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School council elections coming

All Effingham County schools will hold elections this month for their school councils for the 2012-13 school year.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Nance, Lorenz earn Gulfstream scholarships

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to 16 children of employees at the company's sites in California, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin. The students were recognized at a special event at Gulfstream's Savannah headquarters.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Back-to-school a good time to update plans

As students statewide prepare to go back to school, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency encourages parents to be prepared as well. Just last month, a survey commissioned by GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign revealed that only 40 percent of the polled parents were aware of the protocol for any emergency at their children's school.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


A quiet start to the 2012-13 school year

Five-year-old Kaitlin Gardner couldn't wait to start first grade.

August 02, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Uncovering treasures at New Ebenezer Retreat Center

The New Ebenezer Retreat Center held its annual week-long day camp, called Ebenezer Treasures, with activities and instruction throughout each day.

July 30, 2012 | Patrick Donahue | Education


Back on the ball

Only 8 years old and just two months removed from his third brain surgery, Peter Osella can no longer play the sports he used to love.

July 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO asks for caution on first day of school

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS strikes gold at FCCLA national leadership event

Effingham County High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) student Rajvi Dave scored an impressive Gold in Leadership at the National Leadership Conference.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Effingham educators complete Ed.S. degrees

"Begin with the end in mind."

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


AASU’s Commitment Fund set to help enrolled students

In response to the challenging economic times and increasingly stretched dollars available to college students, Armstrong Atlantic State University has established a new financial assistance fund for enrolled students, the Armstrong Commitment Fund. After tuition and supplies, many students find that their state and federal loans and grants do not cover the full cost and living expenses that are required to stay in college and focus on studies. The Armstrong Commitment Fund seeks to fill this gap between the financial aid students receive and what they can afford.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


AASU to start new graduate certificate

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the addition of a new graduate certificate in professional communication and leadership to help professionals and recent graduates gain a competitive edge and fast track their careers.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


STC cosmetology to hold open house

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Cosmetology Department will host an open house July 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at its Effingham Campus, 2890 Highway 21 South.

July 26, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Kids in Clyo rally back to school

The third annual Scott and Son's Trucking LLC "Back to School Rally" was held Saturday at the Clyo Recreation Department on Fair Street.

July 23, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


New teachers eager to start school year

After 20 years in the military, including a dozen as a helicopter pilot, Brandon Phillips has landed in the classroom as a teacher.

July 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School board approves full contract with Optim

As local athletes gear up for another season, the Effingham County Board of Education has finalized which company will provide sports medicine and athletic trainers for them.

July 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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


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