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Local students honored at Middle Georgia College

COCHRAN-Middle Georgia College Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mary Lou Frank, has announced that four students from Effingham County have been cited for scholastic achievement during MGC's spring 2012 semester.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Zipperer graduates from Brewton-Parker College

MOUNT VERNON-Michelle DeLane Zipperer of Springfield graduated from Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, following the May 2012 term, announced Dr. Chris Jones, interim provost.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Exchange Club announces Youth of the Year nominees

The Exchange Club of Effingham County has announced this year's nominees for its Youth of the Year Award. Every year the Exchange Club accepts nominations from the local high schools for the award, which is presented to a young person judged to be the most outstanding achiever in school activities, community service activities, academics and special achievements as set forth by the National Exchange Club's Youth of the Year Program criteria.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Top award for ECHS JROTC

Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2011-12 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) with Merit. This award recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Power energy education initiatives a success

ATLANTA-More than 56,000 Georgia school children are learning about energy efficiency and the electric utility industry through a statewide Georgia Power education initiative aimed at third-, fifth- and eighth-graders.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Millage rise won’t bring in extra revenue for schools

After keeping its millage rate constant at 15.333 for the past three years, the Effingham County Board of Education gave preliminary approval Thursday to raising the rate to 16.895 for the coming fiscal year.

May 21, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Blandford spans the globe with art

Each grade level studied and represented different countries and cultures as Blandford Elementary School celebrated its annual arts festival.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Young artists are just ducky

The First Baptist Church of Rincon weekday ministry art class won big in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


UDC chapter awards winners in essay contest

Each year the United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsors an historical essay contest. The essay contest is offered to all students in grades fifth through 12th. The topic of this year's essay was "Robert E. Lee and his leadership at Appomattox."

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


STC students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

SAVANNAH-Twenty-nine Savannah Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony at STC's Eckburg Auditorium.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School board limits cuts to two spots

Receiving diminishing state and local funding and facing a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, the Effingham County Board of Education is looking to save money where it can.

May 14, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


SEMS student wins law essay contest

South Effingham Middle School's Rebecca Kight took first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.

May 10, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


4-H'ers complete teen leader training

Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H'ers to mentor younger 4-H'ers by serving as teen leaders in their county, district and state programs. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles such as assisting 4-H staff in planning, conducting and instructing events. They also are expected to exemplify good behavior, manners and time management skills.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School system weighs options on athletic trainers

Competition among two local sports medicine providers may be a good thing, since the Effingham County School System will be the winner.

May 03, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Dave to compete in FCCLA national event

Effingham County High School sophomore Rajvi Dave, who is representing Georgia, and her advisor, Victoria Neurath, will head to Orlando, Fla., this summer where Dave will compete in the National FCCLA Star Events competition.

May 03, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Health department extending hours for back-to-school immunizations

The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

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

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

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

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern University announces spring president’s list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students graduate

Wilson graduates from CSU

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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