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Website for military families up, running

POSTED: February 11, 2009 11:15 a.m.
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www.connectstewarthunter.com

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A new, online community has been established for military families of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

Connect Stewart/Hunter (www.connectstewarthunter.com) went live last week. It was launched by Morris Multimedia of Hinesville.

"We’re happy to be able to bring this product online," MMH Publisher Mark Griffin said. "The soldiers and their families who come to live in our area deserve all the support we can provide. And this new site has lots of avenues to offer support."

It should also offer opportunities to area businesses to reach into the largest population group in the area

"It’s a great way for advertisers throughout the region to reach into our military community," MMH Marketing Director Cynthia Barnes said.

MMH also publishes the Coastal Courier in Hinesville, Bryan County News in Richmond Hill, the area PennySaver and niche publications. It maintains Web sites for the Courier, News, and area dining and real estate guides. And it is the contract publisher of Fort Stewart/HAAF’s Frontline newspaper.

The resources of all those publications are being used to provide local news, features and entertainment on Connect Stewart/Hunter.

The emphasis of the site, however, is on entertainment and what soldiers and their families are doing. And that is where the community comes in because users can contribute content; blogs, photos, events and more.

That part of the site is called Ft. Stewart/Hunter Life, and it is easy to use once you register. It’s free to register. You’ll just need to think up a username and password, and have a working e-mail account.

The entertainment focus of the site is supplemented by sister publications and Web sites in Savannah and Statesboro, both also called Connect. We also use national syndications and the Associated Press to assure interesting content on the site at all times.

While the focus of the site is the military, civilians in the area will also find the entertainment features helpful in planning their off time, according to Web editor Pat Watkins.

 

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