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Photo exhibit celebrates trees

Coastal trees' beauty and benefits have been illuminated in the annual Arbor Day photography competition hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Area officers receive valor awards

Three of four area law enforcement officers honored Thursday by the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire said they had never fired a weapon in the line of duty until confronted by a gunman last March. They all expressed deep regret over the suspect's loss of life and said they do not consider themselves heroes; rather, they said they were simply doing their jobs.

February 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Black History Month: City leaders reflect, say more work to do

Some Hinesville city officials remember what life was like before desegregation, many years before school children and service members would proudly observe Black History Month each

February 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough - a disease thought by many to have been eradicated - is on the rise.

February 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


VP’s wife, Army chief visit post

The Army's recently adopted view that strong military families translate into strong soldiers was evident Monday during a visit to Fort Stewart by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.; his wife, Sheila Casey; and Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

February 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


Health dept. breaks ground on WIC clinic

A muddy expanse of dirt and the remains of a dilapidated mobile building marked the spot Thursday where a new WIC clinic will be built on Fort Stewart. A row of gold shovels, each tied with a blue and white bow, stood waiting for Coastal Health District, military and business leaders to grasp for a ceremonial groundbreaking.

February 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


WTB rolls out adaptive sports program

Paralympic swimmer Jarrett Perry gently coaxed a seasoned, but hesitant, combat veteran to put his face in the water and blow bubbles at Fort Stewart's Newman Gym pool. The wounded warrior commented to his cadre members he wasn't afraid to shoot an enemy during a firefight, but found conquering his fear of swimming to be a formidable personal challenge.

February 14, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


Shooter drill puts post on alert

Fort Stewart took real-world situations into account Tuesday and Wednesday during a post-wide public safety training exercise.

February 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


Area military hero honored

When Townsend resident and World War II veteran Harold Hicks, 92, recounts his war experiences, it's like having someone read a historical novel aloud. Hicks appears thoughtful, friendly and keenly focused. A retired research chemist, he says he still strives to "help out when I can."

February 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


Work to start on new WIC clinic

To better serve a growing clientele of women, infants and children within the military community, the Liberty County Health Department plans to build a larger WIC clinic on Fort Stewart. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday.

February 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


Comcast finishes digital switch

February 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business


City to seek grant for fire-prevention devices

In an effort to cut down on stovetop fires that could easily be prevented with a small vent hood device, the city will apply for a $79,150 Homeland Security grant.

February 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Soldiers ready to reset, rotate

Now that most of the 3rd Infantry Division soldiers have returned from yearlong deployments to Iraq, some soldiers will leave Fort Stewart for their next assignments, new ones will arrive and those who remain will train for their approaching missions.

February 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


City’s downtown partners plan events, promotions

Hinesville Downtown Partners met Wednesday morning to expand on ways to bring more residents downtown to shop and enjoy family friendly activities.

February 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business


Local sheriffs help to fuel GSP

Liberty and Long's county sheriffs donated money to Georgia State Patrol Post 11 Thursday to help troopers keep drunk drivers off county roads by making sure the local GSP can afford to fill its patrol cars' gas tanks.

February 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


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