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Class focuses on defense against rape

The Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department is partnering with the Hinesville Police Department to offer a self-defense training class for women.

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


Camp for grieving children planned

Children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 18 months are invited to attend a weekend, overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah's Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.

March 11, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


National Corn Dog Day is Saturday

Join Corkan Family Fun Center on National Corn Dog Day from noon-3 p.m. Saturday with $1.50 corn dogs from the concession stand. Check out the food and staff. For more information, call 767-4273.

March 11, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Foresters say prescribed burns prevent wildfires

Residents living near Fort Stewart probably have noticed a little smoke recently. Bob Tanner, fire operations team leader for Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch, said not to worry. He said the Army deliberately conducts "prescribed burns" in specific areas from March through June and over the Christmas holidays to prevent uncontrolled wildfires. Each area is burned on a three-year cycle, he said.

March 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Scholastic Sports Olympiad set

MARIETTA - The Georgia State Games and the Georgia Sports Foundation have created the Scholastic Sports Olympiad to encourage competition and physical fitness in Georgia schools.

March 06, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Bryan Public Safety Day is April 13

The Bryan County Fire Department and the South Bryan Volunteer Firefighters Association will host their 11th annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13 at the First Baptist Church parking lot at 9184 Hwy 144 in Richmond Hill.

March 06, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Father, son struggle with PTSD

Despite its hardships on families and personal risks to life and limb, military service often is a family tradition. Nicholas Rorro is the fifth of six generations to serve in the military. His son Curtis Rorro is the sixth generation soldier, but if Nick has any say about it, he'll be the last. Both soldiers are medically retired due to multiple physical injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

March 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Builder launches Operations Hero House

A local homebuilding company is doing its part to ensure a wounded warrior and his or her family will have a home suited to their needs.

March 06, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Family+Health


Annual green fees can save money

Golfers can save money by paying annual greens fees at Taylors Creek Golf Course or Hunter Golf Club. One fee covers both courses. Plus, you get coupons worth more than $200 in savings.

March 04, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Transit changes routes

Beginning at 5:50 a.m. Monday, the Liberty Transit system implemented new routes and schedules in the area. The changes came following a strategic planning study conducted March-December 2012 by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

March 04, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


'If I was Mayor' contest for 6th graders

Hinesville sixth-graders are invited to participate in the Georgia Municipal Association's "If I Were Mayor, I Would …" essay contest.

February 28, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Easter activities planned on post

FMWR Briefs for Week of Feb. 28, 2013

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


Deployed soldier marks b-day with dad

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Overcast skies, mud and the threat of rain could not keep the smiles from the faces of Army Spc. Josh Hansbrough and his father Danny Hansbrough on Feb. 21 in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

February 25, 2013 | By Sgt. Uriah Walker ISAF Regional Command South | Family+Health


Work with deployed soldier earns praise

Division of Child Support Services employee Diane McKillop received a plaque and certificate of recognition Feb. 14 for her efforts in dealing with a soldier deployed to Afghanistan.

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


Go float a box

The Cardboard Boat Regatta at Hunter is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Tominac Fitness Center's indoor pool.

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


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Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Back-to-school fair on Hunter

A Community Activities, Information and Registration and Back-to-School Fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.

July 21, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 18, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Family+Health


Special ed students falling behind in Common Core

There are 6.5 million special-education students in the United States today, and most are falling further behind their peers under Common Core standards.

July 16, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News Service | Family+Health


Hosts sought for exchange students

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families in and around Hinesville for the 2014-15 academic school year.

July 09, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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