The ceremonial dirt for the planned addition to the Effingham College and Career Academy was turned Friday morning, and in less than a year, it will welcome its first students in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
Former NBA player Joe Odhiambo, who holds more than a dozen Guinness World records, showed off his dribbling and basketball-spinning repertoire to children at Sand Hill Elementary, and he also discussed the importance of character and perseverance to them.
The Effingham County High School competition cheerleading team won the grand champions title at the Raider Rumble, held Sept. 19 at West Laurens High School. The ECHS team also won the Class 5A division.
The South Effingham Middle School competition cheerleading team won first place at their first competition this season. They competed at Effingham County High School on Sept. 26 in the Coastal Cheer Classic.
DAHLONEGA- Matthew Ryan Smith of Clyo has been named to the president's honor roll at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 4.0 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B.
As a partner with the Effingham County Board of Education, Effingham 4-H staff works closely with teachers in fourth and fifth grades to provide a quality educational component to compliment the curriculum received at the schools through monthly 4-H club meetings.
The South Effingham High School varsity competition cheerleading team took first place in the Class AAAAA division in a meet Saturday at Mill Creek High School, featuring some of the best teams in the state.
Ella Bothwell, a student at Blandford Elementary School was diagnosed in April, Ella was diagnosed with DIPG, a type of brain tumor. Blandford, along with several others, held fund raisers before school was out and throughout the summer.