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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


Women's flag football league organizing

Represent the 3rd ID Oct. 20 in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C., by being one of the top three men or women finishers in a qualifier race on Donovan Field Saturday.

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


Hair stylist at shelter benefit

Hair stylist Patrick Lomantini will be in Savannah from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Marigold Beauty Concepts, 8412 Abercorn St. in Savannah providing haircuts for a minimum donation of $20 to benefit the Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence (GARD) in Pembroke.

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


Veterans urged to help with wounded warriors

Members and leaders of local veterans' organizations attended Tuesday's meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 at the Golden Hibachi Buffet on Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The veterans came to hear guest speaker Lt. Col. Rose Deck, commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart.

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


School year off to smooth start

The bell signaling the first day of the 2013-14 academic year rang Wednesday, and students toting backpacks returned to Liberty County School System's schools.

August 09, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


What's tax exempt?

Georgia retailers are not supposed to charge sales tax on many purchases Friday and Saturday. It's a "sales tax holiday" ordered by the state.

August 07, 2013 | Staff report | 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


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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