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Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Photos: ECHS class of 2014

A class of 410 graduates received their diplomas Friday at Effingham County High School's 2014 commencement.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Photos: SEHS class of 2014

The 2014 South Effingham High School graduating class was 325-strong Saturday night at The Corral.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


4-H’ers on target in archery

The Effingham County Extension office recently introduced its 4-H'ers to their newest program, archery.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Single vote keeps Helmly from runoff

For anyone who thinks one vote can't make a difference in an election, Beth Helmly begs to differ.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Big goals for SEHS’ top students

South Effingham High School senior Liam Bendig has lofty goals for college and his career, but he sees it simply as doing what he is supposed to do.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Hunt pins down ECHS’ top spot

As a varsity wrestler and football player, Effingham County High School senior Cheyenne Hunt is no stranger to athletic competition.

May 22, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Local students graduate

Wilson graduates from CSU

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools:

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


AASU honors locals for dean’s list

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list students earned a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two local students make Reinhardt dean’s list

WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $88.6M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education will use $2 million from its general operations account to balance its budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly takes oath for BoE seat

Beth Helmly sat quietly as the Effingham County Board of Education adopted its budget for the 2015 fiscal year, but she assures she will have plenty to say during her tenure on the board.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Danica Pearson takes Quick-Think-A-Thon district grand prize

Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS JROTC earns top honor

Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees from Mercer University

MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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