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Youth employment boot camp scheduled

About 15 percent of young adults ages 16-24 years old are not in school, nor are they in the workforce, according to the Ringer Center of Excellence Inc.

April 08, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Some stores charging expired 1% tax

If you haven't been checking your receipts in Liberty County stores since Wednesday, you might want to.

April 04, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy C.Murray | Local news


Hinesville area becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy Murray | Food


Liberty County EMA recognizes local hero

Local resident Edwardo Zapata was enjoying an afternoon with his son Edwardo Jr. Friday, Feb. 27. But when he saw a man waving for help from where he was standing in the marsh some 400 feet from shore, he acted quickly and helped save the man's life.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County school board hears elementary school rezoning proposals

Attendance zone lines at three Liberty County schools could be redrawn to better balance their student populations.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Recreational travel show stops by Fort Stewart

Active duty and retired soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and family members came to Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Fun Center to learn about regional recreational opportunities.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Bryant Commons opened as City Park

It's been years in the making, but the 150-acre home site of former state Sen. Glenn Bryant is now a city park. Community leaders gathered at the park's amphitheater Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City recognizes heroic action of HPD officer

Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier recognized a HPD officer Thursday for what they called earlier heroic actions.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Asphalt contractor rips up, re-paves part of Bright’s Lake Road

East Coast Asphalt made short work of repairs needed to complete its contract to pave Bright's Lake Road early Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former mayor decides to try it again

Allen Brown, who served as Hinesville mayor from 1992-99, announced Thursday he intends to run again for the office.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Farmers' Market season open

The Hinesville Farmers' Market opened Thursday afternoon.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Questions focus on pipeline jobs, uses

Jobs created by a proposed pipeline through the area and the intention of the fuel it carries were questioned at a public meeting at the Country Inn & Suites in Hinesville Thursday.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Local heroes save family's home

Two high school students and a man are being credited with saving an Allenhurst family's home on Feb. 22.

March 06, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Pipeline proposed to run through area

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. hopes to build a pipeline through the Southeast, including an offshoot that would run through Liberty County.

March 05, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | News


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Agencies state their financial cases

Several Liberty County agencies requested larger budget allotments during a daylong Liberty County commissioners meeting Thursday.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


City names new judges, adds street repairs

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to fill two new municipal-judge positions.

April 07, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former NAACP leader running for mayor

Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is running for mayor of Hinesville.

April 06, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Good Friday Walk for Shelter draws hundreds

More than 200 local residents came out in support of this year's Good Friday Walk for Shelter.

April 03, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


HMAC plans events to support veterans’ memorial

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee has begun planning for November's Veterans Salute and March 2016's International Car Show, which will once again coincide with the Small World Festival at Bryant Commons Park.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Water council member discusses offshore exploration, drilling

Oil exploration and drilling off Georgia's coast present both pros and cons, a McIntosh community resident says.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Let us eat cake

I thought about skipping my birthday last week.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Is there racial profiling in Liberty County?

One of the most controversial questions during a Community Policing Awareness forum Monday evening in Hinesville concerned racial profiling. Specifically, does it exist in Liberty County?

March 31, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Soldiers back from Ebola fight

A team of 32 soldiers from D Company, 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion has left the West African nation of Liberia, and all but two have returned to Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Offshore drilling meeting draws interest

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An article about the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's "scoping" meeting on offshore drilling held March 24 in Savannah incorrectly characterized the 50-mile buffer. That buffer is only for exploration off the Atlantic coast, not other coasts such as the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska. Also, the term "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement" was incorrectly stated in the article.

March 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


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