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4-H’ers attend Georgia Youth Summit

Effingham County 4-H'ers attended the sixth biennial Georgia Youth Summit, held Sept. 8-9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Participating in the event were Natalyn Harris, Natalie Starling, Sophie Usher, Alex Parrish, Mikayla Neal and group leader Christine Kirkland.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Green completes basic training

Air Force Airman James X. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Morris sails Gulf of Mexico for Texas Maritime Academy

GALVESTON, TEXAS - Adam Morris, son of Tommy and Deborah Morris, sailed the Gulf of Mexico this summer on the General Rudder, a floating classroom for Texas A&M University at Galveston's Texas Maritime Academy (TMA).

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU again named one of nation’s best

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has once again been named one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU to distribute tickets for Madeleine Albright’s visit

Tickets for former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's appearance at Georgia Southern University will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 11, the university announced.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Going to school on the schools

Randy Shearouse, superintendent of Effingham County Schools, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about what to expect with the new school year.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Technical College System announces tuition hike

ATLANTA - The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia approved the system's request for a tuition increase of $10 per credit hour starting next year.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SBDC to offer classes covering use of QuickBooks

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center of Savannah presents a four-part hands-on series of classes covering QuickBooks on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., beginning Sept. 20.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Y Club pitches in

The South Effingham Middle School Y Club hosted a school-wide first aid drive to help replenish supplies in the SEMS clinic.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School system boasting of CRCT scores

Effingham County schools exceeded state scores in a number of areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test this past year, including some rankings in the top 10 percent of the state, assistant superintendent Greg Arnsdorff told the Effingham County Board of Education on Wednesday.

September 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC to offer free GED test prep course

SAVANNAH - September is the National Literacy Month. As part of the month-long literacy campaign, Georgia's adult education centers, including Savannah Technical College's Adult Education Department, will be offering opportunities for adult learners to take a GED practice test at no charge.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers prepare for new year

Five officers from the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School recently attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) at Swainsboro High School.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


County to hold first Parent University

Parents of all Effingham County schoolchildren are invited to attend the county's first Parent University, on Sept. 15 at Effingham County Middle School.

August 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC to offer career prep courses

SAVANNAH - This fall, Savannah Technical College Continuing Professional Education is offering two career preparation courses to help job seekers stand out in the crowd. Taught by Pat Yovich, CEO of First Class Marketing Solutions, a successful business owner, professional coach, and frequent speaker, the classes offer critical insights and valuable information for job search success.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


AASU offering new programs for professional development

Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the addition of new certificate and degree programs for both undergraduates and graduate students. The new academic programming is designed to help advance students and professionals' careers with credentials and leadership skills that will give them an edge in a competitive hiring environment.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Brown selected for Leadership Georgia

Jacqueline Michelle Brown, school social worker for the Effingham County School System, has been named to the Leadership Georgia class of 2015.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers team up for Christmas cause

Effingham 4-H'ers partnered with the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse to participate this year in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Four local students make GCSU dean’s list

Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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