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Local students graduate from Valdosta State

VALDOSTA-Valdosta State University is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the nearly 1,200 students who completed the requirements of their respective academic programs during the spring seme... » Read More

Kicklighter earns bachelor of arts from Mercer University

MACON-Kelsey Kicklighter of Rincon earned a bachelor of arts cum laude from Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts during the University's spring commencements. » Read More

Rincon’s Stone earns bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech

ATLANTA-Brandon Stone of Rincon has earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. » Read More

Local students named to dean’s list at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA-The following students have earned the distinction of Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Spring 2015. » Read More
Matthews graduates from Indiana

Matthews graduates from Indiana

Nicholas Lynch Matthews has graduated from the University of Indiana with a doctorate of philosophy in mass communications and a minor in psychology. » Read More

Miles named to Presbyterian provost’s list

Rachel Elizabeth Miles of Rincon earned provost's list honors for the 2015 spring semester at Presbyterian College. The provost's list seeks to honor those students who achieved at least a 3.3 GPA.... » Read More

Cowart earns faculty honors at Georgia Tech

John Cowart of Rincon earned the distinction of faculty honors for spring 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic ... » Read More

High school honor rolls

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Middle school honor rolls

Ebenezer Middle School » Read More

Elementary school honor rolls

Blandford Elementary » Read More
Summer crafts and bingo

Summer crafts and bingo

Mary Surber, a member of Girl Scout Troop 30197, and Marian Hodge have worked together to plan Bingo Tuesdays and Craft Thursdays during the summer months. » Read More

SEHS’ Lyons chosen for CDC ambassador program

Jessica Lyons, a physical and environmental sciences teacher at South Effingham High School, has been accepted into the Center for Disease Control's Science Ambassador program. » Read More
Orchestra awards scholarships

Orchestra awards scholarships

Effingham Community Orchestra has awarded its fifth annual academic scholarships. » Read More

Dyches receives Bennett scholarship at UGA

Wyatt Dyches, a University of Georgia student from Rincon studying biological sciences, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences W. Tapp Bennett Scholarsh... » Read More

Local students earn honors at Mercer University

Kirston Cox of Guyton a junior, was named to the president's list of Mercer University's Townsend School of Music for the spring 2015 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet rigo... » Read More

Three Effingham students graduate from GCSU

Dr. Steve Dorman, president of Georgia College, has awarded degrees to the graduating class of 2015. Local graduates are: » Read More

Schurman named to dean’s list at GCSU

Hannah Schurman of Guyton completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for 2015 spring semester at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. » Read More
Camp Buddy cooks up fun

Camp Buddy cooks up fun

For a waiting and hungry group of young campers, Chief Nick Mueller does not mind toiling over a hot pizza oven. » Read More

School board picks construction management firm

The Effingham County school board has picked its construction manager for the proposed future Rincon Elementary School. » Read More
No summer break ahead for Effingham’s GHP crew

No summer break ahead for Effingham’s GHP crew

Five Effingham County high school students will check into Valdosta State University this Sunday, along with a few hundred others of the state's most exemplary students. » Read More

School system continues work on tentative FY16 budget

Effingham County Board of Education members and administrators are continuing to pore over a projected $91.3 million budget that could include raises - and may add help for the middle school band p... » Read More
Effingham teachers chosen for G-P scholarships

Effingham teachers chosen for G-P scholarships

Three teachers from Effingham County schools were selected recently to spend part of their summer engaging in hands-on field work and dynamic techniques to integrate science, technology, engineerin... » Read More

Evans named to dean’s list at Reinhardt

WALESKA-Madison Evans, a sophomore from Rincon, was among the 378 students named to the Reinhardt University dean's list for spring semester 2015. » Read More
Another distinguished unit award for the ECHS JROTC

Another distinguished unit award for the ECHS JROTC

The headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC announced recently that Effingham County High School Unit GA-938, has been awarded the Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award for school y... » Read More

Effingham students earn honors at ABAC

TIFTON-Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the spring term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC cites its top academic students e... » Read More

Paulk named to dean’s list at Brewton-Parker

MOUNT VERNON- Herschel Aubry Paulk of Guyton qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the spring 2015 semester, announced Dr. Robert Brian, vice president for aca... » Read More
Off into the future

Off into the future

Nearly 380 young men and women became alumni of Effingham County High School on Saturday night, as the turning of tassels and the tossing of hats signified the end of their high school careers. » Read More
SEHS grads sprint into the future

SEHS grads sprint into the future

As they clutched diplomas and were released from their days as high school students, the South Effingham High School class of 2015 conducted the traditional sprint to the Mustang statue. » Read More

School board gives the OK to $91M budget

Effingham County Board of Education members have given tentative approval to a fiscal year 2016 budget that calls for cost of living raises for system employees. » Read More
Now that's quick thinking

Now that's quick thinking

Addison Lanier of Ebenezer Elementary won the Effingham Exchange Club's Quick-Think-a-Thon, held at Ebenezer Middle School. Lanier's prizes included a new bicycle. » Read More
Ending on a high note

Ending on a high note

Eleven 2015 South Effingham High School graduates will study music and play in collegiate bands at their respective schools. » Read More

Seven local students graduate from the University of Georgia

University of Georgia students from Effingham County completed requirements for their degrees at the end of spring semester. Each student participated in the May 8 commencement exercise. » Read More

UGA announces spring dean’s list

The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were achieved the dean's list for spring semester. » Read More

Yardley awarded Azalea scholarship at Valdosta State

VALDOSTA-Preston Yardley of Rincon has accepted an Azalea scholarship valued at $2,000 per year to attend Valdosta State University during the 2015-16 academic year. This award is renewable. » Read More
Blandford welcomes the world

Blandford welcomes the world

Blandford Elementary School held its annual International Arts Festival, with children donning the dress and performing dances by their grade levels. » Read More
It's career day at Ebenezer Elementary

It's career day at Ebenezer Elementary

Ebenezer Elementary School held its career day last Friday, and students in all grades got a chance to take a look at a number of different professions » Read More
Top of ECHS class ready to tackle college

Top of ECHS class ready to tackle college

The top graduates from the Effingham County High School class of 2015 can't wait for college to start. In fact, at least has a head start. » Read More
Top SEHS grads find hard work equals top grades

Top SEHS grads find hard work equals top grades

Being designated the top graduates of the South Effingham High School class of 2015 was a welcome status for Jake Elliott and Cody Morgan. » Read More

Two local students earn Berry honors

The following students have been named to Berry College's spring 2015 dean's list, according to Provost Kathy Richardson. The dean's list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or be... » Read More

Wright earns degree from Francis Marion

Kyla Nicole Wright of Rincon received a bachelor of science in biology from Francis Marion University. » Read More

Miles graduates from Presbyterian

Rachel Elizabeth Miles of Rincon graduated from Presbyterian College during the school's 135th commencement exercises May 9. » Read More

Armstrong to hold open house for all ASU alumni

The Armstrong Alumni Center will host an open house party for all former Armstrong students on June 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Burnett Hall. The Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m.... » Read More
System recognizes special education teacher of the year

System recognizes special education teacher of the year

Kelly Tankersley of Sand Hill Elementary School was named the Effingham County special education teacher of the year. » Read More
Parker's fuels Effingham schools

Parker's fuels Effingham schools

The Parker Companies donated $5,000 to Effingham County schools, with the proceeds coming from their Fueling the Community program. » Read More
Burks recognized as  first honor graduate at UGA

Burks recognized as first honor graduate at UGA

Mallory Burks from Springfield was one of 15 first honor graduates recognized during the University of Georgia's spring commencement ceremonies, held May 8. » Read More

Blankenship initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Mark Blankenship Jr. of Rincon was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Blankens... » Read More

South Effingham’s Sapp takes first place at state FFA convention

MACON- Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex. » Read More

School board chooses IE2 governance model

The Effingham County Board of Education has chosen the IE2 model for its system of governance, following a unanimous vote at its May 6 meeting. » Read More

School lunch prices going up by 15 cents

School lunch prices are going up next year and could be increasing over the next several years. » Read More
ECMS holds math and science night

ECMS holds math and science night

From liquid nitrogen used to make dipping dots to flying simulated aircraft to shaking to make butter to baby alligators to the potato gun, the annual Effingham County Middle School math and scienc... » Read More


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