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.
The Effingham County School System has earned the distinction of being one of 55 systems out of the 180 in the state to have all its schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the No Child Left Behind Act.
Many local students who attend Valdosta State University have been recognized for their outstanding academic work.
Serena Lai and Katie Tanner of Rincon have been awarded Charter Scholarships by the University of Georgia's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list.
Wilson graduates from CSU
Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list students earned a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.
WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014.
The Effingham County Board of Education will use $2 million from its general operations account to balance its budget for the 2015 fiscal year.
Beth Helmly sat quietly as the Effingham County Board of Education adopted its budget for the 2015 fiscal year, but she assures she will have plenty to say during her tenure on the board.
Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.
Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.
MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.
COVINGTON - This summer 90 students from the Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School FFA chapters were challenged to find the "hero within." They were part of more than 2,500 students who attended the FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2014 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.
ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.
Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.