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Aubrey Roberts wins district Think-a-Thon

Aubrey Roberts, who won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's Quick-Think-a-Thon in April, competed at the annual Georgia District Exchange Club Quick-Think-a-Thon in Macon and took first place.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Hospital authority turns down BoE contract

Following the Effingham County Board of Education's vote to split sports medicine services among two local providers, Effingham Health System has decided it won't compromise.

July 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


McCoy earns master teacher certification

Effingham County Middle School's Johnathon McCoy recently earned Master Teacher certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, bringing Effingham County's number of Master Teachers to 14.

July 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A busy summer is under way for 4H

School is out, but 4H is in.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Comcast honors Effingham students

Following high school careers as campus leaders and role models for their fellow students, two class of 2012 graduates from Effingham County have received leadership scholarships from Comcast.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU gets Complete College funding

STATESBORO – Georgia Southern University will receive $4.7 million from the Board of Regents to support the state's Complete College Georgia initiative, designed to increase Georgia's share of workers with a college degree or certificate.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Ten local students earn UGa degrees

ATHENS - Ten students from Effingham County completed requirements for their degrees at the end of the 2012 spring semester at the University of Georgia.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Pair, Snooks earn Georgia Power scholarships

ATLANTA - Kristin Pair and Joseph Snooks, who graduated from Effingham County High School, are two of 21 Georgia students who have been awarded scholarships from the Georgia Power Foundation. Eligible students are dependent children of active, retired or deceased Georgia Power employees.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board taps ESPLOST, millage hike to fill budget

The Effingham County Board of Education gave final approval Thursday to its fiscal year 2013 budget, reluctantly including a millage rate increase and a nearly $2 million transfer of education special purpose local option sales tax funds to balance the budget.

June 25, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Graduation marks new start for STC student

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, more than 300 Savannah Technical College students will walk across the stage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in the Savannah Civic Center at the college's graduation ceremony.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Making the grade for Governor’s Honors

South Effingham High School's Jordon Bala and Donald Quinones have a lot in common.

June 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECMS students take part in Young Writers of America contest

A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in the Young Writers of America Poetry Contest, and the poem that each submitted was selected for publication in an anthology of student work.

June 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU’s Camp Lawton project earns national acclaim

Georgia Southern University's Camp Lawton Archaeological Project has been selected by the American Association for State and Local History as a 2012 Award of Merit winner by the Leadership in History awards committee.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS FFA takes time out to help out

A large group of South Effingham High School FFA members made the most of an opportunity on June 6 and 13 to help someone in need. The location was the farm of Debbie Edwards near Clyo. Edwards is in the midst of a battle with breast cancer, and she welcomed the group's help with collecting and processing green beans.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Health department to hold back-to-school immunization clinics

Summer may be in full swing, but Effingham County Health Department officials are urging parents not to wait to get their children the necessary back-to-school immunizations. In an effort to make it as convenient as possible for parents, the health department will extend clinic hours to 7 p.m. on July 17 and 24. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome on those days.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Goergia College announces spring dean’s list

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.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Health departments urge back-to-school immunizations

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.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Ready for a taste of the college life

Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.

June 19, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K teachers will return to a full schedule

Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.

June 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Gonzalez wins National FFA Tractor Supply scholarship

Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


VSU announces spring dean’s list, local graduates

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.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GeoVista awards scholarship

Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.

June 12, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


AASU announces president’s list

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.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees, honors at Ga. Southwestern State

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.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEHS to host Mini Mustang Cheer Camp

Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Initiative expected to make college more affordable

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.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

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.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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