flow of troops continues

The 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division cased its unit colors Thursday morning in a formal ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

October 20, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Burgess appeal still pending with Supreme Court

An appeal by Douglas Burgess to the Supreme Court of Georgia still is pending, according to Burgess, who is appealing a September 2011 decision by the Liberty County Board of Elections to deny his eligibility to run for the District 4 seat on the Hinesville City Council.

October 20, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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School board hopes to improve students' writing

Following a report at Tuesday's Liberty County Board of Education work session by Dr. Jennifer Walts, the system's new coordinator for evaluation, assessment and accountability, education leaders discussed steps necessary to improve students' writing skills.

April 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Law enforcement, lawmakers have cookout

Statewide and national politicians were nearly as plentiful as the barbecue Thursday at the 27th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout in Glennville.

April 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Weather cuts into Good Friday Walk numbers

Rainy weather led to a lower turnout for this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter than in the third-annual event's previous incarnations.

April 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City recognizes HPD officer's heroism

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting began with special recognition of Hinesville Police Department Sgt. Rhett Dill, who recently saved the life of Joseph T. McCallum Jr.

April 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Pimento cheese is Southern caviar

Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.

April 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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


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