ATLANTA - A lawmaker who wants to merge two historically black colleges in Georgia with nearby predominantly white institutions has teamed up with the head the state's Legislative Black Caucus in calling for a study committee to examine the move.
State Sens. Seth Harp and Emanuel Jones are backing a resolution recognizing the importance of the historically black schools. The resolution introduced Thursday also calls for a panel to investigate consolidating colleges in the state.
LUDOWICI - Long County students were treated like royalty on Jan. 23 for continuing to do well on their report cards.
After some planning and training, Midway Middle School finalized arrangements with the Liberty County Sheriff Office and installed its new school resource officer Jan.16 after a brief morning meeting.
According to Long County School's Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, Walker Middle School and Smiley Elementary School were both recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education as Title I Distinguished Schools for the 2008-09 school year.
Lewis Frasier Middle School's students of the month for December won lunch at Wendy's on Dec. 16.
A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be at Bradwell Institute to discuss financial aid Feb. 3.
Math is fun. Ask the students in Teressa Scott's third-grade class about working cooperatively to solve Sudoku puzzles.
Liberty Elementary School student Duane Fairfax won the 2008 DARE essay writing contest. Fairfax received a first-place certificate from LCSO Deputy Vernecia Mills. Mills and Deputy Cpl. James Caines, who taught Fairfax's DARE class.
Members of the Long County 4-H Club recently gathered at the courthouse and did their part to clean up the community.
LUDOWICI –– The Smiley Elementary School media center had a Pirate for Reading Party on Jan. 16 to promote reading through the school's Accelerated Reading program.
SAVANNAH - Due to a power outage in Hinesville, Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus classes are canceled and the campus is closed this evening, Thursday, Jan. 22.
Midway Middle School Builders Club PTO will have a Bingo Night on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
The 2008-09 YALL (Young Adult Liberty Leaders) completed their day of leadership for January at Liberty Regional Medical Center by dressing out in scrubs and going in the operating room. The group, formed by an agreement between Liberty County, the Board of Education and the Liberty County Health Department, meets monthly in venues throughout the county to experience and learn leadership principles. The group is made up of students from Liberty County High School, Bradwell and First Presbyterian Christian Academy.
On Dec. 17, Midway Middle School Student Council members visited the nursing home in Midway to bring holiday cheer to residents. They gave presents and sang holiday songs, taking requests from residents.
Liberty County public-school students will have access to the REACH Georgia scholarship program for the first time in the 2015-16 school year.
Law school applications are down. The quality of students admitted, based on test scores, is down. Bar exam passing rates are down. Law is not a happy profession.
The now-defunct Corinthian College isn't the only higher-ed institution making ugly financial headlines this week. Down on the bayou, a prominent state-sponsored not-for-profit is on the brink as well.
New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused.