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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


ECHS Beta Club gives to Manna House

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 29, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers attend Junior Conference

November was a busy month for local 4-H'ers.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Effingham Cloverleafs attend camp at Rock Eagle

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Health department extending hours for back-to-school immunizations

The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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