A group of local high school students is working to reduce injuries and deaths among young drivers, particularly the ones resulting from speeding, driving under the influence and texting while driving.
Effingham County Middle School students from Amber Healy's sixth-grade world geography class participated recently in a Global Village Competition at Georgia Southern University, as part of the International Festival held by GSU's Center for International Studies.
John Rodriguez of Guyton was one of 12 University of Georgia students honored with the Crane Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes leadership in extracurricular activities and/or involvement with civic, community or religious organizations.
Dressed in cotton products with various themed cotton commercials and ready to test their knowledge in consumer trends, Effingham County 4-H members excelled at the Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition.
Effingham County 4-H members participated in "A Day at Southern," where they were able to get an inside look at college life, admission procedures and the overall operation system of Georgia Southern University.
Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.
Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.