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Bidding high on education

Young Farmers held its annual scholarship auction in March. The organization made approximately $12,000 from the event. The proceeds will be used to give local students scholarships for college.

April 02, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Effingham students named to GSU’s dean’s list for fall 2008

Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the dean's list for the Fall 2008 term.

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Local students named to GSU president’s list

Several Georgia Southern University students from Effingham County have been named to the president's list for the fall 2008 term.

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


County media festival winners advance to state

On March 9, 150 students from Effingham County schools met at Springfield Elementary for the annual countywide Student Media Festival. The following students won in their respective categories and will advance to the state competition in Atlanta on May 1:

April 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School lunch, breakfast prices to increase

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a meal price increase on Wednesday that will take effect for the 2009-10 school year. Breakfast prices will increase 15 cents and lunch prices will increase 25 cents.

April 02, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Education


Submit entries now for Children’s Book Festival poster contest

Live Oak Public Libraries will accept entries for the Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest from April 1-30. The theme of the posters should be books, reading or libraries.

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Area Georgia Southern University students graduated in fall

Georgia Southern University honored approximately 1,250 graduates and their families at the fall 2008 commencement at Hanner Fieldhouse on Dec. 12.

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Breakfast, lunch prices at school may be on way up

The Effingham County Board of Education is considering increasing lunch prices by 25 cents next year.

March 26, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECSS extends kindergarten registration period

The Effingham County school system has begun registering and testing kindergarten students for the 2009-10 school year by appointment only at the Board of Education Central Registration Center.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS national art honor society members complete mural

Effingham County High School National Art Honors Society recently completed their spirit mural at WalMart.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Miss SEHS crowned

Daniette Owens was crowned Miss South Effingham High School at the annual Miss SEHS pageant Saturday night.

March 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


‘Nothing little about (her) heart'

The Effingham County Board of Education honored Ebenezer Elementary School fifth-grader Morgan Seckinger at its meeting Thursday night.

March 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Effingham youth turn out for 4-H event at EMS

Fifth and sixth graders anxiously await the beginning of County Project Achievement competition. Youth competed in project areas ranging from agriculture to workforce preparedness and career development.

March 23, 2009 | Jan Hall County Extension Agent | Education


Students go to Ga. National History Day

Ebenezer Middle School students attended the Georgia National History Day competition held at Georgia Southern University on Feb. 18. The students pictured placed either first, second or third at the first district regional competition and will now compete on the state level in April.

March 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS art students show work at AASU

Effingham County High School art students participated in the Juried High School Congressional Exhibition held at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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ECHS students probe Barrow on current issues

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.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Researchers outline study of Ogeechee River

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.

September 01, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Georgia Southern to start manufacturing engineering program

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.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GSU opens new communication arts building

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.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s Avila wins ASU scholarship

SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


A grant to get involved

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.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Earley wins Bojangles’ Scholarship

Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honors dean’s list students for summer term

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.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Silverwood looks for ways to let in school buses

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.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Keel: Georgia Southern ready to write its next chapter

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.

August 18, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Two students earn Master 4-H status

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.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sapp, Weredyk receive American FFA degrees

Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham’s Project SEARCH honored

Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools, ECSO out to stop bus passing

Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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