ATHENS - Georgia First District U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams, representatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other dignitaries will be present when the Barrier Island Research and Learning Center at UGA's Marine Institute on Sapelo Island is dedicated Monday.
Students at Ebenezer Middle School participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients program, sponsored by EMS's Beta Club and student council.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will close all of its regional campuses, the office at the Fort Stewart Army Education Center, the Early Start Child Care Resource and Referral agency office in Brunswick and the Adult Literacy program offices for business all day, Friday as it holds its fifth annual Staff Development Day around the theme "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise."
Anyone interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Georgia Southern University is invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Henderson Library, Room 1300 on the University campus in Statesboro.
Shamia Wallace and LaTrell Fennell, both students at Marlow Elementary, submitted the winning name for Georgia's new litter prevention and abatement mascot, "The Brown Trasher." Of the 7,000 entries the state received, 24 students submitted the winning name, "Buster." All 24 were invited to the mascot naming ceremony on March 23 at the capitol.
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Chelsea Baldwin from Rincon has been named a United States National Award Winner in cheerleading.
Georgia's 11th Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle, will address 2,344 degree candidates at Georgia Southern University's spring 2007 commencement Saturday, May 5, beginning at 9 a.m. in Paulson Stadium. The candidates include 1,855 undergraduates and 489 graduate students.
South Effingham High School landscape students performed their community project at Blandford Elementary.
Devin Zipperer of Rincon and Farren Crisp of Adams Run, S.C. were voted King and Queen at the USC Salkehatchie Student Spring Dance on April 13. Zipperer is a sophomore and is also a member of the USC Salkehatchie baseball team. Crisp is a sophomore.
Skye Mills, a sixth grade student at South Effingham Middle School, has been selected as a state winner in the River of Words Art and Poetry Project. As a member of the SEMS Gifted program, the prize-winning poetry was a result of a collaborative assignment between the scientific study of water and the literary genre of poetry.
Covenant Christian Academy is hosting an open house on Thursday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The morning session will be held at the school, located at 505 N. Laurel Street in Springfield. The evening session will be held at Life Baptist Church on Highway 21, south of Springfield, which is the school's new location for 2007-2008.
Next fall, science classes at South Effingham High School will offer more interactive student and teacher participation than in the past thanks to a grant from the Planters Telephone Foundation. According to SEHS Media Specialist Carolyn Kessler, the grant will pay to outfit three classrooms with interactive boards called SchoolPad, software to operate them, ceiling-mounted projectors, quality projection screens, and complete installation for the three classrooms.
Savannah State University's (SSU) Department of Political Science, Public Administration and Urban Studies, in cooperation with the SSU Pre-Law Society, will sponsor a workshop for individuals who plan to attend law school.
The Utilities Protection Center of Georgia's mascot, Digger Dog, visited Rincon and Marlow Elementary schools in Effingham to encourage students in second and third grades to "Call Before You Dig." Sharing safety information and to have a bit of fun, Digger explained the importance of not damaging underground utility lines by digging safely, what not to do around overhead power lines and how to be safe if the lines are down. He also described the smell of natural gas and what students should do if they smell it. Digger also left behind an activity book and information for students ...
MACON - Mercer University freshmen Bailey Brianne Elliott of Guyton and Kristin L. Reid of Rincon were recently inducted into the Mercer chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
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.