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Silverwood looks for ways to let in school buses

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.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Keel: Georgia Southern ready to write its next chapter

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.

August 18, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Two students earn Master 4-H status

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.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sapp, Weredyk receive American FFA degrees

Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham’s Project SEARCH honored

Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools, ECSO out to stop bus passing

Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Numbers on the rise for school system

The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA members take part in leadership conference

Two members from the Effingham County High School FFA chapter traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to attend the Washington Leadership Conference, hosted by the National FFA Organization.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications 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 done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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School system employees may get another raise

Effingham County School System employees received a 3-percent pay increase this year, and could get another one in next year's budget.

March 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Five Effingham students chosen for all-state band

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.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleaf 4-H'ers take part in Project Achievement

Nearly 50 Effingham 4-H'ers recently competed in County Project Achievement, held at Effingham County Middle School.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students make president’s list at GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,219 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 fall semester president's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list honors at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,725 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 fall semester dean's list.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ASU honor society inducts three Effingham students

Three students from Effingham County recently were initiated into Armstrong State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to dean's lists

Truluck named to dean's list at Emory

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rotary Club inducts Interact chapter at Ebenezer Middle

The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted and chartered a new student Interact club at Ebenezer Middle School.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn college accolades

Effingham students earn honors at Mercer

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Taking their turn as Capitol pages

The city of Rincon was represented at the state Capitol by Bailee Grace Hildebrandt and Julia Marie Carter as they paged for Rep. Bill Hitchens on Feb. 9.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nesmith leaving ECCA, returning to central office

One Effingham County school will have a new principal next year while another will have a change in athletic director.

March 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech plans major upgrade for Effingham campus

Significant additions are planned for the Savannah Technical College's Effingham County campus as part of STC's massive capital campaign.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


New state schools chief sees too much testing

During his campaign to become state school superintendent, Richard Woods was a vocal critic that Georgia students spend too much time taking standardized tests.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEES pre-K classes to move

Pre-kindergarten classes currently being held at South Effingham Elementary School will move to Sand Hill Elementary for the 2015-16 school year.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Kight wins Rotary speech contest

South Effingham High School junior Rebecca Kight won the annual Rotary Club speech contest, held March 3 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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