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.
In the midst of planning many construction projects the Liberty County Board of Education is also making sure present projects are completed.
In his annual School Construction Bond Package, which topped $318 million, Gov. Sonny Perdue awarded Liberty County $91,753 for construction projects.
Jeffrey Lopez and David Purcur of the Liberty County High School Panther Band participated in the Georgia State Honor Band competition and were selected for the State High School Honor Band.
Jan. 20 will forever be etched in history. So Joseph Martin Elementary School Principal Sue Tolley and staff wanted to make sure their students would have memories of the day when America swore in its first African-American president.
The Liberty County Pre-K Center attracted more than 250 people for its recent Winterfest celebration, despite the cold temperatures.
Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 pm.; 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.
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.
Classes might have just ended Friday at Lewis Frasier Middle School, but the students left something to grow on for the next school year.
With the leaps and bounds being made in technology, a robotic future isn’t too far out of reach, especially given the amount of jobs ripe to be replaced by computers.
ALBANY - Three area students have made the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester at Darton State College.
Walker Elementary School in Ludowici had its annual CHAMPS graduation for participating fifth-grade classes.
The 2015 senior class at Bradwell Institute walked onto Olvey Field on Saturday evening for the last time as high-school students.
SAVANNAH - The Armstrong Liberty Center, which serves as the Hinesville location for Armstrong State University, will offer a new master's degree in Professional Communication and Leadership starting in the fall.
A state university in California has decided that anthropology can be substituted for U.S. history, raising the ire of at least one history professor, who thinks something vital is lost in the exchange.
As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectiveness and value.
The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to support a testing opt out bill that is strongly opposed by the state's governor, Delaware Online reports.
The life of a schoolteacher isn’t easy. In fact, being a teacher might be the most stressful job in the world.
With the possible extinction of in-state tuition and rising costs of higher education, college affordability is becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before, especially for those who study out-of-state.
The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives.
A star student from Memphis, Tennessee, who was accepted to all eight of America's prestigious Ivy League schools has said not and is headed south to the academically humble-if-football-proud, University of Alabama instead.
2014-15 truly was a banner year for the Marne Community & Spouses' Club, and several high-achieving students in military families will reap the benefits.
Paula Scott thinks it's time to let someone else be the principal of Liberty County High School.