Rincon Elementary School received a new hedge trimmer as a gift from local business 21 South Mini Storage to keep the school campus looking neat.
Georgia Southern University has been named a military-friendly school for the second year in a row by Military Advanced Education in its 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. The list appears in the December issue of the magazine.
Darton State honors three local students
Effingham County High School's Cal Baker and Aby Youmans and South Effingham High School's Hannah Anderson have been recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments, as their schools' 2012 winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
High school students in Effingham County are passing the Georgia High School Writing Test at a comparable rate to others statewide, but school officials are looking at ways to make the numbers better.
Art and creativity are a large part of the 4-H program, with its many competitive events and crafty presentations. Students learn the importance of possessing some level of creativity, if they are going to place in competitions. The Effingham County Extension Office is proud to host the new 4-H Art Club, conducted by program assistant Jessica Dasher.
The Effingham County Extension office has a delightful aroma permeating from its office in Springfield. The recent success of the Holiday Classic and other such 4-H-sponsored food events has created a "hunger" within its young membership.
TIFTON - Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the fall term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The South Effingham High School media center was transformed into an art gallery for a week to teach students about the cultures of Spanish- and French-speaking countries.
As the current fiscal year nears its halfway point, the Effingham County Board of Education is laying the groundwork for its next budget year.
4-H's Busy Bee Club was created and designed to teach children the skill of beekeeping and the importance of pollination. Faith Jaudon, a University of Georgia-certified beekeeper will be instructing students year round on the lost art of beekeeping.
The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.
Dixie Thrasher, a seventh-grader at Effingham County Middle School, encouraged her fellow students to donate toys to children who would otherwise have little or nothing from Santa this year due to their parents being financially unable to provide them with such joys at Christmas.
Georgia Southern University's Dean of Students Office has received a nearly $10,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to educate students and combat alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving through "Safe Rides Save Lives."
For raking in the dough, students at Blandford Elementary School were treated to a high-flying show.
Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.