The city of Hinesville challenged local students to put their energy and creativity to good use while helping to clean up some of the area's environmental sore spots with their "A New Hinesville" contest.
With plots as diverse as the young directors who created them, dozens of elementary school students had a red-carpet screening of their award-winning multimedia projects Tuesday night at the LCSS Media Festival.
Smiley Elementary School was recognized as a "Cool School" by WTOC on Tuesday. Education reporter Brook Kelly was on hand to show why the school is so special.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has vetoed a measure that would have broadened the state's new tuition tax credit program.
Supporters say the proposal was designed to allow more businesses to take advantage of a program that gives income tax credits to donors who contribute to scholarship programs for students to attend private schools.
A unanimous decision by the Liberty County Board of Education at a called meeting Thursday will give the school system its first two-story school. Board members hope the building's structure will save money on the project, which is expected to cost about $20 million.
Kandyl Phillips competed at the SkillsUSA Region Conference and received a silver medal in nursing assisting. Phillips received a bronze medal in the same event at the SkillsUSA state conference in Atlanta.
Bradwell Institute senior Steve Kincaid recently competed in the annual Skills USA competition in Atlanta and placed second in screen printing.
LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.
Spreading knowledge of different cultures, Dr. Mattie Brown led a colorful and energy-packed Cinco de Mayo celebration at Jordye Bacon Tuesday. Her fourth grade students were jumping with excitement.
ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.
LUDOWICI - Long County High School juniors and seniors had their prom on April 25 at Celebration Castle.
Constance Ford's third-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary started planning their futures Friday as they crowded around booths at the school's career day to learn more about professions they might one day enter. The students proved to be quite an ambitious group.
According to Long County School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, early projections from the state indicate the system will lose around $1.2 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year.
LUDOWICI - Jenny Futch was recently named teacher of the year at Smiley Elementary.
MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College Chairman of the Board and Acting President Gary Campbell recently released the names of members who constitute the presidential search committee for the 17th president of Brewton-Parker College.
The Long County School System's nutrition employees participated in a semi-annual in-service training session Jan. 5. School Nutrition Director Stephanie Fox said she wanted to do something different this time around to train workers and get them fully engaged. She decided to gear their school-nutrition training around a format similar to cooking competition shows on television, such as "The Taste" and "Master Chef."
Several area students have earned academic honors and graduated from colleges:
The Liberty County Board of Education received a "very detailed picture" of the school district's finances at a work session held Tuesday morning at the BoE building.
On paper, Republicans' best presidential candidate for 2016 would seem to be the sitting governor of Wisconsin, except for one possible problem: He never graduated from college.
Video games have been maligned for decades.
Radio personality Garrison Keillor used to have a standing joke that his fictional Lake Woebegon was where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap - a new, free monthly event - at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.
The Liberty County School System administration, along with the Liberty County Board of Education, held a community forum Thursday night at the Performing Arts Center to discuss its upcoming 2015-'16 budget and the impending reduction in school-system personnel.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently hired Christopher Corrigan as the institution's new vice president for business and finance.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration online programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best online programs for 2015.
Donnie Pulliam, an alumnus of Liberty County High School, recently received a scholarship from the National Society of High School Scholars.
Georgia Connections Academy, a provider of free virtual K-12 schooling, will host online information sessions every Tuesday and Thursday this month to show how an online classroom works.
The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to enact a district-wide hiring freeze for all "non-essential positions," as stated by Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.
Educational top brass of the Liberty County School System and Armstrong State University convened Friday at the Liberty College and Career Academy to put the official stamps on two new partnership agreements.
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