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Mars Theatre receives GCA grant

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, awarded $300,000 in funding grants to 84 organizations in 64 counties across the state.

December 06, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Dairy evaluation team excels

The Effingham County FFA junior dairy evaluation team won the Area IV and Central Region competition and placed fourth in the state at the Georgia FFA DAiry Evaluation CDE held at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Friday and Saturday.

December 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Reddick reads to elementary school students

RINCON -- Josh Reddick has invited everyone in Effingham County to share in his World Series success -- including elementary school students.

December 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Paintball battle results in $10,000 donation

Savannah's Willie Starker moves into position to shoot a couple of paintball rivals in Saturday's Battle of the Badges at Big Nasty ATV Park. Attorney Jamie Casino donated $10,000 to PACK (People of Action Caring for Kids) during the fundraising event.

December 05, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Ward graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Julia D. Ward graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 05, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County delivers keys to 19th house

RINCON - Wilhelmina Roberson was virtually speechless, but she didn't need to say anything. Her beaming face told the story.

December 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Schaffner wants to make state impact

GUYTON - Just four years ago, Jack Schaffner was a homeschool student looking to pursue a new sport.

December 03, 2017 | | Local


Emergency personnel to battle in paintball war, raise funds

SPRINGFIELD -- The Battle of the Badges is set Saturday. Employees from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Effingham Fire and Rescue, Effingham County EMS, Rincon Fire and the Rincon Police Department will battle it out as well as law enforcement, EMS and firefighters from surrounding counties.

December 01, 2017 | | Local


South Effingham assistant loves doing double duty

GUYTON -- Don't be fooled by his age. Sixty-year-old South Effingham assistant coach Varnard Reese is as flexible as an Olympic gymnast.

December 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New city limit signs OK'd

RINCON -- The City of Rincon will soon become a more attractive, welcoming place.

December 01, 2017 | | Local


United Way celebrates campaign success

RINCON -- United Way's Effingham office celebrated a campaign victory at its Service Center on Wednesday.

November 30, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels named to all-region football team

SPRINGFIELD -- Seven Effingham County Rebels were selected for the All-Region 2-AAAAAA football team. The squad was named by the region's coaches.

November 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hicklen sparks Lady Rebels to first win

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Lady Rebels broke into the win column Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | | Local


Rebels roll to 4-0 in region game

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels picked up a Region 2AAAAAA win Tuesday, beating New Hampstead 71-58 at home to stay unbeaten after four games.

November 29, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Tigers repel hard-charging Mustangs

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs couldn't get over the final hump in an uphill battle against Metter on Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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South Effingham girls trample Windsor Forest

South Effingham's girls soccer team toppled Windsor Forest 4-1 in Savannah on Tuesday.

February 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Democrat chairman announces qualifying instructions

Tony Chiariello, chairperson of the Effingham County Democratic Committee, has announced that prospective Democrat candidates for the May 22 partisan elections in Effingham County must ...

February 14, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


57-0! Gant completes perfect wrestling season

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant is finally a state champion.

February 13, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Effingham County NAACP remains viable, valuable

SPRINGFIELD - Five decades after taking its first step, the Effingham County branch of the NAACP is still marching forward in its quest for political, educational ...

February 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Relieved Taylor gets her chance at East Georgia College

SPRINGFIELD - Taylor Morgan can breathe a sigh of relief.

February 13, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Brandt taking college plunge

GUYTON - After an outstanding career in the Savannah Coastal Swim League, Megan Brandt, 18, is about to jump into much bigger pool.

February 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT cuts ribbon on revamped space

RINCON - Thanks to some hardworking volunteers and donors, Ready2CONNECT is more prepared than ever to help Effingham County residents improve their employment prospects.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Venerable Conlee remains true to what made him successful

SPRINGFIELD - Country music's "Common Man" has uncommon staying power.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Treutlen House to benefit from Nelons concert

GUYTON - Joyful, harmonic noises will emanate from Countryside Baptist Church on Feb. 24.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program lessens trauma for its clients

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program (EVWAP) is a unique member of the Effingham County Family Connection family.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Driver dies in Robeling Road Raceway event

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that a man is deceased and another man is seriously injured after an accident during a ...

February 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels girding for tough baseball classification

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Class AAAAAA is by far one of the most competitive classifications in the state for baseball, Effingham County has held its own ...

February 09, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Rebels, Tigers to meet with No. 3 seed on the line

BRUNSWICK -- Effingham County's boys basketball team will meet Bradwell Institute at 5 p.m. today at Brunswick High School in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.

February 09, 2018 | | Local


Ware County wallops South Effingham girls

STATESBORO -- Other than a glaring flub to start the game, the Ware County Lady Gators played virtually flawlessly Thursday night.

February 09, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Highly decorated Kilmartin named Effingham County's director of finance

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis, county administrator for Effingham County, has announced the selection of Thomas Kilmartin as director of finance effective Feb. 5.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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