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Kight wins Exchange Club speech contest

Rebecca Kight, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's speech contest. The theme was citizenship, and Kight drew on the experiences and lessons she's learned from her mother, a lieutenant with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Finding their way

Effingham County High School students navigated their way through the Teen Maze on Wednesday, getting a glimpse at what good decisions' impacts - and the circumstances from poor decisions.

March 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Countywide art show draws big crowd

The fifth annual countywide art show held its reception March 15 at the Effingham College and Career Academy, with hundereds of people inspecting the work and designs of students in Effingham County schools.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Education


A splash of color at Sand Hill Elementary

It was a colorful Saturday morning at Sand Hill Elementary School as kids and adults took part in the Color Run, with a 1K around the school followed by a 5K around the school.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Velasquez chosen as 4-H national ambassador

Effingham County 4-H'er Rebecca Velasquez, was selected as a member of the inaugural class and one of only seven National 4-H STEM Youth Ambassadors.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students to be recognized at ABAC Honors Day

TIFTON-President David Bridges will recognize 722 students who qualified for academic honors during Honors Day ceremonies April 6 at 3 p.m. in Gressette Gym at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Buchanan graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology

ROCHESTER, NY-Rebecca Buchanan of Rincon graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall 2015 semester with a degree in business administration-online executive.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Scott wins Rotary Speech contest

Darius Scott won the Rotary Club speed contest, held Feb. 25 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


The Cat in the Hat out on a limb at The Learning Treehouse

The "Cat in the Hat," Maia Elwell, visited The Learning Treehouse during Dr. Seuss Week to read "The Cat in the Hat" to aspiring readers.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Five Effingham 4-H’ers advance to state Congress

Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition, held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


ECMS team rides to big finishes

The Effingham County Middle School horse evaluation team placed second in the area and fifth in state at the FFA Career Development Event, held at Fort Valley State University.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech to join Georgia Film Academy

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will join the Georgia Film Academy, as one of four locations in the state partnering with the Academy to develop a skilled workforce for the growing film industry.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn dean’s list status at GSU

Georgia Southern University recently recognized more than 2,800 students for excellence in academics on the fall 2015 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.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board adopts strategic plan

The Effingham County School System will have a strategic plan in place to guide its mission, after board of education members approved it at their March 2 meeting.

March 09, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Usher serves as page

Gabrielle Usher, a senior at Effingham County High School, paged at the State Capitol for Majority Leader Jon Burns on Feb. 19. Usher was able to meet the Speaker of the House, David Ralston during her duties serving as page.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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Georgia Tech announces spring dean’s list

ATLANTA-The following students have earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2016. This designation is awarded ...

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean’s list at VSU

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University announced its spring 2016 dean's list. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on ...

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Walker graduates from Brewton-Parker

MOUNT VERNON-Robert Adam Walker of Springfield graduated from Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon following the May 2016 term, announced Dr. Robert Brian, provost.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Youmans named to Dean dean’s list

FRANKLIN, Mass.-Dean College announce that Eliza Youmans from Guyton has earned a place on the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hall completes degree at Coker College

HARTSVILLE, S.C.-Taylor Hall of Springfield, graduated from Coker College May 14 with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Proctor makes Auburn dean’s list

Jason Proctor of Rincon was named to the dean's list at Auburn University.

June 28, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Teen Leader training at 4-H

4-H Teen Leaders serve as mentors and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By participating in the Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader Training ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham student among STC contingent heading to France

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College's Culinary Institute of Savannah has selected five culinary/baking and pastry arts students to study at the Academy of Toulouse ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn Ga. Tech degrees

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 251st Commencement exercises on May 6 ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $97M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education approved its budget for the next fiscal year, after a couple of tweaks, at its meeting Thursday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Middle and high school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

June 21, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Orchestra hands out scholarships

Effingham Community Orchestra has awarded its sixth annual academic scholarships.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Strickland awarded Georgia Power scholarship

VALDOSTA-Cassidy Strickland of Rincon has been awarded a Georgia Power Recruitment and Retention Fund Scholarship at Valdosta State University for the 2016-17 academic year.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Beasley graduates from Mary Baldwin College

STAUNTON, VA-Amanda Kay Beasley of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts magna cum laude at Mary Baldwin College's commencement ceremony on May 22.

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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