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Young Farmers Auction rakes in scholarship funds

The Effingham County Young Farmers Association brought in more than $13,000 Thursday at its annual auction at Effingham County High School.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School bus cameras to get trial run

A plan to document evidence of drivers illegally passing Effingham County school buses might not include as many bus cameras next year as originally thought.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU business school named best for vets

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States. In the first-ever survey, COBA received the "Best for Vets: Business Schools" seal.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Young inventors show off their work

Young inventors displayed their big ideas at the Effingham County School District's annual Invention Convention.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A big month and more for CTSOs at ECHS

February was Career, Technical and Agricultural Education month across the state. At Effingham County High School there were many reasons to celebrate accomplishments over the past month. In addition to the boys and girls basketball teams advancing in the state playoffs, the Career Technical and Agricultural Education department is not short of its own achievements.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Wearin’ o’ the green at RES

Rincon Elementary School pre-kindergarten students held their annual St. Patrick's Day shoe box parade.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


GSU offering option to pay tuition over time

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is giving its students and families the option to pay for college through a unique payment plan, with the goal of making college more affordable.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Environmentalist, author to speak at Armstrong Atlantic

Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the Leadership Lecture Series speaking event for spring 2013. Janisse Ray, writer and environmental activist, will give her lecture and reading, "Leading by Example: Sustainability and Our Future," on April 11 at 6 p.m., at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. The event is free and open to the public.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


The write stuff

Author James Dashner always wanted to be a writer.

March 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU’s Raptor Center lands $10K donation from Gulfstream

Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center received a donation of $10,000 to its Freedom Fund for Excellence from Gulfstream Aerospace. The gift honors Gulfstream's Pres Henne, who is retiring from his position as senior vice president of programs, engineering and test. The money will be used to support the center's ongoing wildlife education programs.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham joining in honoring of school board members

The Effingham County School System is joining in a statewide celebration next week to salute the efforts of local school board members.

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEHS FFA takes home multiple wins at competitions

The South Effingham High School FFA horse judging team competed at the State Horse Judging Career Development Event at Fort Valley State University on Feb. 9. There were 39 teams in their division (senior division).

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Officers a welcome presence at school

Rincon Police officers are making their presence known around the grounds of Rincon Elementary School - right down to doing calisthenics with the kids during PE.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECHS alums ready for ‘Late Night’ debut

Trey Exley and Jimmy Rotureau have played together in the Effingham County High School marching band and Georgia Southern University marching band, so it's fitting their first appearance on national television will be together.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Title I schools recognized

The Effingham County Board of Education on Wednesday recognized four Title I schools for their designation by the Georgia Department of Education as 2013 "highest-performing" or "high-progress" Title I schools in Georgia.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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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


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers are on target with their goals

A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wilder earns medical degree from Mercer

MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Three local students honored at UNG

DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECCA sends five students to national conference

Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students earn degrees from Emory

ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern nutrition training aims to curb childhood obesity

School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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