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Orchestra awards scholarships

The Effingham Community Orchestra awarded its second annual academic scholarships on July 8. The 2012 recipients are Charles Patterson, Jonathan Rud and Scott Snell.

July 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


The sweet taste of cupcake victory

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.

July 12, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers hit the target with shooting sports

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.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Aubrey Roberts wins district Think-a-Thon

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.

July 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Hospital authority turns down BoE contract

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.

July 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


McCoy earns master teacher certification

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.

July 05, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A busy summer is under way for 4H

School is out, but 4H is in.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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


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ECHS’ Beard named FFA area officer

COVINGTON - Austin Beard, a member of the Effingham County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 4 junior representative on Aug. 1-2, when the Georgia FFA area officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School days are here

When Harley Thornton returned to South Effingham Elementary School for her first day of fifth grade, the campus looked considerably different than the last time she had seen it.

August 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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


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