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Jett goes out a winner in final fair contests

SPRINGFIELD - Dusty Jett went from the bottom of the barrel to the top of the heap during his 10 years of participation in goat shows.

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County's Garcia earns all-star status

SPRINGFIELD - Volleyball season isn't over for Effingham County's Andrea Garcia.

October 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office seeking help to find suspected burglar

SPRINGFIELD -- Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, an Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy was preforming a routine patrol and noticed that the Clyo Trading Post, 5820 Hwy 119, had been burglarized.

October 29, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs avoid winless season

STATESBORO -- After trailing 17-14 at halftime, South Effingham shut out Statesboro the rest of the way Friday night, galloping to a 28-17 win and a Class AAAAA playoff spot.

October 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels tame Tigers, grab playofff spot

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels had to take the long way to get to where they wanted to go Friday night.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Breast cancer event achieves goals

RINCON -- An event sponsored by Effingham Health System lived up to its name.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Evans ousts Effingham County

Effingham County's softball season ended Friday morning in Columbus. The Rebels lost 4-3 to Evans in a losers' bracket game.

October 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon restaurant shut down

RINCON -- Consistent low health inspection scores led to the closing of the Omelette Cafe on Thursday.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Zittrouer conducts final livestock show

SPRINGFIELD -- For nearly two decades, Carroll Zittrouer was as much of a fair figure as the Ferris wheel. That came to an end Tuesday night.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County bumped into loser's bracket

The Effingham County Rebels lost their Elite Eight softball matchup with Allatoona on Thursday morning, falling 4-1.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Free water quality training available

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Nov. 5 from 1 p.m.-4p.m.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Panthers' second-half wave swamps Cubs

SPRINGFIELD -- After sputtering badly in the first half, the Effingham County Middle School Panthers shifted into high gear and zoomed past the Burke County Cubs in a playoff game Wednesday.

October 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Close encounter

Three-year-old Allyson Mohler of Rincon isn't the least bit intimidated by a goat that approached her Tuesday at the 74th Effingham County Fair in Springfield.

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local artists show works at fair

SPRINGFIELD -- In addition to the customary rides, livestock shows and decadent foods, the 74th Effingham County Fair features the works of local artists.

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Epling adds surprising achievement to resume

SPRINGFIELD -- Beth Epling, a winner of Effingham County's highest honor, added a completely unexpected achievement to her resume Tuesday. She was named the showmanship winner in the Buy-In Division of the 74th Effingham County Fair Goat Show.

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday ...

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital board announces next meeting

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session Tuesday at 7:15pm in Kieffer Hall Community at Effingham Health System.

January 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Commission moves to repair road damage

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Tuesday night that it hopes will smooth damaged roads and allay safety concerns.

January 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Move to appoint Strickland public safety director stalls

GUYTON - A motion to appoint a public safety director died on the Guyton City Council table on Jan. 9.

January 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels go 1-2 at State Duals

Effingham County won one of three matches in the State Duals in Macon on Thursday through Saturday.

January 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Springfield honors King

SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield conducted its Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Monday.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels' Johnson earns Blitz Border Bowl MVP honors

Playing for the Georgia's Coastal Empire in the Blitz Border Bowl in Pooler on Saturday, Effingham County Rebels running back Toot Johnson rushed eight ...

January 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Registration ongoing for multiple sports

SPINGFIELD - The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department has started registration for spring baseball and softball.

January 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Conlee tickets going quickly

SPRINGFIELD -- Country music legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose-Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., will be performing on Feb ...

January 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Bed race to benefit Family Promise of Effingham Inc.

RINCON -- Family Promise of Effingham Inc. is set to conduct its 5th Annual Bed Race at 10 a.m. on March 10 at First Baptist ...

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


FFA members excel in horse evaluation

The Effingham County High School, Effingham County Middle School and South Effingham Middle School FFA horse evaluation teams competed in the Area FFA Horse Evaluation ...

January 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Local trio attends National 4-H Congress

For more than 95 years, National 4-H Congress has been a premiere nationwide opportunity for 4-H members across America.

January 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Ratchford gets more time in current space

SPRINGFIELD -- After further diagnosis, the Hospital Authority of Effingham County granted Effingham Medical Partners LLC more time to operate at its current location.

January 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lee takes Guyton City Council seat

GUYTON -- A man used to working behind Guyton's political scenes has finally taken the stage.

January 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham seeking hall nominations

The South Effingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the induction class of 2018. The forms needed to nominate a ...

January 10, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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