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.
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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.
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. Customers then picked their favorite of those six. Robinson is entering the fourth grade at Trinity Christian Academy and is shown with her mother, Kathy ...
Long County Middle School FBLA officers traveled Nov. 12-13 to Athens to attend the 2013 Fall Leadership Conference. At the conference, the officers attended a general session where the club was given an award for placing second in the state with its rally chapter banner. The banner's theme was "Leading others every day - that's the Wildcat way! Follow the wildcat tracks to success."
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