As part of its initiative to educate parents, grandparents and caretakers on what it takes for students to achieve academic success, the Liberty County School System on Saturday held its first annual Title 1 Partners in Education Conference. More than 75 people came by the board of education office to participate in various workshops designed to inspire parents to take an active role in their children's education.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.
The Travel Show and Community Showcase is set for March 11 on Stewart and March 12 on Hunter.
Top Liberty County students and the teachers who most inspire them were recognized Thursday at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington. The event, held to honor local STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program) recipients, was sponsored by Georgia Power and Savannah Technical College. The chamber has honored STAR students and teachers for more than 30 years.
The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program recently announced the availability of free meals to children during summer break.
The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market staff has announced the return of the spring market, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. each Thursday from March through April in downtown Hinesville.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host five spring Family Days for students and their parents.
Armstrong Atlantic State University recently demonstrated why it's called a "military friendly" school.
Don't miss The Great Marne Scavenger Hunt, March 3-10.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling author Tami Hoag will headline the Savannah Book Festival's spring 2014 event at noon May 8 at The Landings Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.
The public is invited to the free, second annual Fort Stewart Cheerleading Showcase on Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.
DALLAS - American Warrior Networks Internet and TV services on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be discontinued, effective Feb. 20. In early June, Boingo will be the new provider at locations previously serviced by AWN.
A call for vendors is under way for the 2014 Earth Day Festival, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the YMCA soccer fields on Mary Lou Drive in Hinesville.
Using only cardboard and duct tape, could you build a boat that will carry a two-person crew the length of a swimming pool?
A fund has been set up to help a local family devastated by a fire last week.