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DoD reviewing schools, including Stewart's

Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).

December 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Holiday cheer spreads into area

Monday night's seventh annual Christmas in the Park was one of the largest ever, with hundreds of families filling Bradwell Park and the Commerce Street area to see Santa and his reindeer, ride a train or horse-drawn carriage and enjoy live entertainment.

December 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Schools trying to keep kids in class

The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.

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


Trees, lights, festivities beckon Christmas

The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life at a lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 02, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Former paratrooper shares memories

One doesn't have to be crazy to be a paratrooper, but one does have to be tough.

December 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Volunteers needed to decorate Fort Stewart

Those who would like to brighten the holidays for service members on Fort Stewart are invited to sponsor or set up light displays.

November 27, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Program puts wounded warriors on water

The marshes at WaterWays Township are a perfect place to boat, fish and kayak in peace. It's no wonder the volunteers and coordinators of Coastal Georgia's Heroes on the Water Program decided to return to the area Saturday for the second time this year, offering service members the chance to fish, paddle and enjoy a day on the water.

November 27, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Family+Health


Tree lightings on Stewart and Hunter

The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life at a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

November 25, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Holiday events being scheduled

Fort Stewart Youth Sports winter registration runs until Dec. 6.

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


Churches collecting for Christmas project

Twelve area churches will serve as drop-off points during the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoe-box gifts from Nov. 18-25.

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


Rotarians hear MEDDAC commander's plans

Col. Kirk Eggleston, commander of Stewart-Hunter Medical and Dental Activity and Winn Army Community Hospital, was the guest speaker for the Hinesville Rotary Club meeting-luncheon Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn.

November 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Thank a military family

Welcome to the first of many military-life columns. Whether it is among civilian friends or military colleagues, military life presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Your neighbors, children's friends and strangers in the grocery store all have been affected in different ways by the military. In our community especially, we live, work and play next to military families without realizing it.

November 13, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Columnist | Family+Health


Video game tournament at Rocky's

Rocky's Warrior Zone will host a two-night gaming tournament that will feature PlayStation 4 demonstrations from 8-midnight Thursday and Xbox One from 8-midnight Nov. 21.

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


Fort Morris' part of Revolution relived

"Come & Take It," a Revolutionary War encampment, will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Fort Morris State Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road, 7 miles east of Interstate 95 near Midway.

November 09, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Author believes in healing with humor

Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.

November 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Family+Health


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Registration begins for 2014-15 pre-K

ATLANTA - Georgia's pre-K Program has begun registration for the 2014-15 school year.

March 13, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


BI wins Reading Bowl

Bradwell Institute won the 2014 Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition.

March 12, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


High schools earn state recognition

Liberty County School System's two high schools were named to Georgia's Access and Support Schools list last month. This distinction shows that 30 percent of the district's students who identify as African-American or Hispanic have taken advanced-placement courses and earned scores of 3 or higher on their AP exams.

March 12, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Scuba lessons offered this month

Learn to scuba dive with BOSS and First Coast Divers of Jacksonville March 21-23.

March 10, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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


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


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


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