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Title I schools recognized

The Effingham County Board of Education on Wednesday recognized four Title I schools for their designation by the Georgia Department of Education as 2013 "highest-performing" or "high-progress" Title I schools in Georgia.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Georgia Southern to host conference on POWs

The Georgia Southern University Museum, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of History have partnered to present "Captive Warriors: The History and Archaeology of POWs" Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at GSU's Performing Arts Center.

March 11, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board starts work on budget

The Effingham County Board of Education is beginning work on the fiscal year 2014 budget, set to take effect July 1.

March 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A sweet time for 4-H'ers at DPA

The Southeast District Project Achievement Competition was held Feb. 8-10 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. The theme this year was "4-H: How Sweet It Is!" with the auditorium for the awards ceremony reflecting every kind of candy imaginable.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Rotary speech winners

Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd took top honors Tuesday in the annual speech contest sponsored by Effingham County's two Rotary Clubs.

March 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Governor, first lady promoting literacy

Gov. Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Bobby Cagle and state School Superintendent John Barge joined together Monday to kick off "Read Across Georgia" month in the North Wing of the state Capitol.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Houston makes CSU dean’s list

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern University congratulates Gabrielle Houston of Springfield on being named to the dean's list for fall semester 2012.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEHS students take the spotlight

Seventeen acts - including singers, dancers and stand-up comedians -showed their talents Saturday night in South Effingham High School's 2013 Student Talent Show Extravaganza.

March 04, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students receive honors from Elks

When three Effingham County students received a letter from the Savannah Elks Lodge, they knew they were receiving an award.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Elementary honor choir to perform March 9 at SEHS

The Effingham County School District will showcase its exemplary elementary school choral students in the inaugural performance of the Effingham County Elementary Honor Choir, on March 9 at 3 p.m. in the South Effingham High School cafeteria.

March 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Pell Grants may be available for truck driving students

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to offer Pell Grant funding to qualified students enrolled in selected short-term certificate programs, like the commercial truck driving program.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Wagner hits all the right notes for SEHS

South Effingham High School senior Savannah Wagner is too young to remember the E.F. Hutton brokerage firm's popular television commercials in the 1970s and '80s.

February 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


It all adds up for STAR Student

Raoul Rego is soft-spoken about his academic achievements in high school.

February 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS fashion show lights up the runway

Twenty-five models hit the runway Saturday night, showing off fellow students' designs in South Effingham High School's seventh annual student fashion show.

February 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


MES earns Get Fit, Get Active award

Winning a statewide award made Marlow Elementary School students get up and dance - literally.

February 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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