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Local girl heads student government

Elizabeth Pirkle, daughter of Bob and Laura Pirkle, was elected student council president for 2008-09 at Savannah Country Day School. The president is voted on by all of the school's students.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grandparents bring something special to classrooms

Smiley Elementary School held a "Goodies for Grandparents Day" Friday, in honor of National Grandparents Day, which was Sept. 7. The day kicked off as Principal David Edwards welcomed a packed gymnasium at Smiley.

October 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


State top educator on morning show

ATLANTA -- Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox says her two children were "pretty nervous" for her when she appeared on the Fox television program "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Advocates for gifted children organizing

The newly formed Liberty County Association for Gifted Children met Tuesday to inform parents about the new program.

October 04, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


HPD detective helps with in-class investigation

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."

October 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Students to stage 9/11 Freedom Walk

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.

September 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Downtown campus eyed for AASU

Local officials are looking for a downtown location for Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty operations, which have outgrown their Patriot Center site.

September 16, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Education


Long 4-H wraps up productive summer

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club were recognized for their achievements.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long schools add portables to handle growth

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.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Local students make Brewton-Parker Dean's List

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.

September 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Apple for teacher, Chevy Cobalt for student

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.

September 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools explain AYP ranking

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.

September 10, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


Group is spreading music

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.

September 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


LCHS offers graduate test tutoring

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.

September 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County schools open Monday

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.

September 02, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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Liberty High jumps into top 100

Liberty County High School jumped over nearly 40 other schools in a contest to win $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Charter program discussed at forum

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.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Education


Liberty FFA volunteer at run

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.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers 'Bright Ideas' earn $22,000

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.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


First Lady Deal reads to Liberty pre-K students

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.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Bradwell, NMSI show students the money

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.

October 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Parents picnic at Smiley

Smiley Elementary School recently held its annual Curriculum Day/Picnic for Parents celebration.

October 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Bus drivers, safety being recognized

Georgia will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 20-24 and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 20.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE hears update from superintendent

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.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


LES celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Liberty Elementary students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in style with authentic Hispanic garb, music and dancing - lots of dancing.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Coastal Pines named military friendly

Coastal Pines Technical College recently announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS grad inducted into society

Donnie Pulliam was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Morehouse College on Oct. 4.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long 4-Hers thank commissioner

Members from the Long County 4-H Club presented a plaque to Long County Commissioners on Tuesday to thank them for their support.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grant promotes technology in classrooms

CenturyLink is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local leaders participate in Georgia Pre-K Week

Liberty County elected officials, civic leaders and school administrators heard Liberty County Pre-K Center staff tout the importance of early education last week during visits in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week, a state-wide celebration.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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