Three high school students recently received $500 scholarships from the Liberty County Emancipation Proclamation Committee.
The Liberty County YMCA will host YMCA After Glow: Interdenominational Youth Outreach on the third Sundays of each month from 7-9 p.m. No membership is required. Activities will include swimming, arts and crafts, teen talk, board games and more. For more information, call 368-9622.
Special to the Courier With the start of school, students are again rushing to be on time, parents are getting them on their way, and drivers are going about their business. "This is a critical time of the year," Ray Palermo, director of public information for Teachers' Insurance Plan, said. "Drivers need to re-acclimate themselves to having children on and near the road, particularly at rush hours. And, both children and parents need to get ...
GED tests will be given in Jesup at the Scott Polytechnical Center, Room 434, from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 10-11.
Registration is under way for the 2007-2008 Liberty County Recreation Department's after-school program.
The Georgia Southern University chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society recently inducted 242 new members. To become a member of Phi Eta Sigma, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater during their freshmen year at the University.
The Ludowici High School classes of 1972 and 1973 are planning their combined class reunion for Aug. 25 at Cooper's Point, Eulonia. For more information, call Betty or Revis Baxter at (912) 545-2470, Dale Horne at (912) 545-9602, Danny Mummey at (912) 368-2029, Marie Middleton at (912) 545-9750, Belinda McLendon at (912) 877-2986 or Bobbie Kate Craddock at (912) 842-2292.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church had so many calls from parents needing help buying school uniforms the Rev. Micky Jackson announced the church would assist. The pastor's wife, Shyre Jackson, along with several other people, including teachers, went to ProFeet to make the purchases and then sort the clothes. Below, children model uniforms at a back-to-school Rally at the church.
The beginning of classes in Liberty County public schools is going smoothly, even with a new uniform policy as well as the usual back-to-school transition.
The faculty and staff of Glennville Christian Academy are in training for the 2007-08 school year.
The Long County 4-H Club hosted its 2007 awards reception Thursday at the Long County High School cafeteria.
The Coastal Empire Council and the Liberty District, Boy Scouts of America, will be host a fall recruitment campaign at Liberty County Elementary Schools in the coming weeks.
Liberty County's public schools kick off their 2007-2008 school year today with open house on all campuses.
Wal-Mart Vision Center hosted its second annual Back to School Sponge Bob Coloring contest and announced its winner Wednesday. Vision Center manager Karen Kittle presented Leah Robinson, 9, with a Sponge Bob book bag filled with school supplies. She also received a bouquet of balloons and an assortment of educational games. Many children participated in the event and the contestants were narrowed down by the associates of the vision center who chose their six favorites. ...
Four students received Sen. Rene' D. Kemp Memorial Scholarships. Recipients were Bradwell Institute seniors QuaCherra R. Mason and Deirdre Nicole Bhimull and Liberty County High seniors Amanda Kathleen Herring and Nicholas James Radunske who were awarded $1,000 scholarships. The presentations were made by Judge Charles Paul Rose Jr. who serves as chairman of the scholarship committee.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School third-graders recently participated in a book fair in which students "own the character" by dressing the part of a character from their chosen books.
Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).
The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.
Several Button Gwinnett Elementary School students participated in an essay contest for third- through fifth-graders. They wrote on the topic "How can fundraiser money be used to help students and teachers at Button Gwinnett?"
The Bert Show, a syndicated morning radio show broadcast daily on more than a dozen stations, is collecting letters of thanks so every soldier stationed or deployed outside the United States can receive an expression of gratitude on Thanksgiving. Waldo Pafford Elementary students wrote about 450 thank-you letters to contribute to the collection. WPE school counselor Tia Kittles said she was pleased with the students' effort.
Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Christiana Capp's sixth-grade art class made a banner to welcome home troops returning from deployment.
Long County Middle School FBLA officers traveled Nov. 12-13 to Athens to attend the 2013 Fall Leadership Conference. At the conference, the officers attended a general session where the club was given an award for placing second in the state with its rally chapter banner. The banner's theme was "Leading others every day - that's the Wildcat way! Follow the wildcat tracks to success."
Math teacher Lisa Knight, a 2004 Liberty County High School graduate, was named teacher of the year Thursday during the Liberty County School System 2013 Teacher of the Year celebration dinner at Bradwell Institute.
Members of the Liberty County High School National Honors Society and Student Council did a trick-or-treat food drive Oct. 28 in Hinesville. The students asked for donations of canned goods from residents. Club members collected more than 370 canned goods. All the proceeds were donated to Manna House of Liberty County at 100 Commerce St.
Liberty County 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.
Schools in Liberty County have been celebrating children's literature throughout this month.
Button Gwinnett and Taylors Creek Elementary schools were recently named to Georgia's Reward Schools list for 2013. Taylors Creek was one of 78 Georgia schools named a highest-performance school, and Button Gwinnett was among the 156 highest-progress schools across the state.
Fourteen educators have been nominated for this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year honor. Each was chosen as their individual school's teacher of the year. This is the second part of the Courier's effort to profile these dedicated educators before the system-wide teacher of the year is announced next week.
Thirteen teachers and one media specialist have been nominated to be this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year.
The Delta GEMS visited Liberty County Head Start in Riceboro on Monday to help pre-schoolers understand Veterans Day.