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Post's drive-through flu-shot clinic delayed

Due to the government shutdown, Fort Stewart's annual drive-through flu-shot clinic has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-17.

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


Stewart Refill Pharmacy expands coverage

Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, the Fort Stewart PX Refill Pharmacy will fill all new prescriptions from civilian providers in addition to continuing to serve as the primary refill prescription pick-up location. This change should decrease customers' wait time at the Winn Army Community Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, which will continue filling prescriptions for patients seen at Winn ACH.

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


Soldier, veteran pour hearts into community

Walter Helmick, commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46, received a standing ovation when he was named United Way veteran volunteer of the year last week. He rolled onto the stage in a motorized wheelchair and graciously accepted the award.

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


Soldiers rope 'em in at rodeo

Seventy-four soldiers packed their tackle boxes Saturday afternoon for a full day of fishing out of Fort McAllister Marina at the third annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo.

October 02, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Correspondent | Family+Health


Operation Rising Star now in round 3

Round three of the "Operation Rising Star," the Army's equivalent of "American Idol," begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rocky's Warrior Zone.

September 30, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Stewart opens Army Wellness Center

A new Army Wellness Center officially opened at Fort Stewart this week with a ribbon cutting by 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. John "Mike" Murray, Winn Army Community Hospital and Stewart-Hunter Medical Activity Command Commander Col. Kirk Eggleston, Winn Preventative Medicine Chief Lt. Col. Shannon Ellis, Wellness Center Director Megan Amadeo and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center manager John Gaddy.

September 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Post-wide yard sale is week away

Round three of the "Operation Rising Star" singing competition will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rocky's Warrior Zone. Round four will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 3.

September 23, 2013 | Special to the News | Family+Health


Dorchester teachers' descendants visit

Old family photographs brought the Dorchester Improvement Association in Midway and a Washington state couple together on Thursday to share a common history.

September 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Family+Health


Rain bringing out the critters

Spiders, snakes and other reptiles and insects are not among the attractions that draw people to Coastal Georgia.

September 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Healthcare reform workshop Tuesday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email assistant@libertycounty.org or call 368-4445.

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


Army's 'Idol' starts Thursday

Round one of the "Operation Rising Star," the Army's equivalent of "American Idol," begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rocky's Warrior Zone.

September 16, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Campaign on to expand Ronald McDonald House

SAVANNAH - Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire has announced a $500,000 Community Challenge campaign to raise funds for the expansion and renovation of the Savannah Ronald McDonald House.

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


Communities highlight facilities for military

Fort Stewart soldiers and family members learned about family adventures, hotel accommodations, dining, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities from Savannah and Hilton Head to Orlando at Tuesday's Fall Community Showcase and Travel Show.

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


Army's 'American Idol' starts next week

'Rock' Powerlifting & Bench Press Competition will be Saturday in the 4thIBCT Fitness Center. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m., briefing at 9:30 and lifting at 10:15.

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


Gains made in kids' health

Georgia is one of 19 states that have seen significant declines in childhood obesity, according to a recent study conducted by the CDC.

September 09, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | 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


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