To help some of Georgia's youngest residents understand the importance of preserving water, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the new Governor's Water Conservation Contest to encourage elementary students to think of creative ways to conserve water by designing a plan that promotes conservation.
GED tests will be given at Altamaha Technical College - Jesup Campus from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Registration for testing must be done in person in Room 302-B on Monday (8 a.m. to noon), Tuesday (8 a.m. to noon) or Wednesday (8 a.m. to noon or 5-7 p.m.).
Nicole Carter, fourth grade teacher at Waldo Pafford Elementary School, has been named the systemwide 2008-09 Liberty County Teacher of the Year.
The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper staff for Liberty and other area counties recently demonstrated the impacts of nonpoint source pollution with their EnviroScape model and showed a short video by the Environmental Protection Division on nonpoint source pollution.
This year National Children's Book Week is celebrated Nov.12-18. Take time with your children to enjoy a good book this week, and make sure to stop by your child's elementary or middle school to join in the festivities.
Smiley Elementary School students recently celebrated being "drug free" by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
In a "celebration of excellence" ceremony, Smiley Elementary was recognized as a Georgia Title I Distinguished School.
Two students from Liberty County were named to Armstrong Atlantic State University's president's list for the spring and summer 2007 terms.
Atlanta - Secretary of State Karen Handel has announced the kickoff of the "Georgia Votes" high school voter registration drive. The Secretary of State's Elections Division is partnering with high schools throughout the state to increase awareness about registering to vote and the voting process.
For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE 7-day report) that reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges.
The Long County Board of Education conducted their business meeting Oct. 8 and several items of business were addressed:
The Liberty County High School Rotary Interact Club spent part of October "Working Together for the Cure" as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox addressed a crowd who attended the First District Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals this past Wednesday hosted by Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici.
The Midway Middle School Builders Club, an affiliate of the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, participated in its third annual Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods in their school Oct. 24-26.
Long County Middle School Future Business Leaders of America attended the Region 3 competition Jan. 15 at Savannah Arts Academy.
The Long County Board of Education received good news at its Monday meeting. Long County High School's 2013 graduation rate exceeded its 2012 numbers and the state of Georgia's average. This news followed earlier reports that the school's rate reportedly had decreased from the previous year and was less than the state's 2013 graduation rate of 71.5 percent.
Planning for 4-H summer camps is under way, and registration for the June slots is just around the corner.
In a fast-paced regular meeting of the Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday, the board approved a second reading of two policies effectively eliminating the community-service requirement for graduation.
James Fox Jr., a senior at Long County High School in Ludowici, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14-16.
Twelve Liberty County High School FFA members traveled last month to Berrien County High School in Nashville, Ga., to compete in Southeast Georgia Career Development Event.
At least one Tide got to roll Thursday in New Orleans.
Members of the Long County 4-H club recently demonstrated their skills and ability to excel locally and on the road.
Liberty Elementary and Midway Middle schools students joined together for a choral concert recently in the LES cafeteria. Fellow students and family members were invited. The performance included a mix of Christmas favorites and contemporary tunes.
At a Dec. 17 ceremony, Liberty College and Career Academy students who completed dual-enrollment credentials for the public schools' academy and Savannah Technical College this semester were recognized. The 52 students met Savannah Tech's admissions and course-work requirements to earn credentials in various programs, including law and justice, aircraft support, manufacturing, psychology and sociology.
STATESBORO - Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University's $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College is accepting entries for the 18th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design competition.
ATLANTA - This holiday season, people can give the gift of a college education by contributing to a 529 college savings plan.
Long County Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America members on Wednesday visited Coastal Manor nursing home to spread Christmas cheer to the residents. Wearing Santa hats and jingle-bell necklaces, 36 members spent an hour singing carols in the common areas and some rooms. They also made Christmas cards for each resident. After visiting the nursing home, FBLA members and parents attended a Christmas social at Chili's in Hinesville.
Though Long County High School has been open since August, officials held a grand-opening ceremony and open house last week.