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Rebels' Johnson earns Blitz Border Bowl MVP honors

Playing for the Georgia's Coastal Empire in the Blitz Border Bowl in Pooler on Saturday, Effingham County Rebels running back Toot Johnson rushed eight times for 106 yards and a touchdown to earn MVP honors. The Coastal Empire beat the South Carolina's Lowcountry 15-3.

January 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Registration ongoing for multiple sports

SPINGFIELD - The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department has started registration for spring baseball and softball.

January 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Conlee tickets going quickly

SPRINGFIELD -- Country music legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose-Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., will be performing on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre.

January 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Bed race to benefit Family Promise of Effingham Inc.

RINCON -- Family Promise of Effingham Inc. is set to conduct its 5th Annual Bed Race at 10 a.m. on March 10 at First Baptist Church.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

FFA members excel in horse evaluation

The Effingham County High School, Effingham County Middle School and South Effingham Middle School FFA horse evaluation teams competed in the Area FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development event.

January 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Local trio attends National 4-H Congress

For more than 95 years, National 4-H Congress has been a premiere nationwide opportunity for 4-H members across America.

January 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Ratchford gets more time in current space

SPRINGFIELD -- After further diagnosis, the Hospital Authority of Effingham County granted Effingham Medical Partners LLC more time to operate at its current location.

January 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lee takes Guyton City Council seat

GUYTON -- A man used to working behind Guyton's political scenes has finally taken the stage.

January 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

South Effingham seeking hall nominations

The South Effingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the induction class of 2018. The forms needed to nominate a former SEHS student-athlete or coach are available on the SEHS athletic department webpage. All nominations should be mailed to the SEHS athletic department by no latter than Tuesday, July 31. Contact Athletic Director Jeff Faith at 912-728-7511 ext. 1338 or for more information.

January 10, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

'American Pickers' looking for Georgia treasures

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Georgia.

January 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Streaky Rebels break Mustangs

SPRINGFIELD - Saturday's boys basketball matchup at Effingham County was tight until the Rebels broke loose.

January 09, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Rebels advance to state duals

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County wrestling team advanced to the state tournament in Macon after going 1-1 in the area duals Monday.

January 09, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local

Local players set for Blitz Border Bowl

South Effingham linebacker Makenly Newbill will join a trio of Effingham County players on the Coast Empire team in Saturday's inaugural Blitz Border Bowl in Pooler.

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County 4-H'ers attend Rock Eagle event

Effingham County 4-H'ers recently attended Fall Forum at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center,.

January 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Retreat center celebrates 40th anniversary

Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper (left) chats with Richard Kessler on Saturday before New Ebenezer Retreat Center's 40th anniversary celebration. Kessler founded the ecumenical retreat center that features comfy accommodations and educational opportunities.

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

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South Effingham shells Ware County

GUYTON -- South Effingham's bench players were confident they knew what was going to happen. They have seen similar things many times before.

March 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Early miscue costs Lady Mustangs

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Lady Mustangs played as good as or better than Ware County for 89 minutes Friday. The first 60 seconds were a ...

March 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Municipal governments move to streamline food truck rules

SPRINGFIELD -- During Thursday's Effingham County Industrial Development Authority meeting, it was reported than an effort to make food truck regulatiions in Effingham County more ...

March 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County's Velasquez attends National Healthy Living Summit

Seven Georgia 4-H youths recently participated in the National Healthy Living Summit for Youth held in Chevy Chase, Md.

March 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Rebels rally in last at-bat to dump Devils

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels went from famine to feast in their game against Statesboro on Wednesday.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lady Mustangs swat Lady Yellow Jackets

Ella Higdon, Katie Drittler and Sarah Grayson scored against Wayne County on Tuesday, leading the South Effingham Lady Mustangs to a 3-2 win over the ...

March 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Mustangs 'slam' Red Terrors in 14th inning

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs kept knock, knock, knockin' until they got the win Tuesday night.

March 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Rebels douse Blue Devils

STATESBORO -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson pitched another gem Monday night, allowing just three hits in a 3-1 win over the Statesboro Blue Devils.

March 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Family Connection Partner Focus: Treutlen House provides stability

RINCON - Boys whose lives have been rocked by neglect, abuse or abandonment have a place to go to find stability.

March 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Ring aiming for seat in Congress

RINCON - Lisa Ring wants to be at the front of a wave of change sthat he believes the nation needs.

March 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mars Theatre to present Clovers & Co.

SPRINGFIELD - The Georgia 4-H show choir Clovers & Co. will be performing at the Mars Theatre on March 24 at 7 p.m.

March 13, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Fun event gives Family Promise of Effingham financial boost

RINCON - Michael Tageson's donation was a little larger than he had planned.

March 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

ECHS poultry judging teams advance to state competition

Students from South Effingham High School, Effingham County High School, Effingham County Middle School, South Effingham Middle School and Ebenezer Middle School competed in the ...

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham sweeps Crisp County

GUYTON - After a staggering start, the South Effingham Mustangs appear to have regained their footing.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

15-run inning propels Rebels to victory

SPRINGFIELD - A 15-run balloon popped in the faces of the Burke County Bears on Saturday.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

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