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Babin chosen as talent performer at National FFA Convention and Expo

INDIANAPOLIS-Tara Babin, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 28-31 during the 2015 National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Ky.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


4-H recognizes Usher

Arch Smith, Georgia 4-H State Leader, presented Sophie Usher with her recognition as a Double Master 4-H member. Usher, a recent graduate of Effingham County High School, is the daughter of Tim and Holly Usher. As the recipient of the 4-H Achievement Scholarship, Usher was recognized at the opening banquet of State 4-H Congress for her accomplishments.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking nominations for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership from a Christian perspective.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Buddy system

The Backpack Buddies program at Marlow Elementary School got a big lift from the members of the 117th Air Control Squadron.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Emotions run high on request to change ECHS nickname

Emotions and passions are running high following a request to the Effingham County Board of Education to end the use of the Rebels name and the playing of "Dixie" as a fight song at Effingham County High School.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Girl Scouts share happy times at Happy House

Happy times were had at the Happy House on Tybee Island as Cadette Troops 1147, 1184 and 1121 from Fort Worth, Texas, visited with Cadette Troop 30197 from Guyton. The girls enjoyed a lasagna dinner and making a beachy pudding dessert. The girls also shared songs with each other as they earned their Savannah Sings pin.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham sends six 4-H’ers to annual State Congress

Effingham County Extension office is beaming with pride to have sent six representatives to Georgia's 73rd Annual 4-H State Congress, held in Atlanta from July 21-24 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia.

August 11, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A smooth and busy start to the school year

It's been a smooth start, for the most part, to the 2015-16 school year, Effingham County Superintendent Randy Shearouse.

August 11, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Schools honored for their support of Guard, Reserves

ant principal at Sand Hill Elementary School. But he has another job and he represented his other duty assignment in uniform at last week's Effingham County Board of Education meeting.

August 11, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


BoE exploring options with SPLOST

The Effingham County Board of Education is putting together its parameters for a planned renewal vote of the special purpose local option sales tax.

August 11, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Incumbent board members to run again

The Effingham County Board of Education incumbents all have declared their intention to run again for their seats.

August 11, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Paramo earns silver medal at FCCLA event

Martha Paramo from Effingham College and Career Academy competed in food innovations and brought home a silver medal from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

August 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Big crowd for blowout

With the start of the 2015-16 school year imminent, the annual Effingham Connect back-to-school blowout drew thousands of parents and children to the Effingham County High School gym.

August 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Little Rebels raise a cheer

The Effingham County High School Little Rebel cheer camp filled the ECHS gym with 70 kids taking part. The young cheerleaders, under the guidance throughout the week from 35 high school cheeerleaders, ranged in ages from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Education


King earns Georgia Power scholarship

Georgia Power announced that Jaret King has received a $2,500 Georgia Power scholarship through the company's scholarship program.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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Sand Hill crowns top spellers

Tyson Ray won the spelling bee at Sand Hill Elementary School. Anthony Valdez was the runner-up.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hunt earns faculty honors at Ga. Tech, more local students make dean’s list

ATLANTA-Cheyenne Hunt of Guyton earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Krall receives Wilkes’ Pay If Forward Scholarship

WILKES-BARRE, Penn.-Bibiana Krall of Springfield was awarded a Pay it Forward scholarship to enter the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pisarski makes dean’s list at Kent State

KENT, OH-Caitlin Pisarski, a junior at Kent State University, was named to the fall 2015 dean's list.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pilozzi earns dean’s list honor at Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, S.C.-Bryana Pilozzi, a junior majoring in psychology from Rincon, was among approximately 2,248 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the ...

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board approves safety vestibules

Effingham County elementary schools soon may have new safety vestibules at their front entrances.

February 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Local students earn North Georgia accolades

DAHLONEGA-Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia, has recognized more than 1,200 students who achieved a 4.0 grade ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


VSU names fall 2015 dean’s list

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to announce the names of those fall 2015 students who earned dean's list status. Students who achieve a ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Rahn graduates from ABAC

TIFTON-A total of 196 students, including Shane Rahn of Rincon, completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Ramser named to dean’s list at Chatham University

PITTSBURGH-Stephanie Ramser of Rincon has been named to the Chatham University School of Arts, Science and Business dean's list for the fall 2015 ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Rebel cheer team honored at school board meeting

Katie Ward admitted she won't pass up an opportunity to talk about her team.

January 27, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


It's a blizzard of fun at Sand Hill

As a reward for reading, students at Sand Hill Elementary were treated to a snow day last Thursday, with students frolicking in the man-made snow.

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Education


MLK Jr. Day poster, essay contest winners announced

Winners in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster and essay contest will be honored during the youth program, set for Monday at noon ...

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Education


BoE to get new RES floor plans soon

Floor plan designs for a new Rincon Elementary School could be in the Effingham County School System's hands soon.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Mock trial provides a real learning experience

The judge issued his sentence of the defendant, much to the delight of the gallery - full of Effingham County Middle School sixth-graders.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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