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.
Math teacher Lisa Knight, a 2004 Liberty County High School graduate, was named teacher of the year Thursday during the Liberty County School System 2013 Teacher of the Year celebration dinner at Bradwell Institute.
Members of the Liberty County High School National Honors Society and Student Council did a trick-or-treat food drive Oct. 28 in Hinesville. The students asked for donations of canned goods from residents. Club members collected more than 370 canned goods. All the proceeds were donated to Manna House of Liberty County at 100 Commerce St.
Liberty County 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.
Schools in Liberty County have been celebrating children's literature throughout this month.
Button Gwinnett and Taylors Creek Elementary schools were recently named to Georgia's Reward Schools list for 2013. Taylors Creek was one of 78 Georgia schools named a highest-performance school, and Button Gwinnett was among the 156 highest-progress schools across the state.
Fourteen educators have been nominated for this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year honor. Each was chosen as their individual school's teacher of the year. This is the second part of the Courier's effort to profile these dedicated educators before the system-wide teacher of the year is announced next week.
Thirteen teachers and one media specialist have been nominated to be this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year.
The Delta GEMS visited Liberty County Head Start in Riceboro on Monday to help pre-schoolers understand Veterans Day.
During the recent Red Ribbon Week at Lewis Frasier Middle School, parents, students and staff formed a human red ribbon to show support for being drug free. Parents, students and staff walked one lap around the school and convened on the football field to form the ribbon. Fort Stewart also sent McGruff the drug dog to make the event a success.
Lewis Frasier Middle School recently hosted its first parent night of the year. Those in attendance discussed the use of Title One money, highly-qualified teachers, measurable goals for staff, measurable goals for students, the Title One parent-involvement budget and district and school policy.
Liberty County teachers are under pressure this year to quickly learn and implement a number of state mandates, including the Common Core standards and local initiatives meant to improve student achievement.
Some Liberty County High School students seem to recite Shakespearian dialogue as easily as they text or Twitter-speak.
About 60 working people with jobs ranging from wildlife biologist to chef spoke to Bradwell Institute students during Friday's career expo about their careers and how they chose their professional paths.
First grade: Alexander Bailey
Anthony K. Johnson, who teaches language arts to gifted seventh-graders at Midway Middle School, is one of 40 new teachers in Georgia to receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power.