The Effingham 4-H is proud to be a participant in the Ronald McDonald House Charities. "Raising awareness of the need is vital," said 4-H agent Abby Smith.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Center for Wildlife Education recently welcomed a new American Bald Eagle to its habitat with the addition of "Franklin," a 6.3-pound bird which is considered a "southern bald eagle" due to its smaller size.
The winners of the 2012 Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union college scholarships were congratulated by the GHFCU board of directors at their May board meeting.
The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a resolution allowing for slightly bigger class sizes next year - if necessary.
The Davenport House Museum presents a scholarship annually to an outstanding high school student who demonstrates qualities that put the museum and its community in the best light. This year's award has been presented to 2012 Savannah Christian Preparatory School graduate Carlie Ayn Williams, who was scheduled to receive it at the Davenport House's annual garden party June 7.
The Exchange Club of Effingham County presented a new bicycle and helmet to Guyton Elementary School's Aubrey Roberts, the winner of the county-wide Quick Think-A-Thon.
One of the essential elements of 4H is generosity. 4H'ers pledge their hands to larger service by participating in community service projects and citizenship activities. "Youth need to feel their lives have meaning and purpose," Abby Smith, 4H agent, said. "There is no better way to do that, than to give them a service venue." Each month local 4H'ers of Effingham are given an opportunity to practice serving others through adopting service projects such as: ...
With the current special purpose local option sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) expiring at the end of this month, Effingham County School System leaders are working to prioritize projects to fund with the next E-SPLOST.
The Ebenezer Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its 13th annual banquet May 19 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The Ebenezer NWTF Longbeards presented two seniors, Kristen Pierce of South Effingham High School and Dana Brown of Effingham County High School, each with $250 scholarships.
Chloe Phillips was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the school's annual pageant. Twenty-five young ladies competed for the title.
Allison (Alli) Rattanaxay, formerly of Guyton, was chosen by her senior class at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School as Miss LFO 2012 and "Most Likely to Make Your Day" honors.
Another massive crowd jammed into The Corral on Saturday night to watch the South Effingham High School class of 2012 receive diplomas.
Massive crowds packed both Rebel Field and The Corral as the classes of 2012 graduated Friday and Saturday nights. Just fewer than 400 Effingham County High School seniors celebrated their final act of high school Friday night and the South Effingham High School class exulted before sprinting to the mustang.
Photo provided Michael Roberts, a second grade student in Mandy Goff's class at Blandford Elementary School, won the elementary division of Leopold's second annual creative writing contest. Roberts wrote a poem about Georgia history and was invited to read his poem for the Savannah City Council. His class was treated to an ice cream party compliments of Leopold's.
These Blandford Elementary students received a superior rating for their projects at the Georgia Student Media Festival in April. Their projects will advance to the International Student Media Festival this summer.
Two graduates from the class of 2013 have been honored as Effingham County's 2012-13 work-based learning students of the year.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has selected Joseph Powell as its dean of industrial technology. Prior to this position Powell was STC's department head for drafting technology.
Having faith and faith in yourself are essential to success, the chief executive officer of Medient Studios told members of the Effingham County High School Air Force JROTC on Thursday night.
For three Effingham County school teachers, summer school was never more fun. Jana Bolton and Kendra Brophy of Effingham County Middle School and Amber Teare of South Effingham High School were selected and sponsored by Georgia-Pacific to attend summer workshop programs designed to help them bring environmental issues into the classroom in a dynamic way.
Officials from Armstrong Atlantic State University have signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives from Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, underscoring the growing relationship between the two universities.