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4-H’ers merge heart and hands

Effingham County 4-H'ers merged their hearts and hands to create Easter baskets for local residents. As part of their monthly community care projects, students are given opportunities to express their gratitude by extending a generous hand to the community of Effingham County.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School board breathing easier on FY14 budget

Superintendent Randy Shearouse is optimistic the Effingham County School System will collect a higher amount of local tax revenue this year than last year.

April 22, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC solar program taking spotlight

SAVANNAH - Jason White, one of the founders of Okefenokee Solar, Inc., in Blackshear, attended Savannah Technical College's Photovoltaic Systems class twice a week last summer. Then, he earned certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a national certification organization for professional installers in the field of renewable energy. With his Photovoltaic training and NABCEP certification, White has installed 14 solar pump stations, one 8.25 kilowatt (KW) commercial installation and one 10KW residential system, since his company was established in 2012.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Boyd crowned Miss ECHS

Hannah Boyd took the crown in the Miss Effingham County High School pageant on April 6.

April 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Miss SEMS crowned

Elizabeth Kicklighter was crowned Miss South Effingham Middle School in the annual SEMS pageant. Kicklighter also was named Miss Photogenic.

April 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Miles earns MLK Drum Major award

Rachel Miles, a junior at Presbyterian College, was recently honored with the MLK Drum Major for Service Presidential Volunteer Service award. The award recognizes citizens who have acheived a certain number of hours of service over the past year.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Books offer a lesson

Students in the Effingham College and Career Academy's logistics program are giving nearly 30,000 books to schoolchildren.

April 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


RES inducts members into Junior Beta Club

Rincon Elementary School recently inducted new members into its Junior Beta Club chapter in a ceremony attended by family and friends.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


School system seeking parent input

The Effingham County School System is conducting a parent survey in preparation for its five-year district accreditation visit in 2015.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


High school honor rolls

Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's high schools for the third nine-week grading period:

April 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Middle school honor rolls

Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's three middle schools for the third nine-week grading period:

April 18, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


STC inducts 57 into honors society

SAVANNAH - Fifty-seven Savannah Technical College students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in a ceremony STC's Eckburg Auditorium. To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa membership, students must have completed a minimum of 12 degree-level semester credit hours and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

April 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Elementary school honor rolls

Following are the honor rolls for Effingham County's eight elementary schools for the third nine-week grading period:

April 15, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Kindergarten registration under way

The Effingham County School System is now taking appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year. Appointments will be scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through May 9 at the school district's Central Registration Center.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


UDC holds Georgia Day program

Fifty-two second-graders at South Effingham Elementary School participated in the United Daughters of the Confederacy's annual Georgia Day program. Maria Bashlor, president of the Effingham County Hussars chapter 2285, led a brief history and slide presentation.

April 15, 2013 | Staff report | Education


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Armstrong honors dean’s list students for summer term

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

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Education


School system enrollment tops 11,000

The Effingham County School System's enrollment has topped 11,000 students.

August 21, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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