Liberty County School System officials say the first week of the 2009-10 school year has, overall, gone smoothly. Students began classes at the county's 14 public schools Aug. 6.
All Long County schools held their open houses this past Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday their doors were opened for the first day of school.
Jordye Bacon fourth-grader Zakiya Caswell anxiously ran her finger down a yellow piece of paper mounted on the wall of the cafeteria during open house on Wednesday. A big smile ran across her face.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will close for business and furlough employees this fall in keeping with Gov. Sonny Perdue's directive that state agencies cut budgets. The college will be closed on Sept. 4, Nov. 25 and Dec. 23.
Charity Crowell was selected to attend a program this summer at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Twenty-five campers from Liberty County recently spent a week at Georgia 4-H Cloverleaf Camp.
Liberty County was recently represented by seven 4-H'ers at State 4-H Council at Rock Eagle.
The Liberty County School System hosted a two-day orientation for new teachers at the board office last week.
Live Oak Public Library officials hope a new advertising and marketing campaign headed to Hinesville will get more people "geeked" about supporting local library branches.
With the start of the 2009-10 school year just days away, Liberty County schools are facing a set of challenges that have never before cropped up in the system.
Because of recent state funding cuts, the Long County Board of Education voted Monday to require all school employees take three furlough days for the 2009-10 school year.
After Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered another cut in the already-tight state education budget last week, Liberty County School System officials had to order all employees to take three furlough days during the upcoming fall semester.
Earlier this afternoon, the Liberty County school system announced employees are being asked to take three furlough days during the upcoming the fall semester.
Twelve of the 13 schools in the Liberty County School System made Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2008-09 school year.
Two local youths have received awards through the annual Scholarships for Military Children Program.
Editor's note: This is part three 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.
The Long County School System's FCCLA chapter has taken many steps toward improving as an organization this school year. So far, members have attended three events.
During October, Long County Middle School FBLA students participated in a book drive. Each member brought in used books to donate to children in the area, and over 100 books were donated. On Oct. 30, the club ended the drive with a Halloween social and costume contest. Members came in costume and brought Halloween treats to share. Guest judges chose the costume-contest winners, and cash prizes were given.
Anyone who walks through the Pentagon is bound to cross paths with highly skilled military or civilian employees who have disabilities - including the Defense Department's director of disability programs, who has been legally blind since age 16.
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.