Christina Mincey spent months preparing for her first day of school as a new teacher.
Effingham Girls in Science will be holding its third annual open house on Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the UGA Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton. The event is free and open to all girls attending middle or high school in Effingham, or surrounding counties.
Mercer University held nine commencements during May, with more than 1,500 students participating. On May 12, the University's Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Townsend School of Music and Tift College of Education was held in the University Center, with an estimated 3,000 graduates and guests in attendance.
Back to school preparations should include increasing head lice awareness so that you may take steps at home to help prevent your child from becoming infested with head lice. Any time children come together, particularly at the start of the school year or at any social grouping like Girl/Boy Scouts, or Little League, head lice cases commonly increase.
Statesboro native Joe McGlamery believes in Statesboro and its people. He recognizes the difference Georgia Southern University has made for his community, so this year he will serve as the 34th chairman of "A Day For Southern."
The General Assembly requires that all public school systems in Georgia have school councils in place for the purposes of bringing communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.
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Junior Achievement announces the launch of a new program, JA Fellows, which is designed to give high school students an in-depth look into the world of business through multiple innovative programs which simulate the day to day activities in the business community.
The new wing for the Freshman Academy at Effingham County High School will be open for classes on Monday.
Georgia Southern University recently hosted 47 area science teachers who participated in Project SENSE.
Patsy Clayton, president of Effingham County Retired Educators, presented scholarship checks to Lindsay Morgan and Stephanie Bradshaw at the Effingham County Retired Educators' annual year-end banquet at Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Joseph B. Wingard has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force ROTC program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Valdosta State University.
A back to school picnic was held for students and their families at Marlow Elementary School on Saturday.
Sixth graders at South Effingham Middle School spent two days last week becoming familiar with the teachers and the school they will be attending this year.
The class of 1947 of Effingham Academy of Springfield had their 60th class reunion on June 7.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.
The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.
Silverwood Plantation residents offered what a spokesman called an "easy solution" to the Effingham County Board of Education's request for gated communities to make access easier for school buses.
STATESBORO - Turning the page from the expansion of Paulson Stadium to seat more than 21,000 people, the Eagles' move into the Sun Belt Conference and a $13.5 million marketing deal with Coca-Cola, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel outlined what the university wants to write in its next chapter.
Two students from Effingham County earned Master 4-H'er status at the 72nd annual 4-H State Congress at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta.
Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.
Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.
Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.
The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.
Two members from the Effingham County High School FFA chapter traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to attend the Washington Leadership Conference, hosted by the National FFA Organization.
COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.
When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.
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.