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GSU has a $748 million economic impact on community

Georgia Southern University had an economic impact of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars - $748 million - during the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham BOE recognized for its standards by GSBA

The Effingham County Board of Education has achieved compliance with the Georgia School Boards Association's "Standards for Local Boards of Education" and was recently recognized by the Association.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


System’s ACT, SAT scores dip slightly

There were minor decreases in the systemwide SAT average and ACT average from 2007 to 2008, as test scores at Effingham County High School improved.

September 26, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS cheerleaders hold uniform drive for those in need

The Effingham County Middle School varsity/competition cheerleaders recently held a uniform drive to collect "gently used" uniforms. The uniforms were given to the school counselors to distribute as needed.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Kessler named to Young Harris dean’s list

Cathy Cox, president of Young Harris College, is pleased to announce that Rebecca Lynn Kessler has been named to the Young Harris College dean's list for the spring semester.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS AFJROTC, HOSA host blood drive

September 19, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECMS cheerleaders help out at Pigging Out

The Effingham County Middle School Varsity/Competition Cheerleaders had a great time working at the Habitat for Humanity "Pigging Out For Habitat" on Aug. 23. The girls gave up their Saturday to help with the event.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


STC Peace officer academy launches information sessions

SAVANNAH - The Peace Officer Academy at Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions this month: Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. Both sessions will be held in room 163 of the Administrative Building at the college's Savannah Campus located at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


School system to cut budget but not people

The Effingham County Board of Education approved nearly $2.4 million in budget cuts at its meeting Thursday night.

September 16, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Schools to stay in session today

The Effingham County Board of Education does not expect to close schools early this afternoon.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Staying safe online with steps to prevent cyberbullying

If you're like most teenagers, you spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos and music to Web sites. You may have online friends whom you've never met in person, with whom you play games and exchange messages.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Board makes investment in new elementary art program

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine the value of an art education program.

September 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Stepping up to the challenge at SEHS

South Effingham High School has seen its Advanced Placement courses increase by more than 200 percent in the last five years.

September 12, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


South Effingham NJROTC cadets are off to a good start

Cadets from South Effingham High School's NJROTC performed numerous community service projects at the YMCA in Rincon on Aug. 9.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


State BOE recognizes SEES media program

South Effingham Elementary Principal Cheryl Christain had a hard time at first finding the words to adequately describe the impact that her media specialist, Peggy Helmly, has on her students and her school's environment.

September 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Local students make dean’s list at VSU

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University announced its spring 2016 dean's list. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on ...

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Walker graduates from Brewton-Parker

MOUNT VERNON-Robert Adam Walker of Springfield graduated from Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon following the May 2016 term, announced Dr. Robert Brian, provost.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Youmans named to Dean dean’s list

FRANKLIN, Mass.-Dean College announce that Eliza Youmans from Guyton has earned a place on the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hall completes degree at Coker College

HARTSVILLE, S.C.-Taylor Hall of Springfield, graduated from Coker College May 14 with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Proctor makes Auburn dean’s list

Jason Proctor of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Auburn University.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Teen Leader training at 4-H

4-H Teen Leaders serve as mentors and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By participating in the Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader Training ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham student among STC contingent heading to France

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College's Culinary Institute of Savannah has selected five culinary/baking and pastry arts students to study at the Academy of Toulouse ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn Ga. Tech degrees

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 251st Commencement exercises on May 6 ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $97M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved its budget for the next fiscal year, after a couple of tweaks, at its meeting Thursday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Orchestra hands out scholarships

Effingham Community Orchestra has awarded its sixth annual academic scholarships.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Strickland awarded Georgia Power scholarship

VALDOSTA-Cassidy Strickland of Rincon has been awarded a Georgia Power Recruitment and Retention Fund Scholarship at Valdosta State University for the 2016-17 academic year.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Beasley graduates from Mary Baldwin College

STAUNTON, VA-Amanda Kay Beasley of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts magna cum laude at Mary Baldwin College's commencement ceremony on May 22.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Mullenix earns master’s from Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-Melissa Mullenix of Guyton received a master's degree in business administration from Marist College the weekend of May 20.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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