After budget cuts led the Liberty County school district to eliminate its financial support for the area's library branches, library officials responded to the shortfall by reducing hours for Hinesville and Midway-Riceboro locations and by cutting the collections budget. However, a mid-summer boost from the Liberty County Board of Commissioners will help the Hinesville library extend its hours again after Labor Day.
The Savannah Area McDonald's Operators Association congratulated its first class of recipients in a local scholarship program by awarding more than $50,000. The awards were announced Monday in Richmond Hill.
SAVANNAH - Early indicators suggest Savannah State University's enrollment for the 2010-11 academic year will exceed last fall's 3,800 enrolled students.
Georgia has been named one of 19 finalists for the second round of federal Race to the Top grants. If the state is named a recipient, it could be awarded up to $400 million over four years to implement the plan it submitted. Delaware and Tennessee were the final recipients of round one funding, in which 40 states and Washington, D.C., submitted applications. Georgia finished third.
Summer will still be in full effect this week but come Thursday, students in Liberty County must turn their thoughts from the pool to school. The first day of classes will be previewed by open houses on Wednesday at district campuses, where parents can get to know the teachers and the expected routine.
Two of three schools in the Long County School System met the 2010 requirements for adequate yearly progress, according to preliminary results announced at the July board of education meeting.
Army spouse and mother of three Brigitte Spence took advantage of the Education & Community Information Fair on Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.
The Liberty County school nutrition program will open Aug. 5 to serve breakfast and lunch to children.
ATLANTA - A 22 percent jump in the number of students attending the state's technical colleges has set a new annual enrollment record for the Technical College System of Georgia. The system's 26 colleges enrolled 190,842 students in fiscal year 2010, which ended June 30. The total smashes the previous record-high enrollment set in 2009 by more than 34,000 students.
Riceboro resident Marcus LeCounte could have spent his summer days lounging in front of the television or computer, wishing for more excitement. Instead he's been helping beautify one of Liberty County's historic treasures through the Summer Youth Training Program, sponsored by the city of Riceboro.
All but two schools in the Liberty County School System met the 2010 requirements for adequate yearly progress, according to results released this week by the state Department of Education. Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School both fell short of the standards, which have grown increasingly stringent as the state works to keep pace with federal standards for academic success in public schools.
Armstrong Atlantic State University has appointed J. Scott Joyner as vice president for advancement effective July 1.
SAVANNAH - As the new semester begins, students taking online classes at Savannah Technical College will notice a few changes, including a new Internet address for the online courses, easier-to-view announcements and new rules for testing.
MACON - Selina Christine Snider recently graduated from Wesleyan College with a bachelor's of arts degree, having majored in human services and double-minored in communication and education.
Long County High School student Haley Christine Riddle recently was named to the National Society of High School Scholars.
Long County High School's annual Honors Night May 2, recognizing students' academic achievement. Awards varied from traditional studies to careers and fine arts. Go ...