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Shaun Stokes found safe

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing boy who was last seen on Sunday, April 23.

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


RepowerIT helping with recycling of electronics in Guyton Saturday

Tomorrow is Earth Day and in celebration of that, RepowerIT is giving the residents of Effingham County a chance to do their part.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 moving lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be collecting data with a moving lane closure utilizing an impact attenuator truck along with law enforcement following to enhance safety and alert the traveling public.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Online grocery pickup headlines Rincon Walmart Supercenter remodel

RINCON - The Walmart Supercenter remodel at 434 S. Columbia Ave. is complete – and, in addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to online grocery pickup.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia Southern University, Armstrong merger talks continue

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has approved a new organizational chart for the top leadership of the new three-campus Georgia Southern University being formed by the merger with Armstrong State University.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rep. Bill Hitchens selected as finance chairman for "Y" Clubs of Georgia

Representative Bill Hitchens has been selected to serve as the Finance Chairman for the "Y" Clubs of Georgia in Effingham County for 2017.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Suspect commits suicide after U.S. Marshals serve warrant in Clyo

A Clyo man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday after U.S. Marshals served a warrant at his residence.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 47th Bluegrass Festival

They've said it here before, if you appreciate acoustic music played in the best traditional bluegrass and gospel style, then you'll certainly want to be in Guyton this week for the 47th Bluegrass Festival at the award-winning Mossy Oak Music Park.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Local hero Winston Hencely returns home

American flags waved through the air Saturday morning along Highway 21 as local hero, Winston Hencely, made his way back home to Effingham County.

April 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival set for Saturday

It's time again to step back into time and enjoy a day at the Effingham Museum and Living History Site in Springfield.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 Bridge Maintenance Project requires double lane closure at Exit 102

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be installing nighttime double lane closures today and Tuesday on I-95 Interchange Bridge over US 80 at Exit 102 in both directions from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


State Route 21 lane closures scheduled next week in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will utilize lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port Wentworth for cleaning outside shoulders, median and laying thermostriping.

April 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in Bent Tree Crossing subdivision.

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Nominees honored by Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Effingham County held the 15th Annual Herb Jones Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet Thursday night at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center, where Tiffany Altman was named as the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year.

April 12, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures scheduled on SR21 at Bonnie Bridge Road in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be resurfacing SR 21 southbound at the intersection of Bonnie Bridge Road, which requires nighttime lane closures on Wednesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.

April 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Zack Norton honored with A Celebration of Life

Hundreds of Effingham County citizens made their way to the Effingham County Fair Grounds in Springfield Saturday to celebrate the life of one of Effingham ...

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Leadership Effingham gives pair of project run-downs at ECCA

Leadership Effingham met at the Effingham College and Career Academy Thursday afternoon to hear two group project presentations from members.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Free lunches now available with beginning of Summer Lunch Program

With children out of school for the summer and parents working during the day, the launch of the Summer Lunch Program is once again underway.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp).

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company's Fueling the ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

As the sun went down behind the pine trees Friday night, the seniors of South Effingham High School moved their tassels from right to left ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rebel graduates sent off in style

Amongst the thousands who showed up to sit under the sun Saturday at Rebel Stadium were 451 anxious and excited seniors who were ready to ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Several members of the local REA unit recently met at the Board of Education book warehouse and participated in the selection of titles for groups ...

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton was recognized by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at their "Night of Champions" on May 11.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Springfield – The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Brad Carr will be taking over as Executive Director effective May 15.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Each year, the week before Memorial Day is highlighted by one of Effingham County's largest events that is dedicated to honoring our nation's ...

May 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


First ever 'Unity in the Community' event a hit in Guyton

On Saturday morning, members of the Guyton community met with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and deputies of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department in the first ...

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham residents protest wastewater plan

Concerned and informed members of the community attended a public hearing Wednesday night regarding the DRT America Plant in Springfield and the current status of ...

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training ...

May 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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