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Deadline nearing for MLK essay, poster contests

Local students are encouraged to enter the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay and poster contests as part of Effingham County's annual observance honoring the slain civil rights leader.

December 09, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Elementary shows its characters

Ebenezer Elementary School enjoyed its annual book character parade to conclude National Children's Book Week.

December 05, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton’s Rodriguez one of 12 to earn Crane Scholarship

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.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A cotton pickin’ good time for 4-H’ers at Cotton Boll

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.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers take Georgia Southern tour

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.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Teacher, parent votes differ on calendar

Given three options for the Effingham County School System's 2014-15 academic calendar, teachers voted one way and parents went another.

December 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to crown Miss Diamond

The Miss Diamond pageant, benefitting the Effingham County High School baseball program, will be held Dec. 7 at the Effingham County Middle School gym at 7:30 p.m.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Visiting author brings her works to life for children

Children's author Mattie Brown paid a recent visit to four Effingham County schools, but she had no interest in sitting in a chair and reading her books to the students.

December 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students attend mock legislature

"The 37th Y Clubs of Georgia Junior Youth Assembly will come to order."

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Author brings inspiring message during Children’s Book Week

Author and illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes encouraged students of all ages to pursue their dreams during her recent visit to South Effingham High School.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board may balance elementary enrollments

The Effingham County Board of Education is considering a proposal that would lower the enrollment that is by far the largest among the county's eight elementary schools.

December 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H recognized for its support of Ronald McDonald House Charities

Effingham County 4-H was recognized at the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference for its support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A lesson in life for teacher

Marlow Elementary School's Jenny Wilkins is a highly-regarded teacher, as evidenced by her selection as the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year for all Effingham County schools.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford holds food drive for FORCE

The Blandford Elementary School Junior Beta Club's community service project for November was to collect canned goods for the FORCE (Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham) food pantry.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Cheerleaders shine at state competition

The competition cheerleading squads from Effingham County's two high schools each brought home a third-place finish from the state competition in Columbus.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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