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School system finds comfort zone in budget

The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton Elementary enjoys spring festival

The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.

April 03, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


South Effingham’s HOSA aims for 100 pints of blood

The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Springfield’s own Madame Tussaud’s

Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school's annual "wax museum."

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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


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Local students earn degrees, honors

Hillman makes Pratt Institute's president's list for spring term

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Cloverleafs attend camp at Rock Eagle

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Health department extending hours for back-to-school immunizations

The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

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

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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


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