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Ft. Stewart fishing event draws crowd at Pond No. 30

The late Franc White, host of the regional TV show "The Southern Sportsman," used to end his weekly outdoors show with a fervent suggestion.

June 15, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local sports


Army marks 237th birthday

The U.S. Army turned 237 years old Thursday. To celebrate, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield conducted a military-style birthday party on Cottrell Field with narration of its history provided by Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abram, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter, and with soldiers dressed in period uniforms.

June 14, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Ex-soldier gets max for murders

Neftaly Platero, who was convicted Tuesday of two counts of premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murder during court-martial proceedings, learned his fate late Wednesday afternoon when the military court passed a sentence of life in prison.

June 14, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Overcoming hurdles

Area homeless and nearly homeless had an opportunity to connect with 30 private organizations and government agencies able to provide them with the resources at Mt. Zion Community center Saturday.

June 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Abrams: U.S. has no ‘near peer’ rival

Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams told Rotary Club members the U.S. military has no "near-peer" competitor in the world when discussing possible threats at the club's monthly luncheon Tuesday in the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

June 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


City amphitheater to cost $500,000

The Hinesville City Council approved a $405,689 bid Thursday from R.H. Tyson Construction Co. for an amphitheater.

June 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


DNA, forensic evidence weighed in Platero trial

DNA from three individuals was found on the trigger of the weapon used to kill Pfc. John Carrillo and Pfc. Gebrah Noonan and seriously wound Pfc. Jeffrey Shonk, according to Rachael Keenan, a biologist with the Army's Criminal Investigation Division.

June 12, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


DNA, forensic evidence weighed in Platero trial

DNA from three individuals was found on the trigger of the weapon used to kill Pfc. John Carrillo and Pfc. Gebrah Noonan and seriously wound Pfc. Jeffrey Shonk, according to Rachael Keenan, a biologist with the Army's Criminal Investigation Division.

June 12, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


PTSD could become injury, not disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder could be in for a name change as some Army and Department of Veterans Affairs officials push to redefine its diagnosis as an injury, rather than a disorder.

June 12, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Cards may help cut medical costs

Liberty County residents can now sign up for discounts on prescriptions and some other medical expenses after a commission vote Tuesday.

June 09, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Mistrial request denied in Platero murder trial

A request for a mistrial by attorneys for Spc. Neftaly Platero was denied Wednesday morning by military judge Lt. Col. Tiernan Dolan.

June 07, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Murder/court-martial trial starts on post

The defense team for Spc. Neftaly Platero said Army investigators "lost their objectivity" during the investigation of the shootings that occurred Sept. 23, 2010, at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. Platero's murder trial/court-marshal began Monday on Fort Stewart.

June 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


Storms threaten, do minor damage

Thousands of homes and businesses in Liberty and Long counties lost power during Monday's sudden thunderstorms, according to Greg Davis, dispatcher with Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation, and John Kraft, spokesman for Georgia Power.

June 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Area homeless can connect with service providers Saturday

Area homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless will have an opportunity Saturday to connect with service providers who can help them in their time of need, as well as get information about emergency shelter, employment, health care and veterans services.

June 05, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Digital-sign ordinance illuminated

Proposed changes to Hinesville's ordinance on digital signs could affect the size, location and brightness of the billboards.

June 02, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Marne commander leads deployment

Third Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray will lead the upcoming deployment of U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Support element, and Deputy Commanding General (Support) Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley will lead the Train, Advise and Assist Command-East deployment, according to 3rdID Deputy Public Affairs Officer Maj. Matthew Fontaine.

October 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Troops ready to help fight Ebola

This weekend, 32 soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to the West African country of Liberia.

October 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Details finalized for Veterans Salute

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee held its final meeting prior to the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

October 28, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Scarecrow Stroll bigger than ever

Swarms of ghouls, goblins, scary clowns, witches, princesses and superheroes descended on downtown Hinesville on Friday evening for the sixth annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.

October 27, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Spartan brigade reorganizes before inactivation

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team took its next big step toward inactivation Friday with a reorganization ceremony on Cottrell Field.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Council approves balanced budget

The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.

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


Marines train in Wayne County

Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a situational training exercise Wednesday evening in Wayne County.

October 23, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Winn Hospital gets new senior enlisted leader

Winn Army Community Hospital has a new command sergeant major.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID's DIVARTY reactivated

Ten years ago, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery was inactivated as the Army transitioned to a modular force. One year ago, the 42nd Fires Brigade was activated at Fort Stewart.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Program allows hunters to help farmers

A new program co-sponsored by Georgia's departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources links farmers with hunters who are willing to help them reduce wild-hog populations.

October 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans using pickup to raise awareness

Retired Army Sgt. 1stClass Angel Sanabria and former soldier Jamal Scott want to raise awareness about the service and sacrifice of America's military while also informing today's young service men and women about the support they have available from veterans' service organizations when they leave they service.

October 15, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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