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Comcast honors Effingham students

Following high school careers as campus leaders and role models for their fellow students, two class of 2012 graduates from Effingham County have received leadership scholarships from Comcast.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU gets Complete College funding

STATESBORO – Georgia Southern University will receive $4.7 million from the Board of Regents to support the state's Complete College Georgia initiative, designed to increase Georgia's share of workers with a college degree or certificate.

June 28, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Ten local students earn UGa degrees

ATHENS - Ten students from Effingham County completed requirements for their degrees at the end of the 2012 spring semester at the University of Georgia.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Pair, Snooks earn Georgia Power scholarships

ATLANTA - Kristin Pair and Joseph Snooks, who graduated from Effingham County High School, are two of 21 Georgia students who have been awarded scholarships from the Georgia Power Foundation. Eligible students are dependent children of active, retired or deceased Georgia Power employees.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board taps ESPLOST, millage hike to fill budget

The Effingham County Board of Education gave final approval Thursday to its fiscal year 2013 budget, reluctantly including a millage rate increase and a nearly $2 million transfer of education special purpose local option sales tax funds to balance the budget.

June 25, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Graduation marks new start for STC student

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, more than 300 Savannah Technical College students will walk across the stage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in the Savannah Civic Center at the college's graduation ceremony.

June 25, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Making the grade for Governor’s Honors

South Effingham High School's Jordon Bala and Donald Quinones have a lot in common.

June 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECMS students take part in Young Writers of America contest

A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in the Young Writers of America Poetry Contest, and the poem that each submitted was selected for publication in an anthology of student work.

June 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU’s Camp Lawton project earns national acclaim

Georgia Southern University's Camp Lawton Archaeological Project has been selected by the American Association for State and Local History as a 2012 Award of Merit winner by the Leadership in History awards committee.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS FFA takes time out to help out

A large group of South Effingham High School FFA members made the most of an opportunity on June 6 and 13 to help someone in need. The location was the farm of Debbie Edwards near Clyo. Edwards is in the midst of a battle with breast cancer, and she welcomed the group's help with collecting and processing green beans.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Health department to hold back-to-school immunization clinics

Summer may be in full swing, but Effingham County Health Department officials are urging parents not to wait to get their children the necessary back-to-school immunizations. In an effort to make it as convenient as possible for parents, the health department will extend clinic hours to 7 p.m. on July 17 and 24. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome on those days.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


JROTC instructors honored

DeleteMaj. (ret.) Danny L. Burgstiner and Master Sgt. (ret.) Donald Smith received gold instructor badges at a ceremony honoring their accomplishments during the 2011-12 school year.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Three schools honored with student achievement awards

Three Effingham County schools have been recognized with awards from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.

June 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU, STC joining forces on logistics management

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College President Kathy Love and Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel signed an articulation agreement Wednesday for Logistics Management between the two institutions of higher education.

June 14, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Fifth-grade writing scores top state average

The Effingham County School System's commitment to improving student writing skills has paid off with higher scores in Georgia's Fifth-Grade Writing Assessment.

June 11, 2012 | 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


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