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Lawmakers taking aim at higher education

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.

February 17, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Education


Liberty Elementary gets Target grant

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.

February 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE braces for state cuts

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.

February 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BoE talks construction

In the midst of planning many construction projects the Liberty County Board of Education is also making sure present projects are completed.

February 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


State funds for schools fall short

In his annual School Construction Bond Package, which topped $318 million, Gov. Sonny Perdue awarded Liberty County $91,753 for construction projects.

February 11, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Liberty Co. students named to state band

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.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students experience inaugration

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.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Winterfest benefits Pre-K

The Liberty County Pre-K Center attracted more than 250 people for its recent Winterfest celebration, despite the cold temperatures.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools schedule events

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.

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Stimulus could boost Liberty schools

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.

February 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Rivals back study to merge SSU and AASU

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.

February 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


Honor roll students get limo ride, lunch

LUDOWICI - Long County students were treated like royalty on Jan. 23 for continuing to do well on their report cards.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


MMS adds resource officer

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.

January 28, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Two Long County schools recognized

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.

January 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Lewis Frasier honors students of month

Lewis Frasier Middle School's students of the month for December won lunch at Wendy's on Dec. 16.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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FPCA valedictorian attends reception

Sarah McPherson, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Class of 2015 valedictorian, attended a reception hosted by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal to honor the state's 2015 valedictorians June 6 at the governor's mansion in Atlanta.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Students listed on Taylors Creek Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:

July 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Snelson-Golden Middle School

Students who made the honor roll at Snelson-Golden Middle School in the final nine weeks were:

July 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area students earn honors at colleges

Several students from our area have earned honors at college:

July 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


State to get $4.5M in free testing services

Local school-district officials say that content errors and disruptions during this past year's Georgia Milestones testing were minimal.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Liberty County High School

Students at Liberty County High School who made the fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:

June 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle

Students listed on Lewis Frasier Middle School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:

June 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers learn a lot, shoot at ABAC

Two local 4-H students had a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

June 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Texas to take a hard look at NCAA basketball cheating questions

New University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered a sweeping probe into allegations that University of Texas basketball players were given improper academic help to keep them on the team.

June 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students listed on Joseph Martin Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks "A/B" honor roll were

June 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


The SAT's changing, for better or for worse

The SAT, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test, has been undergoing a lot of changes.

June 21, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Area students earn honors at colleges

HENDERSON, Tenn. - Sarah Butcher from Ludowici was named to the dean's list at Freed-Hardeman University for the spring 2015 semester.

June 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Students named to Bradwell Institute's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:

June 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Lyman Hall Ementary

Students named to Lyman Hall Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:

June 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Honor roll: Waldo Pafford

Students named to Waldo Pafford Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:

June 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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