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Local 4-Hers participate in District Cloverfest

Effingham County 4-H'ers attend Second Annual Southeast-Southwest District 4-H Cloverfest at Jekyll Island 4-H Center located on Georgia's historic Golden Coast.

July 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Dunn donates to STC annual fund

SAVANNAH – "The Masterpiece Luncheon Lecture Series" presented by Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty donated funds raised from two events to Savannah Technical College's annual fund.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Schools’ parental involvement drew in Decker

Like many parents, Vickie Decker moved to Effingham County for the school system. Now she wants to help improve the system by serving on the board of education.

July 22, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education

Effingham County 4-H on the road, students earn reward trips

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H Project Achievements earn a special trip to the University of Georgia Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens outside of Savannah.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

School board approves $15 million bid for new ECMS

The Effingham County Board of Education will have Pope Construction build the new Effingham County Middle School at a cost of $15.39 million.

July 17, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education

Feinstein earns a master’s from San Jose State

On May 17, Heather Rafter Feinstein was awarded a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University.

July 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

County scores beating state average on GHSGT

Effingham County high school students continue to perform well on the high school graduation test, but there were slight decreases in areas of testing compared to last year's test takers.

July 15, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education

School board gets a glance at CRCT results

Preliminary Criterion Referenced Competency Test results show drops in student performance on new Georgia Performance Standards portions of the test among Effingham County students. But other content areas remain strong.

July 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education

BoE adopts $87.6M budget

Effingham County school board members unanimously approved their budget for the 2008-09 year Monday night and with it, the millage they will levy on county property owners in a special called meeting.

July 10, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education

Effingham Academy classmates gather

July 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Augusta’s Elam named interim STC president

Atlanta - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson has named Terry Elam, the president of Augusta Technical College, as the interim president of Savannah Technical College.

July 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Two Effingham teens to graduate from YCA

Two Effingham County teens are among more than 150 teens set to graduate from the National Guard sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at graduation ceremonies on June 21 at 3 p.m. at the Macon City Auditorium.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Covenant Christian holds science fair

Covenant Christian Academy is a classical Christian school located at 1541 Highway 21 S. Springfield. For more information, call 754-1511 or visit its Web site at

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Anderson receives scholarship from Citizens Bank

Ian Anderson was the recipient this year of the Citizens Bank of Effingham Scholarship Fund. This scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to one student in the county who excelled academically and showed leadership qualities through their volunteer work in their community and church.

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

School board weighs E-SPLOST priorities

The Effingham County Board of Education has set the date for a vote on its next round of the educational special purpose local option sales ...

September 08, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

GSU nursing scholarship fund receives $40K gift

A gift of more than $40,000 of corporate and individual donations from a local hospital will enable Georgia Southern University to fund future scholarships ...

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Stephens completes cadet basic training at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y.-Cadet Constantine Christian Stephens, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pacheco of Rincon, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S ...

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Schell earns degree from Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C.-Alicia Schell of Guyton graduated Aug. 7 from Clemson University.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Carter receives ABAC scholarship

TIFTON-Chelsea Carter of Bloomingdale has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2015-16 academic year.

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Effingham 4-H’ers kick off the school year

The Effingham Extension office was loaded to capacity as 4-H'ers came to kick off the 4-H 2015-16 school year. The program offers opportunities for ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Education

South Effingham High NJROTC to host its sixth annual 5K fundraiser

South Effingham High School will host the sixth annual NJROTC 5K to raise funds for th organization. The 5K race will be held Oct. 3 ...

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Education

SEHS’ Jayroe wins silver at national FCCLA

Catherine Jayroe participated in the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) National Competition in Washington, D.C., held July 4-9 .

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Education

ECHS to keep Rebels nickname

The Effingham County High School nickname will remain the Rebels, Superintendent Randy Shearouse announced Tuesday.

August 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Babin chosen as talent performer at National FFA Convention and Expo

INDIANAPOLIS-Tara Babin, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, will be on stage and in the spotlight Oct. 28-31 during the ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education

4-H recognizes Usher

Arch Smith, Georgia 4-H State Leader, presented Sophie Usher with her recognition as a Double Master 4-H member. Usher, a recent graduate of Effingham County ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education

YMCA taking nominations 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 ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Education

Buddy system

The Backpack Buddies program at Marlow Elementary School got a big lift from the members of the 117th Air Control Squadron.

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

Emotions run high on request to change ECHS nickname

Emotions and passions are running high following a request to the Effingham County Board of Education to end the use of the Rebels name and ...

August 18, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education

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