Effingham County was well represented at the state Capitol by students Sophie Usher and Rebecca Velasquez of Effingham County High School, as they paged for sate Rep. Jon Burns on Feb. 14 in the General Assembly.
Alexis Floyd received a scholarship from the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.
Don White Jr. of Rincon was recognized for achieving academic success during the fall 2012 semester at Thomas University and was named to the President's List. President's List students attend TU full-time and have a GPA of 4.0.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is expanding its online education and giving Georgia and out-of-state college students more flexibility and options to help them earn their college degrees on time. This summer, GSU will offer more than 300 fully online classes to undergraduate and graduate students, a record number of courses for the growing university.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love and Armstrong Atlantic State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken signed an agreement which ensures a seamless educational pathway for criminal justice students between the two institutions of higher education.
South Effingham High School students will show their talents in the fourth annual SEHS Student Talent Show Extravaganza on March 1 in the school cafetorium, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Rincon Elementary School pre-kindergarten students enjoyed a creative way to celebrate the 100th day of school.
The Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America got an early start on National FBLA Week.
The Effingham County High School Lady Rebels basketball team visited Rincon Elementary School on Monday.
Effingham County's alternative school has proven to be a successful option for a number of at-risk students in the county, according to an administrator of the school.
Effingham was well represented at the State Capitol by students Annabeth Helmly, Hunter Gnann, Molly Welch, William Bland and Austin Kessler of Effingham County High School, as they paged for state Reps. Jon Burns and Bill Hitchens on Jan. 28 in the General Assembly.
Gov. Nathan Deal, along with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston and state Rep. Stacey Evans (D-Smyrna), announced a proposal that will lower to its original level the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system.
The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two of the county's best students Thursday at its annual STAR Student luncheon, recognizing the student with the highest SAT score at the county's two high schools.
With help from state Rep. Jon Burns, far right, and former state Rep. Ann Purcell, far left, Effingham County High School Interact Club members met Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal during Effingham Day at the Capitol.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College announced its selections for the best of the best in 2013. Ashley Smith, a dental hygiene student, was named the college's 2013 honoree of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) award, and Susan Pinkston, STC department head for business management, was selected as the College's 2013 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education honoree.
The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.
Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.
The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.
Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.
Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.
Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.
South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.
All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.
The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.
Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.
Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.