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Fire marshal warns to leave fireworks to the professionals

Hinesville Fire Marshal Rick Perryman has advice for residents wanting to include fireworks with their celebration of the nation's birthday.

July 03, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Marne soldiers get their kicks during combatives

Not all hostile situations in combat require lethal force, explained 1st Sgt. Rob Nicholson, acting sergeant major for the 82d Civil Affairs Battalion and manager for the 3rd Infantry Division's combatives program.

July 02, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local sports


Marne Week concludes with ceremony

Marne Week 2012 concluded Friday morning with an awards ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. Individual, team and unit awards were presented by 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Commander Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams and 3rd ID Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson.

June 30, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Paintball competition intense, fun

The second day of Marne Week kicked off Wednesday with events like the 10K fun run, skeet and trap shoot, horseshoes and dodgeball.

June 29, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local sports


Marne Week on Fort Stewart

The Nutrition Expo and BBQ Cook-off shared the same time slot Wednesday on Fort Stewart for Marne Week competitions and exhibits.

June 28, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Child helps save sisters

Like most 7-year-olds, if Jennifer Allen even speaks to strangers, it's little more than a whisper. But her shyness disappears when her younger sisters are in trouble.

June 26, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Plans finalized for July 4 meals

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee has finalized coordination plans to provide free meals to Fort Stewart soldiers and their families during the installation's Fourth of July celebrations.

June 26, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Wounded warriors get new commander

Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion has a new commander. Following a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden Friday, Lt. Col. Rosemarie Deck took command from Lt. Col. William Reitemeyer, who had commanded the unit for 29 months.

June 26, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


City OKs public art mural for downtown

Hinesville City Council Thursday approved a community art mural as a 175th birthday present to the city and Liberty County from the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Camp’s replacement opens

The Coastal Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America has opened its camp near Sylvania that replaced Camp Blue Herron in Liberty County.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


On-time poppa

Every child's birth is a miracle, but the coincidences surrounding the births of a local couple's children cause them to believe they're extra blessed.

June 21, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


New brass will help lead 3rd ID

The 3rd Infantry Division welcomed two new senior leaders, including a colonel who will stand in as post commander for the next year, in a Thursday morning ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

June 21, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Drawing for a cause

The United Way of Liberty County recognized the winners of a logo design contest Thursday during its meeting at Poole's Deli.

June 19, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Historic site was family home for 140 years

A cotton plantation that was home for one Georgia family for more than 140 years is preserved as an historic site by Georgia State Parks.

June 19, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Proclamation signed for Dump the Pump Day

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and Col. Kevin Milton, U.S. Army garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, hold a proclamation signed by Thomas.

June 19, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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Hinesville Rotarians get the facts on Ebola

Hinesville's Rotary Club members on Tuesday learned about the Ebola epidemic and how to avoid it.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


HMAC critiques Veterans Salute 2014

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee met Monday night for the last time this year and focused on this year's Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons - what went right and what went wrong.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Storm knocks one business out

High winds caused minor damage, including tree limbs falling throughout the county Sunday, Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Larry Logan said the worst damage was at the Friendly Express at the corner of Highway 84 and Airport Road in Walthourville.

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


Georgia’s mountains serve as 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 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Military camaraderie through sports

The 3rd Infantry Division has been celebrating its birthday this week with an array of athletic competitions.

November 24, 2014 | Randy Murray | Sports


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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