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Beekeeping seminar at Oatland Island

SAVANNAH - Did you know that honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we consume? Think of a world without such things as apples, almonds and strawberries.

February 29, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Lakeside lodge offers variety of family fun

Georgia manages 63 state parks and historic sites, but only four lodges. One of those is George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge, a 700-acre lakeside getaway on the eastern banks of Lake Eufaula near the Alabama border.

February 29, 2012 | By Randy Murray | Family+Health


Workshop helps kids weather deployments

The Fort Stewart School Liaison Office and Liberty County School System will present a Living in the New Normal workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15 and 16 in the Liberty County Schools Transportation Building, 100 Techwood Drive off Airport Road in Hinesville.

February 29, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Learn the facts about pollution, take action

Part of 'being green' is understanding the facts that affect our environment. Let's get real here. The following phenomenons, from www.epa.gov/enviroed, actually are caused by the everyday choices we make. So get the facts - and then do something about them.

February 29, 2012 | By Sara Ann Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Family+Health


Chronic disease workshop is free

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is offering a free workshop focused on chronic disease management.

February 06, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Groundhogs disagree on forecast

LILBURN - The South's iconic groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, waddled out of his "Weathering Heights" mansion and failed to see his shadow on the Georgia red dirt.

February 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Family+Health


Strokes can hit the young too

WASHINGTON - When a stroke hits at 52, like what happened to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the reaction is an astonished, "But he's so young."

January 31, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Family+Health


No Child Left Behind weaknesses spotlighted

MIAMI - In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

January 31, 2012 | By Christine Armario Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Gold Star Wife bringing others in area together

Area Gold Star Wives of all eras will have the opportunity to meet and socialize for the first time in the area Friday when ladies - and gentlemen - will gather at the Georgia National Guard Armory in Savannah.

January 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Family+Health


Get healthy one month at a time

This time last year, Josh and I started making some changes to our lifestyle to become healthier people.

January 16, 2012 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Family+Health


Racing into the new year

Now that the new year is in full swing, the impetus for many runners in 2012 is to emerge from the fog of holiday overindulgence with a new body, a new lease on life, and just maybe, a slimmer waist line.

January 16, 2012 | By Magdalena Bresson | Family+Health


Walk MS: Georgia 2012 dates set

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter recently announced dates for Walk MS: Georgia 2012. The event is slated for Saturday, March 31, at Daffin Park in Savannah.

January 11, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


America hits brakes on health-care spending

WASHINGTON - Is health-care relief finally in sight?

January 11, 2012 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Chancellor to speak at AASU graduation

Commencement at an area univeristy, Armstrong Atlantic State University, will feature Henry "Hank" Huckaby, chancellor of the University of System of Georgia.

December 08, 2011 | Staff report | Family+Health


'I can hear you now' tests hearing

Among the health programs available to Soldiers and Families across the Marne Division, the Hearing Conservation Program has now added a new feature to the community. The Army Hearing Conservation Program assembled a hearing sound exhibit at building 419, across from the Furniture Store, Nov. 18.

December 08, 2011 | By Elvia Kelly Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Family+Health


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Heat advisory issued for today

Heat and humidity in our area is going to make it seem like it is 105 degrees today, so the National Weather Service's Charleston Office has issued a heat advisory.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Family+Health


Hunter soldier to sing tonight

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.

July 23, 2014 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Family+Health


Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Back-to-school fair on Hunter

A Community Activities, Information and Registration and Back-to-School Fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.

July 21, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 18, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Family+Health


Special ed students falling behind in Common Core

There are 6.5 million special-education students in the United States today, and most are falling further behind their peers under Common Core standards.

July 16, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News Service | Family+Health


Hosts sought for exchange students

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families in and around Hinesville for the 2014-15 academic school year.

July 09, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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