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South Effingham girls fall in tourney opener

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls basketball squad unwrapped a loss in its first game of the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic on Wednesday.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Patients display healthy support for Ratchford

SPRINGFIELD -- The Hospital Authority of Effingham County learned during its meeting Tuesday night that some of its residents aren't willing to swallow the bitter pill that it wants them to take.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs coach sees better says ahead for team

GUYTON - Despite a slow start to the season, South Effingham basketball coach James Finlen said his boys team is on the verge of turning things around.

December 19, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Effingham County's Shea wins agribusiness award

SAVANNAH -- On Dec. 13, Chris Shea, owner of Low Country Machinery, was named Effingham County's Agribusinessman of the Year.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Reed graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Abigail S. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Members of Aspiring Leaders receive certificates

The 2016-2017 members of the Effingham County School District's Aspiring Leaders program received a Certificate of Distinguished Completion for meeting all requirements of this yearlong leadership program.

December 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas colors

Instead of their school colors, many South Effingham students donned the red and green of Christmas during Friday's home basketball games versus Effingham County. With a Grinch-like performance, the visiting Rebels spoiled the boisterous Mustangs' Christmas party by posting a sweep. The Lady Rebels prevailed 72-60 and the Effingham County boys won 69-56.

December 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- It wasn't necessary to look at the scoreboard to determine which team won Friday night's girls basketball game at South Effingham. The visiting coach's face reflected the outcome just as well.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Perseverance pays for South Effingham's Harris

GUYTON -- Faith Harris was undaunted by a torn ACL that kept her from playing volleyball during her senior year at South Effingham High School.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crashes occur regularly at Hwy 17-Blue Jay Road intersection

GUYTON -- Jay Patel is rarely an eyewitness to the crashes. He hears them regularly, however.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs avenge loss to Lady Bobcats

GUYTON -- Taking care of the ball helped the South Effingham Lady Mustangs take care of busines.

December 14, 2017 | | Local


Subject in officer-involved shooting identified

SPRINGFIELD -- The subject involved in the officer-involved shooting Tuesday night at Paddleford Subdivision was 50-year-old Marcia Metzger Aiken of Effingham County.

December 14, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Elected officials discuss issues over breakfast

RINCON -- Effingham County business leaders, school officials and interested citizens were served a few morsels of information with their breakfast during Wednesday's Legislative Eggs and Issues 2017 at Effingham College and Career Academy.

December 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


GBI to probe officer-involved shooting in Paddleford

SPRINGFIELD -- On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in Paddleford Subdivision about a woman threatening suicide.

December 13, 2017 | | Local


Santa gives more than toys

Red Cross conducted a blood drive at Goshen United Methodist Church in Guyton on Tuesday,

December 12, 2017 | | Local


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Mayor updates Exchange Club on Rincon happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee overflowed with information during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting. He gushed so much that he apologized for ...

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


SEMS students get dose of reality

GUYTON - On Feb. 14, eighth graders at South Effingham Middle School got a taste of the real world. The students participated in the annual Reality ...

February 19, 2018 | | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT offers a path to independence

RINCON - Ready2CONNECT (R2C) offers tools to help people become financially independent.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Home invasion reported

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred Friday afternoon.

February 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Mustangs' season ends

South Effingham's girls were ousted from the Class AAAAA state tournament Friday. They fell 83-16 at Region 1-AAAAA champion Harris County.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson handcuffs Mustangs to spark Rebels to series win

GUYTON -- Right-hander Ethan Johnson went the distance on the mound Friday night to lead Effingham County to a 2-0 baseball victory over South Effingham.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Zielicke new United Way executive director

RINCON - Maybe it's in her DNA.

February 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County rallies to tie season-opening baseball series

GUYTON -- The ability to bounce back helped Effingham County set up a rubber game in their season-opening baseball series against South Effingham.

February 15, 2018 | | Local


Hildebrandt, Lady Rebels slip past Lady Mustangs

GUYTON -- Despite an abundance of early misfires Thursday afternoon, the Effingham County Lady Rebels hit their ultimate target -- a soccer victory over county rival South ...

February 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs blank Rebels in boys soccer

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs jumped to an early lead and trotted to the finish line ahead of the Effingham County Rebels in a boys ...

February 15, 2018 | Staff report | Local


Multi-agency probe turns up evidence of credit card fraud

SPRINGFIELD -- Just before 5 a.m. Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, along with numerous assisting agencies, served five search warrants in Effingham County ...

February 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs rally past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD - "Small ball" worked in a big way for the South Effingham Mustangs on Wednesday.

February 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Scholarship auction set March 22

The Lloyd Arnsdorff Young Farms Scholarship Auction is slated March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Effingham County High School cafeteria.

February 14, 2018 | Staff report | Local


South Effingham girls trample Windsor Forest

South Effingham's girls soccer team toppled Windsor Forest 4-1 in Savannah on Tuesday.

February 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Democrat chairman announces qualifying instructions

Tony Chiariello, chairperson of the Effingham County Democratic Committee, has announced that prospective Democrat candidates for the May 22 partisan elections in Effingham County must ...

February 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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