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Grant aiming to keep school board seat

SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Grant wants to keep his hands on the wheel of Effingham County's sturdy but rapidly expanding educational ship.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Local legislative delegation announces roundabout project

ATLANTA – House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) and Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced Thursday that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will build a roundabout at the intersection of State Route (SR) 275/Ebenezer Road and Country Road (CR) 307/Old Augusta Road South/ Long Bridge Road in Effingham County.

January 25, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Halstead International conducts grand opening

RINCON -- Halstead International opened a state-of-the-art warehouse at 136 Industrial Blvd. on Thursday.

January 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


High school baseball getting closer

The "ping" of aluminum striking baseballs can be heard at Effingham County and South Effingham high school these days.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Bashlor makes Mets' 40-man roster

Effingham County's Tyler Bashlor is about to do something most little boys only dream of when they are in the yard playing catch with their dads.

January 24, 2018 | Amy Hancock | Local


Watch Georgia House of Representatives honor World Series champ

ATLANTA -- The Georgia House of Representatives honor World Series champion Josh Reddick of the Houston Astros with Resolution 909 on Monday.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


First Baptist Church pastor serves as chaplain of the day at Capitol

ATLANTA -- Dr. Gary Lewis of First Baptist Church of Rincon served as the chaplain of the day in the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Reddick collects unusual 'hit' and 'steal'

ATLANTA -- World Series champion Josh Reddck of the Houston Astros logged a hit and a steal in Atlanta on Monday. Ironically, neither achievement occurred at SunTrust Park, the city's professional baseball stadium.

January 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Deloach to seek re-election

SPRINGFIELD - After serving on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners for more than three years, Jamie Deloach remains as committed to the job as ever. His resolve is so strong that he has already announced his intent to seek a second term representing District 3.

January 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sky's the limit for Civil Air Patrol members

RINCON - The wild blue yonder is filled with exciting opportunities for aviation enthusiasts in Effingham County.

January 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Exchange Club member installed

SPRINGFIELD - Peachy Tees owner Tim Polk didn't blink when Sidney Blanton, Georgia district governor, welcomed him to the Exchange Club of Effingham County on Thursday.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


CASA board honors outgoing executive director

RINCON - While packing up her office recently, Lainie Jenkins left something very important behind -- a very large piece of her heart.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Resident voices concern about potential noise problems at industrial park

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Blakey told the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority that he is concerned about being followed. He lives near the Research Forest tract that is being cleared for industrial development led by Omnitrax.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


DRT America still sniffing out odor problem

SPRINGFIELD -- During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority received an upate on DRT America's effort to curb smelly emissions from its turpentine-processing facility.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fireworks to cap Josh Reddick Foundation concert

RINCON -- The Josh Reddick Foundation Concert at Freedom Park on Jan. 27 is sure to end with a bang.

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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Region champs polish off Pirates

Effingham County completed a regular season-endiing sweep of Brunswick on Friday, beating the Pirates 5-4 at Rebel Field in Springfield.

April 20, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs lock up home playoff game

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs played like they had a plane to catch -- or maybe a lengthy bus ride to avoid.

April 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Alumna partners with Georgia Southern to enhance ECCA student experiences

As director of scientific research at Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA), Georgia Southern University alumna Michelle Thompson, Ed.D., ('00,'05,'11) is constantly ...

April 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham boys move into second round

GUYTON -- The persistent wind that howled across its courts wasn't the only thing that created turbulence for South Effingham's boys tennis team Thursday.

April 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House offers deal to benefit Navigator Team

Huddle House of Rincon is slated to conduct a fundraiser for the Effingham County Navigator Team on Tuesday in observance of Autism Awareness Month.

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs skin Gators

The South Effingham Mustangs took the lead right out of the chute and cruised to an 8-3 Region 2-AAAAA baseball win over Ware County in ...

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County clinches baseball crown

Effingham County rallied for three sixth-inning runs en route to a 6-3 road victory over Brunswick on Wednesday. The comeback propelled the Rebels to the ...

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels advance to Sweet 16 in boys tennis

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels are one step away from their goal.

April 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


HYPE enhances future of Effingham County youths

GUYTON - The vision of HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) Outreach Ministries is to keep children focused on productive things.

April 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls maintain perfection

GUYTON -- It's a "Sweet 16" for South Effingham's girls tennis team.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham girls kick Wayne County

GUYTON -- A new attitude resulted in a winning altitude for the South Effingham girls soccer team.

April 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs claim Region 2-AAAAA boys soccer title

GUYTON -- Jaydon Parrish went from having "a bad day at the office" to employee of the month.

April 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Morris Multimedia sells newspapers in north Georgia to new company

Charles H. Morris Sr., CEO and president of Morris Multimedia Inc. (MMI) announced Sunday the sale of The Times and The Poultry Times to his ...

April 17, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Registration deadline looming

The deadline to vote in the May 22 general primary and non-partisan general election is April 23.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Brunswick

The Effingham County Rebels emerged as the victors in a game dominated by strong pitching Monday night.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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