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Savannah State boasts $128M regional economic impact

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University's total impact on the local economy was approximately $128 million during the fiscal year 2007, according to a study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. The University System of Georgia's Intellectual Capital Partnership Program, an initiative of the Board of Regents' Office of Economic Development, commissioned the study.

June 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area students participate in GSU spring commencement

These students are candidates for a degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. The ceremony was held May 10, in Paulson Stadium. Sen. Johnny Isakson delivered the commencement address.

June 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


LFMS students win Stock Market Game

ATLANTA - Even in a bad economy somebody can make money.

June 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU's regional economic impact tops $195M

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University contributes more than $195 million to the local economy, including, directly or indirectly, more than $48.2 million in payroll dollars, according to a new study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

June 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Musicians visit library, teach children about instruments

Rising ninth-grader Kevin Morris has been playing piano for almost four years but is considering picking up another instrument after the Music Alive! event at the public library Tuesday morning.

June 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Sandi Rentz named WTOC Top Teacher

Sandi Rentz, a third-grade teacher at Smiley Elementary, was named WTOC's Top Teacher. Mrs. Rentz has been teaching third grade at Smiley Elementary for three years. She has taught a total of seven years. Mrs. Rentz emphasizes a love for learning to her students.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals make South Georgia College's Dean's List

Latosha L. Adams and Katie D. Haymans, both of Hinesville, made South Georgia College's Spring 2008 Dean's List, according to an announcement made today by Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carl B. McDonald.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Two of Smiley Elementary teachers celebrate retirement

Faculty members of Smiley Elementary joined to honor Nancy Carter and John Carter for their years of dedication and service as Georgia educators. A celebratory dinner was held at the Jekyll Island Resort, and a PowerPoint presentation, which depicted two lives obviously dedicated to family and teaching, served as a tribute to the retirees.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Saint Martin's University announces Class of 2008

Commencement for the 424-member Saint Martin's University Class of 2008 took place Saturday, May 10, at the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin's University.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Organizers promote 'Back to School Rally'

Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.'s annual "Back to School Rally" is more than a month away, but organizers are spreading the word early, hoping to bring in an even larger crowd than normal.

June 20, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Education


Schools spotlight young media moguls

Elementary students got the celebrity treatment at a May 14 Board of Education event where they were honored for their performance at this year's Georgia Student Media Festival.

June 20, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Locals receive honors from GSU

Georgia Southern University students from the Liberty County area have been named to the President's List for the Spring 2008 term. These students have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Smiley Elementary announces third-grade spelling bee winners

The two top spellers from each third-grade class participated in Smiley Elementary's annual spelling bee. After many rounds, Cammie Hannula was named the winner for the 2007-2008 school year. First place went to Trevelyan Geer; second place went to Kylee Proffitt, and third place went to Christopher Lewis. All participants received a certificate and gift bag. Winners were awarded a certificate and trophy.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS teacher to spend summer in Japan

A Midway Middle School teacher will travel halfway around the world to see what it is like on the other side of the desk as part of a study tour with the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.

June 18, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Spring Fling at Smiley Elementary

LUDOWICI -- Smiley Elementary had its annual Spring Fling on May 6.

June 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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FLE students get a 'snow day'

At the beginning of each nine-week grading period at Frank Long Elementary, students take a STAR Early Literacy Test to determine an Accelerated Reader points goal. During the nine weeks, students read and take tests on books within the assigned reading zone. Students must maintain an accuracy goal of 85 percent or higher during the grading period. Students who meet both the points and accuracy goals get a reward.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers compete at district

Liberty County 4-H members presented demonstrations on a variety of topics - including aquaponics, iPhone apps, volcanoes and bald eagles - at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 22 in Alma.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI media center named one of the best

The days when school libraries were hushed environments where students sat hunched over musty books are long gone, as demonstrated by Bradwell Institute's award-winning media center during an open house last Friday.

April 02, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


What type of schools will Liberty operate?

Liberty County public schools soon may change the way they operate to comply with the Flexibility and Accountability Act for Student Achievement, which requires school districts to select a specific school model.

April 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Testing remediation set for classtime

For the first time ever, the Liberty County School System will conduct Criterion Referenced Competency Test remediation during the school year. In years past, remediation for the standardized tests was held during the summer, school officials said.

March 30, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Head Start touts kids' progress at open house

Liberty County Head Start held an open house for students' parents Monday to show how far their little ones have progressed.

March 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Military Family Day at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host Military Family Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Armstrong Sports Center, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Five inducted in Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. - Five Liberty County residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honors at South Georgia, Oglethorpe, Morehouse

Malena Bravo of Liberty County recent was named to South Georgia State's fall 2013 president's list.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Fine Arts Showcase for Liberty's schools

The Liberty County School System's Performing Arts Center hosted its first annual Fine Arts Showcase on March 20.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County students honored

Many Long County High School students recently were recognized for honors earned.

March 24, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


FFA'ers attend leadership conference

COVINGTON - Members of the Liberty County High School FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference and Greenhand Jamboree on March 7-8 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center.

March 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


State changes attendance requirements

The 2014-15 school year will bring changes for some children attending Georgia schools. Health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties want to make communities aware of those changes before the end of the current school year.

March 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long schools celebrate Breakfast Week

All Long County schools recently took part in the 25th anniversary of National School Breakfast Week.

March 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


LCMS FBLA competes at state

Last month, 27 Long County Middle School FBLA members competed in the State Leadership Conference in Perry. They took part in events such as public speaking, creed recital, impromptu speaking, battle of the chapters, computer-related skills events and business-related testing events.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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