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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


Tigers thwart Mustangs' volleyball run

GUYTON - The road to the Class AAAAA championship was cut short for South Effingham, which fell to the Harris County Tigers in the Sweet Sixteen on Oct. 18. The Mustangs lost in five sets, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20,2 2-25 and 13-15).

October 24, 2017 | | Local


Mustangs have one more shot to avoid winless season

GUYTON - Undone by a rash of errors, South Effingham's football team slipped to 0-9 with a 35-3 loss at Ware County in Waycross on Friday.

October 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon City Council candidates want to offer fresh ideas

RINCON - Two fresh political faces hope voters are eager for a fresh perspective on government affairs in Rincon.

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' historic volleyball season ends

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's volleyball season came to a disapointing close in the Elite Eight Saturday.

October 23, 2017 | | Local


74th Effingham County Fair kicks off with parade

SPRINGFIELD -- The show must go on, and so does the parade.

October 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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 Affairs (DCA), which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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 5 p.m.

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 event designed to build a unified community during these tumultuous times.

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 Holiday Inn Express.

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


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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


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