On Feb. 27 the Utilities Protection Center of Georgia's mascot, Digger Dog, visited students in second and third grades at Sand Hill Elementary School to encourage students "Call Before You Dig."
SAVANNAH - Ron Jackson, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, will deliver the commencement address at Savannah Technical College's spring graduation. Commencement exercises are scheduled for April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnny Mercer Theatre of the Savannah Civic Center to a potentially record number of graduates and their families.
More than 300 students, parents, teachers and friends celebrated Agriculture Day in Georgia March 13 with Commissioner Tommy Irvin, Gov. Sonny Perdue and numerous state senators and representatives. The 73 award winners in the annual essay and art contests ate breakfast at the Agriculture Department before participating in the Capitol ceremony.
Lauren Thompson, a seventh grade student at South Effingham Middle School, has been awarded the honor of representing her school and the Evermore Farm middle school equestrian team at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association hunt seat national finals on April 18 in West Springfield, Mass.
Heather Martin a junior at South Effingham High School won a state contest to create the logo for the career academies in Georgia.
Brandon Sikes is a senior at South Effingham High School, even though he is only at the school for one class a day.
On March 1, Morgan Zipperer was crowned Miss EMS 2008.
The junior class officers at Effingham County High School were presented a $2,500 check from the Peace Officers Association of Georgia to support prevention of drinking and driving at prom.
Central Learning Center Pre-K classes had their annual St. Patrick's Day Shoebox Parade on Thursday. Pre-K'ers, with the help of their parents, created these shoebox floats for this event.
The South Effingham Middle School cheerleaders held their awards banquet recently and several girls were recognized for their outstanding performances on the squad during the past year.
The Effingham County School System held its second annual job fair on Saturday at Marlow Elementary School.
Guyton Elementary held its first Quick Think-a-thon on Friday. Two contestants from each second grade class were chosen to compete. Judging the contest was Charla Connelly, Angie Roberts and Jacquelyn Jones.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society recently inducted 344 new members. To become a member of Phi Eta Sigma, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or greater during their freshmen year.
SAVANNAH - Patricia O'Day, a practical nursing student at Savannah Technical College, has been named as the College's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL).
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.