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SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

SEES ready to start the year, with a new leader

South Effingham Elementary students will start school not only on a renovated campus, but also with a new principal. » Read More

ECSO urges safety, caution with start of school year

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office urges motorists to be extra vigilant for pedestrians as county schools resume classes Wednesday. » Read More

Schools to hold council elections

All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils. » Read More
Digging into archaelogical field school

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 fiel... » Read More

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 pro... » Read More

Georgia Southern to become tobacco-free campus Friday

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

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. » Read More
New teachers, staff welcomed to school system

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. » Read More
Little Rebel Cheer Camp gets them off their feet

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. » Read More

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. » Read More
4-H’ers are on target with their goals

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 Resour... » Read More

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. » Read More
Raising a cheer

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. » Read More
Fun in the summertime for 4-H’ers

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. » Read More

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. » Read More
ECCA sends five students to national conference

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 annu... » Read More

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. » Read More
Georgia Southern nutrition training aims to curb childhood obesity

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 E... » Read More
Armstrong celebrates return to its former name

Armstrong celebrates return to its former name

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officially rolled out its new name July 1, offering free Leopold's ice cream in Compass Plaza to students, faculty and staff to celebrate the name change. » Read More

Students from Effingham make dean’s list at Georgia Southern

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students for excellence in academics to the 2014 spring semester dean's list. » Read More

Effingham students receive degrees from Armstrong

SAVANNAH - More than 700 students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University following the spring semester, including the following local students: » Read More

Local students earn degrees, honors

Hillman makes Pratt Institute's president's list for spring term » Read More
Effingham Cloverleafs attend camp at Rock Eagle

Effingham Cloverleafs attend camp at Rock Eagle

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H'ers recently camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest 4-H center in the world, in Eatonton. » Read More

Health department extending hours for back-to-school immunizations

The Effingham County Health Department will be open July 22 and 29 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for back-to-school immunizations. The health department is located at 80... » Read More

High school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's two high schools: » Read More

Middle school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's three middle schools: » Read More

Georgia Southern University announces spring president’s list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,162 students for excellence in academics on the 2014 spring semester president's list. » Read More

Local students graduate

Wilson graduates from CSU » Read More

Elementary school honor rolls

Honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period for Effingham County's eight elementary schools: » Read More

AASU honors locals for dean’s list

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced dean's list honors for the spring 2014 semester. Armstrong's dean's list students earned a grade point average of 3.6 of higher for... » Read More

Two local students make Reinhardt dean’s list

WALESKA - Two students from Effingham County were among the 367 named to Reinhardt University's dean's list for spring semester 2014. » Read More

School board OKs $88.6M budget

The Effingham County Board of Education will use $2 million from its general operations account to balance its budget for the 2015 fiscal year. » Read More
Helmly takes oath for BoE seat

Helmly takes oath for BoE seat

Beth Helmly sat quietly as the Effingham County Board of Education adopted its budget for the 2015 fiscal year, but she assures she will have plenty to say during her tenure on the board. » Read More
Danica Pearson takes Quick-Think-A-Thon district grand prize

Danica Pearson takes Quick-Think-A-Thon district grand prize

Danica Pearson's quick thinking paid off with the grand prize at the Exchange Club's Georgia District Convention on St. Simons Island. » Read More

ECHS JROTC earns top honor

Unit GA-938, the Air Force Junior ROTC at Effingham County High School, has been selected by the Air Force to receive the 2013-14 Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award. » Read More

Locals earn degrees from Mercer University

MACON - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to more than 1,900 students representing all 12 schools and colleges at five spring commencement ceremonies during May ... » Read More
Students hit the Summer Leadership Camp

Students hit the Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON - This summer 90 students from the Effingham County High School and Effingham County Middle School FFA chapters were challenged to find the "hero within." They were part of more than 2,50... » Read More

Locals make Georgia Tech’s dean’s list

ATLANTA - Nine students from the area earned the distinction of dean's list at the Georgia Institute of Technology for spring 2014. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a ... » Read More

Goergia College announces spring dean’s list

MILLEDGEVILLE - Four students from Effingham County completed courses with exemplary marks and made the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville. » Read More

Health departments urge back-to-school immunizations

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging paren... » Read More
Ready for a taste of the college life

Ready for a taste of the college life

Three students will represent Effingham County this summer in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program. » Read More

Pre-K teachers will return to a full schedule

Effingham County pre-kindergarten teachers will return to a 190-day calendar for the 2014-15 school year. » Read More
Gonzalez wins National FFA Tractor Supply scholarship

Gonzalez wins National FFA Tractor Supply scholarship

Effingham County FFA member Julia Gonzalez has been awarded a $1,000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship from the National FFA Organization. » Read More

VSU announces spring dean’s list, local graduates

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University has announced the students from spring 2014 who met all qualifications for graduation. More than 1,200 were recognized for receiving their associate's, bachelor... » Read More
GeoVista awards scholarship

GeoVista awards scholarship

Sydney Rushing received the Eddy E. Rogers Scholarship from GeoVista Credit Union. » Read More

AASU announces president’s list

Armstrong Atlantic State University recently announced president's list honorees, each of whom earned a 4.0 grade point average for two consecutive semesters during the 2013-14 academic school year... » Read More

Locals earn degrees, honors at Ga. Southwestern State

AMERICUS - Three Effingham County students were among the 300 graduates from Georgia Southwestern State University at the spring 2014 commencement ceremony in Convocation Hall of the Student Succes... » Read More

SEHS to host Mini Mustang Cheer Camp

Girls in kindergarten-seventh grade are invited to participate in the Mini Mustang Cheer Camp hosted by the South Effingham High School cheerleaders. » Read More
Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. » Read More
Orchestra awards scholarships

Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships. » Read More


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