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School board opposes charter school amendment

When Effingham County Board of Education members go to the polls in a few weeks, they won't be voting in favor of the charter school amendment.

September 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Plenty to learn at Parent University

Rosemary Cope says she "loved school" - that is, until she got to high school.

September 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech honored as a military-friendly school

SAVANNAH - For the second consecutive year, Savannah Technical College has been designated as a military-friendly school, meaning it is among the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the country embracing military service members, veterans and spouses as students.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECMS cheerleaders take crowns

The Effingham County Middle School competition cheerleaders took first place in the small middle school division and were named grand champions of the overall middle school division at the Georgia College and Jones County Greyhound Invitational.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


STC to hold adult education open house

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Adult Education program will host an open house Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m in the Student Enrichment Center Building's Learning Enrichment Center at the Savannah campus at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers attend Georgia Youth Summit

Effingham County 4-H'ers attended the sixth biennial Georgia Youth Summit, held Sept. 8-9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Participating in the event were Natalyn Harris, Natalie Starling, Sophie Usher, Alex Parrish, Mikayla Neal and group leader Christine Kirkland.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Green completes basic training

Air Force Airman James X. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Morris sails Gulf of Mexico for Texas Maritime Academy

GALVESTON, TEXAS - Adam Morris, son of Tommy and Deborah Morris, sailed the Gulf of Mexico this summer on the General Rudder, a floating classroom for Texas A&M University at Galveston's Texas Maritime Academy (TMA).

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU again named one of nation’s best

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has once again been named one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU to distribute tickets for Madeleine Albright’s visit

Tickets for former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's appearance at Georgia Southern University will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 11, the university announced.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Going to school on the schools

Randy Shearouse, superintendent of Effingham County Schools, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about what to expect with the new school year.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Technical College System announces tuition hike

ATLANTA - The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia approved the system's request for a tuition increase of $10 per credit hour starting next year.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SBDC to offer classes covering use of QuickBooks

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center of Savannah presents a four-part hands-on series of classes covering QuickBooks on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., beginning Sept. 20.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Y Club pitches in

The South Effingham Middle School Y Club hosted a school-wide first aid drive to help replenish supplies in the SEMS clinic.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School system boasting of CRCT scores

Effingham County schools exceeded state scores in a number of areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test this past year, including some rankings in the top 10 percent of the state, assistant superintendent Greg Arnsdorff told the Effingham County Board of Education on Wednesday.

September 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Johnson eager to get on the sidelines for Georgia Southern

Effingham County High School honor graduate Abi Johnson visited several colleges, but ultimately one offered something none of the others could.

May 29, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Long graduates from GCSU

MILLEDGEVILLE - Kate Long from Rincon earned a specialist in education degree majoring in special education from Georgia College during the spring commencement ceremonies.

May 29, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Photos: ECHS class of 2014

A class of 410 graduates received their diplomas Friday at Effingham County High School's 2014 commencement.

May 26, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Photos: SEHS class of 2014

The 2014 South Effingham High School graduating class was 325-strong Saturday night at The Corral.

May 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


4-H’ers on target in archery

The Effingham County Extension office recently introduced its 4-H'ers to their newest program, archery.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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