ATLANTA-More than 56,000 Georgia school children are learning about energy efficiency and the electric utility industry through a statewide Georgia Power education initiative aimed at third-, fifth- and eighth-graders.
After keeping its millage rate constant at 15.333 for the past three years, the Effingham County Board of Education gave preliminary approval Thursday to raising the rate to 16.895 for the coming fiscal year.
Each grade level studied and represented different countries and cultures as Blandford Elementary School celebrated its annual arts festival.
The First Baptist Church of Rincon weekday ministry art class won big in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition.
Each year the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an historical essay contest. The essay contest is offered to all students in grades fifth through 12th. The topic of this year's essay was "Robert E. Lee and his leadership at Appomattox."
SAVANNAH-Twenty-nine Savannah Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at STC's Eckburg Auditorium.
Receiving diminishing state and local funding and facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, the Effingham County Board of Education is looking to save money where it can.
South Effingham Middle School's Rebecca Kight took first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.
Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H'ers to mentor younger 4-H'ers by serving as teen leaders in their county, district and state programs. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles such as assisting 4-H staff in planning, conducting and instructing events. They also are expected to exemplify good behavior, manners and time management skills.
Competition among two local sports medicine providers may be a good thing, since the Effingham County School System will be the winner.
Effingham County High School sophomore Rajvi Dave, who is representing Georgia, and her advisor, Victoria Neurath, will head to Orlando, Fla., this summer where Dave will compete in the National FCCLA Star Events competition.
The launch of the spring 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) runs through May 13. This event marks two years of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located.
Instead of getting ready for prom like most Effingham County teens were doing last Saturday, four high school students from the area spent their morning at the Coastal Zone Division of the Rotary Speech Contest.
STATESBORO-Georgia Southern University's latest national championship squad has an Effingham County connection.
Because of declining state and local funding, the Effingham County Board of Education anticipates a budget shortfall in the next fiscal year.
The Effingham County Board of Education approved a proposal Thursday to revise the attendance boundary lines for Blandford, Ebenezer and Rincon elementary schools.
With duct tape, coffee filters, paper products and other means, South Effingham High School students staged their eighth annual student fashion show.