The Effingham County Board of Education is going to conserve energy and save money - and a lot of both of them.
Effingham County schools will start on Aug. 6 for the 2008-09 school year and students will get out May 22 as the school board approved the proposed calendar Thursday night.
The influence of one of the world's richest men could reach to potential Effingham County dropouts.
Effingham County High FFA member Michael Zoller recently won the Area IV FFA agricultural tractor and machinery operations and maintenance career development event.
Yancy Ford, principal at Effingham County High School, has announced that Ansley Rae Callanan, a senior at ECHS, has been named a Commended Student in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Effingham County High FFA member Chris Graham recently won the Peach County Invitational commercial lawn mower safety and operations contest.
For the second year in a row, South Effingham High School has been named a region winner in the 2007 Governor's Cup Challenge, which recognizes schools that have significantly improved their SAT scores over a three-year period. SEHS has posted an average annual change of 16 points from 2005-2007 and is one of 33 Georgia high schools named as a regional winner.
MACON - Mercer University School of Medicine awarded Rincon resident Ryan Frank Durkin a Doctor of Medicine degree during commencement May 5 in Macon.
Effingham County's chances of landing a career academy may be getting better, school officials found out Thursday night.
SAVANNAH - This Wednesday, when students come to register for fall quarter classes at the Savannah Technical College Effingham Campus, they will have the opportunity to learn about training monies available through the Department of Labor. DOL staff will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions.
Cheryl Lynn Hamilton was inducted into the Beta Xi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Savannah Technical College on Sept. 4.
De'Von Fitts, a junior at Effingham County High School, was recently selected to serve on State School Superintendent Kathy Cox's Student Advisory Council. The council will meet with Cox four times this year to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia.
Changes to the graduation rules by the Georgia Board of Education are likely to have little immediate impact on the curriculum currently in place in the county.
Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.
The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.
Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.
The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.
Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.
Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.
Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.
South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.
All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.
The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.
Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.
Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.