Two Effingham residents receive diplomas from VSU
MILLEDGEVILLE - Two students from Effingham County earned their degrees from Georgia College and State University following the completion of the spring 2013 semester.
Two students from Effingham County recently received the Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union's 2013 college scholarships.
The Effingham County High School class of 2013, called by valedictorian Hannah Boyd "the greatest class" in the school's history, had 407 members receive diplomas Saturday night before more than 10,000 people at Rebel Field.
South Effingham held its commencement exercises Friday night, with a class of 316 receiving diplomas at The Corral.
Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2012-13 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.
AMERICUS-Kristin Pair, a resident of Rincon, was among 90 students who made the spring 2013 dean's list for scholastic achievement at Georgia Southwestern State University.
If you were a fifth- or sixth-grader in 2012-13, you are invited to enjoy Effingham County 4-H for its summer programs.
When Effingham County High School valedictorian Hannah Boyd graduates Saturday night, her thoughts will be on her loved one who isn't at Rebel Field.
Jaret King and Jared Curtis have been good friends in high school, often sitting next to each other in their classes.
Blandford Elementary School recently received a $1,500 grant from the Kroger Earning Plus Learning program.
Parker Gordy, a freshman at South Effingham High School, served as a page to Sen. Buddy Carter during this year's General Assembly session.
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.
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.
Springfield Elementary second-grader Rebecca Neidlinger won this year's Quick-Think-A-Thon tournament on May 2 at Ebenezer Middle School.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.