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Fourth of July festivities set for this weekend

Coastal Georgia communities will celebrate America's 238th birthday this Friday with family fun, food and fireworks.

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


Appetizers can enhance a restaurant’s reputation

A restaurant's appetizer can influence my decision to make a return visit. Even something as simple as the dry-roasted peanuts I wolf down while waiting for my Five Guys burger is something I consider before deciding which burger joint to visit.

July 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Fleming residents approve new land-use map

Fleming residents met again with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff Thursday afternoon to approve updates to the future land-use map as part of the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan for 2014-15.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Scouts train, have fun at Black Creek camp

About 180 Boy Scouts and 40 scoutmasters, adult volunteers and staff endured the heat and humidity for six days of fun this week at Black Creek Scout Reservation near Sylvania.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Savannah Tech-Liberty dean promoted

Terrie Sellers, the former dean at Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus, has been promoted to vice president of student affairs for the whole school.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


University helping enforce law here

The Hinesville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office have been getting some high-tech assistance from the Armstrong State University police department.

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


Force reduction hitting Army captains

As the Army reduces its active-duty force, there are fewer slots for senior enlisted and mid-grade officers. Many soldiers who had planned on a military career have to change their plans, but according to retired Col. Walter M. Herd, director of the Army Transition Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Army is prepared to assist them with their transition to the civilian workforce.

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


Catfish are fun to catch, more fun to eat

Unlike a bass, which gulp down live bait or ambush an artificial lure, catfish like to tease a fisherman. That rascal will nibble at the bait just a little, sometimes pulling on it without clamping down.

June 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Photog's work chosen for state map

Anna Phillips likes to share her love for Georgia's natural beauty and historic places with the photographs she takes whenever she travels around the state.

June 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Hospital CFO resigns

Liberty Regional Medical Center is looking for a new chief financial officer after former CFO Sam Johnson recently resigned.

June 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Firefighters put on first aid classes

The Hinesville Fire Department offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first-aid classes that lead to certification by the American Heart Association, said senior firefighter and CPR instructor Graham Martin.

June 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Mayor reports on trip to Washington

During his report at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Thomas provided information he and City Manager Billy Edwards received during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Finance website ranks Hinesville 'on rise'

Hinesville ranks second among 37 Georgia cities with populations greater than 20,000, according to a June 13 report for NerdWallet.com by analyst Maggie Clark.

June 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Popcorn is not just for movies anymore

Popcorn is one of those extra expenses that go with movie-going. How's a fellah gonna watch Captain America save the nation without a large tub of salty, buttery popcorn to get him through all those action scenes?

June 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Marne Advocacy Center opens on post

Eight subject-matter experts who, in the past, have assisted Fort Stewart victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, child abuse and discrimination now are co-located at the Marne Advocacy Resource Center.

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


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Georgia mountains are real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Community rallies around Stewart, troops

There was no place to park outside the Liberty County Performing Arts Center Monday night, so community members attending the public listening session with representatives of the Army's Force Management Office parked on both sides of the road leading back out to U.S. 84.

November 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor promotes troop-strength meeting

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told business and community leaders Thursday that Monday's listen session with representatives from the Army Force Management Office will be the most important meeting in this community for many years to come.

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


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local veterans honored at VFW ceremony

Nearly 200 local veterans gathered outside the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6602 just prior to the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

November 12, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Experts: Sea level rising in Coastal Georgia

Several studies on the rising sea level in Coastal Georgia have been conducted over the past decade, with each report coming to similar conclusions. Occasional local flooding problems today may become major environmental and economic issues in just 15 years.

November 10, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Marne commander talks about 3rd ID missions

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray said about 1,000 Marne Division soldiers are or soon will be deployed, including Murray himself.

November 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans Salute successful, despite weather

Despite overcast skies, high winds and low temperatures, a few hundred local residents and visitors gathered at Bryant Commons on Saturday for the second annual Veterans Salute.

November 04, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


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