Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...
Beginning next month, there will be a new adult-education center in Ludowici.
Five Liberty County High School students were recognized for perfect attendance during the recently completed school year. The students' commitment and dedication were rewarded Friday, May 23. Each student was recognized and received a "We Are Liberty" camp chair.
VALDOSTA - Chantel Boone and Ashley Wilkes of Hinesville, Ash-Lee Brown and Shamiya Neely of Midway, and Gerri Brown of Riceboro recently graduated from Valdosta State University. They were among more than 1,200 students who earned their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees.
Students who were listed on Liberty County High School's most recent honor roll were:
The Tiger Band Boosters Club of Bradwell Institute picked up a $6,620 check June 12 at Hinesville Ford, giving the band the last bit of money needed to purchase new uniforms to the tune of about $40,000.
The following students were named to the final nine-weeks honor roll at Button Gwinnett Elementary School:
American Legion Post 168 Ladies Auxiliary recently honored students from high schools in Liberty and Long counties and helped pay to continue their education.
Liberty County students can expect another big change in the upcoming school year.
Carley Brewer graduated May 10 from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. The 2010 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and criminal justice.
Students listed on the last nine weeks honor roll at Taylors Creek Elementary were:
The Liberty College and Career Academy prides itself on providing students with technical-trade skills and career pathways. With the inclusion of the Georgia Department of Labor's Business Ethics Student Training program in LCCA's curriculum, students now have one more advantage as they prepare for the workforce.
Khaleed Barrett, a Liberty County High School graduate, received the Mattie M. Hicks Scholarship Fund.
Here are the students who made the honor roll at Bradwell Institute during the last nine months of the school year:
Interstate Credit Union recently announced that Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Denise Blackmon had won its annual Extreme Classroom Makeover Contest.
The Hineshouse Project Inc. selected and sponsored local recent high-school graduates or current high-school students to attend a youth-leadership conference, "Call of Duty: Making a Difference," hosted by the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities from July 25-27 at the University of Georgia in Athens.
The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Tia Ayana Gonzalez of Hinesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in science.
The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours (FLASH) courses for all teachers beginning this month. One-hour FLASH courses, held on announced days, will provide resources, tools and take-away items for the teachers' toolkits. For each 10 FLASH courses completed, educators will earn one Professional Learning Unit.
For the past 15 years, the Liberty County School System has contracted the Student Transition and Recovery Program as a means for discipline and behavior intervention.
James Long of Ludowici has won of the Interstate Resources Scholarship Program sponsored by Interstate Resources, Inc.
The Long County Recreation Department held its annual Back-to-School Bash on last Saturday, and according to Randy Simmons, this year's turnout was one of the largest since the event's inception.