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City: Thieves now target manhole covers

Several manhole covers have been stolen in Hinesville during recent weeks, prompting City Manager Billy Edwards and Mayor Jim Thomas to appeal for public support and assistance.

October 08, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Fire department seeks to raise fire-safety awareness

To enhance public awareness of the risk of fires during National Fire Prevention Week, Capt. Andra Hart of the Hinesville Fire Department is reaching out to schools and other agencies, offering classes on fire safety.

October 06, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Retiring soldiers choose to settle in area

Eight soldiers and two Department of the Army civilians were retired Sept. 27 in an official ceremony held at Club Stewart. Two of those newly retired soldiers said they're not going anywhere. They're already home.

October 04, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Business


Soldiers case colors, ready to go

The 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team cased its colors Sept. 27 in a formal ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

October 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | News+Opinion


Soldiers case colors, ready to go

The 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team cased its colors Sept. 27 in a formal ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

October 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Military


Retiring soldiers choose to settle in area

Eight soldiers and two Department of the Army civilians were retired Sept. 27 in an official ceremony held at Club Stewart. Two of those newly retired soldiers said they're not going anywhere. They're already home.

October 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Civil affairs battalion activated

The 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion was activated Thursday morning in a formal ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

October 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Military


Riceboro area plagued by burglaries

Several homes in one Riceboro community repeatedly have been burglarized in recent months, according to Riceboro resident Erika LeCounte.

October 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Public Safety


Outdoors fair showcases recreation opportunities

Soldiers, retirees and family members visiting Fort Stewart's post exchange Friday were greeted by a line of umbrella tents where members of the installation's outdoor recreation facilities and organizations conducted an Outdoor Wilderness Fair.

October 01, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Music, food and fun planned

The smoky aroma of pit-cooked barbecue and the mournful sounds of wailing guitars will fill the downtown-Hinesville air Saturday.

September 28, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


'Sappers' learn to blow things up

Seventy-two combat engineers with the 530th Engineer Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team pushed themselves for five days and four nights this week, vying to earn the title "Expert Sapper," 92nd Engineer Battalion Rear Detachment Commander Capt. Dennis Louck said.

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


Stewart fishing event fun for families

More than 200 people came to Fort Stewart's Pond 30 on Saturday morning for a family fishing event that celebrated National Hunting & Fishing Day.

September 27, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Chinese delegates visit Hinesville

JianWu Zhang, delegation leader and vice mayor of Yichun, China, Hinesville's sister city, signed a new agreement Monday morning with Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


AUSA rep speaks out on sequestration

Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Donald Thomas has a commanding presence, and before the Hinesville Association of the United States Army chapter opened its general membership meeting Thursday at the Golden Hibachi Buffet, it was clear where he stood on the pending threat of sequestration.

September 25, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


City council asked to restrict out-of-town fundraising

The Hinesville city council Thursday heard an unusual request to restrict fundraising efforts by non-local veterans groups.

September 24, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


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Transitioning soldiers link with employers

Hundreds of soldiers, military spouses and veterans gathered at Club Stewart on Thursday to link with 65 local, national and international employers for a hiring fair and veteran service-organization expo.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Long County woman is ‘Hometown Hero’

Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Health care facilities expanding, improving

Community health-care facilities are expanding, and services are improving for civilians, veterans and military families. Medical facilities on and off post have seen growth in the past year, and more improvements are planned for this year.

January 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


MLK birthday celebrated with parade

Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Taste of Liberty’ both sweet and savory

Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


ACS inviting community to assess their services

Fort Stewart's Army Community Services is asking the military community for assistance in providing more and better services by taking part in a needs assessment.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


2nd ABCT hits ‘milestone in evolution

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team was officially inactivated in a formal ceremony Thursday morning at Club Stewart.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City preps for MLK Day activities

Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Rental policy for Fort Stewart changes

Balfour Beatty Communities manages 2,932 homes on Fort Stewart and another 334 apartments at Marne Point. Most of these homes are rented by military families, but a new policy has made some military housing available to rent by Department of Defense employees, military retirees and never-been-in-the-military civilians.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Hinesville Rotarians review 2014, set goals for 2015

Hinesville Rotary Club members voted Tuesday to approve new officers for 2015-16.

January 06, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Business


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