Liberty County 4-H Camp will have two summer sessions. During the week of June 15-19, fifth- and sixth-graders will visit Camp Wahsega in the mountains of Dahlonega. Campers will see waterfalls, climb a high ropes course, play basketball, wade in mountain streams and pan for gold.
STATESBORO - Can't make it to campus? No problem. Georgia Southern University has launched an online tour that gives prospective students and their parents a first-hand look at its campus without having to leave home. The new tour is accessible from the University's Web site at www.georgiasouthern.edu.
Schools across Liberty County marked February as Black History Month with assemblies, lessons and special programs. Here are some photographs from the last week of the month.
After learning about a local civil rights leader, First Presbyterian Christian Academy freshman Emily Hickey said she was inspired to compete in the Georgia Historical Society's essay and speech contest. Her entry, featuring former Savannah NAACP President Westley Wallace Law, won second place.
Frank Long Elementary School recently had its spelling bee for fourth-and fifth-graders. Winners from class bees competed for school honors.
Liberty County School children are a lot like superheroes, both need a lot of strength to meet the challenges they face every day.
Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 p.m.: Science on Tuesday and Thursday, English on Monday and Wednesday, math on Monday and Wednesday, social studies on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have questions, call the school at 876-4316.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education is considering moving the pre-K center from near the high school, to Smiley Elementary School.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy sent seven middle school band members to participate in the Georgia Independent School Association's Middle School Honor Band.
Frank Long Elementary students are doing an outstanding job with Accelerated Reader and reading. Classes are challenging each other as they compete for points and prizes.
Fifth-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary recently participated in the eighteenth annual DARE culmination ceremony.
The Liberty County School System job fair will be from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the board of education office, 200 Bradwell St., in Hinesville.
Live Oak Public Libraries' February programs
• Preschool story time
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers trying to hack $2.2 billion from the state's budget have grown frustrated with the state's higher education system, which they say hasn't borne its fair share of the cuts.
Angry legislators have made veiled threats and introduced a handful of proposals aimed at exerting more control. The first, which passed the House 158-1 on Tuesday, could slow an effort by the technical college system to merge its campuses by requiring legislative approval first.
Liberty Elementary School Media Specialist Mona Phillips announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its involvement with the school's Accelerated Reader program. Phillips received a grant for $1,500 from Target. The proceeds have been used to create a warm and inviting area in which students will be reading, read to and participating in activities to promote literacy. Parents and community members are invited to drop in at the media center during school hours to see the improvements made possible by the Target grant.
The Liberty County Board of Education will hold a public hearing next Tuesday to "review and consider the millage rate," according to a news release.
The Long County Wildlife Festival committee recently donated $500 to the Long County High School band. LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway said the money will go toward the expenses to send the band to the McDonald's Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27, which is the second-largest parade of its kind, behind only the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York.
Bradwell Institute students heard from working professionals Friday during the school's annual Career Day.
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.