Members and leaders of local veterans' organizations attended Tuesday's meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 at the Golden Hibachi Buffet on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The veterans came to hear guest speaker Lt. Col. Rose Deck, commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart.
During a staff meeting with his directors Wednesday at U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters, Col. Kevin Gregory, garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, expressed his relief as he talked about the reduced number of furlough days now required for Department of Defense civilian employees.
A "Sound off" caller recently challenged me to address the decline of Southern hospitality. Challenge accepted.
Georgia Tech's Savannah campus is launching a new program for veterans this week. According to Dr. James Wilburn, military academic-program director, the Veterans Education Training and Transition Program ties professional education with job experience by allowing transitioning veterans to partner with employers to receive classroom and on-the-job instruction.
According to Donita Gaulden, assistant director of Hinesville's Department of Community Development, fair housing is not an option - it's the law.
The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray took command of the 3rd Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.
Many members of the community said their goodbyes to Maj. Gen. Robert and Connie Abrams on Wednesday during an evening social sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at Bryant Commons.
Kroger customers entering or leaving the Hinesville store sometimes may feel like someone is watching them and, in a sense, they're right. Above the entrance to the store, a ceramic sentry - an owl - stands guard on Kroger's three-dimensional sign.
A couple planning to move to Hinesville in September recently discovered the house they rented via Craigslist was actually listed by local real-estate agent Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken with Coldwell Banker, Holtzman Realtors. They were scammed.
Frequently, I get spam emails telling me about miracle foods that heal everything from the common cold to common ugliness. I file them with the messages I get from that nice old lady who wants to give me $850,000.
Motorists traveling on I-95 through Liberty County this week probably have noticed a helicopter hovering low over the salt marsh near the northbound lanes. Eighty- to 100-foot steel poles necessary to support high-voltage power lines are being installed with an air-crane helicopter, according to Jeannine Haynes, public affairs director for Georgia Transmission Corporation.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team got a new commander Friday morning during a change of command on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Long County commissioners Wednesday told U.S. Marine Corps representatives how expanding the Townsend Bombing Range would hurt the county, cutting more than 20,000 acres from the its property tax base.
One obvious sign of the season is especially noticeable after the sun goes down. From Flemington to Walthourville, colorful lights and decor line both sides of Oglethorpe Highway. Motorists who venture down a side street into most any neighborhood are sure to see homes and yards aglow with bulbs of silver, gold, red, blue and green.
The city of Hinesville has decided to eliminate the question on city employment applications that asks about criminal convictions. City-council members agreed with a motion made by Mayor Jim Thomas during Thursday's meeting to authorize the city personnel office to "ban the box" that some have argued discriminates against felons who've completed their prison sentence.
Hinesville recently was selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as one of 19 cities to join the state's Main Street start-up program, according to a GDCA news release.
Cajun, Creole and low-country cooking are similar, I think, because they're culturally linked. I say it's not the common spices or pork seasonings but the diversity that makes these similar cuisines so delicious.
Members of the Disabled American Veterans chapter 46 and their families held a brief meeting Monday night at Dorchester Academy before having a Christmas celebration with a small feast.
Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John McIver recently was recognized by the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless as its 2013 humanitarian of the year.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.
The spirit of volunteerism can be infectious.
More than 150 motorcyclists joined 170 family members of Fort Stewart's fallen heroes Saturday afternoon at Cottrell Field.
Woodcraft artist Guy Browning held his first art exhibition at the Hinesville Area Arts Council's Commerce Street gallery on Thursday evening. On display were about 45 of his wood carvings that could be categorized as wildlife, Native Americans, religious, historic and comical.
Hinesville Rotarians received a status report Tuesday from what club member George Holtzman called Liberty County's largest industry.
Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.
Hinesville City Council members on Thursday approved the Veterans Parkway Overlay Study following a presentation by Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Director Jeff Ricketson.
The Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 46 marked the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony Saturday morning at the American Legion, Post 168.
Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday discussed last month's inaugural Veterans Salute and how to draw a larger crowd to next year's event.