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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


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. After the Rotary meeting ended, however, the Republican eagerly discussed his candidacy to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal.

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 times for 106 yards and a touchdown to earn MVP honors. The Coastal Empire beat the South Carolina's Lowcountry 15-3.

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. 25 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre.

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 Church.

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 Career Development event.

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


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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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