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Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar eclipse.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham in an Erk Russell Classic contest at Paulson Stadium.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Search warrants results in drug-related arrests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit initiated a criminal investigation in July regarding illegal drug activity at a Guyton Low Ground Road address after receiving information the occupants were involved in the manufacturing and sale of marijuana, marijuana-infused candy, heroin and LSD.

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


After weeks of preparation, Mustangs, Rebels eager to march into new seasons

After spending several weeks getting into shape, working on fundamentals, developing timing and memorizing formations just like their football counterparts, the Effingham County and South Effingham high school bands are eager to start their seasons.

August 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 15, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Exchange Club meets new Chamber Executive Director

At its meeting on July 20, the Exchange Club of Effingham County met Brad Carr, the new Executive Director of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce, who spoke about the goals for the Chamber.

August 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Retired Educators banquet to be held Sept. 6

All retirees of the Effingham County School System are invited to our annual banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

August 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Josh Reddick Foundation donates $10,000 to SEHS, ECHS

The Josh Reddick Foundation made two donations of $10,000, one to South Effingham High School and the other to Effingham County High School, Monday morning during a check presentation in the cafeteria of South Effingham High.

August 10, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Sheriff McDuffie named Secretary Treaurer of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes

The Georgia Sheriff's Youth Home recently named Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie as the Secretary Treasurer.

August 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Vance, Carr leading Chamber in new direction

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce met on July 27 for their first meeting of the new fiscal year and discussed a number of topics and issues as they laid out their plan for 2017-2018.

August 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Savannah Metro seeks woman for questioning

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help locating a woman who is wanted for questioning in reference to an ongoing investigation.

August 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to be closed Aug. 21

The Effingham County School System has declared Monday, August 21, 2017 as an inclement weather day in anticipation of the Total Solar Eclipse. An event such as this may result in conditions that compromise student safety, and student safety is certainly our school system's top priority. Therefore, there will be no school for students or staff on Monday, August 21, 2017. A make-up day will not be required.

August 04, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


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Unbeaten Panthers fill middle school pipeline

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder doesn't have to look toward a distant horizon to see the future of his football program. It's ...

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County trounces Lovejoy en route to second round

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County defeated Lovejoy in three straight sets in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Thursday.

October 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Fishing with a Friend slated Saturday

Effingham County/Fire Rescue and other first responders invite the community to a fun-filled event featuring good food.

October 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate forum set in Port Wentworth

The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is set to host a candidate forum Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 7210 ...

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


South Effingham volleyball team rolls on

GUYTON -- South Effingham swept Fayette County 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA volleyball tournament Wednesday.

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Mustangs advance to second round in softball

GUYTON -- South Effingham advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAA softball playoffs by sweeping the Veterans War Hawks on Wednesday 4-0 and 2-1.

October 11, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Suspect wounded during execution of search warrant

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant on 2nd Street in Meldrim on Monday after a year-long undercover ...

October 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County voting officials remain busy

SPRINGFIELD - Even though there won't be any votes for them to tabulate until next year, Olivia Morgan and her staff have plenty to do ...

October 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Master gardeners start pollinator project

The past decade has seen declining bee populations across the country for reasons that are still not fully understood. At the same time, Effingham County ...

October 10, 2017 | Ben Cantrell | Local


Reddick's dream field close to reality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County native and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is giving back to his hometown community by building a state-of-the-art baseball field.

October 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Pastors join forces, invite public to event designed to promote unity

RINCON -- Responding to recent divisive events, including the confrontation between groups in Charlottesville, Va., that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer on Aug. 12 ...

October 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Early voting for municipal races starts Oct. 16

RINCON -- Rincon's mayoral race highlights the 2017 municipal elections in Effingham County.

October 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Democrat announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District

Barbara A. Seidman, a resident of Waycross, has announced her intention to seek the 2018 Democratic nomination for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat. The ...

October 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham grabs second straight region volleyball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham withdrew some helpful knowledge from its memory bank that helped it obtain another championship.

October 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers change colors

Instead of their usual blue and white, the Rebel Rousers, ardent student supporters of Effingham County High School sports teams, donned pink for Friday night ...

October 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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