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Guyton’s Rodriguez one of 12 to earn Crane Scholarship

John Rodriguez of Guyton was one of 12 University of Georgia students honored with the Crane Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes leadership in extracurricular activities and/or involvement with civic, community or religious organizations.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A cotton pickin’ good time for 4-H’ers at Cotton Boll

Dressed in cotton products with various themed cotton commercials and ready to test their knowledge in consumer trends, Effingham County 4-H members excelled at the Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham 4-H’ers take Georgia Southern tour

Effingham County 4-H members participated in "A Day at Southern," where they were able to get an inside look at college life, admission procedures and the overall operation system of Georgia Southern University.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Teacher, parent votes differ on calendar

Given three options for the Effingham County School System's 2014-15 academic calendar, teachers voted one way and parents went another.

December 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to crown Miss Diamond

The Miss Diamond pageant, benefitting the Effingham County High School baseball program, will be held Dec. 7 at the Effingham County Middle School gym at 7:30 p.m.

December 02, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Visiting author brings her works to life for children

Children's author Mattie Brown paid a recent visit to four Effingham County schools, but she had no interest in sitting in a chair and reading her books to the students.

December 02, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS students attend mock legislature

"The 37th Y Clubs of Georgia Junior Youth Assembly will come to order."

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Author brings inspiring message during Children’s Book Week

Author and illustrator Phyllis Limbacher Tildes encouraged students of all ages to pursue their dreams during her recent visit to South Effingham High School.

December 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board may balance elementary enrollments

The Effingham County Board of Education is considering a proposal that would lower the enrollment that is by far the largest among the county's eight elementary schools.

December 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H recognized for its support of Ronald McDonald House Charities

Effingham County 4-H was recognized at the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference for its support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A lesson in life for teacher

Marlow Elementary School's Jenny Wilkins is a highly-regarded teacher, as evidenced by her selection as the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year for all Effingham County schools.

November 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford holds food drive for FORCE

The Blandford Elementary School Junior Beta Club's community service project for November was to collect canned goods for the FORCE (Food Outreach Co-op of Effingham) food pantry.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Cheerleaders shine at state competition

The competition cheerleading squads from Effingham County's two high schools each brought home a third-place finish from the state competition in Columbus.

November 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Blandford tries to stack up another record

Blandford Elementary School students exercised their bodies as well as their minds, and just might have helped set a Guinness world record in the process.

November 21, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS FBLA attends fall rally

Eighteen members of Effingham County High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the 2013 Fall Motivational Rally/Competition in Perry.

November 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Six locals inducted into honor society at AASU

Six local students recently were initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Big wheels roll into Blandford Elementary

Blandford Elementary School's annual career day showed students "careers on wheels."

March 20, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEHS to hold fifth annual talent show

Students will take the stage Saturday night for South Effingham High School's fifth annual talent show, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafetorium.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS goes green for 4-H

South Effingham Middle School turned green last Friday in support of 4-H.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Animal shelter gets help from Little Tots

Little Tots Pre-K participated in a service learning project for the Effingham County Animal Shelter.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Education


A sea of green

Green was the color of the day Friday at Ebenezer Elementary, as the school enjoyed its annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

March 18, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS Science Olympiad takes region

The South Effingham Middle School Science Olympiad team earned first place at the recent Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at South Georgia College in Douglas.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Exhibition to showcase student artwork

Select students from all Effingham County schools will display their talent next week in the third annual district-wide art exhibition.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Truluck makes Emory College dean’s list

ATLANTA - Emilia Truluck of Rincon was named to the dean's list of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, for the 2013 fall semester.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEMS Beta Club fights leukemia

The South Effingham Middle School Beta Club got a big response to its fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


'Grease' is the word at ECHS

The Effingham County High School drama club is busy rehearsing its production of "Grease."

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Young Farmers auction to be held

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization will host its annual auction March 25 in the Effingham County High School cafeteria, beginning at 6 p.m.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Oh, the places they go — without leaving their seat

Children could be heard loud and clear from room 717 at Effingham County Middle School on Thursday, buzzing in anticipation of being read Dr. Seuss stories for the annual Read Across America day.

March 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Not just clowning around

Many clowns were seen around Blandford Elementary School on March 3.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Bowser wins leadership group’s speech contest

Sara Lynn Bowser, a senior at South Effingham High School, won the Coastal Empire Leadership Development Association's local speech contest, held Feb. 15 at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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