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Soldier earns second Purple Heart

"Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the Purple Heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen."

May 13, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


Church mothers act as moral guides, leaders

Eurlee Steadman's voice reverberates off the walls of an empty congregation hall.

May 11, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Faith


Relay raises $142,000 to fight cancer

At least five buttons of all shapes and sizes adorned the purple and white T-shirt Diane Cooke wore as she walked several laps at Long Bell Stadium at Stafford Park on Friday night.

May 11, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | News


Local says burn pits in Iraq damaged him

A Hinesville man is one of the latest to file a lawsuit against the civilian contracting giant, Kellogg, Brown and Root Services, Inc., which until 2007 was owned by Halliburton.

May 08, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


41st soldiers arriving to train for Iraq

Striped sleeping bags were strapped to several of the camouflaged-colored backpacks carried in by the approximate 290 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers as they arrived at Fort Stewart's National Guard Training area Monday night.

May 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Warrior Quest replaces rush of combat

A cluster of brightly colored kayaks glides over Holbrook Pond's sun-streaked surface, sending foamy sprays of water into the air and showering the boats' occupants with cool droplets. Each splash elicits gales of laughter.

May 04, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Oregon Guard arriving for training

The first waves of nearly 3,500 Oregon National Guard soldiers and the 8,000 trainers and suppport personal who will accompany them have arrived at Fort Stewart, where they will be trained by members of the 188th Infantry Brigade Combat Team for a summer deployment to Iraq.

May 04, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


'Angel of Anzio,' vets honored on Fort Stewart

More than 80 World War II veterans, stooped and lined with age, struggled to stand up straight next to Col. Charles Sexton on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field Tuesday morning.

May 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


Relay is fight for friends, family

Four friends sit in a circle in an office at the Button-Gwinnett Elementary School media center.

May 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Ferrell sent off with shower of good will

For many on Fort Stewart, Col. Terry Ferrell is best known for his smile and his relentless love for soldiers.

May 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Soldier involved in motorcycle crash now in stable condition

The Fort Stewart soldier who was involved in a traffic accident yesterday is now in stable condition at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

April 29, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Lewis Levine contributed to this article | News


Mayor believes more troops coming to Stewart

Monday, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said this area is in for population growth no matter what happens with the so-called 5th brigade combat team.

April 29, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


Fort Stewart says farewell to Ferrell

Yesterday Fort Stewart and Liberty County officials said farewell to Col. Terry Ferrell.

April 29, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | News


Fort Stewart deserter sentenced to one year in prison

The Iraq war resistor, Cliff Cornell, has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Cornell, 28, had a sentencing hearing at 2 p.m., yesterday, at Fort Stewart where he entered a guilty plea for abandoning his military duties at time of war.

April 29, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | News


Soldier hurt in motorcycle crash now in stable condition

The Fort Stewart soldier who was involved in a traffic accident yesterday is now in stable condition at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

April 28, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


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