As President Barack Obama's stimulus package heads into its last day of Senate debate, the Liberty County School System stands to gain a little more than $8 million allotted for construction, special education programs and Title 1 programs for low-income students.
ATLANTA - A lawmaker who wants to merge two historically black colleges in Georgia with nearby predominantly white institutions has teamed up with the head the state's Legislative Black Caucus in calling for a study committee to examine the move.
State Sens. Seth Harp and Emanuel Jones are backing a resolution recognizing the importance of the historically black schools. The resolution introduced Thursday also calls for a panel to investigate consolidating colleges in the state.
LUDOWICI - Long County students were treated like royalty on Jan. 23 for continuing to do well on their report cards.
After some planning and training, Midway Middle School finalized arrangements with the Liberty County Sheriff Office and installed its new school resource officer Jan.16 after a brief morning meeting.
According to Long County School's Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, Walker Middle School and Smiley Elementary School were both recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education as Title I Distinguished Schools for the 2008-09 school year.
Lewis Frasier Middle School's students of the month for December won lunch at Wendy's on Dec. 16.
A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be at Bradwell Institute to discuss financial aid Feb. 3.
Math is fun. Ask the students in Teressa Scott's third-grade class about working cooperatively to solve Sudoku puzzles.
Liberty Elementary School student Duane Fairfax won the 2008 DARE essay writing contest. Fairfax received a first-place certificate from LCSO Deputy Vernecia Mills. Mills and Deputy Cpl. James Caines, who taught Fairfax's DARE class.
Members of the Long County 4-H Club recently gathered at the courthouse and did their part to clean up the community.
LUDOWICI –– The Smiley Elementary School media center had a Pirate for Reading Party on Jan. 16 to promote reading through the school's Accelerated Reading program.
SAVANNAH - Due to a power outage in Hinesville, Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus classes are canceled and the campus is closed this evening, Thursday, Jan. 22.
Midway Middle School Builders Club PTO will have a Bingo Night on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
The 2008-09 YALL (Young Adult Liberty Leaders) completed their day of leadership for January at Liberty Regional Medical Center by dressing out in scrubs and going in the operating room. The group, formed by an agreement between Liberty County, the Board of Education and the Liberty County Health Department, meets monthly in venues throughout the county to experience and learn leadership principles. The group is made up of students from Liberty County High School, Bradwell and First Presbyterian Christian Academy.
On Dec. 17, Midway Middle School Student Council members visited the nursing home in Midway to bring holiday cheer to residents. They gave presents and sang holiday songs, taking requests from residents.
The Village Children's Learning Center celebrated its annual open house Sept. 25.
All Long County schools participated in National School Lunch Week, which took place Oct. 14-17.
Over the past several years, Armstrong State University has increasingly focused on its "military-affiliated" student population – that is, active-duty, reserve and National Guard service-members, retirees, veterans and their families.
Liberty County High School jumped over nearly 40 other schools in a contest to win $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry.
The Liberty County School System held a community forum last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, which included discussion on becoming a charter-school system.
The Liberty County High School FFA chapter volunteered at the Healthy Hinesville 5K on Saturday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit mental-health patients and awareness. FFA members manned the water stations at the quarter and half-way points for the 5K runners.
Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $22,000 Wednesday and Thursday to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The winning teachers were caught by surprise when Bright Ideas Prize Patrol members came to their classrooms to present them with giant balloon bouquets, gifts and checks.
Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, stopped by the Liberty County Pre-K Center on Tuesday morning as part of her state-wide tour to promote literacy and celebrate Georgia's Pre-K Month.
Students often are told that education is an investment that will pay off in the future. For 48 Bradwell Institute students, though, time spent studying is beginning to pay off now - quite literally.
Smiley Elementary School recently held its annual Curriculum Day/Picnic for Parents celebration.
Georgia will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 20-24 and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 20.
The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday heard an update from Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee regarding progress the district has made toward achieving its stated goals.
Liberty Elementary students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in style with authentic Hispanic garb, music and dancing - lots of dancing.
Coastal Pines Technical College recently announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
Donnie Pulliam was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Morehouse College on Oct. 4.