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Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has been listed on the Interior Department's National Register of Historic places since 1986.

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County's Cade Lambert tracks a practice fly ball. A couple of banks of outfield lights didn't power up initially and the game was halted for about 15 minutes. Effingham County athletic director Matt Huntley turned on the lights at the nearby football stadium to help with the situation. Then the umpire asked Lambert if he could see well enough to play. Lambert said yes and shortly after the game resumed all the lights came ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Martinez inks with South Florida

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's Sydney Martinez is taking her talents to South Florida.

February 21, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Chaney competes for Brenau track and field team

Racine Chaney of Rincon competed on the Brenau University track and field team at Friday's Appalachian Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Friday in Kingsport, Tenn.

February 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Hospital hands out annual awards

POOLER - In a ceremony underscoring the importance of people in the transformation of Effingham Health System (EHS), more than four dozen employees were recognized at the Annual Service Awards at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Thursday.

February 20, 2018 | | Local


Mayor updates Exchange Club on Rincon happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee overflowed with information during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting. He gushed so much that he apologized for exceeding the allotted time for his speech about the city he leads.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


SEMS students get dose of reality

GUYTON - On Feb. 14, eighth graders at South Effingham Middle School got a taste of the real world. The students participated in the annual Reality Fair, a tool used to teach financial responsibility.

February 19, 2018 | | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT offers a path to independence

RINCON - Ready2CONNECT (R2C) offers tools to help people become financially independent.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Home invasion reported

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred Friday afternoon.

February 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Mustangs' season ends

South Effingham's girls were ousted from the Class AAAAA state tournament Friday. They fell 83-16 at Region 1-AAAAA champion Harris County.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson handcuffs Mustangs to spark Rebels to series win

GUYTON -- Right-hander Ethan Johnson went the distance on the mound Friday night to lead Effingham County to a 2-0 baseball victory over South Effingham.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Zielicke new United Way executive director

RINCON - Maybe it's in her DNA.

February 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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Rebels' Johnson, Elenbaas powerful 1-2 pitching punch

SPRINGFIELD - The impact of Ethan Johnson and Avery Elenbaas' microscopic ERAs is easy to see.

April 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Streaking Stokes, Rebels tame Tigers

SPRINGFIELD - It was a surprising turn of events.

April 11, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs falter

South Effingham's girls soccer team lost 3-1 at Statesboro on Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Introduction to soccer

The Effingham YMCA's youth soccer season is under way. Coach Toni Oxford's 4-and-under team underwent its initial practice Friday at Grace Community Church.

April 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs torpedo Pirates

Despite getting just two hits, the South Effingham Mustangs turned back the Brunswick Pirates in a non-region baseball game in Guyton Tuesday night.

April 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital board meeting announced

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session April 24 at 7:15 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall community room ...

April 10, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels slip past Tigers in extra innings

After working overtime in Hinesville, the Effingham County Rebels got paid with a 5-1 victory over Bradwell Institute on Monday.

April 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Alderman provides update on Springfield happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Don't be fooled by Springfield's sleepy appearance. Its government officials are alert and looking for ways to improve the city.

April 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Political novice Tippins taking on familiar faces in gubernatorial race

RINCON - A former championship swimmer has jumped into Georgia's political pool.

April 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival approaching

The Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual Olde Effingham Day Festival on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Family Promise yard sale, bake sale set April 28

Family Promise of Effingham will conduct a dedication service on April 28 at 8:30 a.m. at its new location at 2160 Hwy 21 ...

April 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Ebenezer Creek cleanup slated Saturday

Savannah Riverkeeper has scheduled a cleanup event on scenic Ebenezer Creek for Saturday at 9 a.m. at Tommy Long Boat Landing, 158 Tommy Long ...

April 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Red Terrors torment Rebels

Glynn Academy raced to a 7-0 first-inning lead en route to a 12-3 Region 2-AAAAAA baseball victory over Effingham County in Brunswick on Friday.

April 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Pollett new Exchange Club member

During an Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting at Renasant Bank in Springfield on Thursday, Branden Pollet (left) was installed as a member by Pete ...

April 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs surge past Blue Devils in late innings

GUYTON -- South Effingham coach John DeRing frequently uses "resilient" to describe his baseball team. Wednesday's game against Statesboro was a perfect example of why ...

April 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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