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Metter pins first loss on South Effingham girls

GUYTON -- Metter was just a little bit better than South Effingham in the closing seconds on Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Ebenezer Retreat Center to mark 40 years

SPRINGFIELD - The sense of peace that usually surrounds New Ebenezer Retreat Center is about to be disturbed.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels saving best for second half

SPRINGFIELD - A trend has developed with Effingham County's boys basketball team. The Rebels start slow and finish fast.

November 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham softball players honored

South Effingham's softball team recently conducted its annual awards banquet. Lady Mustangs ReAnn McCloy, Cheyenne Miller, Georgia Dowling, Kastin Belogorska, Alex Brown and Allie Ergle (from left) were named to the All-Region 2-AAAAA team.

November 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local SAT scores top state average

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County high school students are on the right testing track.

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Salvation Army donations guarantee smile in return

RINCON - Jeremiah Pugh gives something every time he receives a donation for the Salvation Army - a big smile a hearty "thank you."

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Soccer all-stars finish second in district

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's 12-and-under soccer all-stars recently finished second in the GRPA District 1 tournament. The team includes Jayden Brierton, Tyler Cantaline, Dawson Kelly, Newton Kieffer, Michael Hesling, Griffin Howe, Riley Metzger, Olivia Morgan, Mason Plantadis, Aiden Pluff, Simon Strickland and Jake Waldhour.

November 26, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Rebels looking for growth, maturity

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Effingham County's girls basketball team is in a season of rebuilding, head coach Katy Fleming is looking forward to the process. She is eager to see how her young core grows and matures over the next couple of years.

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Lady Mustangs off to 3-0 start

GUYTON -- South Effingham's girls basketball team believes strong starts are the key to getting the kind of finishes it wants.

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Grand opening set for sports complex

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners and Effingham Recreation and Parks Department will conduct a grand opening at the Clarence E. Morgan Complex on Dec. 9 at 10:15 a.m..

November 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Manna House delivers hope

RINCON - You can't see it, but it's in every bag of groceries packed by Manna House Ministries. Somewhere between the milk, bread, fresh vegetables and canned goods is a sense of hope.

November 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Click It or Ticket underway

SPRINGFIELD --The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is working around the clock to make sure Thanksgiving travelers are wearing their seat belts.

November 20, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Teachers drawn to newspaper work

RINCON - Tara Aiken, Jennifer Curry and Erin Wright are devoted high school teachers who are content with their professions. Still, the trio has an itch for journalism.

November 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrates founder’s birthday in special way

Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrated the birthday of Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low by honoring Peyton Donchell Thomas, who shares Low's Halloween birthday and was the first baby girl born at the Telfair BirthPlace at Candler Hospital on October 31. Peyton is the daughter of Erica Thomas and Harry Walker of Savannah.

November 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Josh Reddick Field just months away

SPRINGFIELD - Gold-painted shovels moved the first piles of dirt on what will become a golden opportunity for the children of Effingham County.

November 18, 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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