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Stewart's gate-access policy outlined

While admitting that gate access is limited for security reasons, Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson said the public still is welcome to come on post and make use of most recreational facilities and restaurants.

December 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Military

Gun sales booming locally, nationally

So far this holiday season, gun sellers are reporting booming sales - a trend that started shortly after last month's presidential election.

December 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety

Stewart contractor puts 170 employees on notice

Fort Stewart's contract with Lockheed Martin ends in less than 60 days. Although the contract may be renewed, the company was required by law Wednesday to notify 177 employees their jobs may end by the end of January 2013, according to Chris Crawford with U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston's office.

November 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Business

New armor designed for women

Women are not shaped like men. With female soldiers taking a greater combat role, the Army now is field-testing new body armor that is designed to better fit women.

November 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion

City tax hearing turns bitter

The first two of three public hearings on Hinesville's proposed property-tax increase took place Thursday in council chambers at city hall. Though sparsely attended by city leaders and concerned residents, the morning meeting prompted some bitter public comments.

November 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Eat fish, live longer — and tastier

An old bumper sticker often seen in Coastal communities read "Eat fish, Live longer." It was found mostly on the rusty rear bumpers of commercial and sport fishermen's pickups.

November 29, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Courier staffer | Lifestyle

Camden County park hopes to open by 2014

Hinesville families looking for a theme park have to drive 4-1/2 hours to Disney World and Sea World in Orlando, Fla., or 3-1/2 hours to Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta. Soon, however, they may have a closer option for family entertainment.

November 29, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Business

Hunting accidents put damper on weekend

A hunting accident Nov. 20 in Bryan County and another Nov. 21 in Liberty County put a damper on Thanksgiving weekend for several families, leaving two victims with gunshot injuries and two shooters facing questions about what happened.

November 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety

Weak economy blamed for tax hike

Hinesville residents are invited to take part in three public hearings on the city's proposed increase in property taxes. The hearings are scheduled at city hall for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and 3 p.m. Dec. 6, during the city council meeting.

November 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Shoppers hit local shops

Some local retailers saw a surge of Black Friday shoppers taking advantage of the new hours that began the official Christmas shopping season at 8 p.m. Thursday, not Friday morning.

November 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Business

Midway council allows Family Dollar to open

The Midway City Council on Nov. 15 approved an occupational license for a new Family Dollar store after clearing up confusion regarding the store's opening date.

November 24, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news

Museum preserves Air Force heritage

The U.S. Air Force has a rich history, and Georgia has played a big role in it. That history - along with 100 aircraft, artifacts and exhibits - can be found at the Museum of Aviation on Robins Air Force Base near Warner Robins.

November 22, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military

Tallulah Gorge still ‘Niagara of the South’

Until the "big dam" was built across Tallulah Gorge in 1913, people flocked from Atlanta and other Southern cities to stand on its nearly 1,000-foot high cliffs to see and listen to the rushing waters below, according to West Malenke, interpretive ranger at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

November 21, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation

Thanksgiving more than just a feast

Tomorrow afternoon, millions of Americans will gather around the dinner table to enjoy a grand meal with family and friends.

November 21, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Courier staffer | Lifestyle

Seniors give thanks, enjoy dinner

More than 50 senior residents of Walthourville and the surrounding area expressed gratitude on the Thursday before Thanksgiving with prayer and praise while sharing a Thanksgiving dinner at Baconton Missionary Baptist Church.

November 20, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle

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