STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will host three Family Weekends this spring. The university's Office of Orientation and Parent Programs has events scheduled for Feb. 23 and March 9 in Statesboro and April 20 in Atlanta.
The Effingham County Board of Education is continuing its commitment to having a public, school district-funded charter school in the county.
Blandford Elementary School fifth-grade student Anna Freeman has been named the grand prize winner of Scholastic Book Club's Infinity Ring Rewrite History Contest. Freeman's essay was selected from the nearly 3,000 entries from across the country. As a result, James Dashner, author of "Infinity Ring," will be visiting Blandford Elementary and speaking with the fifth-grade classes.
Nineteen Effingham County students – 10 from South Effingham High School and nine from Effingham County High – have been nominated for the 2013 Governor's Honors Program.
Effingham County students Theresa Dominy, Dylan Patel and Kyle Piche were named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Middle Georgia College, announced Middle Georgia College interim vice president for academic affairs Dr. Mary Lou Frank.
Five Effingham County residents finished their degree requirements during the fall 2012 semester at the University of Georgia.
Millions of people will watch on television Monday as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are inaugurated for their second term, but one Effingham County High School student will witness it in-person.
The Effingham County High FFA agricultural mechanics team won the Area IV FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event, held at Treutlen County High School in Soperton on Jan. 8.
Parents who want to apply for their children to attend pre-kindergarten in Effingham County may pick up registration packets beginning on Feb. 19. Completed pre-K application packets must be turned in between Feb. 19-March 8, to the elementary school for which the family is zoned.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Health Professions announces its inaugural college health careers summer camp scheduled for July 21-27. The camp is for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in a career in health care.
Rincon Elementary School received a new hedge trimmer as a gift from local business 21 South Mini Storage to keep the school campus looking neat.
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.
Darton State honors three local students
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.
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.
The high school transition class at Effingham County High School hosted senior import specialist Scott Huntley to speak with the students. Huntley works with Customs and Border Protection at the Customs House on Bay Street in Savannah.
Sgt. Ramsey Mannon of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office visited Effingham County High School to speak with the high school transition classes.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) reminds students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. military academies that they must submit their completed applications to his office no later than Oct. 1.