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School bus driver qualifies for state road-e-o

According to Rachel Teel, driving a school bus is not a job, "It's an adventure!" And now Teel, who has been driving Bus 992 for the Effingham County School System for three years, is preparing to take her adventurous job to the next level when she competes in the Georgia Department of Transportation's School Bus Road-e-o, June 10-11 in Warner Robbins.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham media students sweep state honors

Twenty-eight elementary, middle and high school students from Effingham County brought home awards for their outstanding media projects presented at the State Student Media Festival on May 1.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Rogers recognized at college’s honors day

CLINTON, Miss. - Lauren M. Rogers of Rincon received the scholarship for Outstanding Service Award at Mississippi College's honors day convocation.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Roper earns M.D.

Naicie Roper has graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Class of ’49 holds 60-year class reunion

The 1949 graduating class of Effingham Academy – Springfield, held a 60-year class reunion on May 2 at Murray Kight's Savannah River home.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


GES holds student art show

Guyton Elementary School held an art show to display student work on Tuesday.

May 14, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Art on display at SEHS

The South Effingham High School art department held it's second annual art show Wednesday.

May 14, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Local students placed on UGA’s dean’s list

The following students were named to the fall dean's list at the University of Georgia.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Baccalaureate to be May 17 at FBC Rincon

The Effingham Ministers' Fellowship will sponsor the annual baccalaureate for graduates of Effingham County High School and South Effingham High School on Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Rincon.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Spring welcomed with a dance

May 11, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Students inspect variety of vehicles

Pre-kindergarten students recently spent the day at Effingham County High School for transportation day.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Chapman received national honor

ATLANTA-The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that South Effingham High School student Lauren A. Chapman of Rincon has been selected for membership.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


ECHS FFA recognizes student accomplishments

The Effingham County FFA recognized members' accomplishments at its banquet Tuesday.

May 08, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


5th grade writing scores improve

Systemwide writing scores for fifth grade students improved for the second year, Effingham Board of Education members learned at their meeting Wednesday.

May 07, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


Thanks for service

Principals and supervisors shared stories about retiring school system employees Wednesday at the retirement reception hosted by the board of education.

May 07, 2009 | Sandi Van Orden | Education


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Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

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.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

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.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

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.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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