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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


Georgia Southern to host conference on POWs

The Georgia Southern University Museum, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of History have partnered to present "Captive Warriors: The History and Archaeology of POWs" Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at GSU's Performing Arts Center.

March 11, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board starts work on budget

The Effingham County Board of Education is beginning work on the fiscal year 2014 budget, set to take effect July 1.

March 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A sweet time for 4-H'ers at DPA

The Southeast District Project Achievement Competition was held Feb. 8-10 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. The theme this year was "4-H: How Sweet It Is!" with the auditorium for the awards ceremony reflecting every kind of candy imaginable.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Rotary speech winners

Effingham County High School senior Hannah Boyd took top honors Tuesday in the annual speech contest sponsored by Effingham County's two Rotary Clubs.

March 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Governor, first lady promoting literacy

Gov. Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Bobby Cagle and state School Superintendent John Barge joined together Monday to kick off "Read Across Georgia" month in the North Wing of the state Capitol.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Rotary Club inducts Interact chapter at Ebenezer Middle

The Rotary Club of Effingham County recently inducted and chartered a new student Interact club at Ebenezer Middle School.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn college accolades

Effingham students earn honors at Mercer

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Taking their turn as Capitol pages

The city of Rincon was represented at the state Capitol by Bailee Grace Hildebrandt and Julia Marie Carter as they paged for Rep. Bill Hitchens on Feb. 9.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Nesmith leaving ECCA, returning to central office

One Effingham County school will have a new principal next year while another will have a change in athletic director.

March 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech plans major upgrade for Effingham campus

Significant additions are planned for the Savannah Technical College's Effingham County campus as part of STC's massive capital campaign.

March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


New state schools chief sees too much testing

During his campaign to become state school superintendent, Richard Woods was a vocal critic that Georgia students spend too much time taking standardized tests.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEES pre-K classes to move

Pre-kindergarten classes currently being held at South Effingham Elementary School will move to Sand Hill Elementary for the 2015-16 school year.

March 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Kight wins Rotary speech contest

South Effingham High School junior Rebecca Kight won the annual Rotary Club speech contest, held March 3 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Education


A 'Cat' in a Treehouse

The Learning Treehouse preschool and daycare in Rincon celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a week of themed activities.

March 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Students put on a show at SEHS

Sixteen acts, including vocalists, musicians and dancers, performed Saturday night in South Effingham High School's annual talent show.

March 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H’ers have strong showing at District Project Achievement

Effingham County 4-H was represented by 17 members at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including five who qualified for the state competition.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


SEHS’ Yarbrough performs in all-state jazz band

South Effingham High School student Taylor Yarbrough was part of an elite performance during the Georgia Music Educators Association's recent conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

March 03, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Ebenezer Elementary hits the pavement to fight diabetes

Ebenezer Elementary School raised money and awareness for the fight against diabetes with a fun run/walk.

February 25, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS student fashion show displays its impressions

Christian Mincey won the award as the top overall designer at the 2015 South Effingham High School student fashion show Saturday night.

February 24, 2015 | Staff report | Education


The brightest STARs

Effingham County's SAT scores have risen to just one point below the state average, though two students in particular set their aspirations a bit higher.

February 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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