Although property tax collections declined in February and March, the Effingham County Board of Education continues to draw closer to meeting its budgeted revenue of approximately $26 million.
Effingham County played a pivotal role in launching the Georgia Department of Education's state-wide Student Longitudinal Data System, which gives the state, the district, schools, teachers and parents access to data that allows them to make informed decisions about student learning.
The Effingham County Board of Education is now taking a new bullying policy into consideration to comply with legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly last year.
There were at least two 20-year anniversaries at the Effingham Relay For Life this year. Pat Kennedy, in a colorful birthday clown suit, and Kathryn Skokna, who shared her story with the entire festival, celebrated 20 years of being cancer-free. "If everybody could have cancer," Kennedy said. "I wish they could have it and survive it because it makes you such a better person; it gives you an insight on life that you had no ...
Christal Barry was beside herself with joy and emotion Tuesday evening as she realized that one of her dreams was on the way to coming true.
Teaching pre-kindergarten takes a special kind of person. The two chosen from Effingham County as Bright from the Start state mentor teachers exhibit kindness, creativity, flexibility and genuine love for their students.
Fourth grader Brandon Jones said he didn't mind giving the $600 in coins he'd saved to the Marlow Elementary Relay For Life coin drive.
In its fifth year, the South Effingham High School Fashion Show was a different beast than in its previous installments, with 19 design teams and 35 garments raising the bar for local high fashion once again.
Even before they announced her as grand champion of this year's Invention Convention, South Effingham Elementary School fourth-grader Samantha Mattox couldn't contain her smile.
After learning she was the South Effingham High School STAR Student, Michaela Lariscy had no trouble selecting her STAR Teacher.
Christina Hillman said she found out she was STAR Student for Effingham County High School around November last year, but she had to keep it a secret until they finished some figuring.
South Effingham High School students in 25 acts gave it their all Feb. 25 at the annual Talent Show Extravaganza.
The Effingham County school system is participating in a free, eight-week statewide wellness and fitness program, Walk Georgia, which launched March 6 and ends April 30.
A review of State End of Course Test and Georgia High School Writing Test pass rates during the Effingham County Board of Education's March 2 meeting showed promising gains in most areas.
The month of January marked the end of peak tax collections for the 2010-11 school year budget, but the financial report reviewed at the Effingham Board of Education's March 2 meeting indicates encouraging numbers across the budget.
The Coastal Workforce Investment Board and its Effingham One-Stop Career Center were proud to see a steady turnout as the center hosted its first job fair Friday.
South Effingham High School is celebrating its career, technical, agricultural education students by declaring February CTAE Month.
Students at Springfield Elementary School are taking charge of their health.
The Effingham County Board of Education is asking the state Department of Education to approve a facility for use as a welding classroom.
Historic Effingham Society celebrated another productive year at its annual banquet Saturday at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
After waiting through two education special purpose local option sales tax project lists, South Effingham High School will finally get a fieldhouse.
Effingham YMCA Executive Director Kim Dennis was tickled when the Y was selected by local Lowe's employees to benefit from a $1,500 grant for repairs and improvements on their day camp playground.
Ashlyn Wiggins, a seventh grader from Ebenezer Middle School, was stunned when the judges nodded that she had spelled her final word correctly.
The Effingham County Board of Education agreed to gradually reduce the required number of credits needed for high school graduation to align with the new seven-period day schedule.
From where I'm sitting, the future of Effingham County is in good hands.
More than 50 volunteers spent their Saturday morning digging in the dirt at Guyton Elementary School.
County high schools will have a big incentive for staying on their best behavior leading up to their final year.
Students in Effingham middle and high schools will have a chance to show off their star power at the first Effingham Idol.
Ed Beaty is not too keen on desserts himself, but after seeing their popularity, he's quenching the cravings of Effingham's sweet tooth folks with his frozen yogurt shop.
Overall, the Effingham County School System believes its high school writing program is strong and continuing to improve.