To help some of Georgia's youngest residents understand the importance of preserving water, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the new Governor's Water Conservation Contest to encourage elementary students to think of creative ways to conserve water by designing a plan that promotes conservation.
GED tests will be given at Altamaha Technical College - Jesup Campus from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Registration for testing must be done in person in Room 302-B on Monday (8 a.m. to noon), Tuesday (8 a.m. to noon) or Wednesday (8 a.m. to noon or 5-7 p.m.).
Nicole Carter, fourth grade teacher at Waldo Pafford Elementary School, has been named the systemwide 2008-09 Liberty County Teacher of the Year.
The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper staff for Liberty and other area counties recently demonstrated the impacts of nonpoint source pollution with their EnviroScape model and showed a short video by the Environmental Protection Division on nonpoint source pollution.
This year National Children's Book Week is celebrated Nov.12-18. Take time with your children to enjoy a good book this week, and make sure to stop by your child's elementary or middle school to join in the festivities.
Smiley Elementary School students recently celebrated being "drug free" by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
In a "celebration of excellence" ceremony, Smiley Elementary was recognized as a Georgia Title I Distinguished School.
Two students from Liberty County were named to Armstrong Atlantic State University's president's list for the spring and summer 2007 terms.
Atlanta - Secretary of State Karen Handel has announced the kickoff of the "Georgia Votes" high school voter registration drive. The Secretary of State's Elections Division is partnering with high schools throughout the state to increase awareness about registering to vote and the voting process.
For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE 7-day report) that reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges.
The Long County Board of Education conducted their business meeting Oct. 8 and several items of business were addressed:
The Liberty County High School Rotary Interact Club spent part of October "Working Together for the Cure" as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox addressed a crowd who attended the First District Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals this past Wednesday hosted by Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici.
The Midway Middle School Builders Club, an affiliate of the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, participated in its third annual Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods in their school Oct. 24-26.
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.
The Liberty County School System last week launched an online forum to give citizens an additional opportunity to help move the school system forward. The web-based forum is designed to provide an additional venue to encourage stakeholders to become engaged in open discussions, ask questions and offer suggestions that are centered on the future of Liberty County Schools.
First grade: Taneiha Bowman
First grade: Jarome Adkins
Smiley Elementary School on Friday held its annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration in the school's parking lot.
Hinesville Ford joined Ford dealerships across the county in supporting local schools' fine arts and sports programs, many of which are being cut due to budget constraints.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School students, along with their counterparts at other schools in the Liberty County School System, celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Button Gwinnett was festooned from top to bottom with large and small red ribbons.
Rebecca Carter, daughter of Glenn and Becky Carter of Hinesville, recently was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
The National Society of High School Scholars recently selected Bradwell Institute student LaTonya Jones of Hinesville to become a member of the organization. The society, formed in 2002, recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
A special science project for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fort Stewart's Diamond Elementary School incited students' creativity and appreciation for science, explained Nathaline Simons, who, with Kathy Sheets, helped organize the school's Robot Fest, held Thursday morning in the gymnasium.
Volunteers from around the Long County community came out recently to support the school system's lunch program as part of the National School Lunch Week celebration.
Target Distribution presented a $1,000 grant to Frank Long and Lyman Hall elementary teacher Becky Busby's fifth grade, for an "Emerging Egyptologists" project.
Lewis Frasier Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America members attended the Fall Motivational Rally on Oct. 10 in Perry.
SAVANNAH - Junior Achievement of Georgia-Coastal Region will honor the 14th annual Savannah Business Hall of Fame inductees and the 2013 Educator of the Year, Denise Fisher of Fort Stewart's Youth ChalleNGe Academy, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has embarked on a journey on which no Eagle has ever gone before.