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Free water quality training available

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Nov. 5 from 1 p.m.-4p.m.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Panthers' second-half wave swamps Cubs

SPRINGFIELD -- After sputtering badly in the first half, the Effingham County Middle School Panthers shifted into high gear and zoomed past the Burke County Cubs in a playoff game Wednesday.

October 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Close encounter

Three-year-old Allyson Mohler of Rincon isn't the least bit intimidated by a goat that approached her Tuesday at the 74th Effingham County Fair in Springfield.

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local artists show works at fair

SPRINGFIELD -- In addition to the customary rides, livestock shows and decadent foods, the 74th Effingham County Fair features the works of local artists.

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Epling adds surprising achievement to resume

SPRINGFIELD -- Beth Epling, a winner of Effingham County's highest honor, added a completely unexpected achievement to her resume Tuesday. She was named the showmanship winner in the Buy-In Division of the 74th Effingham County Fair Goat Show.

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Tigers thwart Mustangs' volleyball run

GUYTON - The road to the Class AAAAA championship was cut short for South Effingham, which fell to the Harris County Tigers in the Sweet Sixteen on Oct. 18. The Mustangs lost in five sets, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20,2 2-25 and 13-15).

October 24, 2017 | | Local


Mustangs have one more shot to avoid winless season

GUYTON - Undone by a rash of errors, South Effingham's football team slipped to 0-9 with a 35-3 loss at Ware County in Waycross on Friday.

October 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon City Council candidates want to offer fresh ideas

RINCON - Two fresh political faces hope voters are eager for a fresh perspective on government affairs in Rincon.

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' historic volleyball season ends

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's volleyball season came to a disapointing close in the Elite Eight Saturday.

October 23, 2017 | | Local


74th Effingham County Fair kicks off with parade

SPRINGFIELD -- The show must go on, and so does the parade.

October 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City of Rincon receives $750,0000 grant for water and sewer upgrades

RINCON -- The City has received a 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant in the amount of $750,000 from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham cheerleaders rack up another win

South Effingham won first place in the Class AAAAA division at Saturday's annual Battle in the Boro cheerleading competition in Statesboro.

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Short shower doesn't dampen Country Carnival spirits

RINCON -- The second annual Country Carinval conducted at Freedom Park on Sunday was a hit despite a brief shower just before the event started at 5 p.m.

October 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pirates unleash firepower on Rebels

BRUNSWICK -- There were plenty of explosive plays in Friday night's Effingham County-Brunswick football game.

October 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Diverse group gathers to pray for unity in the community

RINCON -- The doors of First Baptist Church of Rincon are open for everyone. That was evident Thursday night when it hosted "Love One Another," an event designed to build a unified community during these tumultuous times.

October 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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School closure extended

Effingham County schools will be closed Friday for students and employees. Regular school schedules will resume Monday.

January 04, 2018 | | Local


Public hearing, school board meeting rescheduled

The public hearing on rezoning and the regularly scheduled Effingham County Board of Education meeting originally set for Jan 3 at Ebenezer Middle School have ...

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Weather advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for our area until 11 a.m. Friday.

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Motorists urged to stay off roads Thursday if possible

Effingham County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday. Black ice will continue to make roads dangerous for travel until temperatures ...

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Springfield special coming through

A Norfolk Southern train chugs through the snow in Springfield on Wednesday. Nathan Carpenter took this photo from the roof of City Hall.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Serene scene

Goshen United Methodist Church in Rincon never looked better as it was coated in pristine snow Wednesday.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


'Snow' Angel

Angel Whiten, a nine-year-old resident of Carlisle Village in Rincon, makes a snow angel Wednesday. It was her first time seeing snow. Some parts of ...

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon City Council meeting opens with swearing-in ceremony

RINCON -- The Rincon City Council kicked off the new year in a festive mood.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Governor declares state of emergency

Following a Winter Storm Warning issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service and acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov ...

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Commission, sheriff's office announce closings

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to possible extreme weather and dangerous driving conditions, the Effingham County Board of Commissioners offices and the administrative portion of the Effingham County ...

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham Family Medicine physician offices to close

All Effingham Family Medicine physician offices and the Women's Health Center in Rincon will be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm forecast.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Another weather-related closure announced

Effingham YMCA will be closed on Wednesday due to weather-related concerns. All group exercise classes, child watch, Mother's Morning Out, Fun Club and events ...

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Weather prompts school closing

The Effingham County School System will be closed to students and employees Wednesday as it anticipates freezing temperatures resulting in conditions that may compromise safety ...

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Classical guitarist to perform at Guyton Christian Church

RINCON - Classic guitarist Jeff Bianchi is ready to strike a helpful chord.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County wrestlers show promise in Packer Classic

Six Effingham County wrestlers placed in the top five at the Packer Classic in Moultrie on Friday and Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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