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BoE renews Shearouse’ contract in a split vote

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Randy Shearouse had his contract renewed for another three years - but this time, the vote was not unanimous.

December 09, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Rincon Elementary book parade features a cast of characters

Students, faculty and staff got into the spirit of Rincon Elementary School's book parade Nov. 20. Classes in each grade dressed up in the theme of a particular book.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H Kitchen Crashers dive into pie-making

4-H cooking school had a head-on collision with homemade pies in October. Nothing says it better in fall weather, than a mouth-watering, made from scratch, homemade pie like grandma use to make.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong State to hold Start Strong, Start New event

Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for new students to apply, be admitted and sign up for fall classes. Designed to kick start careers in growing fields including information technology, business economics, health science and more, this event is tailored to working professionals, though traditional students are also welcome.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Setting a gold standard

During breakfast every Wednesday, Pre-K students at Rincon Elementary welcome volunteer readers from South Effingham High School. Rylee Kirk, a senior at SEHS, leads the Pre-K Literacy Project.

November 24, 2015 | By Tess DeMeyer Special to the Herald | Education


4-H’ers give to Backus Children's Hospital

When a child needs medical care, it can be a stressful time for the entire family. In an effort to ease the stress the Effingham County 4-H'ers prepared 60 treat bags, as well as donated hand-painted flower pots made by the Effingham County 4-H Homeschoolers, for the Backus Children's Hospital at Memorial Health in Savannah.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Sheriff McDuffie reads to pre-k classes

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie reads to Liz Allen's pre-kindergarten class at Effingham County High School during National Pre-K Week. Allen's class was one of many Sheriff McDuffie visited to read to kids.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Grace Academy delivers for Manna House

Students at Grace Academy conducted a month-long food drive and donated the items to Manna House Ministries to distribute. The school decided Manna House was the perfect place to support, while also teaching the students about helping others. Class periods included discussion of Biblical views in giving to people in need.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham County Teacher of the Year

In her classroom halfway down a hall at Ebenezer Middle School, Heather Cocke has created a utopia for her students.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheer team wins first state championship

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders ended their competition season winning the 2015 Georgia Middle School state championship. This is the first year a state competition has been held at the middle school level in Georgia. The competition was held at the Jefferson High School Arena on Nov. 7.

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS takes fourth at state cheer competition

The Effingham County competitive cheerleading squad finished fourth in the GHSA Class AAAAA state cheerleading meet Saturday in Columbus. Northgate won the state championship.

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


BES Junior Beta Club pitches in for Manna House

The Junior Beta Club at Blandford Elementary School coordinated their annual Thanksgiving food drive for Manna House in Rincon. A total of 3,140 pounds of food was donated by Blandford students.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers take part in poverty simulation

Effingham County 4-H'ers assisted Family Promise by volunteering in a Poverty Simulation event designed to help participants understand the reality of poverty and to increase awareness of the challenges faced by individuals living at or near the poverty level.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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Students take turn as pages

Eleven Effingham County High School students served as pages for state Reps. Jon Burns and Bill Hitchens on Jan. 25. The students also met Speaker ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Education


4-h takes part in blessing bags project

Effingham County 4-H loves to give back to the community and the citizens of Effingham County. One such opportunity recently came through the mission of ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

February 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Sand Hill crowns top spellers

Tyson Ray won the spelling bee at Sand Hill Elementary School. Anthony Valdez was the runner-up.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hunt earns faculty honors at Ga. Tech, more local students make dean’s list

ATLANTA-Cheyenne Hunt of Guyton earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Krall receives Wilkes’ Pay If Forward Scholarship

WILKES-BARRE, Penn.-Bibiana Krall of Springfield was awarded a Pay it Forward scholarship to enter the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pisarski makes dean’s list at Kent State

KENT, OH-Caitlin Pisarski, a junior at Kent State University, was named to the fall 2015 dean's list.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pilozzi earns dean’s list honor at Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C.-Bryana Pilozzi, a junior majoring in psychology from Rincon, was among approximately 2,248 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board approves safety vestibules

Effingham County elementary schools soon may have new safety vestibules at their front entrances.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local students earn North Georgia accolades

DAHLONEGA-Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia, has recognized more than 1,200 students who achieved a 4.0 grade ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


VSU names fall 2015 dean’s list

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to announce the names of those fall 2015 students who earned dean's list status. Students who achieve a ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Rahn graduates from ABAC

TIFTON-A total of 196 students, including Shane Rahn of Rincon, completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Ramser named to dean’s list at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH-Stephanie Ramser of Rincon has been named to the Chatham University School of Arts, Science and Business dean's list for the fall 2015 ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Rebel cheer team honored at school board meeting

Katie Ward admitted she won't pass up an opportunity to talk about her team.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


It's a blizzard of fun at Sand Hill

As a reward for reading, students at Sand Hill Elementary were treated to a snow day last Thursday, with students frolicking in the man-made snow.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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