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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seventy-one students at Richmond Hill High School have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on AP Exams.
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.
This past week, the Richmond Hill Middle School BETA Club returned from its trip to the national convention in Richmond, Virginia.
Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families in and around Hinesville for the 2014-15 academic school year.
Valdosta State University has announced the names of students from spring 2014 who have met all qualifications for graduation.
The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Charis Peterson, the daughter of Cathy and Frank Peterson and a 2014 graduate of Richmond Hill High School.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success, focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions.
Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah recently announced its dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester.
DAHLONEGA - In ceremonies held May 9 at the University of North Georgia, graduating cadets were awarded commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army or Georgia National Guard.
The fourth nine weeks honor roll for Richmond Hill Middle School.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.
Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.
Savannah Technical College culinary-arts instructor Zeb Berry and five STC students earned four gold and three silver medals at the American Culinary Federation Tampa Bay Competition on Nov. 1.
SAVANNAH - Military Times honored Armstrong State University on Tuesday by ranking the institution No. 12 among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.
Richmond Hill High School Assistant Principals Mickey Bayens and Bivens Miller got their heads shaved Friday at Wildcats Stadium after the school raised more than $10,000 to give to United Way of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised by faculty, staff and students. Bayens said the two promised to have it done if the goal was reached. Lou Gambill and Sherry Vick did the honors while students cheered. "It's about giving back," Bayens said.
TIFTON - Emily Johnson of Richmond Hill has been selected to participate in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Ambassadors program.
Red Ribbon Week activities last week at Bryan County Middle and High schools ranged from essay and poster contests to safety demonstrations.
Three fifth-graders from Bryan County Elementary entered 4-H projects and won ribbons at the recent Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro. Aleia Hilliard entered her project titled "What Do you Do with Decimals?" and claimed second place. Catalina Temple's project, "Upcycling Fashion," also won second place. Gracie Edwards earned first place for her project, "Saving Coral Reefs."
The four-year graduation rate for Bryan County Schools high schools improved to 80.9 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.
The Bryan County High School Science Club, Technology Student Association and JROTC hosted the Halloween STEM Fest on Tuesday. The event included science experiments, exploding pumpkins and a costume contest.
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