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How about something different for Easter

Coloring Easter eggs, hiding them and hunting for them has been a holiday staple for generations. Every now and then, however, Easter celebrants desire something different.

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


Exchange student program looks for hosts

CASE exchange-student programs invite Georgia families to host a high-school age exchange student for the upcoming school year starting in late August.

March 24, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Public invited to 'Walk for Shelter'

The second annual Good Friday Walk for Shelter starts at noon, March 29. According to event coordinator Jim McIntosh, the route for the five-mile walk begins at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 1370 Shaw Road and finishes at St. Philip's Episcopal Church at 302 Gen. Stewart Way.

March 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


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


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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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