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Section 8 complexes upgrades sought

The Dewar Group based in Valdosta announced this week that it plans to rehabilitate Raintree, Northgate and Baytree apartments in Hinesville. The group's project team - made up of developers, builders, architects and property managers - intends to submit an application in the next month for a noncompetitive grant to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to help fund the rehab. Company officials said they also will work with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development office in Atlanta.

July 26, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


First lady encourages vaccinations

Sandra Deal, wife of Gov. Nathan Deal, visited the maternity ward Friday morning at Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital.

July 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


On-post schools start back Aug. 1

Fort Stewart has three elementary schools on post and all are preparing to welcome back students while dealing with furloughs for the 2013-14 school year.

July 24, 2013 | By Patty Leon Correspondent | Family+Health


On-post pools preparing for school hours

DoDEA schools reopen Aug. 1, Liberty County Schools reopen Aug. 7 and Chatham County students go back to class Aug.12.

July 23, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Tax-free sales are after school starts here

Parents and teachers who have not completed their back-to-school shopping when Liberty County public schools resume Wednesday, Aug. 7, still can save money on needed supplies and clothing during the 2013 tax-free weekend Friday-Saturday, Aug. 9-10.

July 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Family+Health


Rally gears children up for school

The Project Reach God's Anointed Now Generation hosted its 15th annual Back to School Rally on Saturday at Briar Bay Park in Riceboro.

July 17, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Family+Health


Post medical workers to host cookout

Volunteers with Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital's Medical and Dental Activity will host a cookout for seniors from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Ludowici's Coastal Manor.

July 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Study: GSU has $542-million impact

STATESBORO - The annual survey on the economic impact of the University System of Georgia reveals Georgia Southern University had a $524 million economic impact on Statesboro and the Bulloch County area and accounted for more than 6,500 jobs in fiscal year 2012.

July 17, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Kroger collects $380,000 for troops

ATLANTA – Kroger customers in the Atlanta Division raised a collective $382,000 through the grocer's annual "Round-Up" and Honoring Our Heroes campaigns in support of the United Service Organization (USO) – surpassing the Division's $250,000 goal by more than $130,000.

July 16, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Stewart/Hunter getting ready for school

A Back-to-School Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24 at Club Stewart is your chance to talk to representatives of DoDEA, local public, private and post secondary schools, as well as home schooling.

July 15, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Nigh Out set to prevent crime

The city of Hinesville, along with Target and other community partners, again are joining forces for a communitywide crime-prevention event.

July 15, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Liberty BoE focusing on 'Day One'

The Liberty County Board of Education is looking forward to "day one," the first day of the 2013-14 school year.

July 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Chantal expected to weaken; come close

Tropical Storm Chantal will be right off the coast of the Georgia-Florida line early Saturday, but will no longer by a storm, if today's forecast from the National Hurricane Center holds true.

July 10, 2013 | Staff report | Family+Health


State develops new career courses

The Georgia Department of Education recently developed foundational courses for its career clusters/pathways, a new high-school model that will begin with this fall's freshman class.

July 10, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Tropical storm forms in Atlantic

The third named tropical storm of the hurricane season, Chantal, has formed in the Atlantic. If it becomes a threat to Coastal Georgia it won't be until early next week, according to the National Weather Service.

July 09, 2013 | Staff report | Family+Health


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Armstrong adds economics degree

SAVANNAH - Starting this fall, students at Armstrong Atlantic State University will have the opportunity to earn a B.S. in business economics, expanding on one of the university's most popular degree tracks.

April 16, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Scholarship applications online

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Hinesville Alumnae Chapter's 2013-14 scholarship applications are available for download at Hinesvillealumnae.com.

April 16, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Stewart/Hunter to host cemetery tour

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will host its annual Spring Historic Communities Council Meeting and cemetery visit Friday.

April 14, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Carnival coming to Hunter

Carnival Tyme, featuring 19 rides, games, food and fun for children and adults, opens a four-day run at Hunter Army Airfield Thursday.

April 14, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Schools' app will keep students, parents informed

Liberty County Board of Education members were introduced Tuesday to the school system's newly designed free app and taught a lesson in using social media. The Liberty County School System app will debut May 1, school officials said.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 07, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 07, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


What type of schools will Liberty operate?

Liberty County public schools soon may change the way they operate to comply with the Flexibility and Accountability Act for Student Achievement, which requires school districts to select a specific school model.

April 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Testing remediation set for classtime

For the first time ever, the Liberty County School System will conduct Criterion Referenced Competency Test remediation during the school year. In years past, remediation for the standardized tests was held during the summer, school officials said.

March 30, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Family+Health


Military Family Day at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host Military Family Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Armstrong Sports Center, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

March 27, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Fine Arts Showcase for Liberty's schools

The Liberty County School System's Performing Arts Center hosted its first annual Fine Arts Showcase on March 20.

March 26, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Stories wanted for e-book

SAVANNAH - The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is calling for stories and tips from families with children with different abilities.

March 24, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Ruck march to helps veterans

It's not unusual for soldiers to take part in rucksack marches; it's a job requirement. Requirements aside, though, several Fort Stewart soldiers are volunteering to take part in a rucksack march Saturday, March 29.

March 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


State changes attendance requirements

The 2014-15 school year will bring changes for some children attending Georgia schools. Health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties want to make communities aware of those changes before the end of the current school year.

March 19, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


LCMS FBLA competes at state

Last month, 27 Long County Middle School FBLA members competed in the State Leadership Conference in Perry. They took part in events such as public speaking, creed recital, impromptu speaking, battle of the chapters, computer-related skills events and business-related testing events.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Family+Health


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