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State Chamber backs new funding system

In a newly published report on the state's K-12 finance system, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has recommended that the state transition to a new school funding system that would tie the majority of the state's $7.5 billion in spending directly to student need.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers go to the Cotton Boll

Effingham County 4-H'ers tested their knowledge in consumer trends at the Southeast District 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest. The annual competition is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Science's Cooperative Extension Service.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECHS Beta Club gives to Manna House

The Effingham County High School Beta Club recently held a blanket drive challenging students and teachers to donate new or gently-used blankets to needy families.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers attend Junior Conference

November was a busy month for local 4-H'ers.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Miss Diamond Pageant to support ECHS baseball

Miss Diamond 2012 will be crowned on Saturday at Effingham County High School. The contestants include girls from ECHS and South Effingham High School.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Education


A championship chord for SEHS band

South Effingham High School's marching band once again brought home the championship of the Georgia Marching Band Series.

November 26, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School leaders wonder about charter school ballot question

November 22, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Author delivers inspirational message to SEHS students

The South Effingham High School media center teamed up with the psychology, health care sciences, business, art, pre-K and special learning classrooms to sponsor a two-day speaking event for Children's Book Week with inspirational author and storyteller Fiona Page on Nov. 12-13.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Education


County Teacher of the Year Weese leaving his imprint on students

At just 28 years old and in only his fifth year as a full-time teacher, Ebenezer Middle School's Mark Weese is making an indelible mark on Effingham County students.

November 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Title I schools earn state recognition

Four Title I schools in Effingham County have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as "highest-performing" or "high-progress" Title I schools in Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Effingham County Middle

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


High school honor rolls

Effingham County High

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Blandford Elementary stacks up

Blandford Elementary School students did their part Thursday to enter the Guinness Book of World Records ­- along with more than 400,000 other people.

November 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Former President Carter to speak at GSU

Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Feb. 12, 2013, at 7 p.m.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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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


STAR power

Two of the county's top students were honored Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's STAR student and teacher luncheon at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Wood chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Sami Wood, a sophomore at Effingham County High School, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14-16.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H puts its heart into Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day brought new meaning to the residents of the Effingham Hospital Care Center. Effingham County 4-H'ers participated in constructing Valentine cards, baking cookies and playing bingo with the center's residents.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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