Rising ninth-grader Kevin Morris has been playing piano for almost four years but is considering picking up another instrument after the Music Alive! event at the public library Tuesday morning.
Sandi Rentz, a third-grade teacher at Smiley Elementary, was named WTOC's Top Teacher. Mrs. Rentz has been teaching third grade at Smiley Elementary for three years. She has taught a total of seven years. Mrs. Rentz emphasizes a love for learning to her students.
Latosha L. Adams and Katie D. Haymans, both of Hinesville, made South Georgia College's Spring 2008 Dean's List, according to an announcement made today by Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carl B. McDonald.
Faculty members of Smiley Elementary joined to honor Nancy Carter and John Carter for their years of dedication and service as Georgia educators. A celebratory dinner was held at the Jekyll Island Resort, and a PowerPoint presentation, which depicted two lives obviously dedicated to family and teaching, served as a tribute to the retirees.
Commencement for the 424-member Saint Martin's University Class of 2008 took place Saturday, May 10, at the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin's University.
Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.'s annual "Back to School Rally" is more than a month away, but organizers are spreading the word early, hoping to bring in an even larger crowd than normal.
Elementary students got the celebrity treatment at a May 14 Board of Education event where they were honored for their performance at this year's Georgia Student Media Festival.
Georgia Southern University students from the Liberty County area have been named to the President's List for the Spring 2008 term. These students have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester.
The two top spellers from each third-grade class participated in Smiley Elementary's annual spelling bee. After many rounds, Cammie Hannula was named the winner for the 2007-2008 school year. First place went to Trevelyan Geer; second place went to Kylee Proffitt, and third place went to Christopher Lewis. All participants received a certificate and gift bag. Winners were awarded a certificate and trophy.
A Midway Middle School teacher will travel halfway around the world to see what it is like on the other side of the desk as part of a study tour with the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.
LUDOWICI -- Smiley Elementary had its annual Spring Fling on May 6.
The following area students are Spring 2008 graduates of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga.
Sixth-graders at Lewis Frasier Middle School recently reached a helping hand back to the grade below by raising enough money for the younger students to get their reward for graduating from the DARE program.
The Long County Board of Education recently narrowed the field of superintendent candidates from 20 to 3.
Long County High School held its 2008 Senior Banquet on May 22 at the school cafeteria. Many graduating seniors received awards for outstanding achievement.
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.