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Deal backs efforts to improve access to tech schools

Gov. Nathan Deal, along with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston and state Rep. Stacey Evans (D-Smyrna), announced a proposal that will lower to its original level the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


STARs shining brightly

The Rotary Club of Effingham County honored two of the county's best students Thursday at its annual STAR Student luncheon, recognizing the student with the highest SAT score at the county's two high schools.

February 07, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


In with the governor

With help from state Rep. Jon Burns, far right, and former state Rep. Ann Purcell, far left, Effingham County High School Interact Club members met Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal during Effingham Day at the Capitol.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech selects top student, instructor

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College announced its selections for the best of the best in 2013. Ashley Smith, a dental hygiene student, was named the college's 2013 honoree of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) award, and Susan Pinkston, STC department head for business management, was selected as the College's 2013 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education honoree.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Education


ECHS FBLA places at region competition

Thirteen members of the Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the FBLA Region Conference/Competition at the Savannah Arts Academy in on Jan. 16, and three of them advanced to the state competition.

February 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern's appeal continues to grow

STATESBORO - For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Georgia Southern University as one of the top national universities that students want to attend.

February 04, 2013 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

Effingham County high school honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period:

February 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Effingham County middle school honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period:

February 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Second Parent University coming to ECMS on Saturday

Organizers are hoping for another strong crowd at the second Parent University.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Brado named to Dean’s List at Young Harris College

Young Harris College President Cathy Cox is pleased to announce that Bailey Anastasia Brado has been named to the Young Harris College Dean's List for the Fall 2012 semester. Students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average or better are eligible to be named to the Dean's List.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers attend leadership conference

Effingham County High School Future Business Leaders of America officers Hannah Boyd and David Ciolko, along with their advisor Karen Waltz, attended the FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Athens.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Get ready to dig into Savannah with AASU archaeology series

Armstrong Atlantic State University announces its first semester-long program devoted to archaeology, Digging Savannah.

January 31, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Effingham County elementary school honor rolls for the second nine-week grading period:

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Ellen Hunter captures district spelling bee

Can you correctly spell "hinterland" and "manicure"?

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


ECHS drumline plays in headline concert

The Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment drumline was one of 17 groups across the state invited to perform the headline concert at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference this past weekend in Savannah.

January 28, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Award-winning author infuses Georgia history into her books

Pamela Bauer Mueller has twice received a Georgia Author of the Year award.

January 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Spelling out a winner at SHES

Sand Hill Elementary School's spelling bee went down to the "minute."

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Local students earn accolades

Browder named to Reinhardt dean's list

January 27, 2015 | Staff report | Education


School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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