Effingham County students scored higher than the state average in every subject in every grade level on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this past school year.
The Effingham County School System began the 2013-14 academic year with nearly the same number of students as it had last year.
Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The appearance by one of the most admired American first ladies is part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series which allows Georgia Southern students to learn from U.S. and world leaders.
Savannah Technical College is offering 30 GED-prep students the opportunity to begin training in welding or industrial systems at the Savannah campus, while studying for the GED this fall.
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.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.