U.S. Rep. John Barrow was asked for his thoughts Friday on the military strategy the United States should take toward ISIS, how to reduce the national deficit, and whether same-sex marriage should be legal.
STATESBORO - Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two-and-a-half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.
The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.
Silverwood Plantation residents offered what a spokesman called an "easy solution" to the Effingham County Board of Education's request for gated communities to make access easier for school buses.
STATESBORO - Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.
Two students from Effingham County earned Master 4-H'er status at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.
Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.
Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.
Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.
Sixteen acts, including vocalists, musicians and dancers, performed Saturday night in South Effingham High School's annual talent show.
Effingham County 4-H was represented by 17 members at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including five who qualified for the state competition.
South Effingham High School student Taylor Yarbrough was part of an elite performance during the Georgia Music Educators Association's recent conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
Ebenezer Elementary School raised money and awareness for the fight against diabetes with a fun run/walk.
Christian Mincey won the award as the top overall designer at the 2015 South Effingham High School student fashion show Saturday night.
Effingham County's SAT scores have risen to just one point below the state average, though two students in particular set their aspirations a bit higher.
The Effingham County Board of Education plans to decide by the end of March on the design for the new Rincon Elementary School.
SYLVANIA - Cadets with Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol took to the skies recently, participating in orientation flights (O-flights) at Plantation Airpark.
South Effingham High School alumna Megan Johnson was crowned Miss Georgia Southern University on Saturday night.
Hall named to dean's list at Clemson University
The Coastal Empire Bee Association made a $500 contribution to Effingham County 4-H's bee club.
The 2014 South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team hosted its end-of-season banquet and each girl was given a certificate and a plaque for having an undefeated season and winning the region championship.
The Effingham County High School Interact Club participated in Effingham Day at the Capitol from Jan. 25-27.
Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:
Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools: