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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 Ergle (from left) were named to the All-Region 2-AAAAA team.

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, Tyler Cantaline, Dawson Kelly, Newton Kieffer, Michael Hesling, Griffin Howe, Riley Metzger, Olivia Morgan, Mason Plantadis, Aiden Pluff, Simon Strickland and Jake Waldhour.

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. She is eager to see how her young core grows and matures over the next couple of years.

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Lady Mustangs off to 3-0 start

GUYTON -- South Effingham's girls basketball team believes strong starts are the key to getting the kind of finishes it wants.

November 26, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Grand opening set for sports complex

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners and Effingham Recreation and Parks Department will conduct a grand opening at the Clarence E. Morgan Complex on Dec. 9 at 10:15 a.m..

November 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Manna House delivers hope

RINCON - You can't see it, but it's in every bag of groceries packed by Manna House Ministries. Somewhere between the milk, bread, fresh vegetables and canned goods is a sense of hope.

November 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Click It or Ticket underway

SPRINGFIELD --The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is working around the clock to make sure Thanksgiving travelers are wearing their seat belts.

November 20, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Teachers drawn to newspaper work

RINCON - Tara Aiken, Jennifer Curry and Erin Wright are devoted high school teachers who are content with their professions. Still, the trio has an itch for journalism.

November 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrates founder’s birthday in special way

Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrated the birthday of Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low by honoring Peyton Donchell Thomas, who shares Low's Halloween birthday and was the first baby girl born at the Telfair BirthPlace at Candler Hospital on October 31. Peyton is the daughter of Erica Thomas and Harry Walker of Savannah.

November 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Josh Reddick Field just months away

SPRINGFIELD - Gold-painted shovels moved the first piles of dirt on what will become a golden opportunity for the children of Effingham County.

November 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


World Series champ receives hero's welcome at alma mater

GUYTON -- Josh Reddick's moral compass keeps him pointed in a homeward direction.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs' rebuilding project off to good start

GUYTON - It was only a scrimmage, but South Effingham's girls basketball team looked like a good bet to surpass last season's paltry win total.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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Effingham County starts tennis season

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County opened its tennis season with an exhibition tournament against Screven County and Wayne County on Saturday.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Stifling defense propels Lady Mustangs into state tourney

BLOOMINGDALE -- It wasn't the Phoenix that rose from the ashes on Wednesday.

February 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs have lofty tennis expectations

GUYTON -- Regardless of what type of shot they face -- backhand, forehand or overhead volley -- South Effingham's tennis players always aim high.

February 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Guyton school filled education gap

GUYTON - Even though the sound of children playing and working at the site were silenced more than eight decades ago, echoes of an impactful legacy ...

February 06, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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