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Students write about being mayor

Recently, sixth-graders at Bryan County Middle School participated in the "If I Were Mayor" essay writing contest hosted by the Georgia Municipal Association. As a reward for all their hard work, the mayor provided all the sixth-graders with a pizza party. In addition, the mayor recognized the three top essay winners selected and presented them with a gift certificate from a local businesses downtown.

June 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


NGC honors local student

North Georgia College and State University graduated 676 students, including 93 graduate students, during four ceremonies held April 30-May 2 at the university's Memorial Hall Gymnasium in Dahlonega.

June 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


States to set uniform standards for teachers

SUWANEE - By third grade, students should know how to write a complex sentence and add fractions, no matter if they live in Georgia or California.

Eighth-graders should understand the Pythagorean theorem. And by high school graduation, all U.S. students should be ready for college or a career.

June 03, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Rep. Barrow addresses BPC graduates

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College had commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Perdue signs school governance bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed into law Senate Bill 84, landmark school board governance legislation.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Pembroke student in UGA government

University of Georgia senior Josh Stanfield was recently won a senate seat in the UGA Student Government Association. Stanfield, the son of Jimmy and Sheri Stanfield of Pembroke, is a 2007 graduate of Bryan County High School. At BCHS, Stanfield was salutatorian, captain of the tennis team and president of the Beta Club. He is majoring in political science at UGA.

June 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Student: Waiting for bell to toll

I can honestly say that this year can be summed up in one simple word. It wasn't amazing, nor was it wonderful, not sad, or terrible, though it probably was all those things one time or another. No, my year has been very interesting. Now it is finally drawing to a close, and looking back on everything that's happened I am amazed at how the time flew by.

May 20, 2010 | By Christina Smith Student columnist | Education


HS Graduations are Saturday

Saturday will be a proud day for many a mom and dad – and grandparents and probably even a host of other relatives. The high school seniors of Bryan County will walk across a stage to receive their diplomas.

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Education


Carver names reading olympians

The Carver Elementary Reading Olympics was held Friday. Students competed by providing the title and author to questions about books they had read.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Lanier students get strawberry serenade

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Books are important

Bryan County Elementary School presented books to the members of the board of education at the April board meeting. The board members donated the books back to the school media center.

May 17, 2010 | | Education


RHHS band wows crowd at J.F. Gregory

The Richmond Hill High School bands performed their spring concert May 4 under the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park to a large audience who attended in spite of the evening's menacing conditions.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


RH teacher helps school get national kudos

Elementary school students from Savannah Christian Preparatory School have earned national recognition for their "Help Haiti" project.

May 13, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Education


Regents approve tuition hikes up to 16%

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

The tuition increases for the state's 35 public colleges and universities hit hardest at research universities: Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Many students will pay $3,535 per semester, a 16 percent increase over last fall.

May 12, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Regents voting on tuition hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students likely will find out Tuesday how much more they'll have to shell out for tuition this fall.

The Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition hikes for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. The vote comes after lawmakers cut hundreds of millions from higher education coffers to help balance the books amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


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GS going tobacco free starting Friday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free on Friday, GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel recently announced.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education


If it’s late July, it must be band camp

Richmond Hill High School's annual rite of summer, also known as band camp, is a big event for hundreds of local kids. The school's marching band is one of the most decorated in Georgia and has won a number of major marching band competitions in recent years under director Dr. Dan Kiene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


BoE passes tentative budget

With the new school year just around the corner, the Bryan County Board of Education passed a tentative $55 million budget Thursday night in Black Creek while also voting to keep the millage rate the same.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Students going off to college need to be aware of fire safety

Each year, college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally set fires, overloaded power strips and open flame. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general carelessness.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education


State changes rules on school fundraisers

In response to new federal school-nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and the state Board of Education last week initiated the rulemaking process to amend the state-board rule to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RHHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

Seventy-one students at Richmond Hill High School have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on AP Exams.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Dean's scholarship for local student

ALBANY, Ga. - Darton State College announced that Bryanna Moodie of Richmond Hill was recently awarded the Dean Scholar Award for the 2014-15 academic year.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RHMS BETA members attend convention

This past week, the Richmond Hill Middle School BETA Club returned from its trip to the national convention in Richmond, Virginia.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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