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Perfect attendance at work pays off for Sasser

Not missing a day of work during the 2011-12 school year really paid off for Linda Sasser.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Retirees honored for years of service

The Effingham County Board of Education recently recognized some of the teachers and staff members who retired from the school system at the end of the 2011-12 school year.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Schools short on teachers for reading program

A reading program described as one of the Effingham County School System's most successful initiatives is also one of the most in need of more teachers, according to its coordinator.

August 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School board honors master teachers

The Effingham County Board of Education recognized five teachers who earned master teacher certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, bringing Effingham County's number of master teachers to 14.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Rotureau to lead Southern Pride

James Rotureau will lead this year's Southern Pride drum line at Georgia Southern University.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECSO starting ‘Stop Means Stop’ effort

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit will be participating in the "Stop means Stop" campaign, which has been endorsed by first lady Sandra Deal. Deputies with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be vigorously enforcing stop arm violations.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS student dies in accident

South Effingham High School is mourning the loss of one of its students.

August 20, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Girl Scouts take part in PRAY

Girl Scout Troop 30197 participated in the God and Me program, the first of four segments in the PRAY (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) program. Through this program, families explored their faith together and the girls became best friends with Jesus. A GAME (God and Me Exploring) box was made to keep the games created to remind them of the lessons learned throughout their journey. The lessons were: 1) God created me, 2) Jesus is God's gift to me, 3) I can talk with God and 4) because God cares for me, I can care for others.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Education


‘Ice Man’ to hold back-to-school rally

The community is invited to a basketball showcase that also will bring a serious message.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECHS receives outstanding agricultural program award

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Effingham County High School has been selected as the 2012 Georgia Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Education


New standards taking hold in Effingham classes

As they are gradually seeing through their first two weeks of classes, Effingham County public school students are now under a new set of academic standards.

August 13, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU Rural Health arm receives $5.1 million grant

Georgia Southern University's Rural Health Research Institute (RHRI) has been awarded a $5.1 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designating the RHRI as a Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Rural Health Disparities.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SEHS dance team members headed to Disney

The South Effingham High School dance team recently earned high marks in an elite Universal Dance Association camp, receiving a Superior UDA Award for their ability to learn skills and routines rapidly.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECHS’ Arrington earns national honor

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Meredith Arrington, agricultural educator at Effingham County High School, has been selected as the 2012 Georgia winner of the Outstanding Young Member award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

August 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Starling, Thompson honored at 4-H State Congress

4-H State Congress brings 4-H'ers from all over the state of Georgia together for the opportunity to compete at the State level. After a first-place achievement at State Congress, they are considered a "Master" 4-H'er. Mastering in a project area or in a special event is the ultimate goal for 4-H'ers. Through project achievement, 4-H'ers gain public speaking, resume building and interview skills by presenting a portfolio of accomplishments and a demonstration based in their project area.

August 09, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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SEMS cheerleaders win at Jeff Davis

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team won first place at their first competition this season, held at Jeff Davis Middle School.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Celebrate Armstrong to be held this week

Armstrong State University will host the second annual Celebrate Armstrong weekend Oct. 9-11. The community is invited to join in this celebration of everything Armstrong.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid GSU scholarships

Georgia Southern University alum and country singer Luke Bryan will visit the Statesboro area during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field Wednesday in Claxton.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Kieffer turns business background into top teaching

Effingham County's 2014-15 teacher of the year took a non-traditional route into the education field.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Diploma is worth the wait

Six-and-a-half decades after what would have been his final year of high school, a local Korean War veteran received his diploma.

October 07, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


New classroom gives a breath of fresh air to learning at EMS

Ebenezer Middle School students are spending less time inside their classrooms these days, but that's not a bad thing.

September 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


ECHS to host marching band festival Saturday

Several bands will perform at Effingham County High School Saturday in one of the state's most established and prestigious marching contests.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Former Liberator pilot tells JROTC cadets ‘character counts’

Paul Grassey has plenty of stories from his days as a military pilot, including the 13 combat missions he flew with the 8th Air Force in World War II.

September 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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