The Effingham County Board of Education's initial projections for its fiscal year 2015 budget are for revenues to exceed expenses by $1.6 million.
The threat of rain on Saturday moved Guyton Elementary School's spring festival inside, but the fundraiser for a variety of school projects still drew a big crowd.
The South Effingham High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club will host its second Red Cross blood drive of the 2013-14 school year April 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders portrayed historical figures and events in the school's annual "wax museum."
Parent University-Effingham will host its final session of the 2013-14 school year April 5 at Effingham County Middle School.
Effingham County High School will host a 5K run/walk for autism awareness April 5 at Rebel Field.
Parent University-Effingham received a $500 grant from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.
Artwork from all Effingham County schools was on display last week in the annual district-wide art exhibition.
Thirteen acts performed in South Effingham High School's annual talent show, a fundraiser for the school's drama and choral departments.
The Effingham County Young Farmers raised $11,754 in their annual auction Tuesday at Effingham County High School.
Parents who asked for their children not to be transferred from Blandford or Rincon elementary schools to another school next year got their wish.
South Effingham High School juniors and seniors took turns Wednesday trying to walk a straight line for nine steps - while wearing goggles simulating having a blood alcohol content of .25, or three times the legal limit.
Fifteen Effingham County 4-H members competed at the Southeast District Project Achievement competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, including two who earned first-place finishes to advance to the state competition.
Effingham County 4-H'ers recently made a trip to Atlanta to participate in Leadership Day, a time when leaders from all across the state come together to share ways they can improve leadership efforts in Georgia.
The Effingham County Board of Education's District 4 seat could remain vacant until the start of the next school year.
Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.
Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.
MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.
COVINGTON - This summer 90 students from the Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School FFA chapters were challenged to find the "hero within." They were part of more than 2,500 students who attended the FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2014 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.
ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.
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.
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.
Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.
Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year.
Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization.
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.
Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union.
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.
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.
Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders.