With demonstrations from the Department of Corrections K9s and Georgia Public Safety Training Center instructors, the members of the state Board of Public Safety wanted to convey a few simple messages to Effingham County High School students.
A gift of more than $40,000 of corporate and individual donations from a local hospital will enable Georgia Southern University to fund future scholarships for nursing students in memory of five young women killed in an April car accident.
The Effingham Extension office was loaded to capacity as 4-H'ers came to kick off the 4-H 2015-16 school year. The program offers opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.
Arch Smith, Georgia 4-H State Leader, presented Sophie Usher with her recognition as a Double Master 4-H member. Usher, a recent graduate of Effingham County High School, is the daughter of Tim and Holly Usher. As the recipient of the 4-H Achievement Scholarship, Usher was recognized at the opening banquet of State 4-H Congress for her accomplishments.
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 from a Christian perspective.
Emotions and passions are running high following a request to the Effingham County Board of Education to end the use of the Rebels name and the playing of "Dixie" as a fight song at Effingham County High School.