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Energy plan has saved school system $1 million

Eric Harris, energy education coordinator for the Effingham County Board of Education announced that the school system has passed the $1 million dollar mark in energy savings as of this month.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC enrollment up 23.2 percent for fall for record number of students

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College enrollment has reached an all-time high for fall quarter 2009 with 5,559 students enrolled, representing a 23.2 percent increase above fall quarter 2008 when 4,514 students were enrolled.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC awards scholarships for academic excellence and community service

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College students have been selected to receive Faculty and Staff Scholarships for 2009-10.

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Essay contest deadline Dec. 1

ARLINGTON, VA. - High school students and their teachers are being reminded that the Bill of Rights Institute's national Being An American Essay Contest deadline is soon approaching. The contest asks students to share their thoughts on American citizenship by answering the question: "What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American?"

November 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Sunday declared ‘Retired Educators Day’

A group of retired educators met with County Commission chairman, Dusty Zeigler, for the purpose of declaring Nov. 1 as Georgia Retired Educator's Day.

October 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS names September Citizens of the month

Citizenship has become an "unofficial theme" for the year for students at South Effingham Middle School. Principal Pete Iott promotes the importance of maintaining good citizenship to the students on a daily basis.

October 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


STC Foundation board appoints new trustees

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees proudly announces three new members. Joining the board are: Bates Lovett of Savannah, a partner at HunterMaclean, Dr. J. Michael Moore of Rincon, a consultant with James F. Buckley and Associates, and Whip Triplett of Savannah, executive vice president of North Point Hospitality Group.

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GSU offers short course for fiber optics technicians

First-come, first-registered is the rule for future fiber optics technicians taking Georgia Southern University's three limited-enrollment short courses this fall in Savannah.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS’ Edwards wins state FFA CDE

Effingham County High School FFA member Jesse Edwards recently won the Georgia State Future Farmers of America Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Safety, Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Hoots and howls: A Halloween day adventure

Savannah, Oatland Island Wildlife Center will have a Halloween day adventure with "Hoots and Howls" on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Cayton speaks at annual dining-out

Effingham County High School Air Force Junior ROTC held its annual dining-out with guest speaker Andy Cayton. Cayton is retired from the Army where he served as a helicopter pilot for Special Operations and is now a professional balloonist who has set multiple records. He spoke to the students about ballooning including the different types of balloons, and how they are operated. He also explained how his time in the military helped to give him the discipline he needs in ballooning.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah State to host visitation

SAVANNAH-Savannah State University will host its fall open campus visitation day for prospective students on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. in Tiger Arena.

October 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Crowning glory

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Getting dirty: Young and old work together

Mrs. B's Pre-K partnered with the "big kids" of Ms. Benson's agriscience class for a fun-filled activity.

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah Tech enrollment tops 5,000 for first time

SAVANNAH – Record numbers of students packed into classrooms, hallways and parking lots at Savannah Technical College for the first day of the fall quarter. Early numbers show that 5,140 students are enrolled, marking a 12 percent increase from last year at this time when enrollment was 4,585 and a 34 percent increase over the summer quarter.

October 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards students bond at SGSC

South Georgia State College was hosted some of the best and brightest high school juniors and seniors during the annual District 6920 Rotary Youth Leadership ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Heller earns HES scholarship

Ben Heller was presented the Henry C. Wilkins Scholarship by the Historic Effingham Society. He is the son of Hank and Sabrina Heller. He graduated ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


‘Super’ summer reading program at the libraries

The Rincon and Springfield libraries kicked off their Summer Reading Programs for children and teens up to 18 years old in June, and it's ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board makes an alteration to dress code

When students return to Effingham County schools in less than a month, they will have a set of new rules by which to comply.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Alexander receives G-P Foundation scholarship

Caroline Alexander, a 2015 graduate of Effingham County High School, has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarship. She is ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Benson earns HeritageBank of the South scholarship

HeritageBank of the South announces Christopher Michael Benson as winner of the HBOS College Scholarship.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Parents reminded to get their school-age kids up-to-date on their immunizations

It won't be long before a new school year begins and Effingham County Health Department officials want to remind parents and caregivers to make ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to GSU president’s list

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,194 students for excellence in academics on the 2015 spring semester president's list. To be eligible for ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Waller earns dean’s list honor at Ga. State

ATLANTA-Charles Waller of Rincon was named to the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester at Georgia State University.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Clemson names Hall to president’s list

CLEMSON, S.C.- Erin Kinsley Hall of Springfield has been named to the president's list at Clemson University for the spring 2015 semester.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Hillman makes Pratt Institute president’s list

BROOKLYN, NY-Christina Hillman, a Springfield resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, was among the 900 students who made the president's ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students graduate from Valdosta State

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the nearly 1,200 students who completed the requirements of their respective academic programs ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Kicklighter earns bachelor of arts from Mercer University

MACON-Kelsey Kicklighter of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts cum laude from Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts during the University's spring ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Rincon’s Stone earns bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech

ATLANTA-Brandon Stone of Rincon has earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to dean’s list at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA-The following students have earned the distinction of Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Spring 2015.

June 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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