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Hinesville residents to pay more for water, sewer

Hinesville residents and others who get water and sewer service from the city are going to see higher bills starting next month.

October 24, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Assertion lights up political forum

An assertion by one candidate at Tuesday night's political forum that the upcoming municipal elections might easily be challenged drew murmurs of disbelief.

October 14, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Rotary Club soldier of the month

The Hinesville Rotary Club last week honored its soldier of the month, Spc. Sarah Bailey, who serves with the 3rd ID's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Fort Stewart. Bailey is from Canal Winchester, Ohio.

July 19, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Military


City, workers to pay more for health insurance

Hinesville city employees will have to pony up more money for their health insurance in the coming year. So will the city.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Black bear killed on Liberty Co. highway

A young male, probably away from home for the first time, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Liberty County early June 11.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Haircut celebrates death of terrorist

Walter Burns got his hair cut May 6.

May 17, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Lifestyle


What kind?

March 11, 2011: I ran a red light last night.

March 11, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Staff blogs


Cut strokes off your game

One way to cut a few slices off your golf game is to get fit and maintain it with exercise. "There is a direct relationship between golf and your overall physical well being," Dr. Jacques Beauchamp, cofounder of Spine and Sport Prevention, told members of the Hinesville Rotary Club Tuesday. The physical therapy clinic, headquartered in Effingham County, has branches throughout the area, including one in Hinesville, which is building a three-story building in an office park near Liberty Regional Medical Center. Beauchamp said regular exercise will build up anyone's strength, flexibility and endurance, all which can help golfers ...

February 01, 2010 | Pat Watkins | Outdoors/Recreation


Stewart being considered for more troops

"I feel pretty confident that Fort Stewart is being considered for those two brigades," Col. Kevin Milton said Tuesday, emphasizing, however, that no decisions have been made.

December 18, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | News


Liberty County sheriff injured in wreck

Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin was injured in a traffic wreck Thursday night, but reportedly his injuries are not life threatening.

December 04, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | News


Proposed Highway 84 bypass still years off

Officials say they've changed the route for a proposed Highway 84 bypass to affect the fewest residences possible, but that is little comfort to Karen and CW4 Rusty Higgason.

November 20, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | News


84 bypass in works?

A long-discussed plan to create a Highway 84 bypass around Hinesville will be the topic of a public presentation here Wednesday evening.

November 16, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | News


Do you recognize the breed of this fish

We have a debate swirling through our neighborhood. No it's not whether the recent health-care reform bill will bankrupt America or improve our lives. And it's not whether Iran really has an underground nuclear facility designed to develop weapons.

October 09, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | Opinion


Who benefits from politics as usual?

Sen. Eric Johnson, the Republican lawmaker who has represented most of Liberty County in the Georgia Senate for the past decade, has gotten quite a bit of praise for his decision to give up his seat to concentrate on his campaign for governor.

September 28, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff Writer | Opinion


Jones collection coming home to Liberty

Pete Clark came into the office the other day with great news: A collection of heirlooms and papers from the Jones family is being returned to Liberty County.

May 29, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | Opinion


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