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AG nixes plans to divert HOPE money

ATLANTA - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker says Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to use lottery funds to replace general revenue funds for certain educational programs probably violates the state Constitution.

Baker sent a letter on Monday to the governor and legislative leaders stating his position.

February 16, 2010 | Associated Press | Education

Long County STAR banquet Tuesday

The Long County Chamber of Commerce will have its STAR Student and Teacher recognition banquet Tuesday.

It will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Long County Senior Citizen Center as part of the Chamber's general monthly meeting.

February 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Jordye Bacon has spelling bee

Jordye Bacon Elementary hosted its annual spelling bee on Jan. 21. There were eight fourth-grade participants and six fifth-grade participants.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

LFMS star students honored at breakfast

February 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

District tending to Coastal Academy

Though Hinesville's Coastal Academy is housed in an older, sometimes fickle building, the Liberty County school district has been quick to address recent issues. In January, a representative of the academy shared news of a leaky roof and heating problems at the school during a community forum hosted by the Liberty County Board of Education.

February 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

STAR luncheon set for Feb. 18

The annual STAR student luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Bethesda Church, 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville. STAR is a statewide program to recognize high-achieving students.

February 12, 2010 | Staff report | Education

Blind student honored for essay

Fifth-grader Na'im Harris, 10, is probably more prepared for a natural disaster than most adults, and his creative expression of this knowledge recently earned him an honorable mention in the Ready Georgia art and essay contest, which recognizes National Preparedness Month.

February 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

Post foresters take lessons to students

The Fish and Wildlife Branch at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield is educating children to be good stewards of the environment.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Liberty students in reading bowl

With help from Liberty County School System faculty, a passion for reading also meant an academic competition, the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, for students.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Perdue proposes overhaul for teacher pay

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is pushing legislation that would pay Georgia's teachers based on student performance, not their advanced degrees.

Sen. Don Balfour, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, is introducing the bill.

February 09, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Education

YMCA offers field trip on furlough day

The Hinesville branch of Coastal Georgia YMCA is offering middle-school students a daytime activity on the first furlough day of the spring semester.

February 03, 2010 | Staff report | Education

Long honors semester superstars

Smiley Elementary chooses two students from homerooms each semester to be the "semester superstars."

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

FPCA students send project around world

In recent months, third graders in Suzanne Swindell's class at First Presbyterian Christian Academy have been studying the book "Flat Stanley" and learning about geography.

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Chain store gives to school here

On Jan. 15, Dollar General Enterprises presented Frank Long Elementary with a check for $5,000 as part of a program to give back to the educational community.

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

First-graders entertain other students, parents

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

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MMS celebrates National Grandparents Day

Grandparents were honored at Midway Middle School on Sept. 11.

October 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

LES STEAM Night draws crowd

Liberty Elementary School held its fourth annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Discovery Night on Sept 17. The event was coordinated by Kimberly ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long honors top teachers

School systems normally recognize one Teacher of the Year. But this year in Long County, two teachers had the same score after all information was ...

October 01, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education

More renovations considered for Button Gwinnett school

The Liberty County Board of Education is considering more renovations to Button Gwinnett Elementary School.

October 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education

Webster U. to host female empowerment conference

Webster University sponsors an annual university-wide community-service day in partnership with local agencies and nonprofit organizations.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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