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Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Marne Division's expert infantrymen get EIB

This year's Expert Infantryman's Badge training and testing started last weekend with 958 infantrymen from all four 3rdInfantry Division brigades as well as soldiers with the 188th Infantry Brigade and at least one U.S. Special Operations Command soldier from Joint Base MacDill in Tampa, Florida.

October 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Fast food doesn't have to be bland

The Food Network's Rachael Ray had a successful run with a show called "30 Minute Meals." I suspect it was popular because our lives are so hectic these days that when we get home in the evenings, no one feels like preparing a big supper.

October 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip

Mayor Jim Thomas has made frequent lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart community. During his most recent trip, however, the trip became personal when he ran into nearly 80 former Special Forces soldiers, many of whom served with Thomas in Vietnam.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB

Foul weather is not an obstacle for the American infantryman.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents

Riceboro residents and city officials met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners Thursday at Riceboro City Hall to discuss and update the community's land-use map.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Medal given after 23 years

Customers at a civilian barber shop wouldn't typically expect to see a military awards ceremony unfolding, but a few weeks ago, former soldier and local barber Willie Price unofficially was awarded a campaign medal he should have gotten 23 years ago.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Patriotic quilt donated for Veterans Salute

As Nov. 1 and the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons draw near, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee continues to work on details for the event to honor all veterans, past and present.

September 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City budget session reveals deficit

As Hinesville's fiscal-year 2015 budget workshop went into its final day Monday afternoon, the books showed the city's total revenues at $33,672,911, but total expenditures were $34,155,044, leaving a deficit of $482,133.

September 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Good brisket is available outside Texas

Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat - except when it's properly smoked by a pit master.

September 25, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


City gets $306K to fix substandard housing

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented a big check to Mayor Jim Thomas and city-council members at the start of Thursday's council meeting.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Rotary fishing event a success, despite the weather

Every fisherman and woman knows that a bad day spent fishing still is better than a good day at work.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Saucy fare, tunes pair well

The winds were a little blustery Saturday and brought with them dark, threatening clouds. Rather than prompting local residents to stay home, though, something in the winds drew folks to downtown Hinesville. It was the sound of good music and the smell of great barbecue emanating from the Hinesville Area Arts Council's 11th annual Blues and BBQ festival.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


POW/MIAs remembered

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, held as prisoners of war or still missing in action, were remember during a ceremony presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 Friday evening at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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