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NORAD tracks Santa's journey

WASHINGTON - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.

December 22, 2013 | By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service | Family+Health


Operation Homefront helps military families

The Liberty County community showed its appreciation for the sacrifices made by military members and their families Wednesday through a holiday-meal distribution hosted by Operation Homefront Southeast. Operation Homefront, its corporate sponsors and 100 volunteers provided bags of food to 300 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families at Connection Church in Hinesville.

December 20, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Operation Homefront giving holiday meals to military today

Operation Homefront Southeast will host its annual holiday meal distribution for the military from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail, in Hinesville.

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


Holiday light tour continues

The holiday lighting that has delighted families visiting Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 continues until Dec. 26. Visitors are invited to drive through, at no charge, from 6-9 nightly.

December 16, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Toys for Tots hands out gifts

One-hundred and forty-seven of Santa's helpers wrapped and handed out toys to parents and guardians Saturday during this year's Toys for Tots toy distribution at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School. The local program serves less-fortunate children in Liberty and Long counties.

December 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Colonial Christmas Saturday

A Colonial Christmas will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Fort Morris State Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road near Midway

December 12, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Savannah Tech is college of year

The Technical College System of Georgia has named Savannah Technical College its 2013 College of the Year. Savannah Tech leaders, supporters and employees celebrated the achievement Friday night at the Savannah Technical College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.

December 11, 2013 | By Wyler Smith Correspondent | Family+Health


Take a hayride in a holiday wonderland

Holiday lights will transform Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 into a holiday wonderland for family fun and hayrides Dec. 13-14. The hayrides begin at 6 each evening.

December 09, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Pearl Harbor attack remembered

The Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 46 marked the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony Saturday morning at the American Legion, Post 168.

December 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


State offering quitting smoking help

The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

December 09, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Group planning next Veterans Salute

Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday discussed last month's inaugural Veterans Salute and how to draw a larger crowd to next year's event.

December 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Family+Health


Nativity display Saturday

Nativity sets from around the world will be displayed from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 302 E. Gen. Stewart Way in Hinesville. Admission is free.

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


Store's bear sale benefits Toys for Tots

Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Goody's, is raising funds for Toys for Tots through its "Bears that Care" plush-bears sale.

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


Supermarket of vet benefits in Savannah

The Supermarket of Veterans Benefits will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Department of Veterans Service at the Georgia National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.

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


DoD reviewing schools, including Stewart's

Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).

December 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | 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


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


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