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Alumni and Friends Gala set at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College will hold its second Alumni and Friends Gala, "A Night Under the Stars," on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Community calendar Sept. 20 edition

Thursday

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Students put journalism skills to work for schools

RINCON - Olivia Nelson is a storyteller, but don't hold it against her. It is a good thing.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon City Council holds line on property taxes

RINCON - Rincon maintained its membership in a shrinking club Monday night.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham softball team sweeps four weekend games

South Effingham's softball team reeled off victories in four games in the Brookwood Tournament at Powder Springs, upping its record to 15-5.

September 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Bilbo in position to help county agencies, public

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, projecting a sense of openness that she and her boss, Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, want.

September 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Stirring comeback powers Rebels past Blue Devils

SPRINGFIELD -- Against a defense that had been exceptionally leaky in the first half Saturday night, the Statesboro Blue Devils eventually ran dry.

September 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Parent University-Effingham to celebrate fifth graduation

Parent University-Effingham's fall session will be held Sept. 23.

September 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


I-95 resurfacing to resume Sunday

SAVANNAH – The $8.5 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning north of I-16 and extending to Savannah River Bridge at the Georgia/South Caroline line will resume after suspension due to Hurricane Irma on Sunday night.

September 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Raiders overwhelm Mustangs

DEXTER --The South Effingham Mustangs got hit with a gigantic snowball Friday night.

September 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels catcher makes college choice

SPRINGFIELD -- A big-time Effingham County softball player has opted for a small college that suits her taste.

September 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs pound Rebels

GUYTON -- Effingham County coach Johnny Coleman used a humorous analogy to assess his softball team's 9-1 loss at South Effingham on Thursday.

September 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton man arrested after child porn images discovered

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Crimes Against Children Division has made another arrest after concluding its investigation of Joseph Canaan Johnson, 44. of Guyton.

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pregame entertainment

Kynzlee Cox, 5, and Rylan Cox, 3, dance on the softball field before South Effingham's home game against Effingham County on Thursday. The girls also ran and turned somersaults on the lush grass. Their mother is South Effingham assistant coach Randi Cox. South Effingham won the game 9-1.

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New PIO ready to help several Effingham County agencies

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, which projects a sense of perpetual openness that she and her boss, Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, want.

September 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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Henry resigns as IDA CEO

John Henry resigned as CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) effective at the close of business Friday, Dec. 1.

December 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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