ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has vetoed a measure that would have broadened the state's new tuition tax credit program.
Supporters say the proposal was designed to allow more businesses to take advantage of a program that gives income tax credits to donors who contribute to scholarship programs for students to attend private schools.
A unanimous decision by the Liberty County Board of Education at a called meeting Thursday will give the school system its first two-story school. Board members hope the building's structure will save money on the project, which is expected to cost about $20 million.
Kandyl Phillips competed at the SkillsUSA Region Conference and received a silver medal in nursing assisting. Phillips received a bronze medal in the same event at the SkillsUSA state conference in Atlanta.
Bradwell Institute senior Steve Kincaid recently competed in the annual Skills USA competition in Atlanta and placed second in screen printing.
LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.
Spreading knowledge of different cultures, Dr. Mattie Brown led a colorful and energy-packed Cinco de Mayo celebration at Jordye Bacon Tuesday. Her fourth grade students were jumping with excitement.
ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.
LUDOWICI - Long County High School juniors and seniors had their prom on April 25 at Celebration Castle.
Constance Ford's third-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary started planning their futures Friday as they crowded around booths at the school's career day to learn more about professions they might one day enter. The students proved to be quite an ambitious group.
According to Long County School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, early projections from the state indicate the system will lose around $1.2 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year.
LUDOWICI - Jenny Futch was recently named teacher of the year at Smiley Elementary.
Registration for 2009-10 kindergarten in Long County will be between May 11-14 and May 18-21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Smiley Elementary School.
Liberty County students and parents attended ArtsFest 2009 Tuesday night at Liberty County High School. The school showcased local student talents in a variety of media. The LCHS Jazz Ensemble kicked off the evening and was followed by other performances including LCHS Flute Choir, chorus, drama presentation, poetry readings and a cosmetology presentation. Family members and visitors also gathered in the media center to browse the visual arts display, which showcased more than 100 pieces of art. Calls to get the names of student winners had not been returned by the Courier's deadline.
LUDOWICI - Last week, students at Walker Middle and Smiley Elementary schools got a treat as the motivational group Power Unlimited talked to them and demonstrated feats of strength.
Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.