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5K series postponed

Due to the uncertainty of weather conditions for Saturday and many people making evacuation plans because of Hurricane Irma, the Fall 5K Series planning team has postponede the first race until Sept. 30.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to close for Irma

The Effingham County School System will be closed for all staff and students Friday through Tuesday because of the threat of Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City council meeting cancelled.

The City of Springfield Mayor and Council Meeting scheduled for Sept. 12 has been cancelled.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ALERT: Storm threat alters Rebels-Mustangs clash

The Effingham County-South Effingham football game slated Friday at South Effingham has been changed to Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New county administrator ready to work

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis isn't easing into his new job.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Humane Society looking to clear shelter before storm

The Effingham County Humane Society is having a clear-the-shelter event.

September 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council planning for Irma

With lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew fresh in mind, Rincon city officials are busy preparing for a new weather threat.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


As storm approaches, residents with special needs asked to contact health department

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3 "Monitoring the Storm."

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia-Pacific foundation awards scholarships to local trio

Three local students were recently selected to be recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarships.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County EMA urges hurricane preparedness

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is staying updated on Hurricane Irma through the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.

September 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hencely defying long odds after suicide attack in Afghanistan

People who don't believe in miracles need to meet Winston Hencely.

September 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham managers enjoy special role with team

Even though their job offers few benefits other than the chance to share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with the players, South Effingham's football managers are totally invested in their team.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


County Champions Trophy on the line

Friday night's Effingham County-South Effingham football game is a BIG deal for a lot of reasons. One of them is the trophy that is awarded to the winner of the annual grudge match.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham retires Rietkovich's No. 12

Katie Rietkovich's name is scattered throughout South Effingham's softball record book. Now it adorns the Mustangs' outfield fence, too.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels, Mustangs focus on themselves

The Effingham County Rebels and South Effingham Mustangs spent their open weeks doing exactly the same thing. They worked on fundamentals and eliminating mistakes instead of preparing for their annual battle for the County Champions Trophy.

September 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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Shearouse earns prestigious FFA degree

Former Effingham County High School FFA Chapter President Annah Shearouse received her American FFA Degree at the recent 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

November 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Auxiliary seeking help to stock VA hospital gift shop

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary stocks the gift shop at the Veterans Hospital in Augusta so that patients there can choose gifts for their ...

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs' Newbill grateful for postseason opportunity

GUYTON - South Effingham's Makenly Newbill knows all too well the highs and lows of being a Mustang.

November 07, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Illness prevention department's top priority

RINCON - Running a restaurant is a tough job. Making sure it is safe for customers is also challenging.

November 06, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Groundbreaking set for Josh Reddick Field

SPRINGFIELD -- The public is invited to a Nov. 18 groundbreaking ceremony for Josh Reddick Field.

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pulverize Wildcats, clinch No. 3 seed

RICHMOND HILL -- Effingham County's 1-2 running punch of Toot Johnson and Zebrandon Gant decked the Richmond Hill Wildcats on Friday.

November 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Park ceremony set on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- A Veterans Day ceremony featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Glyn Goldwire is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park ...

November 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Park ceremony set on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- A Veterans Day ceremony featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Glyn Goldwire is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park ...

November 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon police officer under investigation for domestic dispute

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been asked by the Rincon Police Department to investigate a domestic dispute involving one of their officers.

November 02, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Fun Run generates more than $21,000 for Mini Mustangs

GUYTON -- Every South Effingham Elementary School student shined in a big way Thursday.

November 02, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Panthers flatten Yellow Jackets in title game

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School continues to make the Coastal Empire Region its personal playground.

November 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Vigil conducted for domestic violence victims

SPRINGFIELD -- A series of startling statistics was read during Monday's Effingham County Victim/Witness Assistance Program & Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force Candleight Vigil ...

November 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Seven girls receive crowns during fair pageant

SPRINGFIELD - Seven girls were crowned at the 74th Effingham County Fair Pageant on Saturday.

October 31, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Restaurant reopens after scoring 14

RINCON - The Georgia Department of Public Health has allowed Omelette Cafe on Columbia Avenue to reopen on a provisionary basis after it was shut down ...

October 31, 2017 | | Local


Early voting to conclude Friday

RINCON - Early voting for Tuesday's municipal elections in Effingham County ends Friday.

October 31, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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