When they aren't learning the all-important reading, writing and 'rithmetic, Liberty County students find themselves gravitating to other on-campus opportunities to expand their horizons. Arts, music, athletics and civic participation top the list of popular clubs, but growing in popularity are organizations that help students improve themselves as members of society.
Liberty County college students, from freshmen to graduate students, are gearing up for the start of a new school year. The colleges at the Army Education Center began the fall semester Monday. Classes start at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty Center on Aug. 16. And many recent high school graduates are packing up and preparing to move away from home to attend classes.
Liberty County Board of Education members gained more headway on the district master plan involving long-term projects within the district Tuesday night when they approved conceptual plans for remodeling and renovations at the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center and construction of a new fieldhouse and placement of concession stands at Bradwell Institute's Olvey Field.
A coalition representing more than 5,000 public virtual charter school students, parents, teachers and supporters from across Georgia charged the state's Charter School Commission with ignoring state law by refusing to create a funding formula based on sound research and actual costs of public virtual charter schools.
Applications are being accepted for before and after school programs, pre-school childcare and pre-kindergarten at area YMCA branches.
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.
ATLANTA - The State Board of Education voted in September to post standards for three new computer science courses for public review and comment.
BRUNSWICK - The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved the College of Coastal Georgia's request to establish a Bachelor of Science in ...
A Lewis Frasier Middle School student won the middle-school division of the Live Oak Public Libraries 2015 Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest.