For anyone who thinks one vote can't make a difference in an election, Beth Helmly begs to differ.
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.
As a varsity wrestler and football player, Effingham County High School senior Cheyenne Hunt is no stranger to athletic competition.
After a successful year in the classroom, first-graders in the Effingham County School System's Reading Recovery program enjoyed an outdoor celebration of the reading progress they made.
Effingham 4-H'ers participated in the Southeast District Junior Conference at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island.
The Effingham County School System is now accepting new student registrations for the 2014-15 school year.
CLEMSON, S.C. - Erin Kinsley Hall of Springfield, whose major is health science, has been named to the dean's list at Clemson University for the spring 2014 semester.
Effingham County School System employees are on track to receive their first cost-of-living raise since 2008-09.
The Effingham County School System's scores on the Georgia fifth-grade writing assessment dipped slightly this year from last year, though they remained above the state and regional averages.
Sarah Harden was crowned this year's winner of the annual Miss Effingham County Middle School pageant.
ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the names of students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the dean's list for spring semester.
ndrew Sanborn Rushing of Guyton was recently recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Teenage years are awkward enough, and Brandie Butler's were further complicated by emotional and behavioral challenges.
Effingham County High School students Casie Wilson and Harrison Cowart have been selected as Georgia Scholars for 2014.
A recent trip to a pottery studio gave Effingham 4-H'ers a chance to discover their hidden talents.
Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.
Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.
Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.
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.
Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.
Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced president's list honorees, each of whom earned a 4.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters during the 2013-14 academic school year.
AMERICUS - Three Effingham County students were among the 300 graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University at the spring 2014 commencement ceremony in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.
Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.
Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.
Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.
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.
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.
Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.
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.