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Archive By Author - Mark Swendra


For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Despite safety improvements, poll shows parents wary of full-contact youth football

New polling shows a majority of Americans think youth of a certain age should not play contact football for fear of long-term brain injuries, but some area coaches and recreation league officials contend the game is more popular and safer than ever.

October 11, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Sports


Local DNR’s first K-9 sniffs out new role

At 19 months old, "Case" still has a lot of growing up to do.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Public Safety


Agencies made sure homeless had a place to go during Irma

As thousands of area residents sought safer ground from the impending storm Irma, a smaller, but more vulnerable group – the homeless – may have been asking "what about us?"

September 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


11:30 a.m. update on power outages, local forecast

Widespread power outages are being reported by the area's three utility companies serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

September 11, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Road, drainage woes plague Long County subdivisions

Residents in two Long County neighborhoods are frustrated with developers and county officials over what they see as a failure to take responsibility to fix road, drainage and lighting issues.

September 03, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


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Injured veterans receive expert care in filing VA benefits claims

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Paul Spence: Portrait of the artist as a soldier, Vietnam veteran

WATCH a VIDEO of Paul Spence showing his art in his Hinesville gallery.

December 13, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


Proud veteran, Donald Singleton, still struggling with horrors of war

WATCH VIDEO of Donald Singleton telling his story.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


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