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Digging into archaelogical field school

The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and professor Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia recently completed a joint five-week archaeological field school on Ossabaw Island.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to match $2,500 REACH scholarships

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel recently announced the University will double-match funds for the needs-based, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship program. During the program, REACH scholars receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at a HOPE-eligible institution. Georgia Southern will increase the amount to $5,000.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free Friday, GSU President Brooks Keel announced.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Chamber collecting school supplies for students in need

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is conducting its annual "Pack-a-Pack" to help provide school supplies to local students.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Education


New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

Taylor Sauerland fondly recalls the method her fifth-grade teacher at South Effingham Elementary School employed to teach spelling words.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

The annual Little Rebel Cheer Camp had its largest turnout, with 80 girls participating this week at Effingham County High School.

July 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham students earn ABAC scholarships

TIFTON - Austin Dixon of Rincon and Leslie Lamb of Guyton have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2014-15 academic year.

July 24, 2014 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers are on target with their goals

A group of 4-H'ers assembled recently at the Mary Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Education Center with one aim in mind - to pass a test in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Wilder earns medical degree from Mercer

MACON - A student from Effingham County received her degree from Mercer University during the School of Medicine spring commencement.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Raising a cheer

Nearly 60 girls have been participating this week in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp, an annual fundraiser for the South Effingham High School cheer program.

July 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

The Effingham County Extension office is winding down its summer fun as 4-H'ers have been participating in many events within their summer programming.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Three local students honored at UNG

DAHLONEGA - Three students from Effingham County earned academic recognition at the University of North Georgia for the 2014 spring semester.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Education


ECCA sends five students to national conference

Effingham College and Career Academy's SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City from June 23-27. This year's conference marked the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference for SkillsUSA, a showcase of career and technical education students.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Two Effingham students earn degrees from Emory

ATLANTA - Two students from Effingham County received degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, at its 169th commencement ceremony.

July 10, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Georgia Southern nutrition training aims to curb childhood obesity

School nutrition managers from across the state recently gathered at Georgia Southern University to attend Culinary Institute II, a 32-hour, weeklong training session by the Georgia Department of Education's School Nutrition Program.

July 07, 2014 | Staff report | 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


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