STATESBORO - Can't make it to campus? No problem. Georgia Southern University has launched an online tour that gives prospective students and their parents a first-hand look at its campus without having to leave home. The new tour is accessible from the University's Web site at www.georgiasouthern.edu.
Schools across Liberty County marked February as Black History Month with assemblies, lessons and special programs. Here are some photographs from the last week of the month.
After learning about a local civil rights leader, First Presbyterian Christian Academy freshman Emily Hickey said she was inspired to compete in the Georgia Historical Society's essay and speech contest. Her entry, featuring former Savannah NAACP President Westley Wallace Law, won second place.
Frank Long Elementary School recently had its spelling bee for fourth-and fifth-graders. Winners from class bees competed for school honors.
Liberty County School children are a lot like superheroes, both need a lot of strength to meet the challenges they face every day.
Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 p.m.: Science on Tuesday and Thursday, English on Monday and Wednesday, math on Monday and Wednesday, social studies on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have questions, call the school at 876-4316.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education is considering moving the pre-K center from near the high school, to Smiley Elementary School.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy sent seven middle school band members to participate in the Georgia Independent School Association's Middle School Honor Band.
Frank Long Elementary students are doing an outstanding job with Accelerated Reader and reading. Classes are challenging each other as they compete for points and prizes.
Fifth-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary recently participated in the eighteenth annual DARE culmination ceremony.
The Liberty County School System job fair will be from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the board of education office, 200 Bradwell St., in Hinesville.
Live Oak Public Libraries' February programs
• Preschool story time
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers trying to hack $2.2 billion from the state's budget have grown frustrated with the state's higher education system, which they say hasn't borne its fair share of the cuts.
Angry legislators have made veiled threats and introduced a handful of proposals aimed at exerting more control. The first, which passed the House 158-1 on Tuesday, could slow an effort by the technical college system to merge its campuses by requiring legislative approval first.
Liberty Elementary School Media Specialist Mona Phillips announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its involvement with the school's Accelerated Reader program. Phillips received a grant for $1,500 from Target. The proceeds have been used to create a warm and inviting area in which students will be reading, read to and participating in activities to promote literacy. Parents and community members are invited to drop in at the media center during school hours to see the improvements made possible by the Target grant.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education discussed the possibility of losing a lot of state dollars for the 2009-10 year at their Feb. 9 meeting.
The Liberty County Board of Education recently approved a new three-year contract, worth $190,000 a year, for Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.
The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours courses for all teachers beginning this month.
Teachers in Liberty County are paid as much or more than their colleagues across the state of Georgia, according to Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese.
Starting school can be overwhelming for a 4-year-old.
Armstrong state releases lecture-series schedule
Interstate Credit Union recently announced that Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Denise Blackmon had won its annual Extreme Classroom Makeover Contest.
The Hineshouse Project Inc. selected and sponsored local recent high-school graduates or current high-school students to attend a youth-leadership conference, "Call of Duty: Making a Difference," hosted by the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities from July 25-27 at the University of Georgia in Athens.
The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Tia Ayana Gonzalez of Hinesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in science.
The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours (FLASH) courses for all teachers beginning this month. One-hour FLASH courses, held on announced days, will provide resources, tools and take-away items for the teachers' toolkits. For each 10 FLASH courses completed, educators will earn one Professional Learning Unit.
For the past 15 years, the Liberty County School System has contracted the Student Transition and Recovery Program as a means for discipline and behavior intervention.
James Long of Ludowici has won of the Interstate Resources Scholarship Program sponsored by Interstate Resources, Inc.
The Long County Recreation Department held its annual Back-to-School Bash on last Saturday, and according to Randy Simmons, this year's turnout was one of the largest since the event's inception.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will put on the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Aug 21, at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
Though Coastal Georgia's summer weather is far from over, summer vacation officially ended for Liberty County School System students Wednesday.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently was named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active-duty military students.