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Baptist site blocked, unblocked on Stewart

The Southern Baptist Convention's website temporarily was blocked last week on numerous military installations, according to an April 24 report by Fox News. A Fort Stewart chaplain, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed that Fort Stewart was among the bases where the SBC website was blocked, and he remains skeptical about the reasons given for the block.

May 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


WACH dietician shares autism experience

Autism is a disorder with no known cause or cure and, according to the Centers for Disease Control, cases of it are increasing.

May 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Don't hurt yourself saving money

Just because the doctor prescribes a medication doesn't mean we take it.

May 03, 2013 | By David Uffington King Features | Family+Health


Tech school GPA lowered for HOPE

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation that will lower the grade-point average requirement for the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical-college system.

May 01, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Pre-K registration is Saturday

Pre-K registration for the Liberty County School System will be from 8 a.m.-noon at 206 Bradwell St. Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. The following documents are required: original birth certificate; Social Security card; Georgia certificate of immunization (3231); Georgia certificate of ear, eye and dental (3330); proof of address; proof of residency (lease or property-tax statement); and photo ID of parent or guardian (guardianship documents if applicable). Children do not have to be present for registration. For information, call 876-0773.

April 26, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Stars for Heroes at restaurants

Hardee's customers can assist military families during the third annual Stars for Heroes campaign.

April 26, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Civilians, military forming health alliance

A civilian-military health-care alliance recommended by a 2012 Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership study is taking shape, despite not having funding.

April 26, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Family+Health


BoE OKs sex education material

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday approved sexual-education resources in accordance with state guidelines.

April 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Family+Health


Trapper makes coastal life safer

Living in coastal Georgia can present unique opportunities. Discovering an alligator living in your subdivision might be one of those.

April 24, 2013 | By Kim Wade Correspondent | Family+Health


Blue Man Group performs in Savannah

A Leisure Travel trip on May 13 takes you to the Savannah Civic Center for a Blue Man Group performance, described as a live celebration of art, technology, and music. It is science, laughter and a creative urge.

April 22, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Importance of vaccinations stressed

National Infant Immunization Week, which is April 20-27, is a time to recognize the importance of immunizations.

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


Winn upgrades MRI system

Winn Army Community Hospital hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday behind WACH's emergency department to celebrate the grand opening of the facility's new Toshiba Vantage Titan 3T magnetic resonance imaging medical system.

April 19, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Teens think twice after 'maze'

Bradwell Institute students have geared up for prom this week with spirit-oriented activities, but they've also been given opportunities to ponder the ripple effects that stem from their choices.

April 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Family+Health


Vets urged to consider public safety jobs

Veterans from as far away as Peach County came to Glennville on Wednesday to compete for hundreds of law-enforcement jobs open to former military members.

April 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Forum connects veterans with VA representatives

Veterans in Georgia's 1st District have an advocate in their congressman. During Monday's annual Veterans Services Forum at Armstrong Atlantic State University Center, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., urged veterans having problems with their disability claims through the Department of Veterans Affairs to contact his office for assistance.

April 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


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Bistro Night returning to Thunder Run

Bistro Night returns to Thunder Run restaurant at Club Stewart Friday.

July 28, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Heat advisory issued for today

Heat and humidity in our area is going to make it seem like it is 105 degrees today, so the National Weather Service's Charleston Office has issued a heat advisory.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Family+Health


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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