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South Effingham volleyball players honored

RINCON -- South Effinghham recently conducted its end-of-season volleyball banquet.

November 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Hot-starting Trojans burn Rebels

DOUGLAS -- The rumor mill churned out some misinformation about the Coffee Trojans.

November 11, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Interfor expanding lumber production in Meldrim

Interfor Corporation announced Friday that it plans to invest $16.5 million to upgrade it's sawmill in Meldrim.

November 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Turpentine plant's wastewater request discussed at public hearing

SPRINGFIELD -- A $43 million turpentine factory's request to send its wastewater to a Springfield treatment facility before being diverted into Ebenezer Creek didn't wash with many of the citizens at a Thursday public hearing.

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mars Theatre to reopen Dec. 2

SPRINGFIELD -- The Mars Theatre is scheduled to reopen Dec. 2 for an a cappella holiday concert featuring the group Eclipse 6.

November 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lee gets right back to work after election

RINCON -- Ken Lee didn't have much time to bask in the glow of his latest election.

November 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Dickerson makes college choice official

SPRINGFIELD -- Hayley Dickerson's competitive fire will soon burn at a higher level.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


White, Johnson lead in Guyton

GUYTON -- With provisional ballots yet to be tallied, Joseph Lee leads the race for the Post 3 seat on the Guyton City Council.

November 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee retains mayoral post

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee turned back the challenge of Christi Ricker, a Rincon City Council member, in Tuesday's Rincon mayoral election.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee retains mayoral post

RINCON -- Incumbent Ken Lee turned back the challenge of Christi Ricker, a Rincon City Council member, is Tuesday's Rincon mayorl election.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon officer fired after dispute probe

RINCON - A Rincon police officer was dismissed Monday, four days after his reported involvement in a domestic dispute.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shearouse earns prestigious FFA degree

Former Effingham County High School FFA Chapter President Annah Shearouse received her American FFA Degree at the recent 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

November 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Auxiliary seeking help to stock VA hospital gift shop

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary stocks the gift shop at the Veterans Hospital in Augusta so that patients there can choose gifts for their families during the Christmas season at no cost to them. Currently, the hospital has about 500 patients.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs' Newbill grateful for postseason opportunity

GUYTON - South Effingham's Makenly Newbill knows all too well the highs and lows of being a Mustang.

November 07, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Illness prevention department's top priority

RINCON - Running a restaurant is a tough job. Making sure it is safe for customers is also challenging.

November 06, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


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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 ...

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


Lee takes Guyton City Council seat

GUYTON -- A man used to working behind Guyton's political scenes has finally taken the stage.

January 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham seeking hall nominations

The South Effingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the induction class of 2018. The forms needed to nominate a ...

January 10, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


'American Pickers' looking for Georgia treasures

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Georgia.

January 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Streaky Rebels break Mustangs

SPRINGFIELD - Saturday's boys basketball matchup at Effingham County was tight until the Rebels broke loose.

January 09, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels advance to state duals

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County wrestling team advanced to the state tournament in Macon after going 1-1 in the area duals Monday.

January 09, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Local players set for Blitz Border Bowl

South Effingham linebacker Makenly Newbill will join a trio of Effingham County players on the Coast Empire team in Saturday's inaugural Blitz Border Bowl ...

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County 4-H'ers attend Rock Eagle event

Effingham County 4-H'ers recently attended Fall Forum at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center,.

January 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Retreat center celebrates 40th anniversary

Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper (left) chats with Richard Kessler on Saturday before New Ebenezer Retreat Center's 40th anniversary celebration. Kessler founded the ecumenical ...

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mother Nature rattles school schedule

RINCON - There has been a 100 percent chance of unusual occurrences in the Effingham County School District's 2017-18 weather forcecast.

January 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day schedule announced

On behalf of the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Committee, the Rev. Lon Harden, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Guyton and the president of ...

January 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Date for Springfield City Council meeting changed

The Springfield City Council meeting slated for Tuesday has been moved to Jan. 15.

January 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


School closure extended

Effingham County schools will be closed Friday for students and employees. Regular school schedules will resume Monday.

January 04, 2018 | | Local


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