SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College nursing students earned a 96.6 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses during calendar year 2008.
SAVANNAH - Raven George, a student in the Accounting program has been selected to receive the first Huntingdon Women's Guild Scholarship offered by Savannah Technical College.
SAVANNAH - Beginning this fall, child care professionals seeking the certification necessary for licensure will have a totally online option in a new 15-credit hour certificate program that is accepted by Bright From the Start as the required 40-hour Director's training.
Springfield Elementary School, in conjunction with Oral Health America: National Sealant Alliance and the Georgia Oral Health Prevention Program, will provide free dental sealants for eligible children attending Springfield Elementary School. The program will begin in September. Consent forms will be sent home with students and must be filled out and returned to the school in order for a child to participate.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College local Board of Directors welcomed four new members at its August meeting. Joining are Michael W. Biering, deputy garrison commander of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, Cathy Plummer Hill, vice president of the Coastal Region for Georgia Power, Leland Sanders, Temcor vice president of manufacturing and Michael Polak, executive director for external affairs at Memorial Health University Center.
Georgia builders and contractors will have an even better source of potential employees now that South Effingham High School's construction technology program, led by instructor Kevin Strickland, has been granted industry accreditation. The industry accreditation was granted on June 12.
The Effingham County High School FFA chapter was recently awarded the Three-Star award by the national Future Farmers of America organization. After being recognized as a Superior chapter at the state level, they advanced further and received a Gold rating for their club.
SAVANNAH - The second cohort of Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy students will graduate today at 11 a.m. in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus.
Before Effingham County students returned to school last week, the system's food service workers were being educated on how to safely and efficiently serve breakfast and lunch to approximately 9,000 students each day. This important and often overlooked job requires the efforts of about 128 food service employees, including cashiers.
SAVANNAH–Kitchenware Outfitters owners Dave and Barbara Freeman presented Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy S. Love a check in the amount of $1,400 to the Savannah Technical College Foundation to support the college's culinary arts program.
Jackson Lieber, a third grade student at Rincon Elementary School, won a backpack with school supplies from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. Parents were able to register their children at open house, and a book bag was given to a student at each school on Monday.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will close for business and furlough employees this fall in keeping with Gov. Sonny Perdue's directive that state agencies implement budget saving measures. The college will be closed on Sept. 4, Nov. 25 and Dec. 23.
STATESBORO - A Georgia Southern University student from Effingham County has been named to the president's list for the summer 2009 term.
Augusta State University has named Kate C. Long of Rincon to the summer 2009 dean's list.
South Effingham High School FBLA President Emilia Truluck placed eighth in Word Processing I at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. which was held June 23-28. Emilia competed against competitors from all states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Department of Defense European Schools.
A lesson on using Google Apps and a tour of the Effingham College and Career Academy highlight the final 2014-15 installment of Parent University-Effingham.
Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
Twenty-eight students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H Southeast District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.
STATESBORO - The online Master of Business Administration offered by the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University has been ranked 17th by BestColleges.com as a Top Online MBA Program of 2015.
The Effingham County Extension office hit the bull's-eye with its newest program for 4-H'ers.
Local students displayed their artistic talent at the Effingham County School System's countywide art show.
Lisa Woods attended Springfield Elementary School through sixth grade and dreamed of returning to the school as a teacher.
Expenses in the Effingham County School System's fiscal year 2016 budget exceed revenues by $4.1 million, according to school officials' latest projections.
South Effingham High School students in Nathalie Starling's sociology class gave salsa dancing a spin as part of their study of different cultures and traditions.
Effingham County coroner David Exley readily admits his job is far from enjoyable at times.
South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program.
A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response.
Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.
Sand Hill Elementary School had a strong showing in the district Science Olympiad held recently at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler.
Bella Kay Tatum was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle at the school's annual pageant March 21.