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Gordy takes turn as page

Parker Gordy, a freshman at South Effingham High School, served as a page to Sen. Buddy Carter during this year's General Assembly session.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board won’t raise millage rate

The Effingham County Board of Education will not raise its millage rate for the 2014 fiscal year and will use funds from the state's midterm adjustment to adopt a balanced budget.

May 20, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU designs app for historical markers

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has launched a new Georgia historical markers smartphone application that will allow historians and visitors to easily locate and explore Georgia's more than 2,500 historical markers. Georgia Southern partnered with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in the development of the application.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Rebecca Neidlinger wins Quick-Think-A-Thon

Springfield Elementary second-grader Rebecca Neidlinger won this year's Quick-Think-A-Thon tournament on May 2 at Ebenezer Middle School.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn college honors

Effingham students make dean's list at GCSU

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Career day rolls into Sand Hill Elementary

Sand Hill Elementary School students enjoyed a "big" show for their annual career day on May 10. Several large vehicles were on display to showcase careers in transportation.

May 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Finding a purpose and career through Project SEARCH

Many students nowadays don't already have a job lined up on graduation day.

May 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU starts effort to preserve POW camp relics

Georgia Southern University archaeologists will begin a major conservation project to identify and conserve 150-year-old metal artifacts found at Camp Lawton, a Confederate prisoner of war camp located at what is now Magnolia Springs State Park in Millen. The project is the next step in preparation for the opening of a planned history center at the park.

May 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Around the world at Blandford Elementary

Blandford Elementary students showcased cultures from around the world Friday in the school's annual international arts festival.

May 13, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


'Careers on wheels' at Blandford Elementary

Students were able to climb on board and sit behind the wheel of heavy-duty military vehicles during Blandford Elementary School's annual career day on May 3.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H Cloverleafs take part in Project Achievement

Cloverleaf (fifth- and sixth-graders) 4-H'ers selected a project area that interested them from more than 60 choices for county Project Acheivement. Students prepared a three-to-five-minute presentation using materials he/she learned, created three posters and used visuals to explain the topic for the presentation. Presentations were viewed by two judges and scored based on subject knowledge, visuals and speech delivery.

May 09, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham schools soar past state marks

The Effingham County School System earned high marks on the state's new index for measuring school performance.

May 09, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rincon Elementary celebrates May Day

Rincon Elementary School welcomed the arrival of spring with its 30th annual May Day celebration Friday.

May 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS Beta Club comes through for MDA

The South Effingham Middle School Junior Beta Club recently raised $610 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

May 06, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system honors retirees

Effingham County High School teaching paraprofessional Denese Parker is retiring at the end of this school year, but she's treating it as if it were another high school graduation.

May 02, 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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