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  • Spartan brigade reorganizes before inactivation Spartan brigade reorganizes before inactivation The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team took its next big step toward inactivation Friday with a reorganization ceremony on Cottrell Field. Since taking command of the Spartans in July 2013, Col. Scott Jackson has worked toward fulfilling a Department of Defense plan to reduce and reorganize the Army, including reducing each active-duty division by one brigade combat ...
  • Council approves balanced budget Council approves balanced budget The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall. The $35,629,981 budget was balanced after the city's chief financial officer, Kim Ryon, received the property-tax digest reflecting an increase in total property-tax revenues. Prior to the vote on the budget, however, council members had to also approve ...
  • Two high-speed chases start in Liberty Two high-speed chases start in Liberty Pursuits end in Long, McIntosh counties Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area. Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies tried to stop a vehicle on Bacontown Road in Midway for a busted taillight, but the driver refused to stop, according to LCSO Deputy Brian Barnes. Deputies pursued the vehicle at high speeds for 18 miles ...
  • Business promotes itself at Oktoberfest Business promotes itself at Oktoberfest Into the Sun Tanning Salon employee Megan Kesner, right, and owner Cayla Faulk set up a Halloween-themed both to promote their business and sell merchandise during the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest Vendor and Craft Fair at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.
  • Marines train in Wayne County Marines train in Wayne County Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a situational training exercise Wednesday evening in Wayne County. Capt. Matthew Pinson, an augment air officer for the Expeditionary Operations Training Group, said the situational training prepares the MEU for ongoing operations and pending deployment later this year. Training in areas that are completely ...
  • Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls in September Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls in September ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for September was 8.2 percent, down 0.9 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday. The rate last September was 8.6 percent. The rate dropped because there were 313 fewer unemployed people in the Hinesville area in September, according to the federal government's monthly household survey, and there were ...
  • Ebola deployment precautions set Ebola deployment precautions set U.S. troops headed to Africa WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops. In an Oct. 17 DoD News interview, Dr. Jonathan Woodson spoke about the deadly outbreak and the importance to global health ...
  • Mayor hopes to boost Bryan support for base Mayor hopes to boost Bryan support for base RICHMOND HILL - In an effort to drum up support for Fort Stewart, which is facing threats in the form of sequestration and BRAC, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.The post, which has an annual total economic impact of $4.9 billion, stretches over five counties ...
  • Walthourville business featured Walthourville business featured Series focuses on products from USA A Walthourville business will be the focus of an episode of a digital-content series.Maxwell House is partnering with Coolfire Productions and Mr. Here Productions to create a digital-content series called "Made Right Here," featuring people around the nation who make American products. For the Oct. 20 segment, series co-hosts Max Wastler and Joe Gannon have selected Walthourville-based business Lawn Chair ...
  • Details of ebola deployment announced Details of ebola deployment announced Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post. The soldiers will deploy in early November and serve as a liaison between Army and military organizations and United States Agency for International Development, Department of State and other U.S. and international ...
  • Winn Hospital gets new senior enlisted leader Winn Hospital gets new senior enlisted leader Winn Army Community Hospital has a new command sergeant major. Command Sgt. Jeffrey L. Bridges assumed responsibility Tuesday morning as the senior enlisted leader for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Medical Department Activity Command during a formal ceremony at Marne Garden. Prior to the change of responsibility ceremony, outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph L. Cecil was recognized by Winn ACH and ...
  • 'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins 'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Oct. 21 Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:Oct. 1• Fraudulent attempts to obtain refunds (allegedly) - A complainant said that a man contacted him about buying coins from the Mint State Group. The complainant said he authorized a purchase in the amount of $2,995 to be debited from his account, and that he later received a receipt of ...
  • 3rd ID's DIVARTY reactivated 3rd ID's DIVARTY reactivated Ten years ago, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery was inactivated as the Army transitioned to a modular force. One year ago, the 42nd Fires Brigade was activated at Fort Stewart. Last Friday, the 42ndFires Brigade was inactivated and the 3rd ID's "DIVARTY" was reactivated during a formal ceremony at Marne Garden. With 3rd ID and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Commander Maj. ...
  • Hospital CEO on state ebola team Hospital CEO on state ebola team Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency-management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell was selected for the team."Those who have been chosen to serve on ...
  • Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp Note reportedly found at RH motel A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton said a Royal Inn housekeeper found a suicide note and blood spatters in the room that previously had been occupied by Gerard Pepin, 62, and Gina ...
  • Credit union marks special day Credit union marks special day Interstate Credit Union's Midway branch celebrated International Credit Union Day on Oct. 16.Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington signed a proclamation honoring the day.International Credit Union Day is an annual event to commemorate the credit-union movement's impact and achievements. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an alternative to for-profit financial institutions for nearly 208 million members in 103 countries ...
  • Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline. The 9.8-mile high-pressure gas line is the first of several customer-growth expansion projects planned in Georgia. It will serve Tradeport East Business Center, Midway Industrial Park and Tradeport ...
  • Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include: Sept. 29• Hit and run - A woman came home and found that someone had struck her mailbox, knocking it over and damaging it. She said the mail carrier had to deliver her mail to her front door due to the extent of the damage and the rain.• Theft by taking ...
  • Council briefed on sewage overflow Council briefed on sewage overflow Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3 According to Simonton, around 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, a collection-system operator discovered sewage overflowing from a manhole cover on the force main sewer line that runs from ...
  • Walthourville city councilman arrested Walthourville city councilman arrested Agents seen removing alcohol containers A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence. Special Agent in Charge Ronald Huckaby said ...

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