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Effingham County 4-H'ers attend Rock Eagle event

Effingham County 4-H'ers recently attended Fall Forum at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center,.

January 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Retreat center celebrates 40th anniversary

Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper (left) chats with Richard Kessler on Saturday before New Ebenezer Retreat Center's 40th anniversary celebration. Kessler founded the ecumenical retreat center that features comfy accommodations and educational opportunities.

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Mother Nature rattles school schedule

RINCON - There has been a 100 percent chance of unusual occurrences in the Effingham County School District's 2017-18 weather forcecast.

January 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day schedule announced

On behalf of the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Committee, the Rev. Lon Harden, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Guyton and the president of the committee, announced the schedule of events that will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Day on Jan. 15.

January 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Date for Springfield City Council meeting changed

The Springfield City Council meeting slated for Tuesday has been moved to Jan. 15.

January 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

School closure extended

Effingham County schools will be closed Friday for students and employees. Regular school schedules will resume Monday.

January 04, 2018 | | Local

Public hearing, school board meeting rescheduled

The public hearing on rezoning and the regularly scheduled Effingham County Board of Education meeting originally set for Jan 3 at Ebenezer Middle School have been moved to Jan. 10.

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Weather advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for our area until 11 a.m. Friday.

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Motorists urged to stay off roads Thursday if possible

Effingham County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday. Black ice will continue to make roads dangerous for travel until temperatures warm above freezing.

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Springfield special coming through

A Norfolk Southern train chugs through the snow in Springfield on Wednesday. Nathan Carpenter took this photo from the roof of City Hall.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Serene scene

Goshen United Methodist Church in Rincon never looked better as it was coated in pristine snow Wednesday.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

'Snow' Angel

Angel Whiten, a nine-year-old resident of Carlisle Village in Rincon, makes a snow angel Wednesday. It was her first time seeing snow. Some parts of the area reported received nearly five inches of the white stuff.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon City Council meeting opens with swearing-in ceremony

RINCON -- The Rincon City Council kicked off the new year in a festive mood.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Governor declares state of emergency

Following a Winter Storm Warning issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service and acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 28 counties.

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Commission, sheriff's office announce closings

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to possible extreme weather and dangerous driving conditions, the Effingham County Board of Commissioners offices and the administrative portion of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be closed Wednesday.

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

ECCA students receive advice to help them launch careers

RINCON - Effingham College and Career Academy students had the chance to sip from a deep well of important information Thursday morning.

March 06, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Crowd gets taste of home at annual chamber event

SPRINGFIELD - Numerous examples of good taste were on display in downtown Springfield on Friday.

March 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Helmly aiming for another four years on Effingham County Board of Education

SPRINGFIELD - Beth Helmly isn't ready for her lengthy association with education to end.

March 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Burns announces intent to seek re-election

House Majority Leader Jon Burns of Newington recently announced that he is seeking to retain his District 159 seat.

March 05, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

New fire station dedicated to memory of local soldier

STILLWELL - A new fire station has been dedicated to the memory of one of Effingham County's fallen soldiers.

March 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Williams accepts offer to become Stormy Petrel

GUYTON - A goal that used to be on Emma Williams' distant horizon is finally in her grasp.

March 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Rebels split pair against Wildcats

The Effingham County Rebels got out of the gate quickly against Camden County on Saturday and won the opener of a doubleheader at Kingsland 8-3.

March 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Two juveniles arrested in school threats; sheriff to seek additional action

Effingham County investigators have arrested two juveniles and are actively investigating numerous threats to schools in Effingham County.

March 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Mustangs skin Wildcats

GUYTON -- It wasn't exactly smooth sailing, but it was considerably better than their last few outings, which could only be characterized as rough.

March 02, 2018 | | Local

Rebels' Wilkenson on northward college path

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County wide receiver Trevon Wilkenson has snagged an opportunity to play college football.

March 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hill to seek re-election to Georgia Senate

District 4 Sen. Jack Hill of Reidsville has announced his intention to seek a fourth term.

March 01, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

South Effingham High School on lockdown

GUYTON -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is presently investigating an "unsubstantiated" threat against South Effingham High School. The school is under lockdown as a ...

March 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Error on last play lifts Bears over Rebels

An eighth-inning error allowed Burke County to tally the deciding run a a 3-2 win Wednesday against Effingham County.

March 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Benton Boulevard expansion project on track

Right-of-way acquisition and the final design and permitting process for the Benton Boulevard expansion project in Chatham County are underway.

February 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County golf team teeming with talent

GUYTON - Coach Henry Dickerson can breathe a little easy. The leader of the South Effingham golf team doesn't have many question marks going into ...

February 27, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local

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