In a newly published report on the state's K-12 finance system, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has recommended that the state transition to a new school funding system that would tie the majority of the state's $7.5 billion in spending directly to student need.
Effingham County 4-H'ers tested their knowledge in consumer trends at the Southeast District 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest. The annual competition is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Science's Cooperative Extension Service.
The Effingham County High School Beta Club recently held a blanket drive challenging students and teachers to donate new or gently-used blankets to needy families.
November was a busy month for local 4-H'ers.
Miss Diamond 2012 will be crowned on Saturday at Effingham County High School. The contestants include girls from ECHS and South Effingham High School.
South Effingham High School's marching band once again brought home the championship of the Georgia Marching Band Series.
The South Effingham High School media center teamed up with the psychology, health care sciences, business, art, pre-K and special learning classrooms to sponsor a two-day speaking event for Children's Book Week with inspirational author and storyteller Fiona Page on Nov. 12-13.
At just 28 years old and in only his fifth year as a full-time teacher, Ebenezer Middle School's Mark Weese is making an indelible mark on Effingham County students.
Four Title I schools in Effingham County have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as "highest-performing" or "high-progress" Title I schools in Georgia.
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Blandford Elementary School students did their part Thursday to enter the Guinness Book of World Records - along with more than 400,000 other people.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Feb. 12, 2013, at 7 p.m.
With duct tape, coffee filters, paper products and other means, South Effingham High School students staged their eighth annual student fashion show.
Two of the county's top students were honored Thursday at the Rotary Club of Effingham County's STAR student and teacher luncheon at the Effingham College and Career Academy.
Sami Wood, a sophomore at Effingham County High School, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14-16.
Valentine's Day brought new meaning to the residents of the Effingham Hospital Care Center. Effingham County 4-H'ers participated in constructing Valentine cards, baking cookies and playing bingo with the center's residents.