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Schools changing report cards

Parents of students in Liberty County elementary schools no longer will find an alphabetical scale on their children's report cards this fall.

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

Work ahead to ensure smooth move

Do you have a move in your future? There is more to a successful move than just calling the first moving-company number you find in the telephone book.

June 23, 2013 | By David Uffington King Features | Family+Health

Foreign-exchange families sought

World Heritage Student Exchange Program seeks local host families for high-school students from more than 30 countries, including Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, Norway and more.

June 17, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Reduce West Nile risks this summer

Summer quickly is approaching, which means that mosquito activity soon will become more widespread. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, which can cause mild to serious illness. The best way to prevent WNV is to avoid mosquito bites.

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

WACH changes emergency room access

Currently, the Winn Army Community Hospital Emergency Department is accessible only from the entrance off 9th Street. New emergency signs have been posted to reflect the new entrance. The Niles Avenue entrance is closed to begin construction on the two-story, 43,637-square-foot emergency department, which is expected to be completed by fall 2014. It will built on the existing emergency-room parking lot.

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

Don't let your financial guard down

Some new reports say segments of the economy are springing back. Others aren't so positive.

June 14, 2013 | By David Uffington King Features | Family+Health

Prescribed fire on Stewart today

A prescribed fire will be conducted today in Liberty and Long counties. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long and Tattnall counties, will be carried out by Fort Stewart Forestry.

June 13, 2013 | Georgia Forestry Commission | Family+Health

Scholarship sweepstakes in reading program

HOUSTON COUNTY - The Georgia Public Library Service and the state's Path2College 529 Plan once again are partnering on the summer reading program and its summer reading program sweepstakes, which will award a child with a $5,529 college-savings contribution.

June 10, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Armstrong sets 'Become a Teacher' session

Armstrong Atlantic State University's college of education will host a "Become a Teacher" information session from 6-7 p.m. June 18 at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

June 10, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Middle school students try out careers

Liberty College and Career Academy CEO Tom Alexander pitches the charter school as "not your daddy's trade school," and about 70 middle-school students can say they participated last week in something that's "not your mama's summer camp."

June 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Family+Health

Library sets summer reading program

On June 4 at 9:30 a.m., the Military Child Education Coalition staff will present the last Storytime program at George P. Hays Library until fall.

May 27, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Post schools to lose five days to furloughs

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 22, 2013 - Students, teachers and parents of the Defense Department's schools can be confident that despite the department's upcoming civilian furloughs, the school year will start on time, the Department of Defense Education Activity's director said today.

May 23, 2013 | By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service | Family+Health

City counting mosquitoes, looking for control

Mosquitoes are major pests in Coastal Georgia, and according to the Mosquito Control experts with Hinesville's Department of Public works, they're not going away.

May 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health

Post's outdoor pools opening

Corkan and Bryan Village outdoor pools on Stewart and the Hunter outdoor pool and spray park open for the summer Saturday.

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

Little ones learn healthy habits

Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.

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

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