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.
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.
Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge visited Midway Middle School on Wednesday as part of his two-day, statewide tour the Georgia Department of Education is calling "Georgia's Future, Now." The tour is meant to promote schools across the state.
A motion to place half the cost of sports officials back on high-school athletic directors' shoulders failed Tuesday when Liberty County school-board members deadlocked in a 3-3 vote.
Midway Middle School celebrated Custodial Appreciation Day on Oct. 2. The custodians were honored during a ceremony in which Principal Debra Frazier and Assistant Principal Tom Willoughby praised their efforts in maintaining a clean, safe environment for MMS students. The custodians received candy bouquets to express the school's gratitude for a job well done.
The Walker Elementary School student council recently held a book drive to collect elementary age-appropriate books for their media center. Students in fourth and fifth grades brought in more than 200 new or slightly used books, which will be available at the school. Members of the student council show some of the books that were acquired.
The new Long County Middle School had its first homecoming celebration Sept. 27 at Veterans Field. This year's homecoming queen was eighth-grader Brianna Lord. Her court included sixth-grade princess Chante' Thomas, the seventh-grade princess Sophie Cooper and eighth-grade runner-up princess Julia Scheck.
These days 4-H is more than youth judging poultry, it teaches children and teens life lessons, such as developing public speaking and decision making skills and giving back through community service.
Snelson-Golden Middle School recently held Family Day Dinner Night, drawing more than 130 participants. A spaghetti dinner was featured. Activities enjoyed included Hula Hoop, basketball, Wii Dance and jump rope. Activities were in line with the Liberty County wellness incentive in keeping active.
State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway read "Don't Be a Bully, Billy" on Tuesday to a Pre-K class at Hinesville Childcare Learning Center Inc. in celebration of Pre-K Week.
Liberty Elementary School students and faculty clapped and moved to the beat of conga drums and maracas Friday during a lively program celebrating Spanish Heritage Month. The national observance is held Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
Culinary-arts associates at Liberty College & Career Academy recently witnessed a live cooling demonstration by chef Jean Vendeville, head of the Culinary Arts Institute at Savannah Technical College.
The Long County Board of Education recently recognized its 2012-13 Teachers of the Year. Honorees are Fletcher Johnson, Smiley Elementary School; Beth Vandervort, Walker Middle School; and Jeffrey Spratt, Long County High School. Spratt also was recognized as the school system's teacher of the year.
The Long County Commission recently recognized Kayla Jenkins for attaining the level of master 4-H'er. Jenkins, who is the granddaughter of Charlie and Linda Smith, will represent Long County at the National 4-H Congress on Nov. 29-Dec. 3 in Atlanta.