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BoE begins peering into fiscal year 2014

As the current fiscal year nears its halfway point, the Effingham County Board of Education is laying the groundwork for its next budget year.

December 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H makes for busy bees

4-H's Busy Bee Club was created and designed to teach children the skill of beekeeping and the importance of pollination. Faith Jaudon, a University of Georgia-certified beekeeper will be instructing students year round on the lost art of beekeeping.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Seventh-grader spearheads toy drive at ECMS

Dixie Thrasher, a seventh-grader at Effingham County Middle School, encouraged her fellow students to donate toys to children who would otherwise have little or nothing from Santa this year due to their parents being financially unable to provide them with such joys at Christmas.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU awarded grant to fight alcohol abuse and drunk driving

Georgia Southern University's Dean of Students Office has received a nearly $10,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to educate students and combat alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving through "Safe Rides Save Lives."

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Now that’s wheels up!

For raking in the dough, students at Blandford Elementary School were treated to a high-flying show.

December 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC welding gains national certification for training

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Welding Department was recently designated a Level 1 and Level 2 SENSE school by the American Welding Society (AWS). SENSE or Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education establishes standards and guidelines for welder training.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Waltz, Young Farmers earn national award

ATLANTA - The Effingham County Young Farmer Association is one of only six programs nationwide that received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award on Nov. 28 at the NAAE annual convention in Atlanta.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H rings in for Salvation Army

Local 4-H'ers teamed up with the Salvation Army at Walmart to assist them in their Red Kettle Campaign.

December 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Cameras to keep watch on drivers

Drivers who illegally pass school buses in Effingham County soon will be caught on camera.

December 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EMS holds fall sports banquet

Several students were recognized at the Ebenezer Middle School fall sports banquet for their achievements during the football, softball and volleyball seasons.

December 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Marlow gives the gift of books

Marlow Elementary School students are sharing their love of reading with other children in the community, through a donation to Manna House Ministries.

December 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Eagle Scout candidate starts beautification project at SHES

A South Effingham High School student has given back to the elementary school he attended.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


State Chamber backs new funding system

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.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers go to the Cotton Boll

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.

December 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Customs and Border officer speaks with transition class

The high school transition class at Effingham County High School hosted senior import specialist Scott Huntley to speak with the students. Huntley works with Customs and Border Protection at the Customs House on Bay Street in Savannah.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECSO’s Mannon talks law enforcement, decision-making

Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office visited Effingham County High School to speak with the high school transition classes.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kingston to hold service academies day

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) reminds students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. military academies that they must submit their completed applications to his office no later than Oct. 1.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS students probe Barrow on current issues

U.S. Rep. John Barrow was asked for his thoughts Friday on the military strategy the United States should take toward ISIS, how to reduce the national deficit, and whether same-sex marriage should be legal.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Researchers outline study of Ogeechee River

STATESBORO - Research leaders from Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences revealed the outlines this week for two-and-a-half years of basic research to support an environmental early warning system for the Ogeechee River.

September 01, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Education


Georgia Southern to start manufacturing engineering program

Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


GSU opens new communication arts building

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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