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Ammunition sales hot

Ammunition sales are robust these days - by local consumers and the U.S. government.

March 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


EMS starting emergency notification system

Liberty County residents are being urged to sign up for a mass notification system already implemented by the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

March 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Canal museum samples simpler life

During the early part of the 19th century, it was easier to move farm and timber products by water than land. Rivers and man-made canals were the highways of early Georgia.

March 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Old cannonball blown up

A 100-plus-year-old cannonball that was found at a Liberty County landfill and taken to a home in the Pine Ridge subdivision safely was removed by Fort Stewart's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team Wednesday afternoon, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges said.

March 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Soup really is good food

Soup is one of those simple comfort foods that conjure pleasant childhood memories, like watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on a Sunday evening while eating a bowl of Campbell's tomato soup with a grilled-cheese sandwich.

February 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


'Nature's symphony' readies for spring

Officially, spring is three weeks away, but in Coastal Georgia, the sounds of spring are in the air every afternoon and evening. By sunset each day, frogs, toads, crickets and various song birds are warming up their voices and "wing bows" for a spring concert.

February 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Evacuation reported in Hinesville neighborhood

Residents living near 1277 Baxter St. in Hinesville's Pine Ridge subdivision were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after discovery of a Mexican War or Civil War-era cannon ball, according to Mike Hodges, director of Liberty County Emergency Management Administration.

February 27, 2013 | By Randy Murray | Public Safety


Virtual training consolidated on post

Fort Stewart's new virtual-training facility officially opened for business Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting.

February 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Bryan Commons stage declared ready

The amphitheater at Bryant Commons is complete and ready for concerts, festivals and other family activities, according to Vicki Davis, executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority.

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


Attorney says city contract with OMI is legal

Hinesville is in compliance with state code regarding contracting with water-treatment companies, according to City Attorney Linnie Darden III.

February 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Another Marne hero memorialized

Another tree has been added to the rows of eastern redbud trees that border Fort Stewart's 6th Street from Gulick Avenue to Bundy Street and separate Taylors Creek Golf Course from Cottrell Field and Quick Track. This 445th eastern redbud honors the ultimate sacrifice made by Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

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


Spring market opens March 7

One sure sign of spring is the availability of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables in downtown Hinesville.

February 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Area frets DoD furloughs

Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders, while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for budget cuts.

February 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Fried chicken is genuine Southern dish

There is a dearth of cookbooks featuring recipes for Northern fried chicken.

February 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Lifestyle


Gray Eagles over Stewart soon

The Gray Eagle, an unmanned aircraft system, soon will be flying over Fort Stewart as the new unit trains for real-world missions in Afghanistan, according to Lt. Col. Alberto Garnica, 3rd Infantry Division G-3 operations officer-rear, and Chief Warrant Officer-4 Kelly Leonard, G-3 aviation-rear.

February 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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SPLOST promotions start with breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the "Eggs & Issues" breakfast Thursday at the Performing Arts Center as a way to kick off its promotion for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


United Way sets goals, touts volunteers

The Liberty County chapter of the United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign and held its volunteer of the year awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

September 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


West Nile found in Hinesville

A mosquito recently found in a trap set by mosquito-control program employees with Hinesville's public-works contractor, CH2MHILL/OMI, tested positive for West Nile Virus.

September 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Certain bacteria levels up in area waters

The Coastal Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources routinely sends out health advisories when coastal waters are found to be contaminated.

September 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved

McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Isakson set to visit Hinesville

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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