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.
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.
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.
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.
South Effingham Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium on Nov. 11.
Kirbi Ratner is Effingham County's newest Master Teacher.
The Effingham College and Career Academy will host an information session about its new aircraft assembly technician program.
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.
The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region championship for the fourth straight year.
Ebenezer Middle School saluted military service members with its annual Veterans Day program.
Blandford Elementary School hosted a new event this year for Veterans Day - a parade of veterans who are family members of BES students.
Effingham County improved its high school graduation rate for the second straight year, while also topping the state average by nearly 11 percentage points.
In his time as state schools superintendent, John Barge has heard plenty of criticism of the Common Core standards.
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.
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.
Effingham County School System employees received a 3-percent pay increase this year, and could get another one in next year's budget.
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.
Nearly 50 Effingham 4-H'ers recently competed in County Project Achievement, held at Effingham County Middle School.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,219 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 fall semester president's list.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,725 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 fall semester dean's list.
Three students from Effingham County recently were initiated into Armstrong State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Truluck named to dean's list at Emory
The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted and chartered a new student Interact club at Ebenezer Middle School.
Effingham students earn honors at Mercer
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.
One Effingham County school will have a new principal next year while another will have a change in athletic director.
Significant additions are planned for the Savannah Technical College's Effingham County campus as part of STC's massive capital campaign.
During his campaign to become state school superintendent, Richard Woods was a vocal critic that Georgia students spend too much time taking standardized tests.
Pre-kindergarten classes currently being held at South Effingham Elementary School will move to Sand Hill Elementary for the 2015-16 school year.
South Effingham High School junior Rebecca Kight won the annual Rotary Club speech contest, held March 3 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.