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ECHS drumline plays in headline concert

The Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment drumline was one of 17 groups across the state invited to perform the headline concert at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference this past weekend in Savannah.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


GSU to host three spring Family Weekends

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host three Family Weekends this spring. The university's Office of Orientation and Parent Programs has events scheduled for Feb. 23 and March 9 in Statesboro and April 20 in Atlanta.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board renews ECCA's charter

The Effingham County Board of Education is continuing its commitment to having a public, school district-funded charter school in the county.

January 24, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Anna Freeman wins Infinity Ring grand prize

Blandford Elementary School fifth-grade student Anna Freeman has been named the grand prize winner of Scholastic Book Club's Infinity Ring Rewrite History Contest. Freeman's essay was selected from the nearly 3,000 entries from across the country. As a result, James Dashner, author of "Infinity Ring," will be visiting Blandford Elementary and speaking with the fifth-grade classes.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


19 nominated for GHP

Nineteen Effingham County students – 10 from South Effingham High School and nine from Effingham County High – have been nominated for the 2013 Governor's Honors Program.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Three named to dean's list at Middle Georgia

Effingham County students Theresa Dominy, Dylan Patel and Kyle Piche were named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Middle Georgia College, announced Middle Georgia College interim vice president for academic affairs Dr. Mary Lou Frank.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students earn UGA diplomas

Five Effingham County residents finished their degree requirements during the fall 2012 semester at the University of Georgia.

January 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS student to be witness to history

Millions of people will watch on television Monday as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are inaugurated for their second term, but one Effingham County High School student will witness it in-person.

January 17, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS FFA team wins area event

The Effingham County High FFA agricultural mechanics team won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event, held at Treutlen County High School in Soperton on Jan. 8.

January 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Pre-K application process to begin soon

Parents who want to apply for their children to attend pre-kindergarten in Effingham County may pick up registration packets beginning on Feb. 19. Completed pre-K application packets must be turned in between Feb. 19-March 8, to the elementary school for which the family is zoned.

January 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


AASU to hold health careers summer camp

Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Health Professions announces its inaugural college health careers summer camp scheduled for July 21-27. The camp is for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in health care.

January 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Rincon Elementary receives gift

Rincon Elementary School received a new hedge trimmer as a gift from local business 21 South Mini Storage to keep the school campus looking neat.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


GSU again named ‘military-friendly school’

Georgia Southern University has been named a military-friendly school for the second year in a row by Military Advanced Education in its 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. The list appears in the December issue of the magazine.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors

Darton State honors three local students

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Humility, not posing, from Heisman winners

Effingham County High School's Cal Baker and Aby Youmans and South Effingham High School's Hannah Anderson have been recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments, as their schools' 2012 winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

January 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Fighting cancer with 'Kisses for Catie'

The South Effingham High School Student Council sponsored the "Kisses for Catie" 5K run/walk on Feb. 22 to raise money for childhood cancer research.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students recognized

Locals graduate from Georgia Tech

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board adopts redistricting plan

The Effingham County Board of Education approved a proposal Thursday to revise the attendance boundary lines for Blandford, Ebenezer and Rincon elementary schools.

February 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fashion statements from SEHS students

With duct tape, coffee filters, paper products and other means, South Effingham High School students staged their eighth annual student fashion show.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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