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SEHS JV cheerleaders take first in statesboro

The South Effingham High School JV competition cheer team won first place again, winning the Battle in the Boro on Oct. 24 at Statesboro High School.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders take Battle in the Boro

The South Effingham Middle School Competition Cheerleaders brought home another win Oct. 24 at "Battle in the Boro" cheer competition, hosted by Statesboro High School. The SEMS cheerleaders earned first place in the large division by a 43-point lead. They are now preparing for their next competition, the "Cheer Dawg Classic," which will be held on Saturday at Toombs County High School.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn GSU honors

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized 175 students on the 2015 summer semester president's list.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn Ga. Southwestern scholarships

AMERICUS-The following students received scholarships from Georgia Southwestern State University for the 2015-16 academic year and were among nearly 350 scholarship recipients.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A helping hand at Lakeview Manor

A group of ECE/FCCLA students visited Lakeview Manor recently. While there, the students talked with the residents, "assisted" with a Halloween craft, and gathered around the piano to enjoy music while one of the residents played. Before they left, the students and residents were planning the next visit.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Where everyone is a champion

Students from each of Effingham's eight elementary schools participated in the Special Olympics at South Effingham High School on Oct. 23. High School students from both local high schools who are on the medical track served as volunteers, alongside Effingham County Schools' occupational therapists.

October 28, 2015 | Staff report | Education


FCCLA members get pumped up at state rally

Youth from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a motivational rally held Oct. 14 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

October 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Lessons come to life for Springfield Elementary students

Springfield Elementary School students attended the Ebenezer Alive! educational program on Sept. 30 for their annual field trip. Ebenezer Alive!, New Ebenezer Retreat Center staff and Georgia-Pacific provided three classes that the students attended.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Education


County ACT scores outpace state, national averages

More Effingham County high school students are taking the ACT for their college entrance examinations - and their scores are outpacing those at a state and national level.

October 20, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Peading all about Pre-K Week

Guest readers brought the world of books and reading to Effingham County pre-kindergarten students last week during Pre-K Week.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Usher chosen for UGA’s Cordelia Anne Ellis scholarship

Sophie Usher, a University of Georgia student from Clyo studying avian biology, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cordelia Anne Ellis Scholarship for the 2015-16 school year.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers take a slice out of Spam challenge

4-H'ers in grades six through 12 gathered at the Effingham County Extension Office for their monthly 4-H club meeting, only to discover a very unusual activity awaiting them, a Spam carving challenge.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Digging into STEM

The ceremonial dirt for the planned addition to the Effingham College and Career Academy was turned Friday morning, and in less than a year, it will welcome its first students in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

October 13, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Getting caught in the spin

Former NBA player Joe Odhiambo, who holds more than a dozen Guinness World records, showed off his dribbling and basketball-spinning repertoire to children at Sand Hill Elementary, and he also discussed the importance of character and perseverance to them.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS cheerleaders take Raider Rumble

The Effingham County High School competition cheerleading team won the grand champions title at the Raider Rumble, held Sept. 19 at West Laurens High School. The ECHS team also won the Class 5A division.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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Teen Leader training at 4-H

4-H Teen Leaders serve as mentors and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By participating in the Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader Training ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham student among STC contingent heading to France

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College's Culinary Institute of Savannah has selected five culinary/baking and pastry arts students to study at the Academy of Toulouse ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn Ga. Tech degrees

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 251st Commencement exercises on May 6 ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $97M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved its budget for the next fiscal year, after a couple of tweaks, at its meeting Thursday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Orchestra hands out scholarships

Effingham Community Orchestra has awarded its sixth annual academic scholarships.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Strickland awarded Georgia Power scholarship

VALDOSTA-Cassidy Strickland of Rincon has been awarded a Georgia Power Recruitment and Retention Fund Scholarship at Valdosta State University for the 2016-17 academic year.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Beasley graduates from Mary Baldwin College

STAUNTON, VA-Amanda Kay Beasley of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts magna cum laude at Mary Baldwin College's commencement ceremony on May 22.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Mullenix earns master’s from Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-Melissa Mullenix of Guyton received a master's degree in business administration from Marist College the weekend of May 20.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Pilozzi named to dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, S.C.-Bryana Pilozzi, a senior majoring in psychology, from Rincon, was among approximately 1,940 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H turns up the STEAM for children

Effingham County 4-H program is heating things up with their STEAM program.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


A sweet time for Effingham 4-H with Bee Club

Effingham County 4-H Bee Club presents an opportunity for its members to experience first-hand what it's like to be a beekeeper.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECMS FFA gives out thanks

The Effingham County Middle School FFA thanked community partner Lowe's for its continued support of the Effingham County Middle School FFA chapter.

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Jenkins earns dean’s list honors at Piedmont College

Brent Jenkins of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Piedmont College after completing the spring semester with a grade-point-average of 3.5 ...

June 08, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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