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It’s on the bag for environment’s sake

Some Effingham County students have done their best to make your trip to the grocery store just a little more enjoyable.
Students from South Effingham Elementary, Sand Hill Elementary, Springfield Elementary, Blandford Elementary, Ebenezer Elementary, Effingham County High and South Effingham High schools have coupled with Kroger, Harvey's and Snooks' Food Store to decorate paper grocery bags.
About 1,500 bags were passed out to students around Earth Day so that students could decorate them and return them to the stores where they could be used to bag customers' groceries.
This project was completed with the help of Effingham ...

June 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Promising results on test scores for schools

Most of the preliminary scores and comparisons on Effingham County's performance in statewide writing, graduation and the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test show the system improving from the previous year and outscoring the state and most other systems in the First District Regional Educational Service Agency.

June 07, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


VSU announces dean’s list for spring semester

Valdosta State University has announced its dean's list students for the spring 2010 semester.
To make the dean's list, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and must have a semester GPA of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work. GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale.
Earning dean's list recognition from Effingham County are:
Emily Hale Armstrong of Rincon
Autumn Rae Gruber of Rincon
Beth Ann Hebert of Rincon
Megan Kathrine Pearson of Guyton
Royce Swaid Rahn of Springfield
Kassie Lee Richbourg of Rincon
Mason ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Rafter earns PhD in astrophysics

Dr. Stephen E. Rafter, 32, graduated May 15 from Georgia State University in Atlanta with a doctor of philosophy degree in astrophysics.
Dr. Rafter's dissertation was "The Optical and Radio Properties of a Low Redshift Sample of Broad-Lined Active Galactic Nuclei." He was hooded by his advisor and chair, Dr. Daniel Michael Crenshaw. Dr. Rafter graduated in 2004 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in physics.
Dr. Rafter is the son of local attorney Richard and Deborah Rafter of Clyo. Stephen has accepted a research fellowship position at The University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Perfect attendance leads to new car

James Johnson, a senior from Jenkins High School in Savannah, was the winner of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt for attending every day of school. Seniors from more than 30 schools in 20 counties were notified they were eligible to win a new car if they attended every day of school. The vehicle was awarded by local Savannah area Chevy dealers to Johnson at Johnny Harris Restaurant for achieving 98 percent or better attendance during the 2009-10 school year.
"The Chevy Drive for Perfection program seeks to reward and recognize students for achieving perfect attendance," said Tommy Arden, general manager of ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board hoping to get better budget news

Effingham County Board of Education members continued discussing Wednesday afternoon the budget for fiscal year 2011, which is drafted to balance by cutting $4.6 million in expenditures.

June 03, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Gettin’ physical

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students receive degrees from University of Georgia

The University of Georgia held its spring commencement exercises May 8, with Alton Brown, who writes, produces, directs and stars in "Good Eats," serving as speaker at the undergraduate ceremony. In addition to being the first Peabody Award-winning host for the Food Network, Brown has written several books, including "I'm Just Here for the Food," which won the 2003 James Beard Foundation Award for best cookbook in the reference category.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Brown earns his diploma from ABAC

TIFTON-Billy Brown II of Guyton received an associate's degree in forest technology during spring semester commencement exercises at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Character for a day

Students from Effingham Christian School recently spent the day as one of their favorite literary characters. As part of Spirit Week, the students dressed up as a literary character they had read about during the year.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Interact officers sworn in

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Shabi named to dean’s list at Reinhardt College

Elisabeth Shabi of Rincon was among the 377 students named to the Reinhardt College Dean's List for spring semester 2010.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GSU graduation draws crowd

STATESBORO - More than 20,000 people packed into Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium on May 8 to honor a record number of graduates at spring commencement. Approximately 2,400 graduates participated in the ceremony.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Van Sickle wins state, local UDC essay contest

Zach Van Sickle won an essay contest sponsored by the Effingham County Hussars, No. 2285, Georgia Division, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Beam earns HES scholarship

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Students to make amends after food fight

Some Effingham County High School students have to make amends before being allowed to graduate, following an incident last week.

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Declaring their futures

More than 250 seniors from the Effingham County High School graduating class of 2016, which numbers 450, made their college choices known at the College ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Caring for cows earns UGa’s Alward student-employee award

Kayla Alward wins recognition for dedication to campus job - caring for dairy calves.

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Teacher of the Year a finalist for state honor

The reigning Effingham County teacher of the year, Ebenezer Middle School English and language arts teacher Heather Cocke, has been named one of 10 finalists ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Quick thinker

Anna Kate Taylor of South Effingham Elementary School won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's annual Quick Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School.

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hillman among GSU’s winners at Savannah ADDYs

STATESBORO-Six Georgia Southern students, including Ashley Hillman of Bloomingdale, took home awards at the local level of the 2016 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) in ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Effingham Exchange Club honors students

The Exchange Club of Effingham County honored its ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award nominees and its nominees for the Youth of the Year ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Three at SEHS named Georgia Scholars

South Effingham High School students Parker Gordy, Dallas McCorkendale and Matt Stier have been named Georgia Scholars.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Georgia 4-H to enlist oysters to help fight Tybee erosion

This summer, Georgia 4-H is recruiting an army of oysters to help ensure the future of the organization's coastal environmental education center.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Education


GSU's Enactus team takes regional competition

The Georgia Southern Enactus team competed and won at the Enactus Regional Competition in Atlanta on April 1. The student-led organization focuses on providing economic ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Walls delivers as keynote speaker at SSU Honors Day

Richard Walls, a native of Springfield and a junior at Savannah State University was chosen recently to represent the College of Liberal Arts and Social ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Tuned into the all-state band

Four middle school students from Effingham County were selected to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Middle School All State Band in Athens on ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students join Phi Kappa Phi honor society

BATON ROUGE, LA-The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective ...

April 13, 2016 | Staff report | Education


School system looking to boost budget at lower millage rate

The Effingham County School System is planning on a bigger budget for the coming fiscal year - but perhaps with a lower millage rate.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


State says OK to strategic waiver application

The state Department of Education has given its approval to the Effingham County School System's strategic waiver application.

April 13, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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