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Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Photos: ECHS class of 2014

A class of 410 graduates received their diplomas Friday at Effingham County High School's 2014 commencement.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Photos: SEHS class of 2014

The 2014 South Effingham High School graduating class was 325-strong Saturday night at The Corral.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


4-H’ers on target in archery

The Effingham County Extension office recently introduced its 4-H'ers to their newest program, archery.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Single vote keeps Helmly from runoff

For anyone who thinks one vote can't make a difference in an election, Beth Helmly begs to differ.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Big goals for SEHS’ top students

South Effingham High School senior Liam Bendig has lofty goals for college and his career, but he sees it simply as doing what he is supposed to do.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Hunt pins down ECHS’ top spot

As a varsity wrestler and football player, Effingham County High School senior Cheyenne Hunt is no stranger to athletic competition.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dog-eared pages and flying dogs

After a successful year in the classroom, first-graders in the Effingham County School System's Reading Recovery program enjoyed an outdoor celebration of the reading progress they made.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers hit Tybee for more than fun

Effingham 4-H'ers participated in the Southeast District Junior Conference at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system taking new student registration

The Effingham County School System is now accepting new student registrations for the 2014-15 school year.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Hall makes spring dean’s list at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. - Erin Kinsley Hall of Springfield, whose major is health science, has been named to the dean's list at Clemson University for the spring 2014 semester.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system employees in line to get raise

Effingham County School System employees are on track to receive their first cost-of-living raise since 2008-09.

May 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Writing scores slip a little but still beat state average

The Effingham County School System's scores on the Georgia fifth-grade writing assessment dipped slightly this year from last year, though they remained above the state and regional averages.

May 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Miss ECMS crowned

Sarah Harden was crowned this year's winner of the annual Miss Effingham County Middle School pageant.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

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

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers are on target with their goals

A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wilder earns medical degree from Mercer

MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Three local students honored at UNG

DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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