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Salute to Nation on post for Fourth

Bright bursts of red, white and blue fireworks lit the cloudy skies over Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field Thursday at the Salute to the Nation Independence Day celebration.

July 08, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Family+Health


No Farmers Market Thursday

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market will be closed Thursday in honor of Independence Day. Regular hours - 4-7 p.m. - will resume July 11 for Second Thursday Night in the Park.

July 03, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Furlough shortening some hours

Effective next week, two of the Community Recreation Division activities at Fort Stewart will close one day a week because of furlough days.

July 02, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


What to consider when hiring contractor

If a home repair or remodeling project is beyond your abilities and you need to hire a contractor, be cautious.

June 28, 2013 | By David Uffington King Features | Family+Health


Webster made private battle with cancer very public

Kimberly Shawn Grugin Webster, wife of retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr., died peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


How to dispute a credit card charge

Have you ever ordered something online that was delivered damaged ' or never arrived at all? Or been double-billed by a merchant? Or spotted a charge on your credit card statement you didn't make? Most of us have.

June 25, 2013 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Rocky's has new hours for summer

New hours for Rocky's Warrior Zone has the club open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-9 p.m.

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


Schools changing report cards

Parents of students in Liberty County elementary schools no longer will find an alphabetical scale on their children's report cards this fall.

June 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Family+Health


Work ahead to ensure smooth move

Do you have a move in your future? There is more to a successful move than just calling the first moving-company number you find in the telephone book.

June 23, 2013 | By David Uffington King Features | Family+Health


Foreign-exchange families sought

World Heritage Student Exchange Program seeks local host families for high-school students from more than 30 countries, including Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, Norway and more.

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


Reduce West Nile risks this summer

Summer quickly is approaching, which means that mosquito activity soon will become more widespread. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, which can cause mild to serious illness. The best way to prevent WNV is to avoid mosquito bites.

June 14, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


WACH changes emergency room access

Currently, the Winn Army Community Hospital Emergency Department is accessible only from the entrance off 9th Street. New emergency signs have been posted to reflect the new entrance. The Niles Avenue entrance is closed to begin construction on the two-story, 43,637-square-foot emergency department, which is expected to be completed by fall 2014. It will built on the existing emergency-room parking lot.

June 14, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Don't let your financial guard down

Some new reports say segments of the economy are springing back. Others aren't so positive.

June 14, 2013 | By David Uffington King Features | Family+Health


Prescribed fire on Stewart today

A prescribed fire will be conducted today in Liberty and Long counties. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties, will be carried out by Fort Stewart Forestry.

June 13, 2013 | Georgia Forestry Commission | Family+Health


Scholarship sweepstakes in reading program

HOUSTON COUNTY - The Georgia Public Library Service and the state's Path2College 529 Plan once again are partnering on the summer reading program and its summer reading program sweepstakes, which will award a child with a $5,529 college-savings contribution.

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


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Registration begins for 2014-15 pre-K

ATLANTA - Georgia's pre-K Program has begun registration for the 2014-15 school year.

March 13, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


BI wins Reading Bowl

Bradwell Institute won the 2014 Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition.

March 12, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


High schools earn state recognition

Liberty County School System's two high schools were named to Georgia's Access and Support Schools list last month. This distinction shows that 30 percent of the district's students who identify as African-American or Hispanic have taken advanced-placement courses and earned scores of 3 or higher on their AP exams.

March 12, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Scuba lessons offered this month

Learn to scuba dive with BOSS and First Coast Divers of Jacksonville March 21-23.

March 10, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Dual enrollment works for area students

Area college administrators maintain dual-enrollment can help high-school students get a jump on their post-secondary educations and, in some cases, provide them the skills to be more competitive in the job market right after high-school graduation.

March 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Scout councils to merge

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Okefenokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America have announced that they are combining forces to form a new Coastal Georgia Council.

March 10, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Midway man celebrates 71 years of Scouting

For 71 of his 83 years on Earth, George Ginter has been a Scout.

March 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Parents can help ready kids for college

As part of its initiative to educate parents, grandparents and caretakers on what it takes for students to achieve academic success, the Liberty County School System on Saturday held its first annual Title 1 Partners in Education Conference. More than 75 people came by the board of education office to participate in various workshops designed to inspire parents to take an active role in their children's education.

March 05, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Family+Health


School to offer free breakfasts, charge a dime more for lunch

The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.

March 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


STAR students and teachers recognized

Top Liberty County students and the teachers who most inspire them were recognized Thursday at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington. The event, held to honor local STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program) recipients, was sponsored by Georgia Power and Savannah Technical College. The chamber has honored STAR students and teachers for more than 30 years.

March 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Free summer meals available to all youth

The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program recently announced the availability of free meals to children during summer break.

March 02, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Farmers market restarts in March

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market staff has announced the return of the spring market, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. each Thursday from March through April in downtown Hinesville.

March 01, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


GSU sets Family Days for March, April

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host five spring Family Days for students and their parents.

February 28, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Armstrong still military-friendly

Armstrong Atlantic State University recently demonstrated why it's called a "military friendly" school.

February 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Book Festival headliner has 30 best-sellers

SAVANNAH - Best-selling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.

February 22, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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