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Georgia Southern receives research, education gift from Gulfstream

Georgia Southern University has announced a $225,000 contribution from Gulfstream Aerospace to support research and education at the university. This gift continues Georgia Southern's long relationship with Gulfstream, manufacturer of the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft, which began with former Gulfstream president and CEO Allen E. Paulson.

November 25, 2014 | staff report | Education


EMS’ Eagle Winds honor band to play at UGA festival

Ebenezer Middle School's Eagle Winds honor band has been chosen to perform at the 24th annual University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival in December.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS students named most creative at GSU International Festival

A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in Georgia Southern University's Global Village Competition, as part of the International Festival hosted by the Center for International Studies.

November 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford works up a sweat with cup stacking

For the fourth straight year, Blandford Elementary School joined a worldwide effort to set a record for the most people participating in sport stacking in a 24-hour period. Last year, BES was part of a Guinness-record 555,932 stackers.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham Middle School honors veterans

South Effingham Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium on Nov. 11.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


RES’ Ratner earns Master Teacher status

Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.

November 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECCA to host info session on aircraft assembly technician program

The Effingham College and Career Academy will host an information session about its new aircraft assembly technician program.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers a constant presence in Fair Week

As National 4-H Week came to a close, the celebration of 4-H continued to resonate throughout Effingham as 4-H'ers geared up for the 71st Effingham County Fair.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders make it four consecutive crowns

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region championship for the fourth straight year.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Middle School celebrates Veterans Day

Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford Elementary salutes veterans

Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.

November 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Graduation rates on the rise across county

Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.

November 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Barge talks Common Core in Effingham visit

In his time as state schools superintendent, John Barge has heard plenty of criticism of the Common Core standards.

November 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers earn top-six finish at state Challenge Bowl

Effingham County students competed in the 4-H Challenge Bowl at the Georgia National Fair in Perry and brought home a top-six finish in the state.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders take Battle in the Boro

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place in the large division and grand champion at Battle in the Boro. They competed at Southeast Bulloch High School on Oct. 25 and won by 54 points. Bella Kay Tatum from SEMS won first place in the jump off.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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School system employees may get another raise

Effingham County School System employees received a 3-percent pay increase this year, and could get another one in next year's budget.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Five Effingham students chosen for all-state band

Five students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association middle school all-state band in Athens on Feb. 26-28.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleaf 4-H'ers take part in Project Achievement

Nearly 50 Effingham 4-H'ers recently competed in County Project Achievement, held at Effingham County Middle School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students make president’s list at GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,219 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 fall semester president's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,725 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 fall semester dean's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ASU honor society inducts three Effingham students

Three students from Effingham County recently were initiated into Armstrong State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to dean's lists

Truluck named to dean's list at Emory

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rotary Club inducts Interact chapter at Ebenezer Middle

The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted and chartered a new student Interact club at Ebenezer Middle School.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn college accolades

Effingham students earn honors at Mercer

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Taking their turn as Capitol pages

The city of Rincon was represented at the state Capitol by Bailee Grace Hildebrandt and Julia Marie Carter as they paged for Rep. Bill Hitchens on Feb. 9.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nesmith leaving ECCA, returning to central office

One Effingham County school will have a new principal next year while another will have a change in athletic director.

March 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech plans major upgrade for Effingham campus

Significant additions are planned for the Savannah Technical College's Effingham County campus as part of STC's massive capital campaign.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


New state schools chief sees too much testing

During his campaign to become state school superintendent, Richard Woods was a vocal critic that Georgia students spend too much time taking standardized tests.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEES pre-K classes to move

Pre-kindergarten classes currently being held at South Effingham Elementary School will move to Sand Hill Elementary for the 2015-16 school year.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Kight wins Rotary speech contest

South Effingham High School junior Rebecca Kight won the annual Rotary Club speech contest, held March 3 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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