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Much of South being hit by winter

JACKSON, Miss. - Winter storms punching across the Southeast coated roads in northern Mississippi and western Tennessee with hazardous ice, causing several road accidents Tuesday, authorities said. There also were reports of scattered flooding and power outages around the region.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Family+Health


NFL championship games Sunday at Rocky's

Watch the AFC and NFC Championship games Sunday at Rocky's Zone, where there's no cover charge and not a bad seat in the house.

January 14, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Gas prices expected to drop this year

NEW YORK - At least gasoline should cost you less in 2013.

January 13, 2013 | By Johnathan Fahey Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Flu hits early and, in some places,hard

NEW YORK - From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients.

January 11, 2013 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Army expanding Fort Stewart hospital

Military and community leaders gathered Thursday morning outside Winn Army Community Hospital for a groundbreaking ceremony, kicking off construction of the hospital's Phase II expansion.

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


Site helps families plan for deployment

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has launched a new resource to help troops and their families plan for the "before, during and after" of deploying.

January 10, 2013 | By Karen Parish American Forces Press Service | Family+Health


Cliff legislation affects military, civilian pay

WASHINGTON - The legislation that President Barack Obama signed last week that postponed the fiscal cliff means changes to military and civilian paychecks, Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials said today.

January 08, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | Family+Health


Get fit in the New Year

If you are looking to get fit, the Aerobic-Thon & Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Newman Fitness Center may be for you.

January 07, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Avoid these home-seller mistakes

Now that the housing market has finally begun to stabilize and interest rates remain at historically low levels, more and more homebuyers and sellers are dipping their toes back in the water.

January 07, 2013 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Weight assessments to become required

Beginning Jan. 1, all patients seen at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield medical facilities will have their BMI calculated at every medical appointment, regardless of clinic specialty or purpose of appointment, as part of a new program, according to a news release from Army Medical Department Activity on Fort Stewart.

December 20, 2012 | Fort Stewart MEDDAC | Family+Health


Scandal sparks Army day care probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 31 people were suspended from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions including fourth-degree sexual assault and drug use, a defense official said Wednesday.

December 20, 2012 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Wreaths honor fallen Fort Stewart troops

A display of 10 or more bright red poinsettias stood between a color guard and bleachers filled with families, soldiers and friends of fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were honored Saturday at the sixth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony on Cottrell Field.

December 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Rock marathon adds 3 years in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will be keeping Savannah on its tour schedule through 2016.

December 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Family+Health


Hayride in place of sleigh-ride

Holiday decorations will transform the Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 into a yuletide fun land from 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.

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


Lawmaker donates air miles to troops

AUGUSTA - Members of Congress rack up lots of frequent flyer miles traveling between their home states and Washington. One lawmaker from Georgia is donating his miles to sick and wounded members of the military.

December 10, 2012 | Associated Press | 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


Military Family Day at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host Military Family Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Armstrong Sports Center, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

March 27, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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