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Lawmakers taking aim at higher education

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.

February 17, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Education


Liberty Elementary gets Target grant

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.

February 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE braces for state cuts

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education discussed the possibility of losing a lot of state dollars for the 2009-10 year at their Feb. 9 meeting.

February 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BoE talks construction

In the midst of planning many construction projects the Liberty County Board of Education is also making sure present projects are completed.

February 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


State funds for schools fall short

In his annual School Construction Bond Package, which topped $318 million, Gov. Sonny Perdue awarded Liberty County $91,753 for construction projects.

February 11, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Liberty Co. students named to state band

Jeffrey Lopez and David Purcur of the Liberty County High School Panther Band participated in the Georgia State Honor Band competition and were selected for the State High School Honor Band.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students experience inaugration

Jan. 20 will forever be etched in history. So Joseph Martin Elementary School Principal Sue Tolley and staff wanted to make sure their students would have memories of the day when America swore in its first African-American president.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Winterfest benefits Pre-K

The Liberty County Pre-K Center attracted more than 250 people for its recent Winterfest celebration, despite the cold temperatures.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools schedule events

Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 pm.; 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.

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Stimulus could boost Liberty schools

As President Barack Obama's stimulus package heads into its last day of Senate debate, the Liberty County School System stands to gain a little more than $8 million allotted for construction, special education programs and Title 1 programs for low-income students.

February 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Rivals back study to merge SSU and AASU

ATLANTA - A lawmaker who wants to merge two historically black colleges in Georgia with nearby predominantly white institutions has teamed up with the head the state's Legislative Black Caucus in calling for a study committee to examine the move.

State Sens. Seth Harp and Emanuel Jones are backing a resolution recognizing the importance of the historically black schools. The resolution introduced Thursday also calls for a panel to investigate consolidating colleges in the state.

February 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


Honor roll students get limo ride, lunch

LUDOWICI - Long County students were treated like royalty on Jan. 23 for continuing to do well on their report cards.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


MMS adds resource officer

After some planning and training, Midway Middle School finalized arrangements with the Liberty County Sheriff Office and installed its new school resource officer Jan.16 after a brief morning meeting.

January 28, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Two Long County schools recognized

According to Long County School's Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, Walker Middle School and Smiley Elementary School were both recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education as Title I Distinguished Schools for the 2008-09 school year.

January 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Lewis Frasier honors students of month

Lewis Frasier Middle School's students of the month for December won lunch at Wendy's on Dec. 16.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Schools earn math, science grant

The Liberty County School System received notification Aug. 21 that its Math and Science Partnership program proposal has been approved by the Georgia Department of Education.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE explains superintendent's pay adjustment

The Liberty County Board of Education held a press conference Tuesday morning to address the recently-renegotiated contract for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Valya Lee.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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