Just as children in Georgia's communities need more help, afterschool program leaders across the state say they are being forced to increase fees and reduce staffing, activities and hours to cope with budget cuts and rising costs.
The Effingham County Board of Education has set a budget of $86 million for the 2010 fiscal year.
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held a two-week camp for children with Down syndrome.
Attention all aspiring top chefs - summer classes begin July 8 at The Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College.
The following area students have been named to the spring 2009 dean's list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta.
A Class Act Dance Center's Christy Simmons of Clyo won the title and was crowned Miss Junior Dance America at the Kids Artistic Revue Grand National Finals in Myrtle Beach, S.C., from June 15-19.
The faculty and administration of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College recognize outstanding scholastic achievement by placing Thomas H. Curtis on the dean's list for the spring semester of 2009. Curtis is a 2008 graduate of Effingham County High School and the son of Denise and Charlie Curtis.
TIFTON - Sarah Donnell from Guyton has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2009-10 academic year.
Richard Morgan of Rincon has accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Kyler Miller Exley graduated with honors from Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro on May 14 with dual degrees.
State Sen. Jack Hill of Reidsville was the commencement speaker at graduation ceremonies for Class 32 of the Fort Stewart-based National Guard Youth Challenge Academy on June 20 at the Macon City Auditorium.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cadet James Thomas Morgan, son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Warren P. Morgan Jr. of Rincon, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on May 23.
Students planning to attend an Effingham County school for the 2009-10 year who were not actively enrolled at a district school at the end of the 2008-2009 year must register through the district's central registration center.
South Effingham High School juniors and seniors participated in Teen Maze on Tuesday. During the game, students encountered a variety of obstacles that can prevent or delay their graduation from high school. Teen Maze demonstrates to students that every decision they make has consequences and some of those consequences are not good. Volunteers from local hopsitals, school, EMS, fire and members of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office helped with the event.
The Peace Officers Association of Georgia gave Effingham County High School a $2,500 check for safe prom activities. The ECHS prom was held Saturday night at Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation that would implement an opportunity school district to turn around failing schools. This law provides the framework for how the OSD would work should voters approve a constitutional amendment in 2016.
The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Fla.
As Adam Cochran introduced himself to hundreds of Effingham County High School students last Thursday, he included another description:
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.