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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


NWTF backs scholarships

The Ebenezer Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its 13th annual banquet May 19 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center. The Ebenezer NWTF Longbeards presented two seniors, Kristen Pierce of South Effingham High School and Dana Brown of Effingham County High School, each with $250 scholarships.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Phillips crowned Miss SEMS

Chloe Phillips was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the school's annual pageant. Twenty-five young ladies competed for the title.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Former SEHS student named Miss LFO

Allison (Alli) Rattanaxay, formerly of Guyton, was chosen by her senior class at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School as Miss LFO 2012 and "Most Likely to Make Your Day" honors.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS class of 2012 goes into the future

Another massive crowd jammed into The Corral on Saturday night to watch the South Effingham High School class of 2012 receive diplomas.

May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Into the future

Massive crowds packed both Rebel Field and The Corral as the classes of 2012 graduated Friday and Saturday nights. Just fewer than 400 Effingham County High School seniors celebrated their final act of high school Friday night and the South Effingham High School class exulted before sprinting to the mustang.

May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Sweet reward at Blandford

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May 28, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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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


Elementary school honor rolls

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

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


AASU honors locals for dean’s list

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list students earned a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for the semester.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two local students make Reinhardt dean’s list

WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School board OKs $88.6M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education will use $2 million from its general operations account to balance its budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly takes oath for BoE seat

Beth Helmly sat quietly as the Effingham County Board of Education adopted its budget for the 2015 fiscal year, but she assures she will have plenty to say during her tenure on the board.

June 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Danica Pearson takes Quick-Think-A-Thon district grand prize

Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECHS JROTC earns top honor

Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Locals earn degrees from Mercer University

MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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