The Effingham County Board of Education has tallied up $2 million in savings with its energy program that was implemented in January 2008.
SAVANNAH - The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved three, new degree programs at Savannah State University - a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with a concentration in Chemistry or Biology; a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Secondary Education; and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education.
Micah Christensen, a senior at South Effingham High School, recently won the local "Leadership" High School Speech Contest sponsored by the Gulfstream Management Association (GMA).
The South Effingham High School Talent Show Extravaganza will be held on Feb. 25 from 6-9 p.m. in the school cafeteria auditorium.
Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. in his final "State of the System" address noted that the people in the University System of Georgia and the students enrolled at the 35 colleges and universities are the constant that provide it strength and stability during a trying economic period in the System's 79-year history.
On Jan. 27, Skills USA members from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School competed at the regional competition. Five of the six members from ECHS placed first in their categories and five of the 10 members from SEHS placed first.
The Effingham County Board of Education is proud to announce that the following Title I schools have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as Title I Distinguished Schools:
ALBANY-Cindy L Price and Dana L Shores of Rincon made the Merit List at Darton College in Albany for the Fall 2010 semester. To qualify for the Merit List, a student must be part time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
December proved a successful month for the Effingham County Board of Education budget, gaining more than $8 million in property tax collections, effectively eliminating a November general back account deficit of $3 million.
The Effingham County Board of Education is currently reviewing a recommendation to change the middle school district lines in order to shift approximately 168 students from Ebenezer Middle School (EMS) to Effingham County Middle School (ECMS) and approximately 36 students from Ebenezer Middle School (EMS) to South Effingham Middle School (SEMS). The recommendation is being made in an effort to even out the three middle school's enrollments to make room for growth at ...
The Effingham County Board of Education heard public concerns at its Feb. 2 meeting as it continues to consider a redistricting recommendation that will redistribute 200 students from Ebenezer Middle School between the other two middle schools.
The Effingham County High School FBLA-PBL chapter in Springfield will be celebrating FBLA-PBL Week, Feb. 6-12 with the following activities:
COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Ellen Wilson, has announced that two students from Effingham County have been cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's fall 2010 semester.
The "Y" Club from South Effingham Middle School participated in the annual SE District "Y" Club basketball tournament held in Statesboro on Jan. 29 and finished the day undefeated, taking the first place trophy.
Effingham County Middle School 6th grade Emily Alexander, Alexis Anderson, McKenzie Ansel, Jonathan Barresi, Todd Beam, Austin Beard, Merry Bentley, Nicholas Bingham, Timothy Bowles, Kara Brinson, Yvette Brockett, Julianna Buzzurro, ZeaDerius Chambers, Kaitlyn Chumley, Stephen Clark, James Collins, Fatima Cope, Nathan Crager, Jillian Craig, Andrew Crawford, Makenzie Crocker, Raven Curl, Parker Dasher, Kelsey Disher, Leeanne Donlon, Arlen Edwards, Brooke Floyd, Noah Fournier, Sarah Freeman, Cole Fulcher, Wesley Fulcher, Paige Giles, Charles Gilgen, Daulton Harris, Logan ...
Cadets from Effingham County High School's Air Force JROTC recently attended the annual Summer Leadership School (SLS) at Mercer University for a week, and several were recognized for their successes and achievement.
In an effort to serve the needs of the community, Teach Right, a locally owned and operated educational supply store, has announced plans for summer workshops for teachers and parents, and play-days for children. Owner Marian Hodge announced that there would be no charge for the events; however, materials from the workshop presentations would be available for purchase.
The Effingham County High School Class of 1966 enjoyed its 45th reunion on June 11th at Holiday Inn Express in Port Wentworth.
Plum Creek has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to an Effingham County high school graduate. Plum Creek annually awards scholarships to exemplary high school seniors who plan to continue their education after graduation. The scholarships recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence, involvement in school and community activities, and overall achievement throughout their high school careers. William Claxton is the recipient for Effingham County.
Superintendent Randy Shearouse and the Effingham County School Board fielded concerns and questions from taxpayers over the anticipated revenue hole in the fiscal year 2012 budget as final tax digest projections remain uncertain.
With recent changes to the HOPE Scholarship Program that go into effect this fall, the East Georgia College Foundation has made funds available to incoming freshmen for the 2011-12 award year. This funding will be used to help defray costs as a supplemental scholarship for HOPE Scholars graduating from high school on or after Dec. 1, 2010. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants at $125 for fall ...
Even during tough economic conditions Georgia's public university system remains a powerful economic engine for the state as chronicled in a newly released report. The Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business found that the University System of Georgia had a $12.6 billion economic impact on the state's economy during Fiscal Year 2010.
HeritageBank of the South announces Andrew Lewis Faircloth as winner of the East Region HBOS College Scholarship.
The approval by the Board of Regents to change the institutional missions of two of the University System of Georgia's (USG) current two-year colleges - South Georgia College in Douglas and East Georgia College in Swainsboro - to that of a "state college" will allow them to offer limited bachelor's degree programs.
Georgia Southern University's growing national reputation received an eco-boost from The Princeton Review with the recent release of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges." Georgia Southern joins a select list of colleges and universities that have been recognized in the 2011 annual ranking.
Ebenezer Middle School recently handed out postseason honors.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) has congratulated four students from the 12th District for having been appointed to the nation's military academies for the class of 2015, including Courtney Anne Beck of Guyton. Each student received a nomination from Barrow.
The Effingham County Retired Educators held their annual banquet recently at New Ebenezer Retreat Center. New officers were installed. They are Patsy Zeigler, vice president; Barbara Strickland, president; Faye Zeigler, secretary; and Carolyn Kessler, treasurer.