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Bike tours at Harris Neck Refuge

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge will host free bike tours Sept. 1 and 8 as part of its new Conservation Cycle program.

August 31, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


USDA eyes whether tainted beef entered food supply

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.

August 22, 2012 | AP | Family+Health


Adventures in Museumland

Entertaining children is not my strong suit.

August 22, 2012 | By Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Family+Health


Bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The roadside bomb that exploded outside Andrew Robinson's Humvee in Iraq six years ago broke the Marine staff sergeant's neck and left him without use of his legs. It also cast doubt on his ability to father a child, a gnawing emotional wound for a then-23-year-old who had planned to start a family with his wife of less than two years.

August 20, 2012 | Eric Tucker AP | Family+Health


Free day in the parks

Put away your wallet and pull out your fishing pole. Visitors to Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, Sept. 29 as part of "Your State Parks Day." Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the celebration brings attention to ways that parks enrich communities, plus the importance of local volunteerism. Parking is normally $5 at state parks, and admission ranges from $2.50 to $10 at state historic sites.

August 20, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion Wednesday, prohibiting tobacco company logos on cigarette packs that will instead show cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sickly children.

August 15, 2012 | AP | Family+Health


Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races set for Sept. 15.

14th Annual Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races are set for Sept. 15.

August 15, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Girlfriends night at Cypress Creek

Bring your BFF out for some miniature golf during our Girlfriends Day from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Cypress Creek Adventure Golf. Buy one game at regular price and your friend gets a game free. For more information, call 767-4273.

August 13, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Military sexual assault is focus of YouTube series

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The enormous obstacles and emotional torment that a female solider confronts in reporting a sexual assault in the military are the focus of the three-part Web series "Lauren" debuting Monday on YouTube's new channel WIGS, which focuses on drama for women.

August 13, 2012 | AP | Family+Health


Ouch! July in US was hottest ever in history books

WASHINGTON (AP) - This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

August 08, 2012 | AP | Family+Health


Kid's cholesteral down; obesity remains same

ATLANTA - Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.

August 08, 2012 | AP | Family+Health


Day care, pre-school slots available

Registration is underway for children selected through a lottery to attend a state-funded pre-K program at one of the two Fort Stewart Child Development Centers.

August 07, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Is your problem gluten? Or faddish eating?

ATLANTA (AP) - It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.

July 31, 2012 | AP | Family+Health


A record for Tybee's turtles

Unless they're ill and purposely strand on a beach somewhere, the great cetaceans - whales, dolphins and their air-breathing ilk - never have much of a reason to haul themselves ashore. As a matter of fact, none of the behemoths of the deep oceans are ever seen on land whilst in perfect health.

July 31, 2012 | By Bill DeYoung Connect Savannah | Family+Health


Soda companies racing for a new sweet spot

NEW YORK (AP) - Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

July 26, 2012 | By Candace Choi AP | Family+Health


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Hunter soldier to sing tonight

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.

July 23, 2014 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Family+Health


Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Back-to-school fair on Hunter

A Community Activities, Information and Registration and Back-to-School Fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.

July 21, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 18, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Family+Health


Special ed students falling behind in Common Core

There are 6.5 million special-education students in the United States today, and most are falling further behind their peers under Common Core standards.

July 16, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News Service | Family+Health


Hosts sought for exchange students

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families in and around Hinesville for the 2014-15 academic school year.

July 09, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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