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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

Mother Nature rattles school schedule

RINCON - There has been a 100 percent chance of unusual occurrences in the Effingham County School District's 2017-18 weather forcecast.

January 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day schedule announced

On behalf of the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Committee, the Rev. Lon Harden, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Guyton and the president of the committee, announced the schedule of events that will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Day on Jan. 15.

January 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Date for Springfield City Council meeting changed

The Springfield City Council meeting slated for Tuesday has been moved to Jan. 15.

January 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

School closure extended

Effingham County schools will be closed Friday for students and employees. Regular school schedules will resume Monday.

January 04, 2018 | | Local

Public hearing, school board meeting rescheduled

The public hearing on rezoning and the regularly scheduled Effingham County Board of Education meeting originally set for Jan 3 at Ebenezer Middle School have been moved to Jan. 10.

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Weather advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for our area until 11 a.m. Friday.

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Motorists urged to stay off roads Thursday if possible

Effingham County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday. Black ice will continue to make roads dangerous for travel until temperatures warm above freezing.

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Springfield special coming through

A Norfolk Southern train chugs through the snow in Springfield on Wednesday. Nathan Carpenter took this photo from the roof of City Hall.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Serene scene

Goshen United Methodist Church in Rincon never looked better as it was coated in pristine snow Wednesday.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

'Snow' Angel

Angel Whiten, a nine-year-old resident of Carlisle Village in Rincon, makes a snow angel Wednesday. It was her first time seeing snow. Some parts of the area reported received nearly five inches of the white stuff.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon City Council meeting opens with swearing-in ceremony

RINCON -- The Rincon City Council kicked off the new year in a festive mood.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Governor declares state of emergency

Following a Winter Storm Warning issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service and acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 28 counties.

January 02, 2018 | Submitted 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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