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Veterans share bonds with wounded warriors

More than 40 veterans representing the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 789, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602, and American Legion Post 168 on Friday took soldiers from Fort Stewart's Wounded Warriors Battalion fishing at Pineview Lake.

August 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Army's 'American Idol' next month

Singers from Stewart and Hunter are invited to compete in Operation Rising Star, the Army's version of "American Idol."

August 26, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Three finish basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Jeremy D. Bange, son of Jennifer L. Futch of Ludowici, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

August 26, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Army 10-Miler tests speed, endurance

About 30 runners competed in a 10-mile race Saturday at Donovan's Track to qualify for a position on the Fort Stewart team slated to represent the installation Oct. 20 at the 29th annual Army 10-miler race in Washington, D.C.

August 23, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Family+Health


Winn expo for new, expectant mothers

Winn Army Community Hospital will host its third annual Baby Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the hospital.

August 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Family+Health


Officials say they're working to protect MWR

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 - Committed to preserving quality-of-life offerings despite ever-tighter budgets, military morale, welfare and recreation officials are scaling back in some areas as they introduce innovative approaches to delivering services and programs.

August 22, 2013 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Family+Health


Cops cracking down around school buses

Starting this week, law enforcement personnel will be riding school buses at various times to help nab motorists who don't obey bus stop signs.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Family+Health


Guardians in Action celebrate activisim

Guardians in Action Inc. celebrated its first anniversary over the weekend at Club Stewart. More than 100 guests attended a banquet, where Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, Smiley Elementary Principal David Edwards, Warrior Transition Unit Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Rosemarie Deck and Long County Family Connection Executive Director William Miller spoke to the crowd, and Capt. Lyde Andrews offered an invocation.

August 21, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Sandwich shops launch food drive

Subway Restaurants of Savannah will participate in its first day-long food drive, "Feed A Friend," Thursday to benefit local food pantries.

August 21, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Health fair offers aerobics sampling

Sample various aerobic styles taught by certified instructors at the Aerobic-Thon and Wellness Fair at 9 a.m. Saturday at Newman Fitness Center. There's no charge.

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


Quarterback's mother speaks in Statesboro

Pam Tebow, Tim Tebow's mother, will make an appearance Thursday in Statesboro.

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


Businesswoman focuses on military tributes

Most of Beate Wickham's handcrafted artwork is seen only by friends and family members of those who've asked her to create something they can treasure as a memory of their military service or a memorial of their soldier.

August 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Stewart resident attends Boys Nation

Cadet 1st Sgt. Jacob M. Deem, a Fort Stewart resident, participated in the American Legion Georgia Boys State program in June and the Boys Nation program in Washington, D.C., on July 19-26. He was one of only two peer-elected state senators who represented Georgia at Boys Nation.

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


4-H'er wins state contest

Donnie Pulliam of Liberty County was among 48 state winners at the 71st annual State 4-H Congress in Atlanta this summer. During the event, each 4-H member gave a 10-minute oral presentation, using visual aids, about any topic before a panel of judges.

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


GSU to host military job fair

STATESBORO - U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., will host a veterans and military job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive.

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


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Articles by Section - 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


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


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