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South Effingham employee dies after school mishap

GUYTON -- A South Effingham High School employee died Sunday from injuries he suffered at the school.

December 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lady Mustangs drop tourney finale in heartbreaking fashion

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls didn't get any wins to put in their Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic stocking.

December 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs can't knock Lady Patriots from unbeaten ranks

SAVANNAH -- The Pinewood Christian Lady Patriots stayed perfect Thursday by topping South Effingham 51-35 in the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic.

December 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Commissioners express gratitude to employees

Effingham County commissioners had a great time spnsoring and serving a recent holiday luncheon for all Effingham County employees as a way to show their appreciation for all that our employees do all year long. From left are commissioners Jamie Deloach, Vera Jones, Phil Kieffer, Wesley Corbitt, Forrest Floyd and Reggie Loper.

December 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham girls fall in tourney opener

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls basketball squad unwrapped a loss in its first game of the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic on Wednesday.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Patients display healthy support for Ratchford

SPRINGFIELD -- The Hospital Authority of Effingham County learned during its meeting Tuesday night that some of its residents aren't willing to swallow the bitter pill that it wants them to take.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs coach sees better says ahead for team

GUYTON - Despite a slow start to the season, South Effingham basketball coach James Finlen said his boys team is on the verge of turning things around.

December 19, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Effingham County's Shea wins agribusiness award

SAVANNAH -- On Dec. 13, Chris Shea, owner of Low Country Machinery, was named Effingham County's Agribusinessman of the Year.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Reed graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Abigail S. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Members of Aspiring Leaders receive certificates

The 2016-2017 members of the Effingham County School District's Aspiring Leaders program received a Certificate of Distinguished Completion for meeting all requirements of this yearlong leadership program.

December 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas colors

Instead of their school colors, many South Effingham students donned the red and green of Christmas during Friday's home basketball games versus Effingham County. With a Grinch-like performance, the visiting Rebels spoiled the boisterous Mustangs' Christmas party by posting a sweep. The Lady Rebels prevailed 72-60 and the Effingham County boys won 69-56.

December 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- It wasn't necessary to look at the scoreboard to determine which team won Friday night's girls basketball game at South Effingham. The visiting coach's face reflected the outcome just as well.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Perseverance pays for South Effingham's Harris

GUYTON -- Faith Harris was undaunted by a torn ACL that kept her from playing volleyball during her senior year at South Effingham High School.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Crashes occur regularly at Hwy 17-Blue Jay Road intersection

GUYTON -- Jay Patel is rarely an eyewitness to the crashes. He hears them regularly, however.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs avenge loss to Lady Bobcats

GUYTON -- Taking care of the ball helped the South Effingham Lady Mustangs take care of busines.

December 14, 2017 | | Local


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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


Sheriff's office warns of check scam

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Unit has received three fraudulent checks in the past week from Craig's list purchases.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Board of Education approves new lines for elementary, middle schools

SPRINGFIELD -- The lines on their faces told as much of the story as the lines on their maps.

February 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County starts tennis season

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County opened its tennis season with an exhibition tournament against Screven County and Wayne County on Saturday.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Stifling defense propels Lady Mustangs into state tourney

BLOOMINGDALE -- It wasn't the Phoenix that rose from the ashes on Wednesday.

February 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs have lofty tennis expectations

GUYTON -- Regardless of what type of shot they face -- backhand, forehand or overhead volley -- South Effingham's tennis players always aim high.

February 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Guyton school filled education gap

GUYTON - Even though the sound of children playing and working at the site were silenced more than eight decades ago, echoes of an impactful legacy ...

February 06, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lab results indicate ash roads safe

SPRINGFIELD -- On Jan. 3, a wintry storm swept through the area, leaving dozens of ash roads in Effingham County nearly destroyed.

February 06, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham set for play-in games; Faith appeals to GHSA to move girls contest

GUYTON - After losing 73-61 and 71-41, respectively, at home to Ware County on Monday, South Effingham's boys and girls are set to visit Ware ...

February 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Body discovered in vehicle ID'd

The Georgia State Medical Examiner's Office and the Effingham County coroner have identified the deceased person recently found in a burned vehicle as 24-year-old ...

February 06, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs looking to reload in 2018

GUYTON - Coach Johnny Dering will be the first to say that South Effingham's baseball team doesn't rebuild. It simply reloads - and that starts ...

February 06, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Ebenezer Elementary School student wins spelling bee

SPRINGFIELD - Seventeen students from elementary and middle schools throughout the Effingham County School District competed Thursday in the annual spelling bee at Effingham College and ...

February 06, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham squads face play-in rematch

GUYTON -- South Effingham's basketball teams didn't beat Ware County at home Monday night, but they will soon get another chance on the road.

February 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels extend season; Glynn Academy ousts Effingham County girls

BRUNSWICK -- Effingham County's boys basketball team kept its season alive Monday night by beating Glynn Academy 61-48 in a play-in game for the Region ...

February 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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