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Deployed mother stays close to children

FORWARD OPERATING BASE APACHE, Afghanistan, March 18, 2013 - When soldiers deploy, it means months of separation from family members, loved ones and friends. One of the hardest separations anyone can face is leaving behind a child.

March 18, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Christopher Clakeslee 1st HBCT 3rd ID | Family+Health


DUI court has first graduates

Four men and one woman on Wednesday turned a new page as the inaugural Liberty County DUI Court graduating class.

March 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Family+Health


Job fair for vets, military spouses

The "Hiring Our Heroes - Statesboro" hiring fair for veterans and military spouses will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Nesmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro.

March 15, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Class focuses on defense against rape

The Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department is partnering with the Hinesville Police Department to offer a self-defense training class for women.

March 15, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Camp for grieving children planned

Children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 18 months are invited to attend a weekend, overnight camp organized by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah's Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.

March 11, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


National Corn Dog Day is Saturday

Join Corkan Family Fun Center on National Corn Dog Day from noon-3 p.m. Saturday with $1.50 corn dogs from the concession stand. Check out the food and staff. For more information, call 767-4273.

March 11, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Foresters say prescribed burns prevent wildfires

Residents living near Fort Stewart probably have noticed a little smoke recently. Bob Tanner, fire operations team leader for Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch, said not to worry. He said the Army deliberately conducts "prescribed burns" in specific areas from March through June and over the Christmas holidays to prevent uncontrolled wildfires. Each area is burned on a three-year cycle, he said.

March 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Scholastic Sports Olympiad set

MARIETTA - The Georgia State Games and the Georgia Sports Foundation have created the Scholastic Sports Olympiad to encourage competition and physical fitness in Georgia schools.

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


Bryan Public Safety Day is April 13

The Bryan County Fire Department and the South Bryan Volunteer Firefighters Association will host their 11th annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13 at the First Baptist Church parking lot at 9184 Hwy 144 in Richmond Hill.

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


Father, son struggle with PTSD

Despite its hardships on families and personal risks to life and limb, military service often is a family tradition. Nicholas Rorro is the fifth of six generations to serve in the military. His son Curtis Rorro is the sixth generation soldier, but if Nick has any say about it, he'll be the last. Both soldiers are medically retired due to multiple physical injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

March 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Builder launches Operations Hero House

A local homebuilding company is doing its part to ensure a wounded warrior and his or her family will have a home suited to their needs.

March 06, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Family+Health


Annual green fees can save money

Golfers can save money by paying annual greens fees at Taylors Creek Golf Course or Hunter Golf Club. One fee covers both courses. Plus, you get coupons worth more than $200 in savings.

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


Transit changes routes

Beginning at 5:50 a.m. Monday, the Liberty Transit system implemented new routes and schedules in the area. The changes came following a strategic planning study conducted March-December 2012 by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

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


'If I was Mayor' contest for 6th graders

Hinesville sixth-graders are invited to participate in the Georgia Municipal Association's "If I Were Mayor, I Would …" essay contest.

February 28, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Easter activities planned on post

FMWR Briefs for Week of Feb. 28, 2013

February 25, 2013 | Special to Connect | 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


Military Family Day at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host Military Family Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Armstrong Sports Center, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

March 27, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Fine Arts Showcase for Liberty's schools

The Liberty County School System's Performing Arts Center hosted its first annual Fine Arts Showcase on March 20.

March 26, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Stories wanted for e-book

SAVANNAH - The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is calling for stories and tips from families with children with different abilities.

March 24, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Ruck march to helps veterans

It's not unusual for soldiers to take part in rucksack marches; it's a job requirement. Requirements aside, though, several Fort Stewart soldiers are volunteering to take part in a rucksack march Saturday, March 29.

March 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


State changes attendance requirements

The 2014-15 school year will bring changes for some children attending Georgia schools. Health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties want to make communities aware of those changes before the end of the current school year.

March 19, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


LCMS FBLA competes at state

Last month, 27 Long County Middle School FBLA members competed in the State Leadership Conference in Perry. They took part in events such as public speaking, creed recital, impromptu speaking, battle of the chapters, computer-related skills events and business-related testing events.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Family+Health


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