In the fall, when the 2009 session of the Stock Market Game started on Sept. 28, the Dow stood at 9,789. When trading ended on Dec. 4, the index of stocks had climbed to 10,389. Along the way, Jackson Chandler, Andrew Eminhizer and Jordan Nettles, led by their teacher Carol Corwin at Lewis Frasier Middle School, used reading, math, analytical skills, and teamwork to win the Stock Market Game for Liberty County Schools with a winning portfolio value of $119,682.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce honored this year's STAR student and teacher during a Feb. 16 meeting.
The deadline for five different contests to promote participation in the 2010 Census is today.
Joseph Martin Elementary staff will participate in a fundraising "McTeachers Night" at the McDonald's on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Thursday.
Student Council at Midway Middle School collected coats and jacket to distribute to those who were in need of outerwear during the recent cold weather. Council members put out a plea throughout the school for coats and jackets and the staff and students responded generously. The coats and jackets were given away at the school on Jan. 15 and 19. Coats and jackets that were not given out on those mornings were donated to a local church that distributes clothing all year long to members of the community.
A career fair was held at Waldo Pafford Elementary School on Jan. 22 to encourage students to think about their future.
Smiley Elementary chooses two students from homerooms each semester to be the "semester superstars."
ATLANTA - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker says Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to use lottery funds to replace general revenue funds for certain educational programs probably violates the state Constitution.
Baker sent a letter on Monday to the governor and legislative leaders stating his position.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce will have its STAR Student and Teacher recognition banquet Tuesday.
It will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Long County Senior Citizen Center as part of the Chamber's general monthly meeting.
Jordye Bacon Elementary hosted its annual spelling bee on Jan. 21. There were eight fourth-grade participants and six fifth-grade participants.
Though Hinesville's Coastal Academy is housed in an older, sometimes fickle building, the Liberty County school district has been quick to address recent issues. In January, a representative of the academy shared news of a leaky roof and heating problems at the school during a community forum hosted by the Liberty County Board of Education.
In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.
MACON - A record crowd of more than 6,400 Future Farmers of America members, advisers and guests attended the 87th Georgia FFA Convention held April 23–25 in Macon.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor Band became stars of their own Disney show Thursday when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.
It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.