Junior and Senior club members were recognized and received awards for their achievements at the 4-H awards banquet. The banquet themed "4-H ... How Sweet It Is" focused on the experiences of 4-H through trips, events, honors, awards and opportunities. Natalie Starling, Senior club president and graduating senior, served as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Entertainment was provided by Hillary Usher.
Hanna Hodges certainly beat the crowd for her son Grant's first day of pre-kindergarten.
Springfield Elementary School Principal Terri Johnson was a special guest for a reception at the Governor's Mansion on July 31.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has extended its fall semester enrollment deadline until Aug. 15. First-time or transferring students must submit all admissions paperwork prior to the enrollment deadline.
Although she no longer calls Effingham County home, Hannah Boyd is continuing the community service that comes with being the reigning Miss Effingham County High School.
The first day of school is always hectic, and ongoing road work along Highway 119 could add stress to Monday's start of classes for Effingham County schools.
Tired of cold Ohio winters, Karen Powell was determined to begin her teaching career in Georgia.
During the July meeting of the Effingham chapter of the Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation, checks were presented to support the rifle teams in the JROTC programs of both South Effingham and Effingham County high schools.
All Effingham County Schools will hold elections in August for their 2013-14 school councils.
ATLANTA - Four students from Effingham County made the dean's list for spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Morgan McDaniel, a graduate of Effingham County High School, was awarded the Pres Henne Youth Apprenticeship Scholar for Engineers by Gulfstream Aerospace.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) has launched a new program for students in Georgia's 12th Congressional District, "Barrow's Bookworms." The inaugural program is for students in elementary school for the 2013-14 academic year.
Effingham Women in Business welcomed Tierney Hagan from Effingham County High School to its July meeting. Hagan received a $500 scholarship from EWIB.
Scott and Sons Trucking, with help from many other sponsors and groups, held its annual back-to-school rally Saturday at the Clyo Community Center.
Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.
The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.
Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.
The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.
Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.
Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.
Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.