Hinesville Police Department Det. Howard spoke to John Wood and Andra Harris' advanced seventh-grade English class at Lewis Frasier Middle School last week to help the students with their class project, a mock trial from the book "The Outsiders."
Although many of the students at Lyman Hall Elementary are too young to remember the tragedy that rocked the nation Sept. 11, 2001, Principal Claire Blanchard says The Freedom Walk is an opportunity for students to join the community in commemorating the day as a lesson in history and social studies.
Local officials are looking for a downtown location for Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty operations, which have outgrown their Patriot Center site.
Several members of the Long County 4-H Club were recognized for their achievements.
LUDOWICI - After adding two portables classrooms last year and an additional one already this year, it appears the school system is still grappling with growth in Long County.
MOUNT VERNON - Six students from Liberty County qualified for the Dean's List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon, Georgia, for the spring 2008 semester, announced Dr. Ron Melton, provost.
SAVANNAH - Going to school just got sweeter for high school seniors at more than 40 schools in 20 Georgia counties because of the Drive for Perfection Program. Drive For Perfection, an initiative presented by Savannah Chevy dealers, including NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education, will award two students with 2009 Chevy Cobalts for perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school year.
Administrators say Liberty County schools are still in good shape even though the Georgia Department of Education declared the system did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind standards.
The Liberty County Panther marching band got a bit jazzier with the donation of two trombones and a clarinet, donated by the Hinesville Jazz/Poets Meet Up Group last Thursday.
Liberty County High School will offer tutoring for the Georgia High School Graduation Test 3:15-4:15 p.m. Aug. 25 through Sept. 11. This session is for 12th graders who will be taking the test during the September administration.
LUDOWICI - Thursday, Long County High School had its back-to-school freshman orientation. The night began at 4 with Principal Dr. Dolores Mallard welcoming incoming freshman and their parents.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College proudly announces Jason Williams as the college's new executive director of information technology.
Dressed out in T-shirts and shorts, Snelson-Golden Middle School students review expectations for physical education classes Aug. 12.
At 75 years old, retired educator Dr. Alexander Gardner Jr. continues to express his love for teaching by sharing his words of wisdom with students.
LUDOWICI -- All Long County schools made the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2007-08 year.
Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students, which will increase their access to real-world education and further ensure that the state is shaping a qualified future workforce. These programs will replace Georgia's current youth apprenticeship program.
Following a report at Tuesday's Liberty County Board of Education work session by Dr. Jennifer Walts, the system's new coordinator for evaluation, assessment and accountability, education leaders discussed steps necessary to improve students' writing skills.
The Liberty County School System has rescheduled the community forum that originally was set for Thursday, April 24. The third forum now will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway, in Flemington.
Three Bradwell Institute advanced-chorus students recently participated in the all-state chorus in Athens.
Long County High School will hold a curriculum night from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. According to Assistant Principal Sherry Lester, the event is being held to give parents and guardians the opportunity to meet with their children's teachers to discuss academic problems and review courses for next year. Parents also can get information on dual-enrollment opportunities and the accelerated program for college credit, Lester said, adding that orientation for incoming freshmen also will be at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. For more information on curriculum night, call Malinda Meadows or Rachel Wilkes at 545-2135.
The newly formed Thomas University chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society inducted its first members during an April 15 ceremony in the Balfour Chapel on TU's main campus. Hinesville native Donald Harris was among the 27 inductees.
Liberty County Schools received a district score of 72.6 in data released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education, falling short of the state average of 75.8.
The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.
Joseph Martin Elementary recently released its most recent honor roll:
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Hinesville Alumnae Chapter's 2013-14 scholarship applications are available for download at Hinesvillealumnae.com.
SAVANNAH - Starting this fall, students at Armstrong Atlantic State University will have the opportunity to earn a B.S. in business economics, expanding on one of the university's most popular degree tracks.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has selected the Gov. Nathan Deal and the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Southern alumna Jemelleh Coes as the speakers for the 2014 spring commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10.
On April 5, Armstrong Atlantic State University held a military family day for children whose parents are stationed on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
High-school seniors who graduate next month but still are unsure of which career path to take were introduced to a variety of options Friday during the Liberty County School System's first Diploma to Work event at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
Liberty County Board of Education members were introduced Tuesday to the school system's newly designed free app and taught a lesson in using social media. The Liberty County School System app will debut May 1, school officials said.