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Hinesville has double-digit wage growth

Hinesville is among 47 U.S. metropolitan areas that have maintained double-digit wage growth during the past 24 months, according to Tom Tveidt, research economist with Garner Economics.

February 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


City, BoE, United Way fight homelessness

Through its Homeless Prevention Program, Hinesville collaborates with the Liberty County Board of Education, the United Way of the Coastal Empire and other service providers to help homeless individuals and families find temporary shelter.

February 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council steps toward Veterans widening

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday dealt with 27 action and information items on a full agenda schedule during its meeting that lasted nearly three hours.

February 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Training the Army's future leaders

Fort Stewart's Noncommissioned Officers Academy has a new commandant, Command Sgt. Maj. Lindsey G. Streeter.

February 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Survey estimates 235 homeless in county

Leaders of the 2013 Liberty County Homeless Count held an after-actions review Wednesday at the human resource training room in city hall.

February 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Post office spokesman details schedule

In a Wednesday news release, the U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery in August. On Thursday, Stephen A. Seewoester, USPS regional spokesman, clarified the new schedule for the Coastal Courier.

February 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


WWII chaplains honored for sacrifice

Members of the East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 and the congregation of the South Newport Baptist Church in Townsend conducted memorial services Sunday to honor four Army chaplains. The services observed the 70th anniversary of the actions of chaplain-lieutenants George L. Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling and John P. Washington.

February 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Enjoy bowl of hot chili on a cold day

Winter has been mild so far this year, but my many aching joints and previously broken bones keep telling me a cold snap is coming. When the temperature does drop below freezing, I'll be ready because I've already made a large batch of chili.

February 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Food+Drink


Georgia Trend: Hinesville is Renaissance City

Georgia Trend Magazine chose Hinesville as one of Georgia's top eight "Renaissance Cities" for its February 2013 edition. According to the article by Candice Dyer, Patty Rasmussen and John McCurry, the eight cities that made the list were Blue Ridge, Columbus, Dahlonega, Decatur, Hinesville, Roswell, Savannah and Statesboro.

February 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Stewart-Hunter DES, LCSO partner in Project Lifesaver

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Directorate of Emergency Services to allow Fort Stewart families to participate in Project Lifesaver.

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


Black Diamonds ready to deploy

The 92nd Engineer Battalion, a tenant unit of the 3rd Infantry Division, prepared for deployment by casing its unit colors Thursday morning in a formal ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

February 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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


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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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