The Head Start Program, sponsored by Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, received its triennial federal review and was awarded the Blue Certificate.
May 1, 2008, will mark a new era of Girl Scouting in Georgia. Six Girl Scout councils in Georgia - Savannah, Athens, Augusta, Albany, Macon and Columbus will merge to create Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. The corporate headquarters for this new high-capacity council will be in Macon..
This fall, local middle school student, Mr. Joshua Decker, will join a very select group of some of the most highly-acclaimed students in Georgia to take part in an extraordinary leadership conference sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC).
People throughout the Ludowici and Long County came out to show support for the 2007 Long County High School homecoming parade and pep rally.
During Kids Care Week 2007 (Oct. 21-27), the Waldo Pafford Kids Care Club participated in a volunteer project under the national Kids Care Week theme of "Bringing Good Moments."
Walker Middle School students learned about several different science discoveries recently, as one of the mobile exhibits from the National Science Center in Augusta was in town.
The Long County Library will observe December as Amnesty Month.
MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College's Liberty County Campus hosted an open house Oct. 19. During the open house, representatives from the college's offices of financial aid, admissions, registrar and the divisions of education, business and social and behavioral sciences were on hand to assist prospective and current students with the enrollment process.
Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded eight Bright Ideas grants totaling $13,462 to Liberty County schools on Oct. 25. The winners were greeted in their classrooms with a visit from the Bright Ideas Prize Team, who came bearing balloons, a presentation check and gifts.
Author, illustrator and publisher Pam Alexander from Tattnall County visited Joseph Martin Elementary School recently to share the books she has written about the state of Georgia.
This area's innovative teachers were honored by Coastal Electric Cooperative Thursday and Friday as its foundation handed out Bright Idea awards.
Chad Crews, whose specialty is educational magic shows in schools and libraries, was at the Liberty County Public Library on Wednesday in celebration of Teen Read Week. Crews brought with him a copy of the first magic book that he checked out from the library, "The Encyclopedia of Magic." He performed many exciting magic tricks for the audience and encouraged the children to check out magic books from the library. For more information about Crews and his magic shows, visit www.chadcrewsmagic.com
Liberty Elementary School students were wowed with a lively science presentation Oct. 19 when the National Science Center Fort Discovery bus stopped for a visit.
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority administers the Head Start Program from its main office in Brunswick. It operates 11 centers in nine counties and is presently funded to serve a total of 917 preschool children. Centers are in the following counties: Bryan, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne; and two in both Camden and Tattnall.
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.
Lewis Frasier Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America has teamed up with Terracycle for the 2013-14 school year to promote recycling in the school and community. FBLA members and their adviser collect and sort items for recycling to help eliminate waste. The organization targets plastic bottles, aluminum cans, drink pouches and potato-chip bags. The items later are redeemed for prizes for the school.
Sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission, the Georgia 4-H "Peanutrition" Contest challenges 4-H members to concoct a snack containing peanuts or peanut butter.