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Christmas activities on horizon

Bring the Family to Stewart Lanes for dinner and bowling at a special price from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 25. The cost is $30 per family of five.

November 20, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Park offering free admission to military

Valdosta – It's the season of giving thanks and Wild Adventures Theme Park is showing appreciation to the surrounding communities by adding three bonus days. The park opens Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with free admission for military families and friends of season passholders.

November 13, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Thanksgiving activities lining up

Everyone's invited to run in the Family Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk on Hunter at 10 a.m. Saturday.

November 13, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


'Tis the season of donations

Like many other economic measures, charitable donations in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels. According to Giving USA's Annual Report on Philanthropy, charitable contributions totaled $298.4 billion in 2011 – up 4 percent from 2010, but still 11 percent below 2007 levels.

November 12, 2012 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Festival brings book characters to life

The wise and witty Groucho Marx once observed that "outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

November 07, 2012 | By Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Family+Health


College aims to turn soldiers into physician assistants

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Transitioning military service members into civilian careers as physician assistants is one goal of a recent $834,000 Health Resources and Services Administration federal grant received by the College of Allied Health Sciences at Georgia Health Sciences University.

November 07, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Trip to Jax zoo for military families

Register by Nov. 14 for a Leisure Travel trip to the Jacksonville Zoo at 9 a.m. Nov. 17. Come face to face with wild animals of South America, South Africa, Australia and even Florida while visiting the park and gardens. The cost, including admission, is $23 for adults, $17 for children ages 3-12 and $9 for ages 2 and under.

November 06, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Despite lower rate, power bills to go up

ATLANTA - Average bills from Georgia Power will soon increase, not decrease as some might have expected when the company announced last month that its fuel costs had dropped.

November 03, 2012 | Associated Press | Family+Health


Free Sesame Street shows on Stewart

Free tickets for the two Sesame Street shows at Fort Stewart are available for pickup on a first-come, first-served basis at the Fort Stewart Leisure Travel Office in the PX Furniture Mall.

October 30, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Tax breaks for military families

As we honor our armed forces this Veterans Day, let's also acknowledge the financial challenges they and their families often face, both while in service and after discharge. Fortunately, service members needn't go it alone: Many tax benefits, social services and financial assistance programs are available to help.

October 29, 2012 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Coat drive for military ends today

The coat drive for military families conducted by the Hinesville chapter of Operation Homefront Georgia ends Friday. It began Oct. 1. More than 150 adult and children's coats will be given to needy military families Saturday, Nov. 3, according to local chapter Director Joseph Anthony.

October 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Family+Health


Neighborhood may make CPR less likely

CHICAGO (AP) - People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race.

October 25, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Fort Stewart students warned of drugs

Students and faculty at Fort Stewart's Diamond Elementary School kicked off Red Ribbon Week on Monday morning with a ribbon cutting, balloon release and a visit from the Directorate of Emergency Services' mascot, McGruff the Crime Dog.

October 24, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Family+Health


Have 'good debt,' 'bad debt' rules changed?

Before the Great Recession of 2008 overturned many long-held financial beliefs, it wasn't uncommon for people to differentiate between "good debt" and "bad debt." The thinking was that certain kinds of debt were worth taking on because you come out ahead in the long run. Buying a home and financing a college education were two notable examples.

October 23, 2012 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Post gearing up for Halloween

Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is the feature for a Movie Under the Stars evening at a pavilion on the north side of Holbrook Pond starting at 8 p.m. Friday.

October 22, 2012 | Special to Connect | 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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