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Local students earn honors at University of Georgia

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the names of students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the dean's list for spring semester.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Rushing inducted into honors organization at Georgia Tech

ndrew Sanborn Rushing of Guyton was recently recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Finding their way through Project SEARCH

Teenage years are awkward enough, and Brandie Butler's were further complicated by emotional and behavioral challenges.

May 15, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS seniors honored as Georgia Scholars

Effingham County High School students Casie Wilson and Harrison Cowart have been selected as Georgia Scholars for 2014.

May 15, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H springs into action

A recent trip to a pottery studio gave Effingham 4-H'ers a chance to discover their hidden talents.

May 15, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Long named system’s special ed teacher of the year

Marcia Long enjoyed a big day on Wednesday.

May 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Local students recognized

Baumann graduates from Brenau University

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board sets a price for SEES work

The upcoming renovations to South Effingham Elementary School will have a maximum price tag of nearly $3.5 million.

May 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Deal to deliver GSU commencement address

More than 3,000 students will receive degrees from Georgia Southern University this weekend during the 86th annual spring commencement.

May 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board District 4 candidate profiles

Beth Helmly

May 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


School system honors retirees

The Effingham County School System hosted a reception Wednesday for 25 retiring employees.

May 08, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Title I parent meeting set for May 15

The Effingham County School System will host a Title I, Part A parent involvement/parent engagement meeting May 15 at 6 p.m., in the board of education central office auditorium at 405 North Ash St. in Springfield.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Little Rebel cheer camp coming in July

Effingham County High School's competition cheerleaders will host their annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp July 21-25, from 9 a.m.-noon each day in the ECHS gym.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS shows how math and science work

Effingham County Middle School held its 10th annual math and science night May 1.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Governor vetoes school board’s pay raise request

Effingham County Board of Education members will have to wait until next year for a pay raise.

May 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers are on target with their goals

A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wilder earns medical degree from Mercer

MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Three local students honored at UNG

DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECCA sends five students to national conference

Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students earn degrees from Emory

ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern nutrition training aims to curb childhood obesity

School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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