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New Effingham Orthopaedics now seeing patients

Springfield, GA - Effingham Health System is collaborating with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates to offer industry-leading orthopaedic care and sports medicine in Effingham County.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Zack Norton honored with A Celebration of Life

Hundreds of Effingham County citizens made their way to the Effingham County Fair Grounds in Springfield Saturday to celebrate the life of one of Effingham County's strongest and bravest members, Zack Norton.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Leadership Effingham gives pair of project run-downs at ECCA

Leadership Effingham met at the Effingham College and Career Academy Thursday afternoon to hear two group project presentations from members.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Free lunches now available with beginning of Summer Lunch Program

With children out of school for the summer and parents working during the day, the launch of the Summer Lunch Program is once again underway.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp).

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over the rollback millage rate.

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company's Fueling the Community charitable initiative.

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

As the sun went down behind the pine trees Friday night, the seniors of South Effingham High School moved their tassels from right to left, signifying the end of their high school careers and the beginning of what lies ahead in the future.

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rebel graduates sent off in style

Amongst the thousands who showed up to sit under the sun Saturday at Rebel Stadium were 451 anxious and excited seniors who were ready to cross the stage, pick up their diploma and enter the next chapter in their life as graduates of Effingham County High School.

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Several members of the local REA unit recently met at the Board of Education book warehouse and participated in the selection of titles for groups of students for two elementary schools, Guyton and Sand Hill.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton was recognized by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at their "Night of Champions" on May 11.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Springfield – The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Brad Carr will be taking over as Executive Director effective May 15.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Each year, the week before Memorial Day is highlighted by one of Effingham County's largest events that is dedicated to honoring our nation's veterans - that time has come once again.

May 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


First ever 'Unity in the Community' event a hit in Guyton

On Saturday morning, members of the Guyton community met with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and deputies of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department in the first ever Unity in the Community event.

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham residents protest wastewater plan

Concerned and informed members of the community attended a public hearing Wednesday night regarding the DRT America Plant in Springfield and the current status of a permit from the Environmental Protection Division which would allow the plant to release wastewater into Ebenezer Creek.

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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Scout motto pays off for leader during eclipse

Lisa Scarbrough didn't let cloudy, rainy conditions overshadow her efforts to teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts about Monday's solar eclipse. She was ...

August 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ebenezer Middle FFA officers attend retreat

METTER - This school year's FFA officers from the Ebenezer Middle FFA chapter recently attended a retreat and training held at George L. Smith State ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shoplifting suspects caught after fleeing deputies

Two people were arrested and in custody after shoplifting and a pursuit Friday evening in Rincon.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Powerball jackpot mushrooms

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's Powerball drawing. As a result, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has surged to an estimated ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Republic Services Inc. warns of legal action against Effingham County Commission

Effingham County's longtime trash collector thinks a proposed change in service providers stinks. It has warned government officials that it will contest the plan ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday ...

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham ...

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Search warrants results in drug-related arrests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit initiated a criminal investigation in July regarding illegal drug activity at a Guyton Low Ground Road ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


After weeks of preparation, Mustangs, Rebels eager to march into new seasons

After spending several weeks getting into shape, working on fundamentals, developing timing and memorizing formations just like their football counterparts, the Effingham County and South ...

August 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 15, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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