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Smalls graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenyatt N. Smalls II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369 celebrates awards night

Local Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369, who is chartered by St. John's Lutheran Church of Rincon, had plenty of things to celebrate recently at their Awards Night.

July 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia getting drivers to obey speed limit or get ticket

Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as Georgia joins a multi-state effort to reduce traffic deaths by getting drivers to follow the posted speed limit.

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ECHS's Holder given $1,000 for use at GSU

Lenexa, Kan. – The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to student Robert Holder from Clyo, Ga., for the 2017-2018 academic year.

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Kindness Rocks Effingham County

Local residents have gotten their "rock" on this summer as they paint messages, pictures and positive words onto rocks and hide them around the county for others to find.

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Oktoberfest takes a break

In a press release sent out on Tuesday afternoon from the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, a decision to put the 2017 Oktoberfest on hiatus was announced in a surprising move.

July 19, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriff's Department Continues Search

Earlier today deputies were dispatched to a residence on Half Moon Drive in reference to a possible burglary. The caller stated that a tall, thin, white male with no shirt ran into the woods behind the residence. As deputies responded to the area, they spotted a white male with no shirt, wearing khaki shorts, and sneakers, but before they could approach the subject, he ran into the wood line. After an exhaustive search, the suspect was not located. Patrol efforts will be increased in the area. Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie ask that you continue to look out for your neighbor, and ...

July 13, 2017 | Kim Dennis | Local


Effingham 4-H members participate at State 4-H Council

EFFINGHAM COUNTY – State 4-H Council, one of Georgia 4-H's core programs, is the constitutional meeting of the Georgia 4-H Council and the election of Georgia 4-H State Officers.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lightning catches Rincon home on fire

A lightning bolt struck a house in Rincon Sunday night, causing a fire that engulfed the structure and destroyed the home.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Emancipation Diploma Bill in effect

On Monday, March 30, 2015 Governor Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Music of Johnny Cash to fill Mars Theatre Saturday night

SPRINGFIELD – Get ready to take a journey back in time, to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained featuring James 3.

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon water issue a major problem for City Council

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday night, the council heard comments about and voted on a number of issues.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett ready to work

While he has only been serving the position for a few weeks now, Interim County Administrator for Effingham County, Billy Beckett, has been hard at work fulfilling the obligations of the job.

July 11, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Five arrested during drug bust in Effingham County

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced Thursday that the Effingham County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Rincon Police Department, conducted a joint drug operation in Effingham County.

July 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Camp Buddy gets kids moving, learning

For most children in Effingham County, last week served as just another portion of their summer break filled with trips to the pool, beach or being lazy at home. While that may be the case for the majority, a select group of kids were busy learning, interacting and participating in various activities at Camp Buddy.

July 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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Effingham County EMA to operate until Irma has passed

Effingham County EMA has upgraded its Emergency Operations Center to Operation Level 2; It is operating 24 hours until the threat of Hurricane Irma has ...

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shelters to open for Hurricane Irma relief

Three safe shelters are set to open in Guyton for those in need of refuge from Hurricane Irma.

September 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


President signs emergency declaration for Georgia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that federal emergency aid has been made available to ...

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Go team!

Kassey Johnson proudly wears her school colors during Thursday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game at The Corral. Johnson's team, the Mustangs fell in ...

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers

Rebel Rousers Brett Nettles, Taryn Aceret, Brice Moore and Zach Wilson, from left, of Effingham County show their team spirit before Thursday night's football ...

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


EOC encourages residents to remain wary of Irma despite course change

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3-Enhanced operating 12-hour shifts.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon City Council nixes meeting

The Rincon City Council regular scheduled Council Meeting for Monday has been cancelled.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EGSC cancels classes

Based on predicted weather conditions from Hurricane Irma, East Georgia State College has cancelled all classes and college events on it's Swainsboro, Statesboro and ...

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels turn back County Champions Trophy challenge

GUYTON -- The County Champions Trophy will stay put for another year, prompting a surprising celebratory dance.

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Voluntary evacuation order issued in Effingham County and its cities

Effingham County, along with the cities of Rincon, Springfield and Guyton, are issuing a voluntary evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Friday.

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Governor expands state of emergency to Effingham County

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ...

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


5K series postponed

Due to the uncertainty of weather conditions for Saturday and many people making evacuation plans because of Hurricane Irma, the Fall 5K Series planning team ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to close for Irma

The Effingham County School System will be closed for all staff and students Friday through Tuesday because of the threat of Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City council meeting cancelled.

The City of Springfield Mayor and Council Meeting scheduled for Sept. 12 has been cancelled.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ALERT: Storm threat alters Rebels-Mustangs clash

The Effingham County-South Effingham football game slated Friday at South Effingham has been changed to Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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