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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


SEMS wins another title

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won the region championship for the third consecutive year.

November 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Marlow welcomes veterans

The many Veterans Day programs at Effingham County schools included Marlow Elementary students presenting gifts to local service men and women.

November 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Afghanistan veteran gets to meet EMS students in-person

Army veteran Kit Lowe was this year's guest speaker for Ebenezer Middle School's annual Veterans Day assembly, but it wasn't his first time talking to students there.

November 14, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Effingham students earn GSU degrees

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently held its annual spring commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students at Hanner Fieldhouse and Allen E. Paulson Stadium.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students make Georgia Southern spring dean’s list

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently named 2,611 students for excellence in academics to the spring semester dean's list. To be eligible for the ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Bartels takes interim lead at GSU

STATESBORO-Dr. Jean Bartels expects to lead Georgia Southern University into the 2015-16 academic year as interim president while a search for a new permanent ...

July 14, 2015 | By Al Hackle Statesboro Herald | Education


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards students bond at SGSC

South Georgia State College was hosted some of the best and brightest high school juniors and seniors during the annual District 6920 Rotary Youth Leadership ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Heller earns HES scholarship

Ben Heller was presented the Henry C. Wilkins Scholarship by the Historic Effingham Society. He is the son of Hank and Sabrina Heller. He graduated ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


‘Super’ summer reading program at the libraries

The Rincon and Springfield libraries kicked off their Summer Reading Programs for children and teens up to 18 years old in June, and it's ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School board makes an alteration to dress code

When students return to Effingham County schools in less than a month, they will have a set of new rules by which to comply.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Alexander receives G-P Foundation scholarship

Caroline Alexander, a 2015 graduate of Effingham County High School, has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarship. She is ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Benson earns HeritageBank of the South scholarship

HeritageBank of the South announces Christopher Michael Benson as winner of the HBOS College Scholarship.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Parents reminded to get their school-age kids up-to-date on their immunizations

It won't be long before a new school year begins and Effingham County Health Department officials want to remind parents and caregivers to make ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students named to GSU president’s list

STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,194 students for excellence in academics on the 2015 spring semester president's list. To be eligible for ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Waller earns dean’s list honor at Ga. State

ATLANTA-Charles Waller of Rincon was named to the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester at Georgia State University.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Clemson names Hall to president’s list

CLEMSON, S.C.- Erin Kinsley Hall of Springfield has been named to the president's list at Clemson University for the spring 2015 semester.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Hillman makes Pratt Institute president’s list

BROOKLYN, NY-Christina Hillman, a Springfield resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, was among the 900 students who made the president's ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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