After 20 years in the military, including a dozen as a helicopter pilot, Brandon Phillips has landed in the classroom as a teacher.
As local athletes gear up for another season, the Effingham County Board of Education has finalized which company will provide sports medicine and athletic trainers for them.
Thirty-nine FFA members from South Effingham High School, South Effingham Middle School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School were part of more than 2,400 students who attended FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp 2012 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.
Blandford Elementary School
The Effingham Community Orchestra awarded its second annual academic scholarships on July 8. The 2012 recipients are Charles Patterson, Jonathan Rud and Scott Snell.
4-H is full of many types of competitive events, ranging from horse riding, photography, shooting sports, livestock, performing arts, essays, project achievement presentations, and the list goes on and on. However, most recently, Effingham 4-H'ers competed in a cupcake competition at the Effingham County Extension Office in Springfield.
Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is an active program, attractive to youth and adult audiences. The program is curriculum-based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational activities.
Aubrey Roberts, who won the Exchange Club of Effingham County's Quick-Think-a-Thon in April, competed at the annual Georgia District Exchange Club Quick-Think-a-Thon in Macon and took first place.
Following the Effingham County Board of Education's vote to split sports medicine services among two local providers, Effingham Health System has decided it won't compromise.
Effingham County Middle School's Johnathon McCoy recently earned Master Teacher certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, bringing Effingham County's number of Master Teachers to 14.
School is out, but 4H is in.
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.
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.
ATHENS - Ten students from Effingham County completed requirements for their degrees at the end of the 2012 spring semester at the University of Georgia.
The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.
TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.