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Smalls graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenyatt N. Smalls II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369 celebrates awards night

Local Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369, who is chartered by St. John's Lutheran Church of Rincon, had plenty of things to celebrate recently at their Awards Night.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia getting drivers to obey speed limit or get ticket

Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as Georgia joins a multi-state effort to reduce traffic deaths by getting drivers to follow the posted speed limit.

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS's Holder given $1,000 for use at GSU

Lenexa, Kan. – The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to student Robert Holder from Clyo, Ga., for the 2017-2018 academic year.

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Kindness Rocks Effingham County

Local residents have gotten their "rock" on this summer as they paint messages, pictures and positive words onto rocks and hide them around the county for others to find.

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Oktoberfest takes a break

In a press release sent out on Tuesday afternoon from the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, a decision to put the 2017 Oktoberfest on hiatus was announced in a surprising move.

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriff's Department Continues Search

Earlier today deputies were dispatched to a residence on Half Moon Drive in reference to a possible burglary. The caller stated that a tall, thin, white male with no shirt ran into the woods behind the residence. As deputies responded to the area, they spotted a white male with no shirt, wearing khaki shorts, and sneakers, but before they could approach the subject, he ran into the wood line. After an exhaustive search, the suspect was not located. Patrol efforts will be increased in the area. Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie ask that you continue to look out for your neighbor, and ...

July 13, 2017 | Kim Dennis | Local


Effingham 4-H members participate at State 4-H Council

EFFINGHAM COUNTY – State 4-H Council, one of Georgia 4-H's core programs, is the constitutional meeting of the Georgia 4-H Council and the election of Georgia 4-H State Officers.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lightning catches Rincon home on fire

A lightning bolt struck a house in Rincon Sunday night, causing a fire that engulfed the structure and destroyed the home.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Emancipation Diploma Bill in effect

On Monday, March 30, 2015 Governor Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Music of Johnny Cash to fill Mars Theatre Saturday night

SPRINGFIELD – Get ready to take a journey back in time, to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained featuring James 3.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon water issue a major problem for City Council

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday night, the council heard comments about and voted on a number of issues.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett ready to work

While he has only been serving the position for a few weeks now, Interim County Administrator for Effingham County, Billy Beckett, has been hard at work fulfilling the obligations of the job.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Five arrested during drug bust in Effingham County

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced Thursday that the Effingham County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Rincon Police Department, conducted a joint drug operation in Effingham County.

July 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Camp Buddy gets kids moving, learning

For most children in Effingham County, last week served as just another portion of their summer break filled with trips to the pool, beach or being lazy at home. While that may be the case for the majority, a select group of kids were busy learning, interacting and participating in various activities at Camp Buddy.

July 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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County officials work on trash backlog

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to severe weather, trash pick-up in Effingham County has fallen behind.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham softball team keeps rolling

South Effingham continued its hot streak in softball by whipping Wayne County 4-0 on Monday.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Alumni and Friends Gala set at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College will hold its second Alumni and Friends Gala, "A Night Under the Stars," on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p ...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Community calendar Sept. 20 edition

Thursday

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Students put journalism skills to work for schools

RINCON - Olivia Nelson is a storyteller, but don't hold it against her. It is a good thing.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon City Council holds line on property taxes

RINCON - Rincon maintained its membership in a shrinking club Monday night.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham softball team sweeps four weekend games

South Effingham's softball team reeled off victories in four games in the Brookwood Tournament at Powder Springs, upping its record to 15-5.

September 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Bilbo in position to help county agencies, public

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, projecting a sense of openness that she and ...

September 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Stirring comeback powers Rebels past Blue Devils

SPRINGFIELD -- Against a defense that had been exceptionally leaky in the first half Saturday night, the Statesboro Blue Devils eventually ran dry.

September 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Parent University-Effingham to celebrate fifth graduation

Parent University-Effingham's fall session will be held Sept. 23.

September 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 resurfacing to resume Sunday

SAVANNAH – The $8.5 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning north of I-16 and extending to Savannah River Bridge at the Georgia/South Caroline ...

September 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Raiders overwhelm Mustangs

DEXTER --The South Effingham Mustangs got hit with a gigantic snowball Friday night.

September 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels catcher makes college choice

SPRINGFIELD -- A big-time Effingham County softball player has opted for a small college that suits her taste.

September 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs pound Rebels

GUYTON -- Effingham County coach Johnny Coleman used a humorous analogy to assess his softball team's 9-1 loss at South Effingham on Thursday.

September 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton man arrested after child porn images discovered

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Crimes Against Children Division has made another arrest after concluding its investigation of Joseph Canaan Johnson, 44. of Guyton.

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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