Not missing a day of work during the 2011-12 school year really paid off for Linda Sasser.
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.
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.
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.
James Rotureau will lead this year's Southern Pride drum line at Georgia Southern University.
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.
South Effingham High School is mourning the loss of one of its students.
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.
The community is invited to a basketball showcase that also will bring a serious message.
LEXINGTON, Ky.-Effingham County High School has been selected as the 2012 Georgia Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officially rolled out its new name July 1, offering free Leopold's ice cream in Compass Plaza to students, faculty and staff to celebrate the name change.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 spring semester dean's list.
SAVANNAH - More than 700 students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University following the spring semester, including the following local students:
Hillman makes Pratt Institute's president's list for spring term
Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton.