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Technical college tuition to go up starting this fall

ATLANTA-The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the system's request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester.

May 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


County second-graders show their quick thinking

Ebenezer Elementary School's Danica Pearson took first place Tuesday in the Effingham County Exchange Club's 14th annual Quick-Think-A-Thon.

May 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Much to agree on for school board candidates

The four candidates for the Effingham County Board of Education's District 4 seat share similar views on a number of issues, so the race could likely come down to their experience and background.

May 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

May 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Funding for GSU military science building approved

Gov. Nathan Deal visited Georgia Southern on Monday to sign into law House Bill 744, a part of the fiscal year 2015 budget, on the steps of the Marvin Pittman Administration Building on Sweetheart Circle. He announced the state budget included funding for a new military science building at Georgia Southern University.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Discover Armstrong coming May 17

High school juniors and their parents are invited to join Armstrong Atlantic State University for Discover Armstrong, an event to learn more about the college admissions process and how to pay for college.

May 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham County schools surpass state scores

All of Effingham County's public schools except one scored higher than the state averages on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2012-13 school year.

April 28, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the third nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

April 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


4-H’ers encourage fitness in wellness walk

SAVANNAH - Volunteers from Effingham County's 4-H program joined nearly 200 of the state's county commissioners, officials and staff early in the morning for a wellness walk to encourage physical activity among Georgians.

April 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS principal, students promote safe prom activities

As part of Effingham County High School's Safe Prom Week, Principal Yancy Ford took junior class officers to local florists and tuxedo rental shops to deliver safe prom messages.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to offer programming, computer science pathways

This fall, South Effingham High School will begin offering new alternatives for students interested in computer science and technology.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Just dropping in

The Habersham School's annual egg drop had a familiar look to it Thursday.

April 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


FCCLA students attend leadership conference

Five students from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference at The Classic Center in Athens.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Cloverleafs shine at 4-H District Project Achievement

Eighteen Cloverleaf students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H District Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern University announces spring president’s list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students graduate

Wilson graduates from CSU

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


AASU honors locals for dean’s list

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.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two local students make Reinhardt dean’s list

WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $88.6M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education will use $2 million from its general operations account to balance its budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly takes oath for BoE seat

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.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Danica Pearson takes Quick-Think-A-Thon district grand prize

Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS JROTC earns top honor

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.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees from Mercer University

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.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Students hit the Summer Leadership Camp

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.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals make Georgia Tech’s dean’s list

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.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Goergia College announces spring dean’s list

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.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Health departments urge back-to-school immunizations

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.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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