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Catie's Fund reaches milestone

GUYTON - The desire to defeat childhood cancer is growing. The monetary commitment to make it happen is, too.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs cool Phoenix with big inning

GUYTON -- South Effingham plated five third-inning runs en route to a 7-1 pasting of the Region 2-AAAAA New Hampstead Phoenix on Monday.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He logged seven strikeouts.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Former Effingham County star receives West Georgia honor

Former Effingham County basketball standout Randy Rountree received the Honorary Alumnus Award from the University of West Georgia during the recent "Evening with the Stars" alumni awards gala. Rountree, who lives in Bellevue, Wash., attended UWG from 1972-74 and played on its 1974 national champion basketball team. He is retired from Calgary Scientific, where he most recently served as vice president of healthcare alliances. Rountree, at right, is presented the award by UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero.

March 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America helps Rincon Fire Department

RINCON -- On Thursday, DRT America donated $3.000 to the Rincon Fire Department to help it purchase rescue equipment.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Special Olympics puts smiles on competitors, volunteers

GUYTON - It didn't matter how far the tennis ball went. Every throw drew applause and high fives from the crowd.

March 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House slates fundraising event

RINCON -- Thirty percent of Huddle House sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday will benefit My Father's House -- a ministry of Guyton Christian Church.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Grant paves way for boat ramp repairs

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to preform repairs on several of the counties boat ramps.

March 24, 2018 | | Local


Mustangs' 'grit' shows in series finale against Jackets

GUYTON -- After getting knocked down hard twice in recent days, the South Effingham Mustangs got up, dusted themselves off and turned in a good showing in the finale of their Region 2-AAAAA series against Wayne County on Friday.

March 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs roll on Senior Night

GUYTON -- It was meant to be a special occasion but it exceeded all expectations.

March 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls maul New Hampstead

GUYTON -- Seven players scored as South Effingham's girls rolled to a 10-0 soccer victory over Region 2-AAAAA rival New Hampstead on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wayne County wallops South Effingham

GUYTON -- James Maudlin ripped a first-inning home run against South Effingham on Wednesday, propelling the Wayne County Yellow Jackets to a 10-0 victory in six frames.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pluck Gamecocks

The Effingham County Rebels jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back against Screven County in Sylvania on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County soccer games postponed again

Already delayed once, Effingham County's Region 2-AAAAAA home soccer games versus Brunswick have been moved to April 16.

March 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County audit reveals 'fiscally sound budget'

SPRINGFIELD -- At Tuesday's Effingham County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Administrator Steve Davis announced that the county's annual audit has been completed and shows that there were no control findings, indicating the county is in full compliance with various laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements.

March 21, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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Anderson, Grant headed to runoff in District 1 BOE race

RINCON - Challenger Lynn Anderson and incumbent Robert Grant haven't reached the finish line in their race for a seat on the Effingham County Board ...

May 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Commissioners plan to hold the line on taxes

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has announced the proposed FY2019 budget.

May 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Guyton traffic to shift into roundabout

GUYTON -- As weather allows, McLendon Enterprises Inc. will shift traffic into the new single-lane roundabout configuration at State Route (SR) 119/Springfield Avenue and SR ...

May 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Mustangs finish third in state tournament debut

South Effingham's girls golf team finished third in the Class AAAAA golf tournament at Braelin Golf Club in Peachtree City on May 22. It ...

May 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Retreat center unveils bigger, better pavilion

RINCON - The new Boltzius Lake Pavilion didn't rise from the ashes like a phoenix. Still, it emerged from significant damage.

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon's Harrelson secures most prestigious FAA award

POOLER - Rincon's Joe Harrelson has reached a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pinnacle.

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham grads receive humorous sendoff

GUYTON - In some ways, South Effingham's commencement ceremony was like a "Saturday Night Live" performance. The comedy didn't detract from the dignity of ...

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Class of 2018 reflects on 'journey' toward diploma

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Salutatorian Miranda Christine Walker described the class of 2018's progress toward graduation as "a journey."

May 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Memorial Day ceremony goes on despite weather threat

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Monday's Memorial Day observance set for Veterans Park of Effingham County in Springfield was moved to the ...

May 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Good news abounds for Rincon Fire Department

RINCON - A spate of good news has been gushing from the Rincon Fire Department hydrant in 2018.

May 28, 2018 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Guyton Fire Department making adjustments

GUYTON - Robert Ancell runs a small-town fire department with a big-city approach.

May 28, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon Police Department wants to be involved

RINCON - The Rincon Police Department has a new shoulder patch in keeping with the new logo the City of Rincon has adopted.

May 27, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


LifeStar goes above and beyond the rest

SPRINGFIELD - There is no debate about it. LifeStar offers the highest level of medical service in Effingham County and beyond.

May 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham honors graduates

GUYTON -- Salutatorian Victoria Tseng pats Richard "Blue" Morris on the shoulder while Morris is being introduced before his valedictory speech during South Effingham High School ...

May 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County graduates sent off

SPRINGFIELD -- A faculty member extends a high five to Valedictorian Megan Marie Deyhle as Deyhle returns to her seat following Friday's 2018 Effingham County ...

May 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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