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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


Workshop on college financial aid

A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be at Bradwell Institute to discuss financial aid Feb. 3.

January 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Puzzle for math class

Math is fun. Ask the students in Teressa Scott's third-grade class about working cooperatively to solve Sudoku puzzles.

January 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


DARE essay winner announced

Liberty Elementary School student Duane Fairfax won the 2008 DARE essay writing contest. Fairfax received a first-place certificate from LCSO Deputy Vernecia Mills. Mills and Deputy Cpl. James Caines, who taught Fairfax's DARE class.

January 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long 4-H'ers pick up litter, ready projects

Members of the Long County 4-H Club recently gathered at the courthouse and did their part to clean up the community.

January 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Students celebrate reading skills

LUDOWICI –– The Smiley Elementary School media center had a Pirate for Reading Party on Jan. 16 to promote reading through the school's Accelerated Reading program.

January 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Savannah Tech cancels classes tonight

SAVANNAH - Due to a power outage in Hinesville, Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus classes are canceled and the campus is closed this evening, Thursday, Jan. 22.

January 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bingo night at MMS

Midway Middle School Builders Club PTO will have a Bingo Night on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Young Adult Liberty Leaders train at hospital

The 2008-09 YALL (Young Adult Liberty Leaders) completed their day of leadership for January at Liberty Regional Medical Center by dressing out in scrubs and going in the operating room. The group, formed by an agreement between Liberty County, the Board of Education and the Liberty County Health Department, meets monthly in venues throughout the county to experience and learn leadership principles. The group is made up of students from Liberty County High School, Bradwell and First Presbyterian Christian Academy.

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Midway Middle School spreads holiday cheer

On Dec. 17, Midway Middle School Student Council members visited the nursing home in Midway to bring holiday cheer to residents. They gave presents and sang holiday songs, taking requests from residents.

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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High-school graduation rate up in Liberty

The Liberty County School System's high-school graduation rate has increased since last year, rising from 72.3 percent in 2013 to 75.8 percent in 2014. The graduation rate at Bradwell Institute held steady at 72.4 percent, while the graduation rate at Liberty County High School made a statistically significant gain of 8.7 percentage points, rising to 81.6 percent.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: First Presbyterian Christian Academy

First grade: Savannah Dickey

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Air ambulance crew talk to students

Air Evac Lifeteam members recently spoke to Liberty County Pre-K students as part of the pre-K center's community-helpers study.

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


A day ‘in soldiers’ boots’

Editor's note: This is part two of a three-part series on the Green Zone, a program offered by Armstrong State University that helps educators understand the challenges faced by military-affiliated students transitioning to life in the classroom and beyond.

November 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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