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Benning team wins sniper competition

FORT BENNING - A team from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit has won an international sniper competition.

November 08, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


Agents recall livid reaction to massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - A U.S. agent who investigated the massacre of 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan earlier this year recounted the livid reaction from local villagers and said Wednesday that it was weeks before American forces could visit the crime scenes less than a mile from a remote base.

November 08, 2012 | By Gene Johnson Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


Hearing for general accused of sexual assault

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday that he committed sex-related crimes involving four female officers and a civilian.

November 06, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


Details emerge in Afghan village massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Staff Sgt. Robert Bales spent the evening on his remote outpost in southern Afghanistan with fellow soldiers, watching a movie about revenge killings, sharing whiskey from a plastic bottle and discussing an attack that cost one of their friends his leg.

November 06, 2012 | By Gene Johnson Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


Seven shot at fair in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Savannah's police chief is calling on witnesses to come forward after a shooting at the Coastal Empire Fair that wounded seven people, most of them teenagers.

November 05, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


General charged with sex crimes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday he committed sex crimes against five women including four subordinates and a civilian.

November 05, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


Sandy gives emergency workers pause

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Larry Logan calls Superstorm Sandy a "once-in-a-lifetime" event. Director Mike Hodges said the technical term for the storm is "extra-tropical cyclone."

November 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


City/post sewage plant spill eyed

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is monitoring what it calls a major spill by EPD guidelines at Hinesville/Fort Stewart's wastewater treatment plant Oct. 22-23.

November 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Hunter rangers honor fallen comrade

SAVANNAH - An Army Ranger killed in a firefight in Afghanistan is being honored by soldiers in his Savannah-based battalion.

November 02, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


Rain, gusty wind expected here

ATLANTA - Forecasters say gusty winds and locally heavy rain will be the main threats to the Georgia coast as Sandy surges toward the north.

October 26, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


Sandy rakes Cuba, headed north

HOLGUIN, Cuba - Hurricane Sandy rumbled across mountainous eastern Cuba on Thursday as a Category 2 storm, bringing heavy rains and blistering winds that ripped the roofs off homes and damaged fragile coffee and tomato crops, but caused no known fatalities on the island.

October 25, 2012 | By Fernando Gonzalez Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


Remnants of Civil War lockup unearthed

MILLEN - Archaeologists say they've unearthed timbers hidden since the Civil War which are believed to be from Confederate Camp Lawton, a stockade used to hold more than 10,000 Union prisoners.

October 13, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


Battle Boars begin to redeploy

About 100 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, redeployed from Afghanistan on Wednesday morning.

October 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Troops begin return from Afghanistan

Sgt. James Thorpe's first tour in Afghanistan was months shorter than his previous deployment to Iraq, yet for the new Army dad it still lasted nearly the lifetime of his baby girl.

October 11, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


'We Were Soldiers...' character dies

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Basil L. Plumley, a renowned career soldier whose exploits as an Army infantryman were portrayed in a book and the movie "We Were Soldiers," has died at 92 - an age his friends are amazed that he lived to see.

October 11, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


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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


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