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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 County on Wednesday for play-in games for the Region 2-AAAAA tournament, which starts Thursday in Statesboro.

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 Zachary Edel of Rincon.

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 on the mound.

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 Career Academy.

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 2-AAAAAA tournament at Brunswick.

February 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Woman dies in Monday morning crash

SPRINGFIELD -- A morning crash claimed the life of 55-year-old Christine Michelle Hale on Monday.

February 05, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Student Ambassadors help with voter registration

SPRINGFIELD - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is encouraging high school students to learn about civics and be active participants in the political process. His office has partnered with more than 150 high schools, including Effingham County, through the Student Ambassador Program it launched in 2016.

February 05, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


World War II hero donates rare relic to Effingham Living History Museum

RINCON - James Sapp never stops giving.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fraternity conducting college/career fair

Young students searching for a college home or future job can walk in with uncertainty and walk out with prospects - or even scholarships - at an upcoming event at Sol C. Johnson High School in Savannah.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Taylor made for service

RINCON - Officer Isaac Taylor's desire to protect and serve has followed him everywhere he goes. That includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Velasquez top talker in Rotary Speech contest

RINCON - Becca Velasquez uses more than her mouth when she talks. Each of her words is supported by expressive eyes, hand gestures and voice inflections.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


With regular season over, it's do or die for Effingham County teams

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's basketball teams ended the regular season Friday night with tough losses to Region 2-AAAAAA foe Brunswick. If they lose their next games, their season will be over for good.

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital board announces February meeting

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall community room at Effingham Health System.

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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South Effingham slams Brunswick

Devin Stefanski socked two hits and knocked in four runs to power South Effingham to a 7-3 baseball win over the Brunswick Pirates in Brunswick ...

April 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels' Johnson, Elenbaas powerful 1-2 pitching punch

SPRINGFIELD - The impact of Ethan Johnson and Avery Elenbaas' microscopic ERAs is easy to see.

April 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Streaking Stokes, Rebels tame Tigers

SPRINGFIELD - It was a surprising turn of events.

April 11, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs falter

South Effingham's girls soccer team lost 3-1 at Statesboro on Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Introduction to soccer

The Effingham YMCA's youth soccer season is under way. Coach Toni Oxford's 4-and-under team underwent its initial practice Friday at Grace Community Church.

April 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs torpedo Pirates

Despite getting just two hits, the South Effingham Mustangs turned back the Brunswick Pirates in a non-region baseball game in Guyton Tuesday night.

April 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Hospital board meeting announced

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session April 24 at 7:15 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall community room ...

April 10, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels slip past Tigers in extra innings

After working overtime in Hinesville, the Effingham County Rebels got paid with a 5-1 victory over Bradwell Institute on Monday.

April 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Alderman provides update on Springfield happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Don't be fooled by Springfield's sleepy appearance. Its government officials are alert and looking for ways to improve the city.

April 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Political novice Tippins taking on familiar faces in gubernatorial race

RINCON - A former championship swimmer has jumped into Georgia's political pool.

April 10, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Olde Effingham Day Festival approaching

The Historic Effingham Society will hold its annual Olde Effingham Day Festival on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Family Promise yard sale, bake sale set April 28

Family Promise of Effingham will conduct a dedication service on April 28 at 8:30 a.m. at its new location at 2160 Hwy 21 ...

April 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Ebenezer Creek cleanup slated Saturday

Savannah Riverkeeper has scheduled a cleanup event on scenic Ebenezer Creek for Saturday at 9 a.m. at Tommy Long Boat Landing, 158 Tommy Long ...

April 09, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Red Terrors torment Rebels

Glynn Academy raced to a 7-0 first-inning lead en route to a 12-3 Region 2-AAAAAA baseball victory over Effingham County in Brunswick on Friday.

April 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Pollett new Exchange Club member

During an Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting at Renasant Bank in Springfield on Thursday, Branden Pollet (left) was installed as a member by Pete ...

April 05, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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