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Wounded women warriors get makeovers

Salon 17 in Richmond Hill was nothing short of a buzz of activity on Monday, with a woman seated in nearly every chair having her makeup done or getting a new haircut.

January 27, 2014 | By Lori Wynn Correspondent | Family+Health


'Playing the field' sure isn't easy

I'm not sure how it is with soldiers in non-combat roles.

January 22, 2014 | By Paige Hewlett Columnist | Family+Health


Flu claims Chatham County woman

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of a woman in Chatham County.

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


Building your boat yet?

The Commanding General's Golf Scramble, which will select teams with blind draw, will start at noon Jan. 31 at Taylors Creek Golf Course.

January 20, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Admiral visits her hometown

Whenever she has a chance to return to Liberty County, Annie Andrews likes to visit old friends and family members. She especially likes to spend time in her mother's kitchen, where the aroma of great food brings back fond memories. Andrews is just like any other small-town girl coming back to her roots, except that she's a rear admiral and commander of the Navy Recruiting Command.

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Sexual assault nurse training set

The Rape Crisis Center has announced that the upcoming sexual-assault nurse examiner training, provided by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, will be March 22-25 in Savannah.

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


BoE cuts community-service graduation requirement

In a fast-paced regular meeting of the Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday, the board approved a second reading of two policies effectively eliminating the community-service requirement for graduation.

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


4-H schedules summer camps

Planning for 4-H summer camps is under way, and registration for the June slots is just around the corner.

January 15, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


January, February have holidays too

Visit Corkan Family Recreation Area from noon-7 p.m. on MLK Day, Jan. 20. Enjoy bowling, Cypress Sam's Treehouse, roller skating and laser tag fun. Hours will be noon until 7 p.m. For more information, call 767-4273.

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


Post's behavioral health clinic moves

Due to a ruptured pipe and flooding, the staff of Marne Behavioral Health, 206 Harmon Ave., on Fort Stewart, has temporarily moved to the second floor of the new Liberty Wing at Winn Army Community Hospital.

January 08, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Donations solicited for memorial walk

Individual and corporate donations are being sought to help build the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, said George Holtzman, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk Committee.

January 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


10-Pound Challenge on Stewart

Work on your 2014 fitness goals during a free Aerobic-Thon and Health Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Newman Fitness Center.

January 06, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Climb the walls for prizes

The annual Extreme Wall Climbing Challenge began Wednesday at Corkan Family Fun Center. Winners will be crowned in three categories: adult man and woman and child, 8-18). Winners receive one year free climbing room admission.

December 30, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Give trees second lives

Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Ann Swida hates to see Christmas end and gets sad when the Christmas decorations come down.

December 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Pastors' inspiration is Christmas story

Area pastors say they are inspired when writing their Christmas season sermons. Most are inspired by the Christmas story itself, by human kindness and Christians' shared belief as to why Jesus was born.

December 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | 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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