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GSU again named ‘military-friendly school’

Georgia Southern University has been named a military-friendly school for the second year in a row by Military Advanced Education in its 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. The list appears in the December issue of the magazine.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors

Darton State honors three local students

January 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Humility, not posing, from Heisman winners

Effingham County High School's Cal Baker and Aby Youmans and South Effingham High School's Hannah Anderson have been recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments, as their schools' 2012 winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

January 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Writing scores on par with state marks

High school students in Effingham County are passing the Georgia High School Writing Test at a comparable rate to others statewide, but school officials are looking at ways to make the numbers better.

January 03, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H Cloverleafs get creative in new art club

Art and creativity are a large part of the 4-H program, with its many competitive events and crafty presentations. Students learn the importance of possessing some level of creativity, if they are going to place in competitions. The Effingham County Extension Office is proud to host the new 4-H Art Club, conducted by program assistant Jessica Dasher.

January 03, 2013 | Staff report | Education


4-H Cloverleafs get cooking

The Effingham County Extension office has a delightful aroma permeating from its office in Springfield. The recent success of the Holiday Classic and other such 4-H-sponsored food events has created a "hunger" within its young membership.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ABAC honors students for fall term excellence

TIFTON - Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the fall term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

December 31, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Cultured palates, and palettes

The South Effingham High School media center was transformed into an art gallery for a week to teach students about the cultures of Spanish- and French-speaking countries.

December 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


BoE begins peering into fiscal year 2014

As the current fiscal year nears its halfway point, the Effingham County Board of Education is laying the groundwork for its next budget year.

December 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H makes for busy bees

4-H's Busy Bee Club was created and designed to teach children the skill of beekeeping and the importance of pollination. Faith Jaudon, a University of Georgia-certified beekeeper will be instructing students year round on the lost art of beekeeping.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.

December 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Seventh-grader spearheads toy drive at ECMS

Dixie Thrasher, a seventh-grader at Effingham County Middle School, encouraged her fellow students to donate toys to children who would otherwise have little or nothing from Santa this year due to their parents being financially unable to provide them with such joys at Christmas.

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU awarded grant to fight alcohol abuse and drunk driving

Georgia Southern University's Dean of Students Office has received a nearly $10,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to educate students and combat alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving through "Safe Rides Save Lives."

December 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Now that’s wheels up!

For raking in the dough, students at Blandford Elementary School were treated to a high-flying show.

December 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC welding gains national certification for training

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Welding Department was recently designated a Level 1 and Level 2 SENSE school by the American Welding Society (AWS). SENSE or Schools Excelling through National Skill Standards Education establishes standards and guidelines for welder training.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Students interact at the Capitol

The Effingham County High School Interact Club participated in Effingham Day at the Capitol from Jan. 25-27.

February 18, 2015 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools:

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


School system gets thumbs-up

The Effingham County School System is on track to be accredited for five more years.

February 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Woodmen of the World offering two $500 scholarships

The local Woodmen of the World chapter has started a new scholarship program for Effingham County students.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


ECHS FBLA raises money for March of Dimes

Effingham County High School's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America observed FBLA Week by honoring ECHS teachers and raising money for the March of Dimes.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn Ga. Tech honors

ATLANTA - Eight students from Effingham County attained academic honors for fall 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn honors at University of Georgia

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the undergraduate students who were named presidential scholars or achieved the dean's list for fall semester.

February 17, 2015 | Staff report | Education


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