Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC had their three-year inspection on Nov. 28 by their area administrator, Col. John Vick, and received an exceeds standards rating, the highest rating possible.
Danielle Pfleger of Guyton and Meaghan T. Walters of Rincon are new junior members of the American Angus Association, reports John Crouch, executive vice president of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
South Effingham Middle School has started a book club for students. The club was the idea of a new teacher to the school Laura Cook.
The obesity rate in the U.S. is very high. In an attempt to encourage students to make changes at home, Rincon Elementary will start a new program called Promoting Healthy Habits. The goal of this program is to promote activity and healthy eating along with understanding how important these lifestyle changes can be.
Cadet Col. Amie Perkins, commander of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC, was named the Savannah Chapter Air Force Association (AFA) Cadet of the Year, and was honored at a banquet Nov. 27 at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum.
The South Effingham Middle School Y-Club held its annual canned food drive Nov. 12-16. Daily prizes were given to the homeroom that brought in the most of the "designated item of the day." Winning three of the five days was Mrs. Bonorato's sixth grade homeroom and Mr. Richard's seventh grade homeroom won the other two days.
It will be a communitywide celebration on Dec. 13 as technical college dignitaries, civic leaders and elected officials gather to celebrate the grand opening and campus dedication of the Savannah Technical College Effingham campus at 11 a.m.
The Effingham County Board of Education began reviewing options to change district lines for Guyton Elementary, Marlow Elementary and Sand Hill Elementary schools.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a wording change to the policy for hiring positions, including bus drivers and custodians, in an attempt to allow for more people to be hired.
Effingham County High School's band and chorus held their second annual Veterans' Day concert Monday night.
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle presented checks to fund five new career academies and one existing career academy on Wednesday. The education initiative spearheaded by Cagle promises higher achievement and paths to successful careers for Georgia students in a relevant learning environment.
Michael Holt Jr., a student South Effingham Middle School, participated in the state horse show for Special Olympics Nov. 9-11 in Perry.
Mike Fuori, meteorologist from WSAV, was at Effingham Christian School on Nov. 8 to talk with the students about the Earth's atmosphere and weather. The fourth grade class at ECS is studying about the Earth and astronomy in their science class.
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.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.