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Jones named to president's list at LeTourneau University

LONGVIEW, Texas - Caleb Jones of Springfield was named to the spring 2013 president's list at LeTourneau University.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Education


GHP finalists 'pumped' about summer

Two South Effingham High School rising seniors will spend a month of their summer studying and learning in a college environment.

June 13, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Goody’s helps out ECHS NHS

Goody's gave the Effingham County High School National Honor Society $200 to help pay for the stoles the NHS seniors wore for their graduation ceremony.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn college degrees

Local students graduate, earn honors from CSU

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Education


And the Emmy goes to ... GSU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has been recognized for broadcast excellence by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a 2013 Emmy Award. GSU received the honor for Best Live Audio during the Southeast Emmy Awards in Atlanta on June 8.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Education


BoE chairman floats idea of pay bump

Lamar Allen doesn't serve on the Effingham County Board of Education for the money, but he wouldn't mind receiving a bit more.

June 10, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Roosevelt earns master’s from American University

Taylor (Newton) Roosevelt, a 2006 graduate of Effingham County High School, earned her master's degree in English Literature from American University in Washington, D.C.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at Mercer

MACON - Lauren Spradley of Springfield, a senior in the College of Liberal Arts, was named to the president's list and dean's list of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts for the spring 2013 semester.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Broom, Pilz make Berry’s dean’s list

ROME-Two students from Effingham County were named to the 2013 spring semester dean's list at Berry College.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Education


More school system test scores improve

The Effingham County School System improved its scores this year from last year in both the Fifth-Grade Writing Assessment and Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, school officials reported Wednesday.

June 06, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS valedictorian meets Deals

Effingham County High School valedictorian Hannah Boyd was honored last weekend at Governor Nathan Deal's valedictorian luncheon.

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Education


AASU honors Twibell with ROTC award

SAVANNAH - David Twibell of Guyton, a student at Armstrong Atlantic State University, was honored during Armstrong's 2013 Army ROTC award recognition ceremony in Savannah. Twibell received the Vietnam Veterans of America Award and the ROTC Honors Award.

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEHS’ Cook named economics teacher of the year

ATLANTA - If life is a game, how do you learn the rules? You can start with a strong working knowledge of economics.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Education


EHS Auxiliary presents scholarships

The Effingham Health System Auxiliary awarded $500 scholarships to two students from Effingham County High School and two from South Effingham High School.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

The Effingham Community Orchestra has awarded its third annual academic scholarships.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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4-H hits the beach and more at Burton Center

Effingham County Junior 4-H'ers traveled a short distance this year to experience fun in the sun at their summer camp getaway. This year's camping spot was the 4-H Burton Center on Tybee Island.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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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