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Home sales down from last year

Liberty and Long County home sales currently are sluggish compared to a year ago, but local real-estate agents say home prices are on the rise.

March 23, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Family+Health


Focus on preventing brain injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. As part of its observance, Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Restoration Clinic partnered Wednesday with Fort Stewart's Installation Safety Office and the post's fire department to hold a Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention expo outside the main Post Exchange.

March 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Look out for snakes

"Snake!" It's one of those exclamatory words that cause some people to panic. Some people freeze instantly, afraid to take another step, while others begin a series of steps that look like they're auditioning for Riverdance. Nonetheless, as temperatures get warmer and flora and fauna show signs of spring in Coastal Georgia, encounters with snakes are common.

March 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Easter egg roll downtown Saturday

The first-ever Classic Hinesville Downtown Easter Egg Roll, hosted by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, runs from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday. The event at Bryant Commons will include an Easter-egg roll, kite flying, a bunny spot, readings by children's author Stephanie Sisler, sports, crafts and an Easter market.

March 20, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


College focusing on military children

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education will focus on children whose parents are based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield at a Military Parent and Children's Activity Day.

March 19, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Plan now for post-wide garage sale

It's time for a little spring cleaning. The Post-Wide Housing Garage Sale is an opportunity to make a dollars from things no longer needed.

March 18, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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


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