Fewer high school students in Effingham County took the SAT in 2013 than in 2012, but school officials don't view that as a negative.
They needed a stepladder to reach the check-out counter, but a group of young children received their first library cards Monday.
Top teachers were honored Wednesday at the 14th annual Effingham County Board of Education Teacher of the Year Banquet, sponsored by the Effingham Herald.
For years, the only way Kay Grandgeorge could cope with being abused by her first husband was to write journal entries.
At 78 years old, Geneva Patterson isn't the typical rapper. Patterson is the guardian of her 10-year-old grandson Anthony, a fifth-grader at Guyton Elementary School. She comes up with fun ways to help Anthony with his homework, including making up a rap or some other type of song. "I would rap it, and he always remembered it," Patterson said. "When I didn't do that, he didn't do as well. It works." It's a technique she ...
Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie is hesitant to use the word "nice" to describe a jail.
South Effingham High School paid tribute at Friday's homecoming game to a current student and an alumnus who died during the week.
Caroline Brennan was crowned South Effingham High School's 2013 homecoming queen at halftime of Friday night's football game against Glenn Hills at The Corral.
The Effingham County School System's Project SEARCH program and the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit's CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program each received a boost from Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Effingham County.
Update (Friday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.): Henry Longworth was pronounced dead late this afternoon at Memorial Health University Medical Center.
South Effingham Elementary School will soon get a facelift - as long as the Effingham County School System receives funding it's entitled to from the state.
The economic downturn has hit a number of local people, businesses and organizations hard in recent years, and Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County is no different.
The Effingham County Board of Education recognized new Master Teachers and 2013 school system retirees at its Sept. 19 meeting.
The Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Effingham County Health Department, Governor's Office of Highway Safety and Georgia State Patrol offered free child car seat inspections Saturday at Walmart in Rincon for "National Seat Check Saturday."
A raffle and lunch Saturday to raise money for Effingham County's Project Lifesaver program raked in more than $6,800, according to organizer Pauline Morgan.
Six people were indicted by an Effingham County grand jury Monday in four cases of crimes against children.
Given three options for the Effingham County School System's 2014-15 academic calendar, teachers voted one way and parents went another.
Children's author Mattie Brown paid a recent visit to four Effingham County schools, but she had no interest in sitting in a chair and reading her books to the students.
The Effingham County Board of Education is considering a proposal that would lower the enrollment that is by far the largest among the county's eight elementary schools.
A Screven County man died in a three-vehicle collision late Monday afternoon at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads, Effingham's second deadly crash in less than a week.
Some of the images Joe Heath comes across online are so disturbing, he doesn't understand why anyone would want to see them.
Still going strong at 90 years old, Morris Oglesby insists on keeping himself busy.
Marlow Elementary School's Jenny Wilkins is a highly-regarded teacher, as evidenced by her selection as the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year for all Effingham County schools.
An already-horrific scene became a tragedy for one Effingham County family when investigators determined the identities of three people who died in a fiery crash on Thursday.
A good Christmas awaits Ashley Boyette's husband Tommy.
Blandford Elementary School students exercised their bodies as well as their minds, and just might have helped set a Guinness world record in the process.
Teach Right in Rincon is providing a Community Angel Tree to help underprivileged children in Effingham County.
To honor a local veteran who epitomizes service to country and community, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County had to look no further than its founder.
An Effingham County woman was arrested Friday after her 3-year-old son wandered from home for the second time in four days.
A man investigators called "Effingham County's most-wanted fugitive" was arrested Thursday night following a manhunt in a wooded area off McCall Road.