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.
Cadets with the Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol were "all in" to their most recent community service project, to help sort more than 10,000 pounds of canned food in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving meal provided by Manna House Ministries.
In honor of Veterans Day, Armstrong State University and Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah will host a special screening of the documentary "Mending the Line" on Monday at 7 p.m. the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, 11935 Abercorn St.
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College has selected Anthony A. (Tony) Faust as department head for fire science. In this role, Faust is responsible for teaching and coordinating academic programs and processes, as well as supervise faculty at all campuses for fire science.
Effingham County school officials hope students will be attending a new Rincon Elementary School in August 2017.
Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School both celebrated homecoming Friday night.
South Effingham High School will host its fifth annual Marching Mustang Invitational on Saturday at The Corral.
The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at the Peachtree Ridge Invitational.
South Effingham High School will host a Georgia Apply to College program Nov. 4-5 in the media center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days.
The Effingham College and Career Academy has continually expanded its programs and enrollment since opening in 2010, and Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle sees many more good things ahead for the school and its community.
Effingham County's 2015-16 school year would start Aug. 6, end prior to Memorial Day, take spring break the last week of March and have Veterans Day as a holiday, under a calendar school system officials have proposed.
Two students were recognized as 2014 Work-Based Students of the Year at the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Advisory Committees Meeting dinner held Oct. 7 at the Effingham College and Career Academy.
This is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.
South Effingham High School's 14th annual jazz night raised money for the SEHS band program.
A jeans day benefit at South Effingham High School drew more than a casual response.
Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.
Sand Hill Elementary School had a strong showing in the district Science Olympiad held recently at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler.
Bella Kay Tatum was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle at the school's annual pageant March 21.
Jacob Curtis of Rincon graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in music technology.
Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.
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.