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BoE buys more than 40 acres for future school

The Effingham County School System has purchased 40.68 acres of land on Fort Howard Road, and that land will be used for a future elementary school.

October 10, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Pittsley named to dean’s list at Valdosta State

Joel Philip Pittsley of Springfield has been named to the summer 2008 dean's list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Gauthier earns master’s from Baylor University

Gail Gauthier of Rincon graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a master's of health care administration at the school's August commencement exercises.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


SEHS NJROTC kick off new drill season

The South Effingham NJROTC drill team consisting of 43 cadets went to Fort Stewart to kick off their drill season.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools boast CRCT scores comparisons

The Effingham County School System continues to hold high rankings compared to other school districts across the state on CRCT scores for first through eighth graders.

September 30, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


GSU has a $748 million economic impact on community

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars - $748 million - during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham BOE recognized for its standards by GSBA

The Effingham County Board of Education has achieved compliance with the Georgia School Boards Association's "Standards for Local Boards of Education" and was recently recognized by the Association.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


System’s ACT, SAT scores dip slightly

There were minor decreases in the systemwide SAT average and ACT average from 2007 to 2008, as test scores at Effingham County High School improved.

September 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS cheerleaders hold uniform drive for those in need

The Effingham County Middle School varsity/competition cheerleaders recently held a uniform drive to collect "gently used" uniforms. The uniforms were given to the school counselors to distribute as needed.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Kessler named to Young Harris dean’s list

Cathy Cox, president of Young Harris College, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Lynn Kessler has been named to the Young Harris College dean's list for the spring semester.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS AFJROTC, HOSA host blood drive

September 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS cheerleaders help out at Pigging Out

The Effingham County Middle School Varsity/Competition Cheerleaders had a great time working at the Habitat for Humanity "Pigging Out For Habitat" on Aug. 23. The girls gave up their Saturday to help with the event.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


STC Peace officer academy launches information sessions

SAVANNAH - The Peace Officer Academy at Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions this month: Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. Both sessions will be held in room 163 of the Administrative Building at the college's Savannah Campus located at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


School system to cut budget but not people

The Effingham County Board of Education approved nearly $2.4 million in budget cuts at its meeting Thursday night.

September 16, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools to stay in session today

The Effingham County Board of Education does not expect to close schools early this afternoon.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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SEHS cheer team holds Mini Mustangs camp

The South Effingham High School cheerleading teams held their annual Mini Mustangs cheer camp.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Little Rebels cheer camp

The Effingham County High School cheerleading teams held their annual Little Rebels cheer camp, with Thursday as pajamas day.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Alford keeps ailing chairman in mind at board meeting

As he chaired the Effingham County Board of Education's meeting Thursday night, vice-chairman and District 2 member Troy Alford's thoughts were with the ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


State, shoppers gear up for sales tax free weekend

This weekend, July 30 and 31, certain items will be exempt from sales taxes.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Miller named to Champlain College spring dean’s list

BURLINGTON, VT-Zackary Miller of Springfield has been named to the Champlain College dean's list for the spring 2016 semester.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Buses ready to roll — with route numbers

With the Effingham County School System's fleet of buses ready to roll for the Aug. 3 start of the school year, parents are being ...

July 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Council approves plans for new Rincon Elementary

Rincon City Council members paved the way for work on the planned Rincon Elementary School to start.

July 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local students elected for G-P Foundation Employees’ Children scholarships

Four local students recently were selected as recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarships. Katherine Cope, a graduate of South Effingham High School, Hayley Fritch ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Ga. State

ATLANTA-Four Effingham County students have been named to the dean's list at Georgia State University for spring 2016.

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Robinson named to Brewton-Parker dean’s list

MOUNT VERNON-John Thomas Robinson of Guyton qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the spring 2016 semester, announced ...

July 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Schools get high marks in CCRPI

Effingham County schools got a four-star rating from the state Department of Education on how well they spend money, and 11 schools got four stars ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local teachers take part in Georgia-Pacific programs

Three teachers from Effingham County schools were recently selected to spend part of their summer engaging in programs designed to help them bring academic subjects ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Heritage FCU hands out scholarships

Georgia Heritage FCU announced college scholarship award winners for 2016. Bethany Dyals, daughter of Christopher and Janna Dyals of Guyton, and Raquel Hazzard, daughter of ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


It was a ‘paw-ty’ for Reading Recovery end-of-year celebration

This year, the Reading Recovery teachers from Effingham County wanted to celebrate the success of the program and the students who are a part of ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hebert takes the helm at GSU

Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., assumed his position as Georgia Southern University's 13th president Friday.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Education


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