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Job fair targets veterans

The Technology Association of Georgia's "Hire a Hero" career fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 17 at the Armstrong Center in Savannah.

March 29, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


GSU named best business school for vets

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as being one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States.

March 29, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Easter brunch is Sunday

Bring your Family and friends to Club Stewart for the Easter Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

March 25, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


First Communion warrants special gift

Spring is the season of First Holy Communion. Parents, aunts, uncles, and even older brothers and sisters often look on with pride when their young relatives receive the sacrament for the first time. One of three Sacraments of Initiation within the Catholic church, the sacrament of First Holy Communion, or the Eucharist, is a momentous event in the life of a young Catholic.

March 25, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


How about something different for Easter

Coloring Easter eggs, hiding them and hunting for them has been a holiday staple for generations. Every now and then, however, Easter celebrants desire something different.

March 25, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Exchange student program looks for hosts

CASE exchange-student programs invite Georgia families to host a high-school age exchange student for the upcoming school year starting in late August.

March 24, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Public invited to 'Walk for Shelter'

The second annual Good Friday Walk for Shelter starts at noon, March 29. According to event coordinator Jim McIntosh, the route for the five-mile walk begins at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 1370 Shaw Road and finishes at St. Philip's Episcopal Church at 302 Gen. Stewart Way.

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


Home sales down from last year

Liberty and Long County home sales currently are sluggish compared to a year ago, but local real-estate agents say home prices are on the rise.

March 23, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Family+Health


Focus on preventing brain injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. As part of its observance, Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Restoration Clinic partnered Wednesday with Fort Stewart's Installation Safety Office and the post's fire department to hold a Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention expo outside the main Post Exchange.

March 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Look out for snakes

"Snake!" It's one of those exclamatory words that cause some people to panic. Some people freeze instantly, afraid to take another step, while others begin a series of steps that look like they're auditioning for Riverdance. Nonetheless, as temperatures get warmer and flora and fauna show signs of spring in Coastal Georgia, encounters with snakes are common.

March 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Easter egg roll downtown Saturday

The first-ever Classic Hinesville Downtown Easter Egg Roll, hosted by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, runs from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday. The event at Bryant Commons will include an Easter-egg roll, kite flying, a bunny spot, readings by children's author Stephanie Sisler, sports, crafts and an Easter market.

March 20, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


College focusing on military children

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education will focus on children whose parents are based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield at a Military Parent and Children's Activity Day.

March 19, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Plan now for post-wide garage sale

It's time for a little spring cleaning. The Post-Wide Housing Garage Sale is an opportunity to make a dollars from things no longer needed.

March 18, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Deployed mother stays close to children

FORWARD OPERATING BASE APACHE, Afghanistan, March 18, 2013 - When soldiers deploy, it means months of separation from family members, loved ones and friends. One of the hardest separations anyone can face is leaving behind a child.

March 18, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Christopher Clakeslee 1st HBCT 3rd ID | Family+Health


DUI court has first graduates

Four men and one woman on Wednesday turned a new page as the inaugural Liberty County DUI Court graduating class.

March 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Family+Health


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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


Volunteers needed for run

You can help make the Extreme 5K Color Run around Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area a success.

March 17, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Two middle schools starting STEM programs

Frank Long Elementary and Snelson-Golden Middle schools soon will initiate learning programs designed to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

March 17, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


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