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Birth: Jakayden Ky’aire Joseph

Birth: Jakayden Ky’aire Joseph

Jakayden Ky’aire Joseph was born at 10:02 p.m. July 12 to Lahiesha Joseph of Hinesville.

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Updated: jul. 29, 2014 8:00 p.m.
Local AKA chapter attends convention

Local AKA chapter attends convention

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Rho Omega Chapter recently attended the 66th international convention of the organization.  Over 11,500 members of the international organization participated in the weeklong event July 12-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center. During the event, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was installed as the 2014-18 international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The 2014-18 International Program will focus on the theme, “Launching New Dimensions of Service,” through which the sorority’s 265,000 members will address community needs via service programs.

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Updated: jul. 29, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Hineshouse campers take field to Atlanta

Hineshouse campers take field to Atlanta

The Hineshouse Project Inc. resident services staff and the Summer Learning Camp participants boarded a chartered bus early in the morning on July 11 at Regency Apartments and headed to Atlanta for a field trip.  

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Updated: jul. 29, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Church remembers young victims with school supplies

Church remembers young victims with school supplies

The silver lining of a tragic day in Long County two years ago is helping area kids get ready for school.

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Updated: jul. 29, 2014 12:20 p.m.
Musicians’ shed held in area

Musicians’ shed held in area

Hinesville firefighter and musician Marcus Barrett recently hosted a musicians’ shed at New Day Community Church. A shed is designed for musicians to practice music, usually with special care to be kept from being disturbed. Musicians from throughout Liberty County gathered to share gifts and music. Drums, keyboards, guitars and a few vocals were performed well into the night.  Barrett is working on the next event.

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Updated: jul. 29, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Birth: Emmett Xavier Moeller

Birth: Emmett Xavier Moeller

Emmett Xavier Moeller was born at 9:28 a.m. July 10 to Anna Moeller of Wyanet, Illinois, and Walter Moeller VI of Douglasville, Georgia.

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Updated: jul. 29, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Birth: Veralyn Clover Magallanes Flores

Birth: Veralyn Clover Magallanes Flores

Veralyn Clover Magallanes Flores was born at 10:37 a.m. July 9 to Lilia Magallanes Flores and Eric Magallanes Reyna of Lafayette, Indiana. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Veralyn weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

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Sound off for July 28

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Bistro nights returning to Thunder Run

Bistro nights returning to Thunder Run

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

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Hinesville toddler awaits new heart

Hinesville toddler awaits new heart

Six months ago, Brynslet Sellers was like other 2-year-olds, ready to play with her siblings or dress up in princess dresses and tiaras. In February, however, she was diagnosed with heart failure.

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2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

For the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, July 14-18 was a week of individual and team competitions. Spartan Week’s athletic battles marked the last time Spartan soldiers will compete or train as a brigade before the unit cases its colors this fall.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 7:30 a.m.
Coastal Endodontics welcomes new dentist

Coastal Endodontics welcomes new dentist

Coastal Endodontics, the home of “comfortable root canals” in coastal Georgia, recently announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff, hoping it will provide more flexible scheduling and shorter wait times for patients.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Healthy living takes lifelong learning

Healthy living takes lifelong learning

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the first graduates of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program in Savannah. They are all patients of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care and had participated in the 12-week program to learn about how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 5:00 a.m.
Health system welcomes new pediatrician to practice

Health system welcomes new pediatrician to practice

ST. MARYS — Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Camden Pediatrics, an affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, recently announced the addition of Lera “Liv” Fina, D.O., board-certified pediatrician, to the practice.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 3:00 a.m.
Governor OKs hire of 100 child protective service workers

Governor OKs hire of 100 child protective service workers

Gov. Nathan Deal recently approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has increased significantly since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 1:00 a.m.
Family Fun Day to kick off World Breastfeeding Week

Family Fun Day to kick off World Breastfeeding Week

SAVANNAH —La Leche League of Savannah is planning a “Family Fun Day” to kick off World Breastfeeding Week. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Event updates can be found at www.facebook.com/lllsavannah.

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Updated: jul. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Dr. C. Alan Scott, the medical director of the emergency department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, is appearing in two episodes of “Untold Stories of the ER” this summer.

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Updated: jul. 27, 2014 8:00 p.m.
Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

The end of summer vacation, when families begin preparing for their children to go back to school, often is a busy and exciting time of year.

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Updated: jul. 27, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

AUGUSTA — It’s been 50 years since the surgeon general’s office officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer and in the years that have followed, any number of measures have been introduced to entice, encourage and aid people in giving up lighting up.

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Updated: jul. 27, 2014 4:08 p.m.
Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

CHATHAM COUNTY — Officials from the Coastal Health District — which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties — are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes, which are a nuisance and can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and chikungunya.

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