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City ready to celebrate birthday
Mural unveiling this week kicks off bash

Hinesville turns 175 years old this month.
To celebrate the city’s dodransbicentennial, the Hinesville Area Arts Council, with support from the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, will unveil a commemorative art display at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at the old Manna House building on Court Street, Hinesville public-relations manager Krystal Britton said.
The mural depicts a live oak tree covered with Spanish moss and a radiant sun shining down on a shrimp boat floating on what’s possibly the Medway River.
Following the event, Britton said the public is invited to city hall for a reception with cake, punch and birthday-party treats from 12-2 p.m.
Sherry Strickland, executive assistant for Mayor Jim Thomas and City Manager Billy Edwards, said Wednesday visitors to city hall can expect to see birthday banners hung throughout the city water department on the first floor. Party favors will be handed out to local residents by water department personnel, she said.
Britton added the Blast through the Past exhibit will be open to the public during this time in the Hinesville Room on the third floor.
The exhibit features a running PowerPoint presentation as well as pictures, paintings and mementos, she said.
“We are celebrating our 175th anniversary,” said Thomas. “It’s a special occasion, so we want everyone to attend (Wednesday’s events).”

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