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Five arrested during drug bust in Effingham County

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced Thursday that the Effingham County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Rincon Police Department, conducted a joint drug operation in Effingham County.

July 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Camp Buddy gets kids moving, learning

For most children in Effingham County, last week served as just another portion of their summer break filled with trips to the pool, beach or being lazy at home. While that may be the case for the majority, a select group of kids were busy learning, interacting and participating in various activities at Camp Buddy.

July 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Living hosts Most Fab Awards

The Most Fabulous people in Effingham County dressed up and turned out under the bright lights at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Wednesday evening as they were honored at the Most Fabulous Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Effingham Herald and Effingham Living Magazine.

July 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Hill offers Georgia budget update

Senator Jack Hill traveled to Effingham County Thursday to serve as the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Effingham County during their annual weekly meeting.

July 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECMS FFA awarded 'Grants for Growing' from Tractor Supply Company

The Effingham County Middle School Future Farmers of America were recently awarded 2nd Grants for Growing from Tractor Supply Company.

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's awards scholarships to six high school students

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently hosted the 2017 Outstanding Students Award Ceremony, where Parker's President and CEO Greg Parker presented scholarship checks and gifts to six exceptional area high school students, including ECHS student Haley Fowler and SEHS student Alex LeFavi.

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Auxiliary donates $2,000 to Effingham Health System

If you have ever visited the halls of Effingham Health System, whether to see a friend or family member or as part of a personal medical situation, you may have noticed a number of women walking around in pink and white scrubs, also known as the EHS-Auxiliary.

June 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for book translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He's been a college student at Oglethorpe University, a graduate student at the University of Rochester and is currently teaching and getting his Masters at the University of Arkansas.

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He's been a college student at Oglethorpe University, a graduate student at the University of Rochester and is currently teaching and getting his Masters at the University of Arkansas.

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running against Rincon City Council member Christi Ricker.

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on the banks of Lake Jackson.

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in the community as well as numerous zoning ordinances.

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes 13.13 percent before deciding to hold two public hearings on the issue, which took place on June 7 and Thursday.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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City of Rincon receives $750,0000 grant for water and sewer upgrades

RINCON -- The City has received a 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant in the amount of $750,000 from the Georgia Department of Community ...

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham cheerleaders rack up another win

South Effingham won first place in the Class AAAAA division at Saturday's annual Battle in the Boro cheerleading competition in Statesboro.

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Short shower doesn't dampen Country Carnival spirits

RINCON -- The second annual Country Carinval conducted at Freedom Park on Sunday was a hit despite a brief shower just before the event started at ...

October 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pirates unleash firepower on Rebels

BRUNSWICK -- There were plenty of explosive plays in Friday night's Effingham County-Brunswick football game.

October 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Diverse group gathers to pray for unity in the community

RINCON -- The doors of First Baptist Church of Rincon are open for everyone. That was evident Thursday night when it hosted "Love One Another," an ...

October 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth candidates face questions

PORT WENTWORTH -- Public safety, transportation, recreation, flood mitigation and business growth were the primary topics at Thursday night's Port Wentworth Candidates Forum at the ...

October 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications sought

Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications are due Nov. 10 by 3 p.m.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels draw state champ in volleyball bracket

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County faces a big task and a big opportunity in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Saturday.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy's Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Trio arrested, suspected of illegal collection and reproduction of financial card information

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department apprehended three Florida men Wednesday. Each is suspected to be involved in the illegal collection and reproduction of financial card ...

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Heritage, headed to Columbus

SPRINGFIELD -- Johnny Coleman is a man of few words. After watching his team play Wednesday, he was virtually speechless.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Greyhounds race past Mustangs

GUYTON -- South Effingham's playoff run came to an end Wednesday after dropping two games to Jones County.

October 18, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon named one of Georgia's top places to raise a family

According to nerdwallet.com, Rincon is one of the best cities to raise a family in Georgia.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee touts record of customer service

RINCON - Even though Ken Lee recently retired from the grocery business after 46 years, he never retired from customer service.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ricker seeking to assist citizens on larger scale

RINCON - Public service keeps strengthening its powerful grip on Christi Ricker.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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