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AASU president leaving

SAVANNAH - Thomas Z. Jones, who has led the transformation of Armstrong Atlantic State University from a quiet commuter campus of 5,400 students to a residential university of more than 7,000 students, has announced that he will leave his post as president of AASU effective June 30.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students' recycling efforts pay off

The corporate office for Keep America Beautiful announced a Liberty County school has ranked nationally in the 2008 Return the Warmth Program. First United Methodist Pre-K and Kindergarten placed 19th in the national plastics recycling effort, with approximately 1,000 schools competing in the nation.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


What's happening in our libraries in October

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library during October include:

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell gets Dollar General grant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General recently announced that Bradwell Institute in Hinesville has been awarded a $1,881 back-to-school grant.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Art class volunteers to paint walls at counseling center

It was nearly a year ago when Heather Brancato and a friend volunteered their time and skills to paint murals on the walls of Helen's Haven, a counseling service for children that serves the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Site shows public school spending

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has released a Web site that tracks, down more than $14 billion in spending throughout Georgia's 180 school systems and more than 2,000 schools.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local girl heads student government

Elizabeth Pirkle, daughter of Bob and Laura Pirkle, was elected student council president for 2008-09 at Savannah Country Day School. The president is voted on by all of the school's students.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grandparents bring something special to classrooms

Smiley Elementary School held a "Goodies for Grandparents Day" Friday, in honor of National Grandparents Day, which was Sept. 7. The day kicked off as Principal David Edwards welcomed a packed gymnasium at Smiley.

October 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


State top educator on morning show

ATLANTA -- Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox says her two children were "pretty nervous" for her when she appeared on the Fox television program "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Advocates for gifted children organizing

The newly formed Liberty County Association for Gifted Children met Tuesday to inform parents about the new program.

October 04, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


HPD detective helps with in-class investigation

Hinesville Police Department Det. Howard spoke to John Wood and Andra Harris' advanced seventh-grade English class at Lewis Frasier Middle School last week to help the students with their class project, a mock trial from the book "The Outsiders."

October 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Students to stage 9/11 Freedom Walk

Although many of the students at Lyman Hall Elementary are too young to remember the tragedy that rocked the nation Sept. 11, 2001, Principal Claire Blanchard says The Freedom Walk is an opportunity for students to join the community in commemorating the day as a lesson in history and social studies.

September 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Downtown campus eyed for AASU

Local officials are looking for a downtown location for Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty operations, which have outgrown their Patriot Center site.

September 16, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Education


Long 4-H wraps up productive summer

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club were recognized for their achievements.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long schools add portables to handle growth

LUDOWICI - After adding two portables classrooms last year and an additional one already this year, it appears the school system is still grappling with growth in Long County.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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Long FCCLA works on projects

The Long County School System's FCCLA chapter has taken many steps toward improving as an organization this school year. So far, members have attended three events.

November 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Middle FBLA has book drive for Halloween

During October, Long County Middle School FBLA students participated in a book drive. Each member brought in used books to donate to children in the area, and over 100 books were donated. On Oct. 30, the club ended the drive with a Halloween social and costume contest. Members came in costume and brought Halloween treats to share. Guest judges chose the costume-contest winners, and cash prizes were given.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Stewart teacher honored by Defense Dept.

Anyone who walks through the Pentagon is bound to cross paths with highly skilled military or civilian employees who have disabilities - including the Defense Department's director of disability programs, who has been legally blind since age 16.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school graduation rate up in Liberty

The Liberty County School System's high-school graduation rate has increased since last year, rising from 72.3 percent in 2013 to 75.8 percent in 2014. The graduation rate at Bradwell Institute held steady at 72.4 percent, while the graduation rate at Liberty County High School made a statistically significant gain of 8.7 percentage points, rising to 81.6 percent.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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