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Faith-based group aids nearly homeless

According to an Aug. 6 article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, 9 percent of Georgia's workers are unemployed, while another 16.4 percent are underemployed. And these numbers don't include those whose unemployment benefits have expired and were dropped from the rolls of the unemployed.

August 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Lifestyle


Evaluation center a collaborative effort

Col. Ron Place, commander of Winn Army Community Hospital and U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Command for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, refuses to take credit for the concept of collocating Army Medical Evaluation Board personnel with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs assessment specialists.

August 14, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Locals enjoy 'night out'

Even though it had a false start, Hinesville's annual observance of National Night Out took place Friday evening on Central Avenue without the threat of rain that forced its rescheduling Aug. 2.

August 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


HHQ colors cased readying for deployment

To mark the 3rd Infantry Division's first deployment to Afghanistan and fifth deployment since 2003, its Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion conducted a colors-casing ceremony Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater.

August 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Military


Medical Evaluation Center opens

The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield celebrated the opening of its new MEDDAC Medical Evaluation Center on Tuesday with an open house.

August 09, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Military law enforcement discuss resources

RICHMOND HILL - Hunter Army Airfield's 3rd Military Police Group hosted a law enforcement luncheon Thursday at Richmond Hill City Center. The working luncheon included representatives from federal, state and regional law-enforcement agencies.

August 04, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Military


Fair helps kids, parents prep for school

Students in Liberty County and on Fort Stewart will be returning to school Aug. 6, and to help them and their parents prepare for the big day, a back-to-school fair was held Thursday at Club Stewart.

July 31, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Education


Army vice chief visits Stewart

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd Austin and other general staff officers visited Fort Stewart on Tuesday.

July 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Military


Permanent VA clinic pending clearances

The Department of Veteran Affairs is seeking final clearances for plans to build a permanent VA clinic in Hinesville, according to Tonya C. Lobbestael, VA public affairs officer at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston.

July 24, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Deployment and block leave not affecting MWR activities

Even with several thousand soldiers deployed or on block leave, Roni Stevens, area manager for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Corkan Family Recreation Center, said she's seeing no loss of business at Corkan Recreation's Skating Rink, Treehouse, Spray Park, Mini-golf or Stewart Lanes Bowling Alley.

July 19, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Heated words at town hall

Tempers flared and sharp words were hurled at community leaders by residents at Wednesday's TSPLOST town hall meeting at Savannah Tech's Liberty County campus.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Retreat aims at city goals and priorities

City Manager Billy Edwards said he, Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard and City Attorney Linnie Darden will be among the leaders attending the annual planning workshop July 18-21 at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Working through the heat

Today's forecast predicts temperatures will be down slightly from what they've been in recent days, but that's little comfort for people whose jobs put them outside most of the time.

July 10, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


CRC gets $210K for vets transportation

The Coastal Regional Commission will receive a $210,000 grant through the Federal Transit Administration as part of its Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative.

July 10, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Military


New team learning garrison

The new garrison command team for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Col. Kevin Gregory and Command Sgt. Maj. Louis C. Felicioni, took charge Friday following a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony at Cottrell Field.

July 07, 2012 | Randy Murray | Military


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LCPC follow-up land use meeting sees small turnout

Turnout was light Tuesday evening for a follow-up land-use planning meeting at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council revises road maintenance improvement list

Hinesville's city council meeting ran smoothly and quickly Thursday until the board reached an action item to approve submission of the city's local maintenance-improvement grant project list to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Marne heroes honored with Christmas wreaths

Military family members from around the country gathered at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field on Saturday to honor their lost loved ones and participate in the eighth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Wreath, check presented at Victory Park

For the eighth straight year, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas received a Christmas wreath Monday morning at Victory Park from Wreaths for Warriors Walk co-founder Bruce Muncher and Vice President Susan Ammons. Following their presentation to the mayor, Enterprise Car Rental presented a check to Muncher.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Redbuds retired; not the memories

Fort Stewart soldiers and family members, including 108 Gold Star family members, paid last respects Friday night to the 468 eastern redbud trees that once lined Warriors Walk.

December 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


73rd Pearl Harbor Day observed

On a sleepy Sunday morning 73 years ago, more than 2,400 American military personnel and civilians were killed in an unprovoked attack by Japanese aircraft and submarines at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Clyde’s Market supports Gold Star families with donation

Glennville-based Clyde's Market recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart residents hit by vehicle break-ins

Thirty-one personal vehicles were broken into Dec. 4 in post housing areas, Fort Stewart's public affairs office acknowledged Monday.

December 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Clyde’s donates $20K to soldiers, families

Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 03, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year's Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC's 2015 budget.

December 01, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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