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Starling, Thompson honored at 4-H State Congress

4-H State Congress brings 4-H'ers from all over the state of Georgia together for the opportunity to compete at the State level. After a first-place achievement at State Congress, they are considered a "Master" 4-H'er. Mastering in a project area or in a special event is the ultimate goal for 4-H'ers. Through project achievement, 4-H'ers gain public speaking, resume building and interview skills by presenting a portfolio of accomplishments and a demonstration based in their project area.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Rahn earns scholarship at ABAC

TIFTON - Shane Rahn of Rincon has been awarded a scholarship from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2012-13 academic year.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECMS eighth-grader honored at camp

Cade Zipperer, an eighth-grader at Effingham County Middle School, received multiple awards at the FFA Advanced Wildlife Camp, held July 15-22 in Covington.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Schools look to bolster reading ability

Although Effingham County students routinely score above state and regional results on standardized tests, school district officials are always looking for improvement.

August 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H students honored at Junior-Senior banquet

The Effingham County 4-H held its annual Junior-Senior awards banquet at Effingham County High School.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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


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SEHS to hold Georgia Apply to College event

South Effingham High School will host a Georgia Apply to College program Nov. 4-5 in the media center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Cagle pays a visit to ECCA

The Effingham College and Career Academy has continually expanded its programs and enrollment since opening in 2010, and Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle sees many more good things ahead for the school and its community.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School system taking comments on 2015-16 calendar

Effingham County's 2015-16 school year would start Aug. 6, end prior to Memorial Day, take spring break the last week of March and have Veterans Day as a holiday, under a calendar school system officials have proposed.

October 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Tillotson, Crews earn work-based learning awards

Two students were recognized as 2014 Work-Based Students of the Year at the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Advisory Committees Meeting dinner held Oct. 7 at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern University taking part in national alcohol awareness week

This is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol and Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong to host Pirate Preview

Armstrong State University will host an open house event for prospective students and their parents.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham promoting School Bus Safety Week

Three students represented the Effingham County School System in a statewide poster contest to promote Georgia School Bus Safety Week.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECMS hosts sixth-grade parent night

Effingham County Middle School recently hosted a sixth-grade parent night.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Lamb to compete for Miss ABAC

TIFTON - Leslie Lamb, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, will compete for the title of Ms. ABAC at the 46th annual pageant Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Ag Business Club, the theme of this year's contest is "Timeless Elegance."

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students post best ACT scores

The Effingham County School System saw its best-ever results on the ACT college admissions test this year, according to data provided by school officials.

October 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Pre-K week kicks off with guest readers

Special guests from the community are visiting Effingham County schools this week and reading books to pre-kindergarten students for Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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