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GSU’s Camp Lawton project earns national acclaim

Georgia Southern University's Camp Lawton Archaeological Project has been selected by the American Association for State and Local History as a 2012 Award of Merit winner by the Leadership in History awards committee.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS FFA takes time out to help out

A large group of South Effingham High School FFA members made the most of an opportunity on June 6 and 13 to help someone in need. The location was the farm of Debbie Edwards near Clyo. Edwards is in the midst of a battle with breast cancer, and she welcomed the group's help with collecting and processing green beans.

June 18, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Health department to hold back-to-school immunization clinics

Summer may be in full swing, but Effingham County Health Department officials are urging parents not to wait to get their children the necessary back-to-school immunizations. In an effort to make it as convenient as possible for parents, the health department will extend clinic hours to 7 p.m. on July 17 and 24. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome on those days.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


JROTC instructors honored

DeleteMaj. (ret.) Danny L. Burgstiner and Master Sgt. (ret.) Donald Smith received gold instructor badges at a ceremony honoring their accomplishments during the 2011-12 school year.

June 15, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Three schools honored with student achievement awards

Three Effingham County schools have been recognized with awards from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.

June 15, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU, STC joining forces on logistics management

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College President Kathy Love and Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel signed an articulation agreement Wednesday for Logistics Management between the two institutions of higher education.

June 14, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Fifth-grade writing scores top state average

The Effingham County School System's commitment to improving student writing skills has paid off with higher scores in Georgia's Fifth-Grade Writing Assessment.

June 11, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H pitches in for Ronald McDonald House

The Effingham 4-H is proud to be a participant in the Ronald McDonald House Charities. "Raising awareness of the need is vital," said 4-H agent Abby Smith.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Education


‘Franklin’ finds new home at GSU’s Wildlife Center

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Center for Wildlife Education recently welcomed a new American Bald Eagle to its habitat with the addition of "Franklin," a 6.3-pound bird which is considered a "southern bald eagle" due to its smaller size.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GHFCU congratulates scholarship winners

The winners of the 2012 Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union college scholarships were congratulated by the GHFCU board of directors at their May board meeting.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board asks for potential class size increase

The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a resolution allowing for slightly bigger class sizes next year - if necessary.

June 07, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Guyton’s Williams receives service scholarship from Davenport House Museum

The Davenport House Museum presents a scholarship annually to an outstanding high school student who demonstrates qualities that put the museum and its community in the best light. This year's award has been presented to 2012 Savannah Christian Preparatory School graduate Carlie Ayn Williams, who was scheduled to receive it at the Davenport House's annual garden party June 7.

June 07, 2012 | Staff report | Education


New wheels for quick thinking

The Exchange Club of Effingham County presented a new bicycle and helmet to Guyton Elementary School's Aubrey Roberts, the winner of the county-wide Quick Think-A-Thon.

June 05, 2012 | Staff report | Education


More helping hands from 4H

One of the essential elements of 4H is generosity.

June 05, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board weighs priorities for SPLOST

With the current special purpose local option sales tax for education (E-SPLOST) expiring at the end of this month, Effingham County School System leaders are working to prioritize projects to fund with the next E-SPLOST.

May 31, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | 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


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