Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law legislation that aims to boost Georgia's college completion rate.
For the past couple years, Ebenezer Middle School's after-school running program has promoted fitness for runners of all ages and abilities.
Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed April 21 at the annual spring banquet.
The Effingham County Board of Education is sponsoring a family night for students in the ESOL program and their parents.
Effingham County 4-H'ers merged their hearts and hands to create Easter baskets for local residents. As part of their monthly community care projects, students are given opportunities to express their gratitude by extending a generous hand to the community of Effingham County.
Superintendent Randy Shearouse is optimistic the Effingham County School System will collect a higher amount of local tax revenue this year than last year.
SAVANNAH - Jason White, one of the founders of Okefenokee Solar, Inc., in Blackshear, attended Savannah Technical College's Photovoltaic Systems class twice a week last summer. Then, he earned certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. With his Photovoltaic training and NABCEP certification, White has installed 14 solar pump stations, one 8.25 kilowatt (KW) commercial installation and one 10KW residential system, since his company was established in 2012.
Hannah Boyd took the crown in the Miss Effingham County High School pageant on April 6.
Elizabeth Kicklighter was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the annual SEMS pageant. Kicklighter also was named Miss Photogenic.
Rachel Miles, a junior at Presbyterian College, was recently honored with the MLK Drum Major for Service Presidential Volunteer Service award. The award recognizes citizens who have acheived a certain number of hours of service over the past year.
Students in the Effingham College and Career Academy's logistics program are giving nearly 30,000 books to schoolchildren.
Rincon Elementary School recently inducted new members into its Junior Beta Club chapter in a ceremony attended by family and friends.
The Effingham County School System is conducting a parent survey in preparation for its five-year district accreditation visit in 2015.
Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's high schools for the third nine-week grading period:
Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's three middle schools for the third nine-week grading period:
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officially rolled out its new name July 1, offering free Leopold's ice cream in Compass Plaza to students, faculty and staff to celebrate the name change.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 spring semester dean's list.
SAVANNAH - More than 700 students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University following the spring semester, including the following local students:
Hillman makes Pratt Institute's president's list for spring term
Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.