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4-H visits Jacksonville Zoo

As summer vacation came to a close, 4-H'ers enjoyed the last of their many summer programs.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Keel: GSU is ‘on the move’

Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel delivered his annual State of the University address to faculty and staff on Wednesday morning at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center during the annual fall convocation.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


ECHS FBLA officers attend training summit

Five officers from the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) at Swainsboro High School in July.

August 12, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham test scores beating state average

Effingham County students scored higher than the state average in every subject in every grade level on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this past school year.

August 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little change in enrollment for start of school year

The Effingham County School System began the 2013-14 academic year with nearly the same number of students as it had last year.

August 08, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Former first lady to speak at GSU

Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at Georgia Southern University's Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The appearance by one of the most admired American first ladies is part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series which allows Georgia Southern students to learn from U.S. and world leaders.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


STC offers career training for GED students

Savannah Technical College is offering 30 GED-prep students the opportunity to begin training in welding or industrial systems at the Savannah campus, while studying for the GED this fall.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Education


A big night for 4-H

Junior and Senior club members were recognized and received awards for their achievements at the 4-H awards banquet. The banquet themed "4-H ... How Sweet It Is" focused on the experiences of 4-H through trips, events, honors, awards and opportunities. Natalie Starling, Senior club president and graduating senior, served as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Entertainment was provided by Hillary Usher.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


First day busy, but mostly smooth

Hanna Hodges certainly beat the crowd for her son Grant's first day of pre-kindergarten.

August 05, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Governor thanks SES principal for service

Springfield Elementary School Principal Terri Johnson was a special guest for a reception at the Governor's Mansion on July 31.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


STC extends enrollment deadline

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has extended its fall semester enrollment deadline until Aug. 15. First-time or transferring students must submit all admissions paperwork prior to the enrollment deadline.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Miss ECHS visits senior citizens

Although she no longer calls Effingham County home, Hannah Boyd is continuing the community service that comes with being the reigning Miss Effingham County High School.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Schools prep for traffic snarls

The first day of school is always hectic, and ongoing road work along Highway 119 could add stress to Monday's start of classes for Effingham County schools.

August 01, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School supplies list

System-wide requirement:

August 01, 2013 | Staff report | Education


New teachers get jump start on school year

Tired of cold Ohio winters, Karen Powell was determined to begin her teaching career in Georgia.

July 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New classroom gives a breath of fresh air to learning at EMS

Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.

September 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to host marching band festival Saturday

Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Former Liberator pilot tells JROTC cadets ‘character counts’

Paul Grassey has plenty of stories from his days as a military pilot, including the 13 combat missions he flew with the 8th Air Force in World War II.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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