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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


Beam earns HES scholarship

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Students rake in scholarship money at class nights

Before graduation, parents and friends packed the bleachers in the Effingham County and South Effingham high school gyms for the 2010 class nights, where graduates earned combined over $3.2 million in scholarship awards.

May 27, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Education


SEHS Spanish students among the nation’s best

Felicidades! Two Spanish students from South Effingham High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2010 National Spanish Examinations. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


SEMS citizens of the month

South Effingham Middle School students pictured were chosen by their grade level teachers to represent their team as Citizen of the Month for April/May.

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Calling it a career

The Effingham County School System bade a fond farewell to 26 teachers, administrators and staff who are retiring at the school year's end.

May 18, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Hughes to move next door from ECMS to lead ECHS

The Effingham County Board of Education has named Billy Hughes as the next principal at Effingham County High School.

May 17, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


School system near top of district in CCRPI

Though its numbers took a dip from a new set of measurements, the Effingham County School System remained one of the top performing districts in ...

May 11, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


Blandford holds International Arts Festival

Blandford Elementary students took to the front of the school for the annual International Arts Festival.

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


May Day at Rincon Elementary

Rincon Elementary held its annual May Day festivities, with Charlay Dixon, right, crowned as May Queen. First runner-up was Layla Merciers and second runner-up was ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Students to make amends after food fight

Some Effingham County High School students have to make amends before being allowed to graduate, following an incident last week.

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Declaring their futures

More than 250 seniors from the Effingham County High School graduating class of 2016, which numbers 450, made their college choices known at the College ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


Caring for cows earns UGa’s Alward student-employee award

Kayla Alward wins recognition for dedication to campus job - caring for dairy calves.

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Education


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