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Incoming freshmen marching to new beat

Some South Effingham High School ninth graders elected to spend four days in class last week to get a head start on learning the basics they'll need for NJROTC from fellow students.

August 21, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Zipperer honored with leadership award

The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual year-end banquet on July 23 at Ebenezer Retreat Center. About 50 retirees attended and special guests included Area VI Director Dorothy Wilson, state Reps. Jon Burns and Buddy Carter, and state Sen. Jack Hill.

August 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Loiacono named to dean’s list at Georgia Southern

Jessica A. Loiacono, a senior psychology major from Rincon, has been named to the dean's list at Georgia Southern University for the summer 2007 term.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


BoE looking at adding interactive classrooms

Effingham County's schools are pushing ahead with 21st century classrooms.

August 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


Plan includes five-year program for new computers

Effingham County school board members got a look at what the near future holds for its technology needs.

August 16, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


A cool end to the summer

There was watermelon at the end of this gauntlet.

August 15, 2007 | By Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Schools make call to improve phone systems

There also are plans to upgrade the telephone systems at several Effingham County schools.

August 15, 2007 | By Sandi Van Orden Staff Writer | Education


STC Effingham campus to start registration

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will begin registering students at its new Effingham Campus on Aug. 1.

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Starling takes part in AP exam readings

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.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Savannah Tech growth tops its peers

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).

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Taft earns Doctor of Pharmacy

Jowanda Taft of Springfield received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and graduated from South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah on June 23.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Anderson graduates magna cum laude

Ralph Anderson, of Rincon, completed requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated magna cum laude from Maryville College.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


CCA looks to start new school year

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.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Award-winning artists

Weekday Ministries day care at First Baptist Church of Rincon held art camp last week.

August 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Kight ready to lead EES

Ebenezer Elementary has a familiar face as the new principal, Beth Kight, assumed the role of principal on July 1.

August 07, 2007 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


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Georgia Southern to start manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GSU opens new communication arts building

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s Avila wins ASU scholarship

SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.

August 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


A grant to get involved

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.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Earley wins Bojangles’ Scholarship

Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honors dean’s list students for summer term

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.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Silverwood looks for ways to let in school buses

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.

August 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Keel: Georgia Southern ready to write its next chapter

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.

August 18, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Two students earn Master 4-H status

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.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sapp, Weredyk receive American FFA degrees

Two members of the South Effingham FFA chapter are receiving one of the highest honors from the National FFA Organization.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham’s Project SEARCH honored

Effingham County's Project SEARCH program has been honored for its success in placing its graduates in jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools, ECSO out to stop bus passing

Jimmy Helmly and Brian Mundy have no shortage of stories of local drivers not following the rules for a stopped school bus.

August 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Numbers on the rise for school system

The Effingham County School System had nearly 100 more students enrolled for the first week of school this year than last year.

August 11, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FFA members take part in leadership conference

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.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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