The Effingham County Board of Education and Effingham Herald saluted the county's top teachers Wednesday at the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year Banquet.
More of Effingham County's high school seniors took the ACT this year than last year, the county's SAT scores improved slightly on two of the test's three sections, and a higher number of students took Advanced Placement tests, according to a report presented Wednesday to the Effingham County Board of Education.
The more than 40 children in Ebenezer Elementary School's pre-kindergarten program sat on the floor Tuesday morning, waiting anxiously for state Rep. Jon Burns to read a book to them.
Third-grade students at Marlow Elementary enjoyed a visit from therapy dogs and their owners.
Georgia Southern University's commitment to providing top-notch education opportunities for military veterans, active duty personnel and their dependents is once again earning national attention. G.I. Jobs magazine, a premier military publication, has named Georgia Southern as a "Military Friendly School" for 2013.
The Effingham County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America kicked off its 2012-13 year with an ice cream social.
More than 100 South Effingham Middle School students joined others around the county and country in celebrating See You at the Pole on Sept. 26.
When Effingham County Board of Education members go to the polls in a few weeks, they won't be voting in favor of the charter school amendment.
Rosemary Cope says she "loved school" - that is, until she got to high school.
SAVANNAH - For the second consecutive year, Savannah Technical College has been designated as a military-friendly school, meaning it is among the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the country embracing military service members, veterans and spouses as students.
The Effingham County Middle School competition cheerleaders took first place in the small middle school division and were named grand champions of the overall middle school division at the Georgia College and Jones County Greyhound Invitational.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Adult Education program will host an open house Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m in the Student Enrichment Center Building's Learning Enrichment Center at the Savannah campus at 5717 White Bluff Rd.
Effingham County 4-H'ers attended the sixth biennial Georgia Youth Summit, held Sept. 8-9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Participating in the event were Natalyn Harris, Natalie Starling, Sophie Usher, Alex Parrish, Mikayla Neal and group leader Christine Kirkland.
Air Force Airman James X. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
GALVESTON, TEXAS - Adam Morris, son of Tommy and Deborah Morris, sailed the Gulf of Mexico this summer on the General Rudder, a floating classroom for Texas A&M University at Galveston's Texas Maritime Academy (TMA).
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently announced the dean's list for the summer 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list honors students earning a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.