The Effingham County Board of Education gave final approval Thursday to its fiscal year 2013 budget, reluctantly including a millage rate increase and a nearly $2 million transfer of education special purpose local option sales tax funds to balance the budget.
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, more than 300 Savannah Technical College students will walk across the stage at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in the Savannah Civic Center at the college's graduation ceremony.
South Effingham High School's Jordon Bala and Donald Quinones have a lot in common.
A group of Effingham County Middle School students participated in the Young Writers of America Poetry Contest, and the poem that each submitted was selected for publication in an anthology of student work.
Georgia Southern University's Camp Lawton Archaeological Project has been selected by the American Association for State and Local History as a 2012 Award of Merit winner by the Leadership in History awards committee.
A large group of South Effingham High School FFA members made the most of an opportunity on June 6 and 13 to help someone in need. The location was the farm of Debbie Edwards near Clyo. Edwards is in the midst of a battle with breast cancer, and she welcomed the group's help with collecting and processing green beans.
Summer may be in full swing, but Effingham County Health Department officials are urging parents not to wait to get their children the necessary back-to-school immunizations. In an effort to make it as convenient as possible for parents, the health department will extend clinic hours to 7 p.m. on July 17 and 24. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome on those days.
DeleteMaj. (ret.) Danny L. Burgstiner and Master Sgt. (ret.) Donald Smith received gold instructor badges at a ceremony honoring their accomplishments during the 2011-12 school year.
Three Effingham County schools have been recognized with awards from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College President Kathy Love and Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel signed an articulation agreement Wednesday for Logistics Management between the two institutions of higher education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Effingham County Board of Education has approved a resolution allowing for slightly bigger class sizes next year - if necessary.
Georgia Southern University made history last Wednesday when the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia granted the university with the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and Southeast U.S.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University celebrated a newly-renovated Sanford Hall with a ribbon cutting recently. The $8.65 million Communication Arts building, formerly an apartment-style dormitory, will be home to more than 900 students majoring in communication studies, multimedia film and production, multimedia journalism, public relations and theatre.
SAVANNAH - Ana Avila from Springfield has received a Goizueta Scholarship from Armstrong State University for the 2014-15 academic year.
Effingham County commissioners presented a check from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's civic affairs foundation board of directors to Abby Smith, the Effingham County 4-H agent.
Curtisha Earley of Springfield has been awarded a 2014 Bojangles' Scholarship.
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.