The students at Springfield Elementary School raised $1,345.82 for the American Cancer Society.
The South Effingham Elementary media center staff held an open house on April 24 to celebrate being recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as an Exceptional Library Media Program. The award criteria was being able to prove a high level of quality and quantity of the services that the school's media program provides its students, staff, parents and community. The open house was a perfect example of how this media center meets those criteria.
The petite and junior company from A Class Act competed in the Dance Troupe Inc. Challenge of Excellence in Savannah. Dancers ranged in ages from 6-11.
The Effingham County Board of Education is considering the creation of a professional personal sick day bank.
Simone Rego and Peyton Callanan, juniors at Effingham County High School, will be spending an all-expense paid week in June on the Georgia Tech campus and CNN headquarters as they participate in "Leadership Unplugged," a CNN 21st Century Leaders summer program.
SAVANNAH - When Savannah Technical College administrators set enrollment targets for the year, they anticipated a 3-4 percent growth, maintaining the steady upward movement enrollment the college had experienced over the past seven years.
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will have more than 250 students to participate in the spring graduation ceremony, including graduates receiving associate degrees, professional diplomas, technical certificates of credit and general education diplomas.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Preparing healthy school meals and offering a friendly greeting are all in a day's work for more than 250,000 child nutrition employees in the nation's 99,000 school cafeterias and kitchens.
The South Effingham High School fashion show will be held Saturday night, and students have been working on designs since October to prepare for the event.
The Effingham County Board of Education recognized state champion wrestlers at its meeting on Thursday.
Autumn Asbill of Guyton Elementary School was the winner in the Effingham Exchange Club's eighth annual Quick Think-a-Thon on Friday at Ebenezer Middle School. Kinsley Lupton of Marlow was first runner-up, Luke Collins of Blandford was second runner-up and Madison Messer of Blandford was third runner-up. The winners are pictured with "the Foozer," the Quick-Think-a-Thon mascot, and WTOC-TV's Sonny Dixon.
Lauren Thompson, an eighth grade student at South Effingham Middle School, is once again on her way to represent her school and Evermore Farm in the Interscholastic Hunt Seat Equestrian Competition.
The 2009 Miss Effingham County Middle School and her court include left to right, fourth runner up Mallory Long, second runner up Hannah Rahn, Miss ECMS Mallory Ansel, first runner up Callie Martin and third runner up Caitlyn Fears. Also recognized were best formal wear – Callie Martin, best casual wear – Mallory Long, Miss Spirit of ECMS – Bridget Centers, Miss Photogenic – Logan Hinely and highest GPA – Callie Martin.
Brownie Troop 30358 of Rincon helped Safe Haven Women's Shelter in Statesboro. The troop used profits from the cookie sale to purchase items for the shelter. The girls took a shopping trip to the Dollar Tree in Rincon to buy hygiene items, kitchen items and craft supplies to donate to the shelter. They also held a clothing drive and collected bedding. The girls attend Blandford, Ebenezer and Sand Hill elementary schools.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Effingham Service Center teamed with Walmart to donate more than $2,500 worth of school supplies to Effingham County students.
South Effingham High School principal Mark Winters, assistant principal Jeff Faith and athletic director Travis Dickey were doused by buckets of ice water after being challenged by the SEHS student body.
Armstrong State University will host two open house events for prospective students and their parents.
MOUNT VERNON - Autumn Corinne Whitfield of Guyton graduated from Brewton-Parker College following the summer 2014 term, announced Mike Simoneaux, interim vice president of academics.
Armstrong State University will host the Armstrong Farmer's Market in front of the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St., Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Armstrong State University and the city of Hinesville will host a groundbreaking for the new Liberty Center in Hinesville on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
The third year of Parent University-Effingham will begin Sept. 20 with the first of three 2014-15 sessions at Effingham County Middle School.
The high school transition class at Effingham County High School hosted senior import specialist Scott Huntley to speak with the students. Huntley works with Customs and Border Protection at the Customs House on Bay Street in Savannah.
Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office visited Effingham County High School to speak with the high school transition classes.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) reminds students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. military academies that they must submit their completed applications to his office no later than Oct. 1.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow was asked for his thoughts Friday on the military strategy the United States should take toward ISIS, how to reduce the national deficit, and whether same-sex marriage should be legal.
STATESBORO - Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two-and-a-half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.