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.
Five students from Effingham County have been selected as state finalists and will participate in the 2009 Georgia Governor's Honors Program this summer at Valdosta State University.
South Effingham Elementary School Media Specialist Peggy Helmly and the SEES media program was recognized last spring by the Georgia Department of Education as a 2008 Exceptional Library Media Program.
Area youth are able to apply for summer as part of the City of Savannah Coastal Workforce Investment Board's new youth employment program, Coastal Key-nection: Raising the Bar for Job Readiness.
Elite Company Dancers from BDC-Britt's Dance Company attended Hollywood Vibe, a regional competition in Atlanta.
On March 27-28, over 3,000 Georgia Future Business Leaders of America made their way to Atlanta for the annual State Leadership Conference.
As a result of their outstanding SAT test scores, eight Effingham County seventh graders will have the opportunity to participate in future enrichment programs at Duke University as part of the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced that the Georgia Department of Labor's 2009 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 80 students. The internship program is designed to provide students at universities, colleges and technical colleges with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit, and a chance to make up to $1,400 this summer.
Emily Woods was crowned Miss Effingham County High School on Saturday night. She also won the casual wear, evening wear and interview awards.
Five homeschooled students participated in The Leadership Institute's flagship training program the Youth Leadership School (YLS) March 27-28 on the UGA campus in Athens.
Blandford Elementary students earned $1,400 in books through Usborne's Reading Incentive Challenge, Reach for the Stars.
Covenant Christian Academy, a classical, Christian school in Springfield, has announced its new initiative to make Christian education more affordable to the average family in today's economic environment.
John Conley of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia, Georgia State Patrol troopers and Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Chief Deputy Richard Bush present a $2,500 check to Jasmine Nethels and other Effingham County High School junior class officers. The money is for "prom promise" and will be used for prom week activities that encourage an alcohol-free prom.
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.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.
The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.
Silverwood Plantation residents offered what a spokesman called an "easy solution" to the Effingham County Board of Education's request for gated communities to make access easier for school buses.
STATESBORO - Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.
Two students from Effingham County earned Master 4-H'er status at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.
Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.
Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.
Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.