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Lady Rebels emerge from shootout

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in thrilling fashion Tuesday at Rebel Field.

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Burns seizes chance to discuss state budget

RINCON - Politicians talk a lot about a lot of things and Rep. Jon Burns broached as many subjects as he could during his allotted time during Thursday's Rotary Club of Effingham County meeting

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


IDA CEO search enters final stages

SPRINGFIELD - The wheel of industrial development in one of Georgia's premier logistical spots will soon be placed in permanent hands.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Don't miss chance to show support for class of 2018

Show support for your favorite member of the class of 2018 in the Effingham Herald's annual graduation section.

April 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


History comes alive at festival

SPRINGFIELD - Barbara Keel yearned to make her hoop skirt history. Instead of portraying a Civil War Southern belle, she wanted to don overalls and be part of the cannon crew that started Saturday's Olde Effingham Festival with a feiry "bang."

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Gant opts to wrestle for Newberry

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant has many accolades as a wrestler. He won a state championship, finished the season undefeated and now he can add collegiate wrestler to his resume.

April 23, 2018 | | Local


Carter accepts surprise opportunity to play soccer for Brewton-Parker

SPRINGFIELD - Jamesa Carter was simply a high school student looking for a college that would enable her to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

April 23, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


New field to feature 'Redd Monster'

RINCON - A monster is moving into the Clarence E. Morgan Complex.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Region champs polish off Pirates

Effingham County completed a regular season-endiing sweep of Brunswick on Friday, beating the Pirates 5-4 at Rebel Field in Springfield.

April 20, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs lock up home playoff series

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs played like they had a plane to catch -- or maybe a lengthy bus ride to avoid.

April 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Alumna partners with Georgia Southern to enhance ECCA student experiences

As director of scientific research at Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA), Georgia Southern University alumna Michelle Thompson, Ed.D., ('00,'05,'11) is constantly looking for ways to challenge and encourage the creative growth of her students and has found that her alma mater can help.

April 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham boys move into second round

GUYTON -- The persistent wind that howled across its courts wasn't the only thing that created turbulence for South Effingham's boys tennis team Thursday.

April 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House offers deal to benefit Navigator Team

Huddle House of Rincon is slated to conduct a fundraiser for the Effingham County Navigator Team on Tuesday in observance of Autism Awareness Month.

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs skin Gators

The South Effingham Mustangs took the lead right out of the chute and cruised to an 8-3 Region 2-AAAAA baseball win over Ware County in Waycross on Wednesday.

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County clinches baseball crown

Effingham County rallied for three sixth-inning runs en route to a 6-3 road victory over Brunswick on Wednesday. The comeback propelled the Rebels to the Region 2-AAAAAA baseball championship.

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham Orthopaedics arrives in Rincon

RINCON -- The Effingham Chamber of Commerce, Effingham Health System and Chatham Orthopaedic Associates came together June 19 to celebrate healthcare partnerships and what they can ...

June 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham cadets complete Leadership Academy with honors

The South Effingham High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) had six cadets complete the Area-12 Leadership Academy held June 9-16 at Riverside ...

June 22, 2018 | | Local


New CEO expects plenty of IDA activity

SPRINGFIELD - There will be no lazy days of summer for the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

June 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield mayor, city council announce millage rate proposal

SPRINGFIELD -- The City of Springfield mayor and council members on Thursday announced their intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by ...

June 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County School District achieves Quality Board Status

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County School District announced the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2018 Quality School Board recognition.

June 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Young players amaze Lady Mustangs coach

GUYTON - South Effingham High School was the site of the recent Mini Mustangs Camp where youngsters piled in to learn more about volleyball.

June 21, 2018 | | Local


Sheriff's Office issues warning about dangerous suspect on loose

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating an armed fugitive.

June 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Belogorska 'travels' to find improvement

GUYTON - South Effingham's Kastin Belogorska is gearing up for her senior season by sharpening skills with Georgia Impact, a high-caliber travel team.

June 20, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Chamber honors Zemurray

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recently presented Samuel Zemurrary the John Adam Treutlen Award for his contributions to Effingham County.

June 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


School board candidates tout virtues during forum

SPRINGFIELD - Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson's battle for a spot on the Effingham County Board of Education is far from heated.

June 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Farm Bureau honors first responders, agricultural products

SPRINGFIELD - Georgia Farm Bureau-Effingham County found a tasty way to honor emergency personnel while also highlighting local agricultural products.

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


CASA volunteers bring sense of urgency to children's needs

SPRINGFIELD - Child Advocacy Services SEGA Inc. is a hand that fits into a helpful, loving glove.

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon City Council names three city manager finalists

RINCON - Even though a quick resolution to its city manager search is possible, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday that the Rincon City Council is in ...

June 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital authority, hospital board to meet jointly

The Effingham Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet jointly in regular session June 26 at 7:15 P.M. in ...

June 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Veterans Open Job Fair set in Hinesville

HINESVILLE -- The Georgia Department of Labor, Hinesville Career Center and Liberty College & Career Academy are partnering to host the 2018 Veterans Open Job Fair. More ...

June 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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