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4-H’ers give to Backus Children's Hospital

When a child needs medical care, it can be a stressful time for the entire family. In an effort to ease the stress the Effingham County 4-H'ers prepared 60 treat bags, as well as donated hand-painted flower pots made by the Effingham County 4-H Homeschoolers, for the Backus Children's Hospital at Memorial Health in Savannah.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Sheriff McDuffie reads to pre-k classes

Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie reads to Liz Allen's pre-kindergarten class at Effingham County High School during National Pre-K Week. Allen's class was one of many Sheriff McDuffie visited to read to kids.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Grace Academy delivers for Manna House

Students at Grace Academy conducted a month-long food drive and donated the items to Manna House Ministries to distribute. The school decided Manna House was the perfect place to support, while also teaching the students about helping others. Class periods included discussion of Biblical views in giving to people in need.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham County Teacher of the Year

In her classroom halfway down a hall at Ebenezer Middle School, Heather Cocke has created a utopia for her students.

November 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheer team wins first state championship

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders ended their competition season winning the 2015 Georgia Middle School state championship. This is the first year a state competition has been held at the middle school level in Georgia. The competition was held at the Jefferson High School Arena on Nov. 7.

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS takes fourth at state cheer competition

The Effingham County competitive cheerleading squad finished fourth in the GHSA Class AAAAA state cheerleading meet Saturday in Columbus. Northgate won the state championship.

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


BES Junior Beta Club pitches in for Manna House

The Junior Beta Club at Blandford Elementary School coordinated their annual Thanksgiving food drive for Manna House in Rincon. A total of 3,140 pounds of food was donated by Blandford students.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers take part in poverty simulation

Effingham County 4-H'ers assisted Family Promise by volunteering in a Poverty Simulation event designed to help participants understand the reality of poverty and to increase awareness of the challenges faced by individuals living at or near the poverty level.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon resident on GSU team headed to Baja

STATESBORO-Christopher Gerdmann of Rincon will travel to Mexico with the Georgia Southern University Eagle Motorsports Racing team to compete in the SCORE (Southern California Off Road Experience) International Baja 1000 race Nov. 18-23.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS takes Cheer Dawg Classic

South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at the "Cheer Dawg Classic" cheer competition on Oct. 31 hosted by Toombs County High School. The SEMS cheerleaders are undefeated this season. They are preparing for the biggest week of their season to compete at the "Coastal Empire Region Championship" which was held Nov. 5 at Richmond Hill Middle School. The team traveled to Jefferson City High School on Saturday, to compete in the first middle school state competition to be held in Georgia.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Salute to service

Ebenezer Middle School's annual Veterans Day salute filled the school's gym to capacity Tuesday afternoon.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


County’s graduation rates continue to climb

Graduation rates at Effingham County schools continue to climb and also continue to outpace the state's performance.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


E-SPLOST renewal passes easily

The Effingham County Board of Education applauded the vote last Tuesday that approved the next round of the educational special purpose local option sales tax.

November 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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Effingham Teacher of the Year a finalist for state honor

The reigning Effingham County teacher of the year, Ebenezer Middle School English and language arts teacher Heather Cocke, has been named one of 10 finalists ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Quick thinker

Anna Kate Taylor of South Effingham Elementary School won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Quick Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hillman among GSU’s winners at Savannah ADDYs

STATESBORO-Six Georgia Southern students, including Ashley Hillman of Bloomingdale, took home awards at the local level of the 2016 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) in ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Exchange Club honors students

The Exchange Club of Effingham County honored its ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award nominees and its nominees for the Youth of the Year ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Three at SEHS named Georgia Scholars

South Effingham High School students Parker Gordy, Dallas McCorkendale and Matt Stier have been named Georgia Scholars.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia 4-H to enlist oysters to help fight Tybee erosion

This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


GSU's Enactus team takes regional competition

The Georgia Southern Enactus team competed and won at the Enactus Regional Competition in Atlanta on April 1. The student-led organization focuses on providing economic ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Walls delivers as keynote speaker at SSU Honors Day

Richard Walls, a native of Springfield and a junior at Savannah State University was chosen recently to represent the College of Liberal Arts and Social ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Tuned into the all-state band

Four middle school students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Middle School All State Band in Athens on ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students join Phi Kappa Phi honor society

BATON ROUGE, LA-The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School system looking to boost budget at lower millage rate

The Effingham County School System is planning on a bigger budget for the coming fiscal year - but perhaps with a lower millage rate.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


State says OK to strategic waiver application

The state Department of Education has given its approval to the Effingham County School System's strategic waiver application.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Kight wins Exchange Club speech contest

Rebecca Kight, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's speech contest. The theme was citizenship, and Kight ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances ...

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Countywide art show draws big crowd

The fifth annual countywide art show held its reception March 15 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, with hundereds of people inspecting the work ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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