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Young Farmers Auction rakes in scholarship funds

The Effingham County Young Farmers Association brought in more than $13,000 Thursday at its annual auction at Effingham County High School.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School bus cameras to get trial run

A plan to document evidence of drivers illegally passing Effingham County school buses might not include as many bus cameras next year as originally thought.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU business school named best for vets

Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States. In the first-ever survey, COBA received the "Best for Vets: Business Schools" seal.

March 25, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Young inventors show off their work

Young inventors displayed their big ideas at the Effingham County School District's annual Invention Convention.

March 25, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


A big month and more for CTSOs at ECHS

February was Career, Technical and Agricultural Education month across the state. At Effingham County High School there were many reasons to celebrate accomplishments over the past month. In addition to the boys and girls basketball teams advancing in the state playoffs, the Career Technical and Agricultural Education department is not short of its own achievements.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Wearin’ o’ the green at RES

Rincon Elementary School pre-kindergarten students held their annual St. Patrick's Day shoe box parade.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


GSU offering option to pay tuition over time

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is giving its students and families the option to pay for college through a unique payment plan, with the goal of making college more affordable.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Environmentalist, author to speak at Armstrong Atlantic

Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the Leadership Lecture Series speaking event for spring 2013. Janisse Ray, writer and environmental activist, will give her lecture and reading, "Leading by Example: Sustainability and Our Future," on April 11 at 6 p.m., at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. The event is free and open to the public.

March 21, 2013 | Staff report | Education


The write stuff

Author James Dashner always wanted to be a writer.

March 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


GSU’s Raptor Center lands $10K donation from Gulfstream

Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q Ball Jr. Raptor Center received a donation of $10,000 to its Freedom Fund for Excellence from Gulfstream Aerospace. The gift honors Gulfstream's Pres Henne, who is retiring from his position as senior vice president of programs, engineering and test. The money will be used to support the center's ongoing wildlife education programs.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Effingham joining in honoring of school board members

The Effingham County School System is joining in a statewide celebration next week to salute the efforts of local school board members.

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


SEHS FFA takes home multiple wins at competitions

The South Effingham High School FFA horse judging team competed at the State Horse Judging Career Development Event at Fort Valley State University on Feb. 9. There were 39 teams in their division (senior division).

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Education


Officers a welcome presence at school

Rincon Police officers are making their presence known around the grounds of Rincon Elementary School - right down to doing calisthenics with the kids during PE.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Education


ECHS alums ready for ‘Late Night’ debut

Trey Exley and Jimmy Rotureau have played together in the Effingham County High School marching band and Georgia Southern University marching band, so it's fitting their first appearance on national television will be together.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Title I schools recognized

The Effingham County Board of Education on Wednesday recognized four Title I schools for their designation by the Georgia Department of Education as 2013 "highest-performing" or "high-progress" Title I schools in Georgia.

March 11, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


High school writing scores jump

Effingham County students scored well on their final time taking the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Awards night for Effingham 4-H

The Effingham 4-H held its annual awards banquet, recognizing its winners in several categories and the graduating seniors.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Brown selected for Leadership Georgia

Jacqueline Michelle Brown, school social worker for the Effingham County School System, has been named to the Leadership Georgia class of 2015.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers team up for Christmas cause

Effingham 4-H'ers partnered with the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse to participate this year in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Four local students make GCSU dean’s list

Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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