Approximately 300 additional Effingham County high school students will now have the opportunity to take a free, state-approved driver education course thanks to state grants recently awarded to both Effingham County and South Effingham high schools.
The Effingham County School System has approved a contract to engage Ombudsman Educational Services to offer a second chance for students who have been expelled, have serious attendance issues or would benefit from an alternative learning environment.
Effingham Girls in Science will be holding its third annual open house on Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the UGA Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton. The event is free and open to all girls attending middle or high school in Effingham, or surrounding counties.
Mercer University held nine commencements during May, with more than 1,500 students participating. On May 12, the University's Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Townsend School of Music and Tift College of Education was held in the University Center, with an estimated 3,000 graduates and guests in attendance.