Three high school students recently received $500 scholarships from the Liberty County Emancipation Proclamation Committee.
The Liberty County YMCA will host YMCA After Glow: Interdenominational Youth Outreach on the third Sundays of each month from 7-9 p.m. No membership is required. Activities will include swimming, arts and crafts, teen talk, board games and more. For more information, call 368-9622.
Special to the Courier With the start of school, students are again rushing to be on time, parents are getting them on their way, and drivers are going about their business. "This is a critical time of the year," Ray Palermo, director of public information for Teachers' Insurance Plan, said. "Drivers need to re-acclimate themselves to having children on and near the road, particularly at rush hours. And, both children and parents need to get ...
GED tests will be given in Jesup at the Scott Polytechnical Center, Room 434, from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 10-11.
Registration is under way for the 2007-2008 Liberty County Recreation Department's after-school program.
The Georgia Southern University chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society recently inducted 242 new members. To become a member of Phi Eta Sigma, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater during their freshmen year at the University.
The Ludowici High School classes of 1972 and 1973 are planning their combined class reunion for Aug. 25 at Cooper's Point, Eulonia. For more information, call Betty or Revis Baxter at (912) 545-2470, Dale Horne at (912) 545-9602, Danny Mummey at (912) 368-2029, Marie Middleton at (912) 545-9750, Belinda McLendon at (912) 877-2986 or Bobbie Kate Craddock at (912) 842-2292.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church had so many calls from parents needing help buying school uniforms the Rev. Micky Jackson announced the church would assist. The pastor's wife, Shyre Jackson, along with several other people, including teachers, went to ProFeet to make the purchases and then sort the clothes. Below, children model uniforms at a back-to-school Rally at the church.
The beginning of classes in Liberty County public schools is going smoothly, even with a new uniform policy as well as the usual back-to-school transition.
The faculty and staff of Glennville Christian Academy are in training for the 2007-08 school year.
The Long County 4-H Club hosted its 2007 awards reception Thursday at the Long County High School cafeteria.
The Coastal Empire Council and the Liberty District, Boy Scouts of America, will be host a fall recruitment campaign at Liberty County Elementary Schools in the coming weeks.
Liberty County's public schools kick off their 2007-2008 school year today with open house on all campuses.
Wal-Mart Vision Center hosted its second annual Back to School Sponge Bob Coloring contest and announced its winner Wednesday. Vision Center manager Karen Kittle presented Leah Robinson, 9, with a Sponge Bob book bag filled with school supplies. She also received a bouquet of balloons and an assortment of educational games. Many children participated in the event and the contestants were narrowed down by the associates of the vision center who chose their six favorites. ...
Four students received Sen. Rene' D. Kemp Memorial Scholarships. Recipients were Bradwell Institute seniors QuaCherra R. Mason and Deirdre Nicole Bhimull and Liberty County High seniors Amanda Kathleen Herring and Nicholas James Radunske who were awarded $1,000 scholarships. The presentations were made by Judge Charles Paul Rose Jr. who serves as chairman of the scholarship committee.
SAVANNAH - Jeff Ashmen has been selected as its military-outreach coordinator at Savannah Tech College.
ATLANTA - Fifteen Georgia seniors have a chance to win the third annual Colored Rocks Prize in a competition launched this week by the Colored Rocks Foundation.
"I want to be just like you," a boy told Hinesville firefighter Alex Mason at Frank Long Elementary School on Wednesday.
Lyman Hall Elementary students and their families enjoyed hot dogs and books Oct. 1 at the school's third annual Book Fair Picnic.
Kathryn Nelson's class at the Liberty County Pre-K Center helped with an art project to prepare for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's upcoming visit to Liberty County. Deal will address an audience from 10:45 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Bradwell Institute's Olvey Field. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 368-4445.
Liberty County's 14 public schools are celebrating the benefits of eating healthy lunches through Friday. National School Lunch Week officially began Monday. The Liberty County School System was closed Monday for Columbus Day and closed Tuesday for a teachers' furlough day.
Liberty College and Career Academy CEO Tom Alexander on Friday updated Liberty County School System administrators and board members on LCCA program developments as culinary-arts students served a restaurant-style brunch they had prepared.
The Coastal Electric Cooperative Bright Ideas prize team - with balloons, gifts, signs and giant checks in hand - filed into the classrooms of seven surprised Liberty County School System educators Thursday.
Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Long County on Wednesday. While in Ludowici, he stopped by the new Long County High School and took a tour of the facility, courtesy of Principal Scotty Hattaway and Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.
Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Midway Middle School on Wednesday as part of his two-day, statewide tour the Georgia Department of Education is calling "Georgia's Future, Now." The tour is meant to promote schools across the state.
A motion to place half the cost of sports officials back on high-school athletic directors' shoulders failed Tuesday when Liberty County school-board members deadlocked in a 3-3 vote.
Midway Middle School celebrated Custodial Appreciation Day on Oct. 2. The custodians were honored during a ceremony in which Principal Debra Frazier and Assistant Principal Tom Willoughby praised their efforts in maintaining a clean, safe environment for MMS students. The custodians received candy bouquets to express the school's gratitude for a job well done.
The Walker Elementary School student council recently held a book drive to collect elementary age-appropriate books for their media center. Students in fourth and fifth grades brought in more than 200 new or slightly used books, which will be available at the school. Members of the student council show some of the books that were acquired.
The new Long County Middle School had its first homecoming celebration Sept. 27 at Veterans Field. This year's homecoming queen was eighth-grader Brianna Lord. Her court included sixth-grade princess Chante' Thomas, the seventh-grade princess Sophie Cooper and eighth-grade runner-up princess Julia Scheck.
These days 4-H is more than youth judging poultry, it teaches children and teens life lessons, such as developing public speaking and decision making skills and giving back through community service.