Just as children in Georgia's communities need more help, afterschool program leaders across the state say they are being forced to increase fees and reduce staffing, activities and hours to cope with budget cuts and rising costs.
The Effingham County Board of Education has set a budget of $86 million for the 2010 fiscal year.
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held a two-week camp for children with Down syndrome.
Attention all aspiring top chefs - summer classes begin July 8 at The Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College.
The following area students have been named to the spring 2009 dean's list at Valdosta State University in Valdosta.
A Class Act Dance Center's Christy Simmons of Clyo won the title and was crowned Miss Junior Dance America at the Kids Artistic Revue Grand National Finals in Myrtle Beach, S.C., from June 15-19.
The faculty and administration of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College recognize outstanding scholastic achievement by placing Thomas H. Curtis on the dean's list for the spring semester of 2009. Curtis is a 2008 graduate of Effingham County High School and the son of Denise and Charlie Curtis.
TIFTON - Sarah Donnell from Guyton has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2009-10 academic year.
Richard Morgan of Rincon has accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Kyler Miller Exley graduated with honors from Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro on May 14 with dual degrees.
State Sen. Jack Hill of Reidsville was the commencement speaker at graduation ceremonies for Class 32 of the Fort Stewart-based National Guard Youth Challenge Academy on June 20 at the Macon City Auditorium.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cadet James Thomas Morgan, son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Warren P. Morgan Jr. of Rincon, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on May 23.
Students planning to attend an Effingham County school for the 2009-10 year who were not actively enrolled at a district school at the end of the 2008-2009 year must register through the district's central registration center.
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:
The Effingham County School System is on track to be accredited for five more years.
The local Woodmen of the World chapter has started a new scholarship program for Effingham County students.
Effingham County High School's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America observed FBLA Week by honoring ECHS teachers and raising money for the March of Dimes.
ATLANTA - Eight students from Effingham County attained academic honors for fall 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the undergraduate students who were named presidential scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.