SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College local Board of Directors welcomed four new members at its August meeting. Joining are Michael W. Biering, deputy garrison commander of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, Cathy Plummer Hill, vice president of the Coastal Region for Georgia Power, Leland Sanders, Temcor vice president of manufacturing and Michael Polak, executive director for external affairs at Memorial Health University Center.
Georgia builders and contractors will have an even better source of potential employees now that South Effingham High School's construction technology program, led by instructor Kevin Strickland, has been granted industry accreditation. The industry accreditation was granted on June 12.
The Effingham County High School FFA chapter was recently awarded the Three-Star award by the national Future Farmers of America organization. After being recognized as a Superior chapter at the state level, they advanced further and received a Gold rating for their club.
SAVANNAH - The second cohort of Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy students will graduate today at 11 a.m. in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus.
Before Effingham County students returned to school last week, the system's food service workers were being educated on how to safely and efficiently serve breakfast and lunch to approximately 9,000 students each day. This important and often overlooked job requires the efforts of about 128 food service employees, including cashiers.
SAVANNAH–Kitchenware Outfitters owners Dave and Barbara Freeman presented Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy S. Love a check in the amount of $1,400 to the Savannah Technical College Foundation to support the college's culinary arts program.
Jackson Lieber, a third grade student at Rincon Elementary School, won a backpack with school supplies from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. Parents were able to register their children at open house, and a book bag was given to a student at each school on Monday.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will close for business and furlough employees this fall in keeping with Gov. Sonny Perdue's directive that state agencies implement budget saving measures. The college will be closed on Sept. 4, Nov. 25 and Dec. 23.
STATESBORO - A Georgia Southern University student from Effingham County has been named to the president's list for the summer 2009 term.
Augusta State University has named Kate C. Long of Rincon to the summer 2009 dean's list.
South Effingham High School FBLA President Emilia Truluck placed eighth in Word Processing I at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. which was held June 23-28. Emilia competed against competitors from all states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Department of Defense European Schools.
SAVANNAH – Savannah State University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program has been reaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) through 2015-16.
SAVANNAH - An art exhibit entitled A Study in Transfers by local artist/photographer David Smalls will be on display in the new Social Sciences Building Gallery at Savannah State University from Aug. 7 through Sept. 18.
The Effingham County Board of Education talked about the first day of school and its newest school at its meeting Wednesday.
RINCON – Kindermusik International is hosting a world-wide day of free musical learning to children around the globe.
Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.
As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.
STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.
The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.
Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.
Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.