Some South Effingham High School ninth graders elected to spend four days in class last week to get a head start on learning the basics they'll need for NJROTC from fellow students.
The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual year-end banquet on July 23 at Ebenezer Retreat Center. About 50 retirees attended and special guests included Area VI Director Dorothy Wilson, state Reps. Jon Burns and Buddy Carter, and state Sen. Jack Hill.
Jessica A. Loiacono, a senior psychology major from Rincon, has been named to the dean's list at Georgia Southern University for the summer 2007 term.
Effingham County's schools are pushing ahead with 21st century classrooms.
Effingham County school board members got a look at what the near future holds for its technology needs.
There was watermelon at the end of this gauntlet.
There also are plans to upgrade the telephone systems at several Effingham County schools.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will begin registering students at its new Effingham Campus on Aug. 1.
Dr. Nathalie Starling was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's AP examinations in U.S. History this June.
SAVANNAH - Figures just released from the Department of Technical and Adult Education Data Center show that Savannah Technical College ranks first among its peer group (12 institutions of similar size serving a similar demographic) in total enrollment growth, credit hours and full-time equivalent (FTE).
Weekday Ministries day care at First Baptist Church of Rincon held art camp last week.
Jowanda Taft of Springfield received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and graduated from South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah on June 23.
Ralph Anderson, of Rincon, completed requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated magna cum laude from Maryville College.
The staff of Covenant Christian Academy is prepared for an open house to be held July 26 at 7 p.m. on their new campus at Life Baptist Church, 1541 Highway 21 S. in Springfield.
Ebenezer Elementary has a familiar face as the new principal, Beth Kight, assumed the role of principal on July 1.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.
Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.
Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.
F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.
Four local students named to Mercer dean's list
Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.