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Orchestra awards scholarships

The Effingham Community Orchestra awarded its second annual academic scholarships on July 8. The 2012 recipients are Charles Patterson, Jonathan Rud and Scott Snell.

July 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


The sweet taste of cupcake victory

4-H is full of many types of competitive events, ranging from horse riding, photography, shooting sports, livestock, performing arts, essays, project achievement presentations, and the list goes on and on. However, most recently, Effingham 4-H'ers competed in a cupcake competition at the Effingham County Extension Office in Springfield.

July 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers hit the target with shooting sports

Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is an active program, attractive to youth and adult audiences. The program is curriculum-based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational activities.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Aubrey Roberts wins district Think-a-Thon

Aubrey Roberts, who won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's Quick-Think-a-Thon in April, competed at the annual Georgia District Exchange Club Quick-Think-a-Thon in Macon and took first place.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Hospital authority turns down BoE contract

Following the Effingham County Board of Education's vote to split sports medicine services among two local providers, Effingham Health System has decided it won't compromise.

July 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


McCoy earns master teacher certification

Effingham County Middle School's Johnathon McCoy recently earned Master Teacher certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, bringing Effingham County's number of Master Teachers to 14.

July 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A busy summer is under way for 4H

School is out, but 4H is in.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Comcast honors Effingham students

Following high school careers as campus leaders and role models for their fellow students, two class of 2012 graduates from Effingham County have received leadership scholarships from Comcast.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU gets Complete College funding

STATESBORO – Georgia Southern University will receive $4.7 million from the Board of Regents to support the state's Complete College Georgia initiative, designed to increase Georgia's share of workers with a college degree or certificate.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Ten local students earn UGa degrees

ATHENS - Ten students from Effingham County completed requirements for their degrees at the end of the 2012 spring semester at the University of Georgia.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Pair, Snooks earn Georgia Power scholarships

ATLANTA - Kristin Pair and Joseph Snooks, who graduated from Effingham County High School, are two of 21 Georgia students who have been awarded scholarships from the Georgia Power Foundation. Eligible students are dependent children of active, retired or deceased Georgia Power employees.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board taps ESPLOST, millage hike to fill budget

The Effingham County Board of Education gave final approval Thursday to its fiscal year 2013 budget, reluctantly including a millage rate increase and a nearly $2 million transfer of education special purpose local option sales tax funds to balance the budget.

June 25, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Graduation marks new start for STC student

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, more than 300 Savannah Technical College students will walk across the stage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in the Savannah Civic Center at the college's graduation ceremony.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Making the grade for Governor’s Honors

South Effingham High School's Jordon Bala and Donald Quinones have a lot in common.

June 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECMS students take part in Young Writers of America contest

A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in the Young Writers of America Poetry Contest, and the poem that each submitted was selected for publication in an anthology of student work.

June 21, 2012 | Staff report | 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


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