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Cutting earns J.D. from Mercer

Cheryl Jean Cutting of Rincon earned a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, during the school's commencement ceremony held May 1 in Mercer's University Center.
Founded in 1873, the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States and the first one in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. Mercer Law School's educational philosophy is based on a broadly shared commitment to prepare students for the high-quality, general practice of law in a day-to-day learning environment that ...

June 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


It’s on the bag for environment’s sake

Some Effingham County students have done their best to make your trip to the grocery store just a little more enjoyable.
Students from South Effingham Elementary, Sand Hill Elementary, Springfield Elementary, Blandford Elementary, Ebenezer Elementary, Effingham County High and South Effingham High schools have coupled with Kroger, Harvey's and Snooks' Food Store to decorate paper grocery bags.
About 1,500 bags were passed out to students around Earth Day so that students could decorate them and return them to the stores where they could be used to bag customers' groceries.
This project was completed with the help of Effingham ...

June 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Promising results on test scores for schools

Most of the preliminary scores and comparisons on Effingham County's performance in statewide writing, graduation and the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test show the system improving from the previous year and outscoring the state and most other systems in the First District Regional Educational Service Agency.

June 07, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


VSU announces dean’s list for spring semester

Valdosta State University has announced its dean's list students for the spring 2010 semester.
To make the dean's list, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and must have a semester GPA of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work. GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale.
Earning dean's list recognition from Effingham County are:
Emily Hale Armstrong of Rincon
Autumn Rae Gruber of Rincon
Beth Ann Hebert of Rincon
Megan Kathrine Pearson of Guyton
Royce Swaid Rahn of Springfield
Kassie Lee Richbourg of Rincon
Mason ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Rafter earns PhD in astrophysics

Dr. Stephen E. Rafter, 32, graduated May 15 from Georgia State University in Atlanta with a doctor of philosophy degree in astrophysics.
Dr. Rafter's dissertation was "The Optical and Radio Properties of a Low Redshift Sample of Broad-Lined Active Galactic Nuclei." He was hooded by his advisor and chair, Dr. Daniel Michael Crenshaw. Dr. Rafter graduated in 2004 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in physics.
Dr. Rafter is the son of local attorney Richard and Deborah Rafter of Clyo. Stephen has accepted a research fellowship position at The University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Perfect attendance leads to new car

James Johnson, a senior from Jenkins High School in Savannah, was the winner of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt for attending every day of school. Seniors from more than 30 schools in 20 counties were notified they were eligible to win a new car if they attended every day of school. The vehicle was awarded by local Savannah area Chevy dealers to Johnson at Johnny Harris Restaurant for achieving 98 percent or better attendance during the 2009-10 school year.
"The Chevy Drive for Perfection program seeks to reward and recognize students for achieving perfect attendance," said Tommy Arden, general manager of ...

June 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School board hoping to get better budget news

Effingham County Board of Education members continued discussing Wednesday afternoon the budget for fiscal year 2011, which is drafted to balance by cutting $4.6 million in expenditures.

June 03, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


Gettin’ physical

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Effingham students receive degrees from University of Georgia

The University of Georgia held its spring commencement exercises May 8, with Alton Brown, who writes, produces, directs and stars in "Good Eats," serving as speaker at the undergraduate ceremony. In addition to being the first Peabody Award-winning host for the Food Network, Brown has written several books, including "I'm Just Here for the Food," which won the 2003 James Beard Foundation Award for best cookbook in the reference category.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Brown earns his diploma from ABAC

TIFTON-Billy Brown II of Guyton received an associate's degree in forest technology during spring semester commencement exercises at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Character for a day

Students from Effingham Christian School recently spent the day as one of their favorite literary characters. As part of Spirit Week, the students dressed up as a literary character they had read about during the year.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Interact officers sworn in

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Shabi named to dean’s list at Reinhardt College

Elisabeth Shabi of Rincon was among the 377 students named to the Reinhardt College Dean's List for spring semester 2010.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


GSU graduation draws crowd

STATESBORO - More than 20,000 people packed into Georgia Southern University's Paulson Stadium on May 8 to honor a record number of graduates at spring commencement. Approximately 2,400 graduates participated in the ceremony.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Van Sickle wins state, local UDC essay contest

Zach Van Sickle won an essay contest sponsored by the Effingham County Hussars, No. 2285, Georgia Division, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Grad rates soaring

The Effingham County School System's graduation rates are continuing to climb, according to statistics provided to Board of Education members last week - and the ...

December 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


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