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Softball 2016 - Rebels gain inspiration from injured teammate

Effingham County High School's softball team faced some hardship months before their season even began. Head coach Matt Huntley lost a rising sophomore to a car accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Softball 2016 - Mustangs ‘expect big things’ from focused team

After South Effingham saw their season end in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, the Lady Mustangs hope to go deeper into the postseason in 2016.

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local

STEM students love new Academy

Effingham County's newest educational facility opened its doors to students last week with a smooth transition with unique learning opportunities all around.

August 18, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Mustangs kick off 2016 season Friday; S. Effingham must overcome loss of 23 seniors

No team wants to be in the "rebuilding stage," but after graduating 23 seniors from last year's playoff team, South Effingham falls in that category heading into the 2016 season.

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Rebels kick off 2016 season Friday; Effingham eyes playoffs in move to AAAAAA

After a historic 2015 season, the Effingham County Rebels hope to come out ready to pick up where they left off – minus a few key players.

August 18, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local

‘Summer Heat’ snares 7 locals

Seven Effingham County residents were among 39 men arrested in a 10-week online sex sting investigation – Operation Summer Heat - that ended last week.

August 18, 2016 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON For the Effingham Herald | Local

Decision expected in Guyton plant dispute

A Chatham County Superior Court judge is expected to rule on an Effingham County property owner's motion against the proposed Guyton wastewater treatment plant.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local

Shadowbrook seeks help with roads

Residents of a subdivision are asking Effingham County commissioners for help with their failing road.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local

New Rincon Elementary cost: $20.7 million

The new Rincon Elementary School will be built at a cost of $20.7 million, after Effingham County Board of Education members agreed to a maximum price at their meeting Wednesday.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local

‘People are frustrated’

There is a great level of frustration among the people with the government, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Wednesday - a sentiment he has shared since his first day on the job.

August 10, 2016 | By PATRICK DONAHUE | Local

Lawsuit claims USA Gymnastics failed to act on predator

An Effingham County family is asking for $10 million in damages from USA Gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to act on complaints of sexual misconduct by a former coach.

August 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local

DoT urging safety as school starts

Students heading back to school means more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading and unloading, to kids walking and biking, to parents dropping off and picking up, dangers abound.

August 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Local

Hitchens receives award from state police chiefs group

State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). Rep. Hitchens was presented with this award during the GACP summer training conference.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local

State lawmakers announce three road projects in the area

The legislative delegation from Bulloch, Candler and Effingham counties announced that three DOT projects were awarded to the district by the state Department of Transportation. The awards total $2.3 million and the projects will address safety improvements, plant resurfacing, shoulder rehabbing and signage upgrades. Sen. Jack Hill, Rep. Jan Tankersley, Rep. Jon Burns, Rep. Butch Parrish and Rep. Bill Hitchens made the announcement.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Local

State awards grant Springfield greenway site, app

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Tourism division announced that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 new and expanding tourism projects across the state, including Springfield's Ebenezer Creek Greenway website and tour app.

August 02, 2016 | Staff report | Local

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Mustangs Fall To West Laurens

In an effort to gain momentum following last week's loss to rival Effingham County High School, the South Effingham Mustangs were left scoreless in ...

September 21, 2016 | By Richard Walls | Local

Rebels Take Down Blue Devils 20-16

Another standout performance from Toot Johnson helped lead the Effingham County Rebels to their second consecutive victory as they took down the Statesboro High School ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

United Way Kicks Off New Campaign

An energized crowd of United Way supporters gathered for lunch at the Effingham College and Career Academy Wednesday to kick off the 2016 Fall Campaign ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

7th Annual Effingham Oktoberfest to open keg Friday, Saturday

Put on your dancing shoes, find your thirst for a cold draft and get ready to bring in the Fall with the 7thAnnual Effingham Oktoberfest ...

September 21, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Rebels get revenge, defeat Mustangs 34-7

It was a night of payback for Effingham County High School Friday as Toot Johnson rushed for 169 yards with three touchdowns to lead the ...

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

Effingham County commissioners unanimously approve R-6 zoning

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners recently voted and approved a motion to begin R-6 zoning in the county.

September 14, 2016 | By Zack Lee | Local

New clinic offers free healthcare to Effingham residents

For many citizens, the issue of acquiring healthcare is one that is often dictated by the factors of cost and convenience. The high prices charged ...

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local

Town hall focuses on health issues in Effingham

The Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department held a town hall meeting last week to talk about the community's health.

August 31, 2016 | By Richard Walls Staff Writer | Local

Herald hires new editor

From very early on in my life, I have loved to write.

August 31, 2016 | By ZACK LEE | Local

Springfield man recovering from multiple gun shots

A Springfield man was shot multiple times Wednesday morning following an altercation, but his wounds are considered non-life threatening, at this time, said Sgt. Don ...

August 24, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local

Coffee shows Rebels where they need work

STATESBORO – The momentum shifted several times Friday night between the Effingham County Rebels and the Coffee County Trojans, but the Rebels ultimately fell 41-13 in ...

August 24, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Purcell named to State Transportation Board

Rincon's Ann Purcell was elected last week the State Transportation Board to its new executive leadership team.

August 24, 2016 | For the Effingham Herald | Local

Business Summit focuses on transportation

While metro Atlanta still consumes a super-sized portion of Georgia's highway funds, projects affecting Effingham County are getting a healthy serving of the increased ...

August 24, 2016 | By AL HACKLE For the Effingham Herald | Local

‘Prayer Walk’ inspired by local woman

Behind the inspiration of a Georgia Southern senior from Springfield, hundreds of sorority and fraternity members gathered on Greek Row on the university's campus ...

August 24, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER For the Effingham Herald | Local

Mildred Ellen “Miki” DeSanto Robinson

COLUMBIA, SC – Mildred Ellen "Miki" DeSanto Robinson, 91, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.

August 24, 2016 | | Local

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