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Submit entries now for Children’s Book Festival poster contest

Live Oak Public Libraries will accept entries for the Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest from April 1-30. The theme of the posters should be books, reading or libraries.

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Area Georgia Southern University students graduated in fall

Georgia Southern University honored approximately 1,250 graduates and their families at the fall 2008 commencement at Hanner Fieldhouse on Dec. 12.

March 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Breakfast, lunch prices at school may be on way up

The Effingham County Board of Education is considering increasing lunch prices by 25 cents next year.

March 26, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


ECSS extends kindergarten registration period

The Effingham County school system has begun registering and testing kindergarten students for the 2009-10 school year by appointment only at the Board of Education Central Registration Center.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS national art honor society members complete mural

Effingham County High School National Art Honors Society recently completed their spirit mural at WalMart.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Miss SEHS crowned

Daniette Owens was crowned Miss South Effingham High School at the annual Miss SEHS pageant Saturday night.

March 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


‘Nothing little about (her) heart'

The Effingham County Board of Education honored Ebenezer Elementary School fifth-grader Morgan Seckinger at its meeting Thursday night.

March 23, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Effingham youth turn out for 4-H event at EMS

Fifth and sixth graders anxiously await the beginning of County Project Achievement competition. Youth competed in project areas ranging from agriculture to workforce preparedness and career development.

March 23, 2009 | Jan Hall County Extension Agent | Education


Students go to Ga. National History Day

Ebenezer Middle School students attended the Georgia National History Day competition held at Georgia Southern University on Feb. 18. The students pictured placed either first, second or third at the first district regional competition and will now compete on the state level in April.

March 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS art students show work at AASU

Effingham County High School art students participated in the Juried High School Congressional Exhibition held at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Pajama party!

Students at Marlow Elementary School raised $6,085 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and classes that raised the most in each grade level were allowed to wear their pajamas to school Wednesday.

March 19, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Education


Flag flown in Iraq finds a new home at Sand Hill Elementary

Emmeline Richards presented Jill Usher's first grade class at Sand Hill Elementary School with a flag on behalf of Sgt. Jon-Erik Tucker, who is currently in Mosul, Iraq, with C Company, 1/10 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. In January, two missions were flown with the flag.

March 19, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Miss Effingham County Middle pageant to be held Sat.

The Effingham County Middle School athletics department will stage the 2009 Miss ECMS Pageant, "Dancing with the Stars," on March 21 at 6 p.m.

March 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Miss South Effingham High will be crowned Saturday

Eleven young ladies will compete this Saturday in the annual Miss SEHS Pageant at South Effingham High School. The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets can be bought at the door for $7. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call the high school at 728-7511.

March 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students make leprechaun traps

March 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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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


Students hit the Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON - This summer 90 students from the Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School FFA chapters were challenged to find the "hero within." They were part of more than 2,500 students who attended the FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2014 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals make Georgia Tech’s dean’s list

ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Goergia College announces spring dean’s list

MILLEDGEVILLE - Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Health departments urge back-to-school immunizations

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ready for a taste of the college life

Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K teachers will return to a full schedule

Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

June 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Gonzalez wins National FFA Tractor Supply scholarship

Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


VSU announces spring dean’s list, local graduates

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University has announced the students from spring 2014 who met all qualifications for graduation. More than 1,200 were recognized for receiving their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GeoVista awards scholarship

Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.

June 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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