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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


Miss Diamond Pageant to support ECHS baseball

Miss Diamond 2012 will be crowned on Saturday at Effingham County High School. The contestants include girls from ECHS and South Effingham High School.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Education


A championship chord for SEHS band

South Effingham High School's marching band once again brought home the championship of the Georgia Marching Band Series.

November 26, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School leaders wonder about charter school ballot question

November 22, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Author delivers inspirational message to SEHS students

The South Effingham High School media center teamed up with the psychology, health care sciences, business, art, pre-K and special learning classrooms to sponsor a two-day speaking event for Children's Book Week with inspirational author and storyteller Fiona Page on Nov. 12-13.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Education


County Teacher of the Year Weese leaving his imprint on students

At just 28 years old and in only his fifth year as a full-time teacher, Ebenezer Middle School's Mark Weese is making an indelible mark on Effingham County students.

November 19, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Title I schools earn state recognition

Four Title I schools in Effingham County have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as "highest-performing" or "high-progress" Title I schools in Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Effingham County Middle

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


High school honor rolls

Effingham County High

November 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Education


Blandford Elementary stacks up

Blandford Elementary School students did their part Thursday to enter the Guinness Book of World Records ­- along with more than 400,000 other people.

November 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Former President Carter to speak at GSU

Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Feb. 12, 2013, at 7 p.m.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Burns talks leadership with FBLA

State Rep. Jon Burns recently spoke about leadership to the Effingham County High School Future Business Leaders of America.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEMS cheerleaders capture second straight region title

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleaders won the region title for the second consecutive year, capturing the Coastal Empire Region Championship at Effingham County Middle School on Nov. 1.

November 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Local students earn dean’s list honors at UGA

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean's list for summer semester.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local ag teachers attend summer leadership event

Meredith Arrington, Hannah King and Roger Teeple, agricultural educators at Effingham County High School, and Trey Harris, agricultural educator at Effingham County Middle School, were among the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association Summer Leadership Conference in July on Jekyll Island.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


YMCA taking applications for Christian Leadership Academy

The Christian Leadership Academy, a seven-month program beginning in September, is designed to take 12 rising high school sophomores and juniors from Effingham County public and private schools and train them in the skills of leadership done from a Christian perspective.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ASU to hold ‘Start Strong, Start Now’

Armstrong State University will waive the application fee at a one-day-only registration event where prospective students will be able to get admitted and register for fall classes all in one day. Walk-ins are welcome.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Armstrong honored for its support of veterans, active duty

Armstrong State University was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active duty military students. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to help cover expenses that exceed the thresholds established under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech’s Vendeville named chef educator of the year

Jean Yves Vendeville, department chair and instructor at Savannah Technical College, received the American Culinary Federation 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Award and $5,000 during the ACF National Convention held in Kansas City, Mo.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


King receives Georgia Power scholarship

Jaret King, son of Georgia Power employee Dinah King at the company's Springfield office, is one of 21 students to receive a Georgia Power scholarship.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Education


SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal.

July 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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