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New Effingham County recreation facility on track

SPRINGFIELD - One of the most impressive recreational facilities in the Coastal Empire is slowly but surely emerging from the ground in Effingham County.

October 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Nov. 1 deadline to get tax credit to help Effingham Health System

SPRINGFIELD - Nov. 1 is the deadline for local taxpayers to apply to make a charitable contribution to Effingham Health System and receive a 2017 Georgia income tax credit of up to 90 percent of their contribution. The Georgia General Assembly makes this opportunity available through its implementation, and recent enhancement, of the Georgia Rural Hospital Expense Tax Credit program. Taxpayers who itemize may also receive a federal charitable income tax reduction.

October 02, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham announces homecoming court

South Effingham's homecoming court was announced during halftime of Friday night's football against Richmond Hill.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sunrise Rotary announces tourney winners

Effingham Sunrise Rotary recently hosted its annual golf tournament at Lost Plantation.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Stand-up crowd

Unlike at many recent NFL games, no one kneeled or sat during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Thursday's Bradwell Institute-Effingham County softball game in Springfield. Most of the spectators also placed their right hand over their heart. Effingham County won the game 16-0.

October 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES

Richmond Hill, 31, South Effingham 20

September 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels clamp down on Panthers after early struggles

HINESVILLE -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder's worst nightmare came true, but at least it didn't last long.

September 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Broken arm, gender not obstacles to football player

SPRINGFIELD -- Even though Shemaree Pitts suffered a broken arm in her youth football debut, the injury didn't break her spirit.

September 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Riding him down

SPRINGFIELD -- Bryce Jones of the Eagles tackles Kolt Calahan of the Raiders during a 6-and-under Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department football game Thursday.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Military organization honors Hitchens

ATLANTA -- State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the 2017 Georgia Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Joseph Bartow Award for his support of military friendly legislation.

September 28, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Third grader decides it's better to give than receive

SPRINGFIELD -- Don't feel sorry for Taylor Scott because she didn't get any presents for her ninth birthday. Be proud of her.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H members beautify Springfield street

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham 4-H has partnered with the Springfield Revitalization Corporation to continue a revitalization effort on Cleveland Street.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs to play for region softball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham clinched a spot in next week's Region 2-AAAAA softball championship series by sweeping Ware County on Wednesday 3-0 and 11-1.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham sets goal

RINCON -- Supporters of United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham are taking aim at a big target.

September 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Arnsdorff drives in five runs

Haley Arnsdorff collected five RBI to help lead the Effingham County Rebels past Richmond Hill 9-2 on Thursday in Region 2-AAAAAA softball.

September 27, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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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


Turnovers sink South Effingham girls

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- It is the season of giving, but South Effingham's girls were much too generous Thursday night.

December 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Bartley graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Nieem R. Bartley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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