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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


Travel show is next week

The Travel Show and Community Showcase is set for March 11 on Stewart and March 12 on Hunter.

March 03, 2014 | Special to Connect | 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


Scavenger hunt wins prizes

Don't miss The Great Marne Scavenger Hunt, March 3-10.

February 24, 2014 | Special to Connect | 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


Cheerleading showcase Saturday

The public is invited to the free, second annual Fort Stewart Cheerleading Showcase on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.

February 17, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Stewart, Hunter changing Internet providers

DALLAS - American Warrior Networks Internet and TV services on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be discontinued, effective Feb. 20. In early June, Boingo will be the new provider at locations previously serviced by AWN.

February 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | 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


Stewart/Hunter to host cemetery tour

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will host its annual Spring Historic Communities Council Meeting and cemetery visit Friday.

April 14, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Carnival coming to Hunter

Carnival Tyme, featuring 19 rides, games, food and fun for children and adults, opens a four-day run at Hunter Army Airfield Thursday.

April 14, 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


Testing remediation set for classtime

For the first time ever, the Liberty County School System will conduct Criterion Referenced Competency Test remediation during the school year. In years past, remediation for the standardized tests was held during the summer, school officials said.

March 30, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Family+Health


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