The Effingham County Board of Education approved Aug. 4, Oct. 22 and Dec. 18 to be removed from the employee calendar and budget cuts at a special called meeting Thursday.
Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse has decided not to accept a stipend the board of education approved for him.
Middle and high school parents and students attended open house on Sunday.
The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.
MACON/ATLANTA - The following students from Effingham County were named to the President's or Dean's List of their college or school at Mercer University for the spring 2009 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to their school within the University.
Effingham County Middle School students will begin school on Wednesday in a new building.
Parents are going to have a new way to keep up with their children's school progress this year.
Kelsi Willis was the recipient of the Jack Mullis Award, which is presented to the top vocalist at Effingham County High School every year. This award is named after Jack Mullis, who is responsible for creating the choral program at Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School. Mullis spent nearly 30 years teaching choral music to Effingham County students.
The majority of Effingham County School System's approximately 1,750 employees will be taking three furlough days.
Two schools that didn't make the adequate yearly progress requirements say those numbers don't tell the whole story of the school.
STATESBORO - More than 20,000 family and friends were in attendance as Georgia Southern University presented degrees to one of its largest-ever graduating classes at Spring Commencement at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on May 9.
The engineering science community is invited to attend the "Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review: A Refresher Course" on Saturdays, Aug. 22-Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Georgia Southern University's College of Science and Technology Building.
Around 250 youth and adults will gather at the Crown Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta to compete with the best of the best at the 67th annual 4-H State Congress, and Effingham County's own Ben Snooks will be among them. State Congress is the crown jewel of Georgia 4-H's Project Achievement competitions.
The high school transition class at Effingham County High School hosted senior import specialist Scott Huntley to speak with the students. Huntley works with Customs and Border Protection at the Customs House on Bay Street in Savannah.
Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office visited Effingham County High School to speak with the high school transition classes.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) reminds students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. military academies that they must submit their completed applications to his office no later than Oct. 1.
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.