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Free lunches now available with beginning of Summer Lunch Program

With children out of school for the summer and parents working during the day, the launch of the Summer Lunch Program is once again underway.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp).

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over the rollback millage rate.

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company's Fueling the Community charitable initiative.

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

As the sun went down behind the pine trees Friday night, the seniors of South Effingham High School moved their tassels from right to left, signifying the end of their high school careers and the beginning of what lies ahead in the future.

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rebel graduates sent off in style

Amongst the thousands who showed up to sit under the sun Saturday at Rebel Stadium were 451 anxious and excited seniors who were ready to cross the stage, pick up their diploma and enter the next chapter in their life as graduates of Effingham County High School.

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Several members of the local REA unit recently met at the Board of Education book warehouse and participated in the selection of titles for groups of students for two elementary schools, Guyton and Sand Hill.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton was recognized by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at their "Night of Champions" on May 11.

May 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Springfield – The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Brad Carr will be taking over as Executive Director effective May 15.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Each year, the week before Memorial Day is highlighted by one of Effingham County's largest events that is dedicated to honoring our nation's veterans - that time has come once again.

May 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


First ever 'Unity in the Community' event a hit in Guyton

On Saturday morning, members of the Guyton community met with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and deputies of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department in the first ever Unity in the Community event.

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham residents protest wastewater plan

Concerned and informed members of the community attended a public hearing Wednesday night regarding the DRT America Plant in Springfield and the current status of a permit from the Environmental Protection Division which would allow the plant to release wastewater into Ebenezer Creek.

May 24, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training Command.

May 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed.

May 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Reddick's dream field close to reality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County native and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is giving back to his hometown community by building a state-of-the-art baseball field.

October 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Pastors join forces, invite public to event designed to promote unity

RINCON -- Responding to recent divisive events, including the confrontation between groups in Charlottesville, Va., that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer on Aug. 12 ...

October 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Early voting for municipal races starts Oct. 16

RINCON -- Rincon's mayoral race highlights the 2017 municipal elections in Effingham County.

October 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Democrat announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District

Barbara A. Seidman, a resident of Waycross, has announced her intention to seek the 2018 Democratic nomination for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat. The ...

October 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham grabs second straight region volleyball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham withdrew some helpful knowledge from its memory bank that helped it obtain another championship.

October 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers change colors

Instead of their usual blue and white, the Rebel Rousers, ardent student supporters of Effingham County High School sports teams, donned pink for Friday night ...

October 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Red Terrors grab quick lead, repel Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County had a rough day at the football office on Friday.

October 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINALS

Wayne County 13, South Effingham 9

October 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lottery-funded pre-K program boosting Effingham County children

RINCON - State Rep. Bill Hitchens enjoyed a 100 percent approval rating on Oct. 4.

October 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rallying Rebels clinch 2-AAAAAA softball title

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County had to dig deep to get to the top of Region 2-AAAAAA heap on Thursday.

October 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rotary governor urges recruitment of more service-minded people

RINCON -- Mere months after deciding he needed a new, more exciting place to live, Dr. Hamsa Thota got snagged in a web of service that ...

October 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House raising money to boost kids' health

SPRINGFIELD -- Huddle House is partnering with No Kid Hungry, an organization that focuses on making sure kids are able to eat healthy food through programs ...

October 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECMS homecoming court revealed

Effingham County Middle School revealed its homecoming court during halftime of Wednesday's football game against South Effingham at Rebel Field, Pictured from left are ...

October 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham clinches 2-AAAAA softball title

GUYTON -- After Wednesday's performance in the best-of-three Region 2-AAAAA softball championship series, it's fair to say Alex Brown has carried her fair share ...

October 04, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Hospital pharmacist facing multiple felony charges

SPRINGFIELD -- According to multiple reports, an Effingham Health System pharmacist was arrested by the Springfield Police Department on Tuesday and is facing dozens of felony ...

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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