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Effingham Fire Department battling structure fire on Hodgeville Road

Deputies from the Effingham County Sheriff's Department and firefighters from Effingham Fire are currently in the 1500 block of Hodgeville Road working a structure fire.

July 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


New school employees attend orientation

Over 200 new employees of the Effingham County School System walked through the doors and hallways of Ebenezer Middle School Tuesday morning for New Employee Orientation, an all-day affair that introduced the new employees to the school system and its guidelines.

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Council tables website upgrade

The Rincon City Council met Monday night for a regularly-scheduled meeting to discuss a number of topics, many of which ending up being tabled for later meetings due to insufficient information.

July 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Steve Jarvis to run for Buddy Carter's seat in congress

Bernard Stefan (Steve) Jarvis has announced that he is running as a democrat for the Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Buddy Carter in the 2018 election.

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Guyton to raise property taxes

The City of Guyton sent out a press release last week announcing that a decision has been made to increase the 2017 property taxes it will levy by 25.29 percent over the rollback millage rate.

July 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Sheriffs working fatal accident

The Effingham County Sheriffs Department is currently working a fatal accident at highway 80 and 17.

July 25, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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


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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


Panthers steamroll Mustangs on homecoming

The Effingham Middle School Panthers scored every time they got the ball in the first half and continued to roll the rest of the way ...

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham Middle School cheer team sweeps events

The South Effingham Middle School competition cheer team traveled to Dexter for its first competition of the season, The Raider Rumble.

October 04, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Sherwood graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter C. Sherwood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


It's National 4-H Week

Six million students across America participate in 4-H and, of those, more than 170,000 call Georgia home. To raise awareness of the state's ...

October 03, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs come close to first victory

GUYTON - South Effingham was on the verge of picking up its first win of the season Friday night but a fourth-quarter comeback by Richmond Hill ...

October 03, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


New Effingham County recreation facility on track

SPRINGFIELD - One of the most impressive recreational facilities in the Coastal Empire is slowly but surely emerging from the ground in Effingham County.

October 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Nov. 1 deadline to get tax credit to help Effingham Health System

SPRINGFIELD - Nov. 1 is the deadline for local taxpayers to apply to make a charitable contribution to Effingham Health System and receive a 2017 Georgia ...

October 02, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham announces homecoming court

South Effingham's homecoming court was announced during halftime of Friday night's football against Richmond Hill.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sunrise Rotary announces tourney winners

Effingham Sunrise Rotary recently hosted its annual golf tournament at Lost Plantation.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Stand-up crowd

Unlike at many recent NFL games, no one kneeled or sat during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Thursday's Bradwell Institute-Effingham County softball ...

October 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES

Richmond Hill, 31, South Effingham 20

September 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels clamp down on Panthers after early struggles

HINESVILLE -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder's worst nightmare came true, but at least it didn't last long.

September 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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