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Executive order pleases post education center head

The executive order signed by President Barack Obama Friday on Fort Stewart has been endorsed by the top education official on the installation.

April 29, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Squad’s village-stability exercise prepares troops for deployment

It's no longer enough for infantry squad leaders to thoroughly know their job and ensure their soldiers are properly trained to close with and destroy the enemy, explained 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Commander Col. Jim Crider.

April 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


EFMB trains, tests U.S. Army medics

Combat medics are the front line health-care providers for combat troops, and quite often, they are the difference whether a soldier survives a combat wound.

April 26, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


City’s water loss said to be within acceptable range

Nearly 10 percent of the water that Hinesville pumps into its distribution system goes unaccounted for but, officials say, that is an accepted loss.

April 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Earth Day spreads message

The sixth annual Earth Day celebrations for Hinesville and Liberty County were a success, despite high winds that played havoc with covered shelters, static displays and signs.

April 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Soldiers memorialized at Warriors Walk

Friday morning's dreary weather fit the somber mood of the occasion.

April 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Walking against cancer

More than 1,000 people gathered Friday evening for a celebration of hope on the track at Liberty County's Recreation Center for this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser.

April 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Volunteers get Marne Spirit Awards

Fifty-four of the 71 installation volunteers nominated for the Marne Spirit Award were recognized Tuesday during a ceremony in Club Stewart's ballroom.

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


Patriots’ artillerymen conduct live-fire

Artillery batteries with the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Wednesday began conducting their first live-fire exercise in more than two years.

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


Heart and Soul tour makes stop

Georgia Cities Foundation's 2012 Heart and Soul Bus Tour revisited Hinesville this year, arriving in front of the Liberty County Justice Center around 9:30 a.m. Thursday to a welcome celebration that featured Bradwell Institute's marching band and cheerleading squad.

April 20, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hundreds of military volunteers honored for service

More than 600 volunteers for Winn Army Community Hospital and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command were honored for their dedication and personal sacrifice Monday during an award ceremony at the hospital's Patriot Room.

April 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Vets express concerns, ask questions at AASU forum

SAVANNAH - Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., headlined the fourth annual Veterans Services Forum on Monday at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Armstrong Center.

April 18, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Saddle up for summer fun

According to YMCA's website, summer camps help kids stay active, seek adventure and establish independence. The YMCA is not the only organization offering summer camp opportunities, however.

April 18, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Anglers compete to land ‘the big one’

"Whoop!" The single-word utterance of an excited fisherman echoed across Fort Stewart's Metz Pond on Saturday morning. Someone caught a "whooper," a fish so big it causes the angler who catches it to shout "whoop!"

April 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mustangs earn their spurs

More than 250 troopers with the 6th squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division received their silver spurs and induction into the "Order of the Spur" during a ceremony Wednesday at the unit motor pool.

April 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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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


Tomatoes are terrific summertime treats

Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.

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


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