Four Liberty County teens were among 157 youth who graduated from the Georgia Youth Challenge Academy on Aug. 25 at the James Brown Arena in Macon.
Live Oak Public Libraries Programs at the Liberty Branch in Hinesville and Midway-Riceboro Branch in Midway during September include:
Georgia's 2007 high school seniors held their ground versus the nation on the SAT.
Tucked away on Highway 301 north, just outside Ludowici city limits, is a small building that houses the Altamaha Technical College Academic Support Center. People of different backgrounds and ages visit the center on weekdays to enhance their education and prepare themselves for the job market.
Bradwell Institute received a donation Aug. 22 from the Hinesville Jazz/Poets Meet-up Group. A flute, clarinet and a trumpet were given to the school band. "The band is very appreciative," Daryl Wolfram, band director, (left) said. The instruments will be loaned to students who cannot afford to buy one. Alphonso Wright, founder of the Hinesville Jazz/Poets Meet-up Group, said there is an ongoing effort to donate instruments. For more information, contact Alphonso Wright at 876-4504, 977-3385, firstname.lastname@example.org or online at http://jazz.meetup.com/121/
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LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education has received a letter with the signatures of 27 bus drivers stating that if the 2008-09 school year begins earlier than Sept. 1, that those drivers would not report to work.
Most of Tuesday's school board meeting was taken up by parents' complaints about the new K-8 uniform dress code and board action adjusting the policy.
A community education kick-off rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Bradwell Institute cafeteria.
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Classes offered at the Armstrong Center for Professional and Continuing Education include:
Attorneys Bob Pirkle and John Pirkle present the Eugenia W. Pirkle Scholarship to Selina Snider, a rising sophomore at Wesleyan College in Macon. The scholarship is named in memory of the Pirkles' mother, who worked as a teacher, as an employee of the Georgia Department of Family Services and with adoption placement.
The Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Observance Committee recently awarded scholarships to five local high school students.
Members of Lewis Frasier Middle School's student council recently visited Atlanta for a leadership conference for middle-school students.
First grade: Zy'kira Anderson
The Bradwell Institute media department recently received the highest honor for library media programs in the state.
First grade: Nikhiya Alexander
First grade: Laila Addis
Thirty-nine students in grades six through eight from the Long County Middle chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the Georgia FBLA Fall Leadership Motivational Rally on Oct. 10 in Perry.
SAVANNAH - Jeff Ashmen has been selected as its military-outreach coordinator at Savannah Tech College.
ATLANTA - Fifteen Georgia seniors have a chance to win the third annual Colored Rocks Prize in a competition launched this week by the Colored Rocks Foundation.
"I want to be just like you," a boy told Hinesville firefighter Alex Mason at Frank Long Elementary School on Wednesday.
Lyman Hall Elementary students and their families enjoyed hot dogs and books Oct. 1 at the school's third annual Book Fair Picnic.
Kathryn Nelson's class at the Liberty County Pre-K Center helped with an art project to prepare for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's upcoming visit to Liberty County. Deal will address an audience from 10:45 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Bradwell Institute's Olvey Field. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 368-4445.
Liberty County's 14 public schools are celebrating the benefits of eating healthy lunches through Friday. National School Lunch Week officially began Monday. The Liberty County School System was closed Monday for Columbus Day and closed Tuesday for a teachers' furlough day.
Liberty College and Career Academy CEO Tom Alexander on Friday updated Liberty County School System administrators and board members on LCCA program developments as culinary-arts students served a restaurant-style brunch they had prepared.
The Coastal Electric Cooperative Bright Ideas prize team - with balloons, gifts, signs and giant checks in hand - filed into the classrooms of seven surprised Liberty County School System educators Thursday.
Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Long County on Wednesday. While in Ludowici, he stopped by the new Long County High School and took a tour of the facility, courtesy of Principal Scotty Hattaway and Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.