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Lab results indicate ash roads safe

SPRINGFIELD -- On Jan. 3, a wintry storm swept through the area, leaving dozens of ash roads in Effingham County nearly destroyed.

February 06, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham set for play-in games; Faith appeals to GHSA to move girls contest

GUYTON - After losing 73-61 and 71-41, respectively, at home to Ware County on Monday, South Effingham's boys and girls are set to visit Ware County on Wednesday for play-in games for the Region 2-AAAAA tournament, which starts Thursday in Statesboro.

February 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Body discovered in vehicle ID'd

The Georgia State Medical Examiner's Office and the Effingham County coroner have identified the deceased person recently found in a burned vehicle as 24-year-old Zachary Edel of Rincon.

February 06, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs looking to reload in 2018

GUYTON - Coach Johnny Dering will be the first to say that South Effingham's baseball team doesn't rebuild. It simply reloads - and that starts on the mound.

February 06, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Ebenezer Elementary School student wins spelling bee

SPRINGFIELD - Seventeen students from elementary and middle schools throughout the Effingham County School District competed Thursday in the annual spelling bee at Effingham College and Career Academy.

February 06, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham squads face play-in rematch

GUYTON -- South Effingham's basketball teams didn't beat Ware County at home Monday night, but they will soon get another chance on the road.

February 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels extend season; Glynn Academy ousts Effingham County girls

BRUNSWICK -- Effingham County's boys basketball team kept its season alive Monday night by beating Glynn Academy 61-48 in a play-in game for the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament at Brunswick.

February 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Woman dies in Monday morning crash

SPRINGFIELD -- A morning crash claimed the life of 55-year-old Christine Michelle Hale on Monday.

February 05, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Student Ambassadors help with voter registration

SPRINGFIELD - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is encouraging high school students to learn about civics and be active participants in the political process. His office has partnered with more than 150 high schools, including Effingham County, through the Student Ambassador Program it launched in 2016.

February 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


World War II hero donates rare relic to Effingham Living History Museum

RINCON - James Sapp never stops giving.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fraternity conducting college/career fair

Young students searching for a college home or future job can walk in with uncertainty and walk out with prospects - or even scholarships - at an upcoming event at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Taylor made for service

RINCON - Officer Isaac Taylor's desire to protect and serve has followed him everywhere he goes. That includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Velasquez top talker in Rotary Speech contest

RINCON - Becca Velasquez uses more than her mouth when she talks. Each of her words is supported by expressive eyes, hand gestures and voice inflections.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


With regular season over, it's do or die for Effingham County teams

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's basketball teams ended the regular season Friday night with tough losses to Region 2-AAAAAA foe Brunswick. If they lose their next games, their season will be over for good.

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital board announces February meeting

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall community room at Effingham Health System.

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham County clinches baseball crown

Effingham County rallied for three sixth-inning runs en route to a 6-3 road victory over Brunswick on Wednesday. The comeback propelled the Rebels to the ...

April 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels advance to Sweet 16 in boys tennis

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels are one step away from their goal.

April 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


HYPE enhances future of Effingham County youths

GUYTON - The vision of HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) Outreach Ministries is to keep children focused on productive things.

April 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls maintain perfection

GUYTON -- It's a "Sweet 16" for South Effingham's girls tennis team.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham girls kick Wayne County

GUYTON -- A new attitude resulted in a winning altitude for the South Effingham girls soccer team.

April 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs claim Region 2-AAAAA boys soccer title

GUYTON -- Jaydon Parrish went from having "a bad day at the office" to employee of the month.

April 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Morris Multimedia sells newspapers in north Georgia to new company

Charles H. Morris Sr., CEO and president of Morris Multimedia Inc. (MMI) announced Sunday the sale of The Times and The Poultry Times to his ...

April 17, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Registration deadline looming

The deadline to vote in the May 22 general primary and non-partisan general election is April 23.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Brunswick

The Effingham County Rebels emerged as the victors in a game dominated by strong pitching Monday night.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Ware County holds off South Effingham

A four-run third inning propelled the Ware County Gators to a 7-6 Region 2-AAAAAA baseball victory over South Effingham in Guyton on Monday.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


BULLETIN: DRT America to finalize siren commissioning project Tuesday

DRT America, located at the Governor Treutlen Industrial Site, will be finalizing the facility siren commissioning project Tuesday at 10 a.m.

April 16, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


'Ray On My Mind' slated at Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD - Augusta native Kenny Brawner will take the Mars Theatre stage as another famous Georgia native, Ray Charles, on April 28 at 8 p.m.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Lady Rebels to host first-round state playoff game

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Lady Rebels are breathing rarefied air these days.

April 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Vincent no-hits Tigers as Rebels win shortened game

Effingham County's Blake Vincent tossed a four-inning no-hitter in a 17-0 rout of Bradwell Institute in Hinesville on Friday.

April 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Volunteers gather to collect Ebenezer Creek litter

RINCON -- It wasn't a perfect picture but it was close.

April 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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