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Effingham students make dean’s list at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Some parents unhappy with redistricting proposal

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse reiterated Thursday night that, "I've always said that I would send my child to any elementary school we have in the county."

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Emotional Mock steps down from BoE seat

Mose Mock fought back tears Thursday night as he announced he would step down from the Effingham County Board of Education.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Marlow teacher honored as Special Olympics volunteer

Special Olympics Georgia honored Marlow Elementary School special education teacher Dawn Vorel as its volunteer of the month for December.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students receive degrees from AASU

SAVANNAH – The following local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University on Dec. 7:

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn honors

Local students make VSU dean's list

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Essay, poster winners highlight MLK youth program

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance, children and adults enjoyed the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Survey hails GSU’s online programs

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is home to some of the nation's best online education programs, according to the 2014 Best Online Programs list from U.S. News & World Report.

January 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Sand Hill’s top speller

Montrez Johnson is Sand Hill Elementary School's top speller for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn LMU degrees

HARROGATE, Tenn. - Lincoln Memorial University conferred the degrees of 652 graduates on Dec. 14 at its annual winter commencement exercises.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS cadets pay tribute at Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Cold and rainy weather did not deter cadets from Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC from participating in an annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville. This was the fifth consecutive year cadets helped honor deceased veterans by being a part of the 45-minute ceremony, held indoors due do the weather, and then helping place wreaths on more than 500 veterans' graves.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students receive Ga. Southwestern honors

Two students from Effingham County were among 565 students recognized for scholastic achievement for the 2013 fall semester at Georgia Southwestern State University.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Page earns degree from Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kristian Page from Springfield earned a bachelor of science degree in outdoor education from Georgia College on Dec. 14.

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board to discuss new lines at next meeting

The Effingham County Board of Education will hold its Jan. 23 meeting at a different location than usual.

January 09, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


MLK poster, essay contest winners announced

A group of Effingham County students have been recognized as this year's winners of the annual MLK essay and poster contests.

January 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Parent University gears up for year’s final session

Parent University-Effingham will host its final session of the 2013-14 school year April 5 at Effingham County Middle School.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS to host autism awareness 5K Saturday

Effingham County High School will host a 5K run/walk for autism awareness April 5 at Rebel Field.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Parent University gets grant

Parent University-Effingham received a $500 grant from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Pictures at an exhibition

Artwork from all Effingham County schools was on display last week in the annual district-wide art exhibition.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS students show their talents

Thirteen acts performed in South Effingham High School's annual talent show, a fundraiser for the school's drama and choral departments.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Young Farmers auction raises money for scholarships

The Effingham County Young Farmers raised $11,754 in their annual auction Tuesday at Effingham County High School.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system accomodates all requests to stay put

Parents who asked for their children not to be transferred from Blandford or Rincon elementary schools to another school next year got their wish.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Taking the right path

South Effingham High School juniors and seniors took turns Wednesday trying to walk a straight line for nine steps - while wearing goggles simulating having a blood alcohol content of .25, or three times the legal limit.

March 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers shine at Project Achievement

Fifteen Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including two who earned first-place finishes to advance to the state competition.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H members learn leadership

Effingham County 4-H'ers recently made a trip to Atlanta to participate in Leadership Day, a time when leaders from all across the state come together to share ways they can improve leadership efforts in Georgia.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board will keep District 4 seat open

The Effingham County Board of Education's District 4 seat could remain vacant until the start of the next school year.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


NJROTC gives lift to FORCE

Every Effingham County school contributed to this year's school food drive for the Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham (FORCE), but South Effingham High School went above and beyond.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Six locals inducted into honor society at AASU

Six local students recently were initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Big wheels roll into Blandford Elementary

Blandford Elementary School's annual career day showed students "careers on wheels."

March 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS to hold fifth annual talent show

Students will take the stage Saturday night for South Effingham High School's fifth annual talent show, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafetorium.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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