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Grant paves way for boat ramp repairs

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to preform repairs on several of the counties boat ramps.

March 24, 2018 | | Local


Mustangs' 'grit' shows in series finale against Jackets

GUYTON -- After getting knocked down hard twice in recent days, the South Effingham Mustangs got up, dusted themselves off and turned in a good showing in the finale of their Region 2-AAAAA series against Wayne County on Friday.

March 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs roll on Senior Night

GUYTON -- It was meant to be a special occasion but it exceeded all expectations.

March 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls maul New Hampstead

GUYTON -- Seven players scored as South Effingham's girls rolled to a 10-0 soccer victory over Region 2-AAAAA rival New Hampstead on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wayne County wallops South Effingham

GUYTON -- James Maudlin ripped a first-inning home run against South Effingham on Wednesday, propelling the Wayne County Yellow Jackets to a 10-0 victory in six frames.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pluck Gamecocks

The Effingham County Rebels jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back against Screven County in Sylvania on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County soccer games postponed again

Already delayed once, Effingham County's Region 2-AAAAAA home soccer games versus Brunswick have been moved to April 16.

March 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County audit reveals 'fiscally sound budget'

SPRINGFIELD -- At Tuesday's Effingham County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Administrator Steve Davis announced that the county's annual audit has been completed and shows that there were no control findings, indicating the county is in full compliance with various laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements.

March 21, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham students receive cultural exposure

GUYTON - Everyone can't go to France or Spain so the South Effingham High School media center brings those countries to some of its students through Cultural Museum Week.

March 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County postpones soccer games

Because of weather concerns, Effingham County has postponed Tuesday's home soccer games versus Brunswick until Wednesday,

March 20, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Hwy 21 lanes to be closed for pedestrian bridge installation

PORT WENTWORTH -- In conjunction with the Hwy 21 pedestrian bridge construction in Chatham County, Massana Construction will need to install lane closures through Thursday and again Saturday morning. A detour will be in place.

March 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Interact Club makes international impact

GUYTON - The impact of South Effingham High School's Interact Club extends well beyond the walls of the room where it meets.

March 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Local schools pay tribute to Florida shooting victims

GUYTON - They made a statement but it wasn't a political one.

March 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


OmniTRAX Inc. pursuing industries for hub

SPRINGFIELD - A major part of Effingham County's economic future is sitting on the launch pad ready for takeoff.

March 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels whitewash Tigers

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels made quick work of the Metter Tigers on Monday.

March 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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4-H team wins state modified trap championship

RINCON -- Aiming high helped Effingham County 4-H's junior modified trap team hit a big target Saturday.

May 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System agrees to record-setting civil penalty

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System is taking its medicine by agreeing to a record civil penalty related to alleged record keeping and notification violations of the ...

May 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Plane crash cleanup underway

SAVANNAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Cleanup efforts are underway for Hwy 21 near Savannah Hilton Head International Airport where a Puerto Rico Air National Guard ...

May 16, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham girls make history

GUYTON - South Effingham's girls golf team made history by qualifying for the state championship meet, a first for the Mustangs program.

May 16, 2018 | | Local


Griffin steps down as Effingham County coach

Just a couple of weeks after being named Region 2-AAAAAA's top coach, Brett Griffin has stepped down as head of the Effingham County baseball ...

May 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham searching for baseball coach

GUYTON -- South Effingham has opted not to retain John DeRing as its baseball coach.

May 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Renasant Bank delivers pet items donated by customers

Dana Causey, Lauren Kennedy, Misty Folker and Barbara Liscio of Renasant Bank dropped off a bevy of supplies for the Effingham County Animal Shelter on ...

May 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


It's Helmly vs. Johnson for District 4 board seat

RINCON - The Effingham County Board of Education District 4 seat will be contested in this election and will pit incumbent Beth Helmly against newcomer Ben ...

May 15, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


Georgia State Patrol reports 15 April crashes

Troopers from the Rincon post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 15 traffic crashes during April in Effingham County.

May 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County athletes shine at Class AAAAAA meet

The Effingham County track team wrapped up its season at the Class AAAAAA state meet in Carrollton where three athletes earned top five finishes.

May 14, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


P.B. Edwards Gym offering turbo kickboxing

PORT WENTWORTH - Turbo Kick LIVE is not just a fitness class - it's a total experience that combines a high-energy workout with a party feel.

May 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels' 2018 football schedule

Aug. 10 -- at Screven County (scrimmage)

May 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Girls get resources to help them navigate challenges of middle school

RINCON - Mothers weren't the only ones who received gifts over the weekend.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family needs support after leukemia diagnosis

RINCON - Dwight Lariscy's heart is broken. It was shattered by shocking news.

May 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Shots fired into Effingham Herald office

RINCON -- The Effingham Herald was struck by projectiles fired from a rifle Saturday night.

May 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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