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Rebel Rousers change colors

Instead of their usual blue and white, the Rebel Rousers, ardent student supporters of Effingham County High School sports teams, donned pink for Friday night's home football game against Glynn Academy. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Pink is the color of the worldwide campaign to support research.

October 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Red Terrors grab quick lead, repel Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County had a rough day at the football office on Friday.

October 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINALS

Wayne County 13, South Effingham 9

October 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lottery-funded pre-K program boosting Effingham County children

RINCON - State Rep. Bill Hitchens enjoyed a 100 percent approval rating on Oct. 4.

October 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rallying Rebels clinch 2-AAAAAA softball title

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County had to dig deep to get to the top of Region 2-AAAAAA heap on Thursday.

October 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rotary governor urges recruitment of more service-minded people

RINCON -- Mere months after deciding he needed a new, more exciting place to live, Dr. Hamsa Thota got snagged in a web of service that he doesn't want to escape.

October 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House raising money to boost kids' health

SPRINGFIELD -- Huddle House is partnering with No Kid Hungry, an organization that focuses on making sure kids are able to eat healthy food through programs such as school breakfast and summer meals. During the same partnership last year, Huddle House raised and donated $40,000 to No Kid Hungry.

October 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECMS homecoming court revealed

Effingham County Middle School revealed its homecoming court during halftime of Wednesday's football game against South Effingham at Rebel Field, Pictured from left are Justin Fail and his daughter, second runner-up Kiley Moore; Jason Lovett and his daughter, Homecoming Queen Payton Lovett; and first runner-up Kalyce Watson and her mother, Shaniqua. The Panthers won the football game 60-0.

October 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham clinches 2-AAAAA softball title

GUYTON -- After Wednesday's performance in the best-of-three Region 2-AAAAA softball championship series, it's fair to say Alex Brown has carried her fair share for South Effingham. The freshman delivered multiple key blows in the Mustangs' sweep of Statesboro.

October 04, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Hospital pharmacist facing multiple felony charges

SPRINGFIELD -- According to multiple reports, an Effingham Health System pharmacist was arrested by the Springfield Police Department on Tuesday and is facing dozens of felony drug charges.

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Panthers steamroll Mustangs on homecoming

The Effingham Middle School Panthers scored every time they got the ball in the first half and continued to roll the rest of the way en route to a 60-0 win over South Effingham Middle School at Rebel Field on Wednesday.

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham Middle School cheer team sweeps events

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team traveled to Dexter for its first competition of the season, The Raider Rumble.

October 04, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Sherwood graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter C. Sherwood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


It's National 4-H Week

Six million students across America participate in 4-H and, of those, more than 170,000 call Georgia home. To raise awareness of the state's largest youth development organization, the week of Oct. 1-7 has been declared National 4-H Week.

October 03, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs come close to first victory

GUYTON - South Effingham was on the verge of picking up its first win of the season Friday night but a fourth-quarter comeback by Richmond Hill killed the Mustangs' chances of celebrating homecoming with a victory.

October 03, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


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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 ...

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


Empty Stocking Fund needs filling

The Exchange Club of Effingham's Empty Stocking Fund campaign is accepting donations.

December 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Cheese passion churns into business venture

SPRINGFIELD -- Richard and Wendy Cowart have carved out a small, unique piece of Georgia'a agricultural pie.

December 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Douglas graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Nicholas J. Douglas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Rebels recognized at banquet

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County High School softball team conducted its end-of-season awards banquet Dec. 4 at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Man dies in single-vehicle crash

SPRINGFIELD -- On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., 41-year-old George Mitchell Hewitt of Gilbert, S.C., was killed in a single-vehicle accident.

December 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Ribbon cut on Clarence Morgan Complex

SPRINGFIELD -- Saturday morning's damp, dreary weather didn't hinder the celebration of a facility that will brighten the lives of current Effingham County residents ...

December 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


IDA to seek community input during CEO selection process

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is looking for more than new business partners these days. It's also in the market for a ...

December 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union breaks ground on Rincon branch

RINCON -- Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union broke ground on a new branch office in Rincon on Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 21 and Silverwood ...

December 08, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America here to stay

RINCON - The book on DRT America's brief history in Effingham County didn't end last month when the Springfield City Council rejected its request ...

December 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs stumble after forcing OT

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Even though he looked emotionally drained Thursday night, South Effingham coach James Finlen was overflowing with pride inside.

December 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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