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Reddick's dream field close to reality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County native and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is giving back to his hometown community by building a state-of-the-art baseball field.

October 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Pastors join forces, invite public to event designed to promote unity

RINCON -- Responding to recent divisive events, including the confrontation between groups in Charlottesville, Va., that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer on Aug. 12, four Effingham County religious leaders came together and organized an event, "Love One Another," to counter this divisiveness and, instead, to encourage unity among all the members of the larger community.

October 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Early voting for municipal races starts Oct. 16

RINCON -- Rincon's mayoral race highlights the 2017 municipal elections in Effingham County.

October 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Democrat announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District

Barbara A. Seidman, a resident of Waycross, has announced her intention to seek the 2018 Democratic nomination for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat. The seat is currently held by Buddy Carter, a Republican.

October 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham grabs second straight region volleyball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham withdrew some helpful knowledge from its memory bank that helped it obtain another championship.

October 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers change colors

Instead of their usual blue and white, the Rebel Rousers, ardent student supporters of Effingham County High School sports teams, donned pink for Friday night's home football game against Glynn Academy. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Pink is the color of the worldwide campaign to support research.

October 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Red Terrors grab quick lead, repel Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County had a rough day at the football office on Friday.

October 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINALS

Wayne County 13, South Effingham 9

October 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lottery-funded pre-K program boosting Effingham County children

RINCON - State Rep. Bill Hitchens enjoyed a 100 percent approval rating on Oct. 4.

October 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rallying Rebels clinch 2-AAAAAA softball title

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County had to dig deep to get to the top of Region 2-AAAAAA heap on Thursday.

October 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rotary governor urges recruitment of more service-minded people

RINCON -- Mere months after deciding he needed a new, more exciting place to live, Dr. Hamsa Thota got snagged in a web of service that he doesn't want to escape.

October 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House raising money to boost kids' health

SPRINGFIELD -- Huddle House is partnering with No Kid Hungry, an organization that focuses on making sure kids are able to eat healthy food through programs such as school breakfast and summer meals. During the same partnership last year, Huddle House raised and donated $40,000 to No Kid Hungry.

October 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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 Justin Fail and his daughter, second runner-up Kiley Moore; Jason Lovett and his daughter, Homecoming Queen Payton Lovett; and first runner-up Kalyce Watson and her mother, Shaniqua. The Panthers won the football game 60-0.

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 for South Effingham. The freshman delivered multiple key blows in the Mustangs' sweep of Statesboro.

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 drug charges.

October 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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South Effingham assistant loves doing double duty

GUYTON -- Don't be fooled by his age. Sixty-year-old South Effingham assistant coach Varnard Reese is as flexible as an Olympic gymnast.

December 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New city limit signs OK'd

RINCON -- The City of Rincon will soon become a more attractive, welcoming place.

December 01, 2017 | | Local


United Way celebrates campaign success

RINCON -- United Way's Effingham office celebrated a campaign victory at its Service Center on Wednesday.

November 30, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels named to all-region football team

SPRINGFIELD -- Seven Effingham County Rebels were selected for the All-Region 2-AAAAAA football team. The squad was named by the region's coaches.

November 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hicklen sparks Lady Rebels to first win

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Lady Rebels broke into the win column Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | | Local


Rebels roll to 4-0 in region game

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels picked up a Region 2AAAAAA win Tuesday, beating New Hampstead 71-58 at home to stay unbeaten after four games.

November 29, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Tigers repel hard-charging Mustangs

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs couldn't get over the final hump in an uphill battle against Metter on Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Metter pins first loss on South Effingham girls

GUYTON -- Metter was just a little bit better than South Effingham in the closing seconds on Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Ebenezer Retreat Center to mark 40 years

SPRINGFIELD - The sense of peace that usually surrounds New Ebenezer Retreat Center is about to be disturbed.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels saving best for second half

SPRINGFIELD - A trend has developed with Effingham County's boys basketball team. The Rebels start slow and finish fast.

November 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham softball players honored

South Effingham's softball team recently conducted its annual awards banquet. Lady Mustangs ReAnn McCloy, Cheyenne Miller, Georgia Dowling, Kastin Belogorska, Alex Brown and Allie ...

November 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local SAT scores top state average

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County high school students are on the right testing track.

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Salvation Army donations guarantee smile in return

RINCON - Jeremiah Pugh gives something every time he receives a donation for the Salvation Army - a big smile a hearty "thank you."

November 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Soccer all-stars finish second in district

The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department's 12-and-under soccer all-stars recently finished second in the GRPA District 1 tournament. The team includes Jayden Brierton ...

November 26, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Rebels looking for growth, maturity

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Effingham County's girls basketball team is in a season of rebuilding, head coach Katy Fleming is looking forward to the process ...

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


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