Covenant Christian Academy Students are preparing for the Effingham County Fair Parade. This year's float theme is the Middle Ages and will include knights, princesses, serfs, coats of arms and a castle.
Jennifer Sitman, a teacher at Guyton Elementary, and Jamie Crunkelton, a teacher at Marlow Elementary, won a visit from Truman, mascot of Kidsville News! for essays they wrote about how they use the monthly publication in their classrooms.
On Sept. 28, the Kindergartners at Blandford Elementary School had Johnny Appleseed Day. They learned about Johnny Appleseed whose real name was John Chapman. Students shown participated in many different "apple" activities including games, crafts and tasting apple food products.
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine has announced the state winners of the annual Fire Safety Essay contest and ECMS 7th grader Caroline Winters was named the runner-up for her grade level.