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Rash of vehicle break-ins reported

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received reports of eight vehicle break-ins in the last 24 hours in the area of Goshen Road and Hodgeville Road.

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools move up in key rankings

Effingham County Schools exceeded the expectations of school officials by ranking in the top 20 Georgia school districts for the 2016-2017 school year, according to a key performance index

August 30, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Pilot in Monday's crash identified

Randy Hunter of Tryone was the pilot involved in Monday morning's plane crash in Bryan County. He was identified by Bryan County public safety officials.

August 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Car show generates funds for VFW

According to organizers, Saturday's first Mustang Syndicate Car Show hit on all cylinders.

August 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


PLANE CRASH UPDATE

Two victims of Monday morning's plane crash at the Effingham-Bryan county line near Ellabell have been identified.

August 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


PLANE CRASH UPDATE

It is believed that a plane crash near the Effingham-Bryan county line has claimed the lives of three people.

August 28, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Emergency chief: No survivors of plane crash expected

Bryan County Emergency Management Agency Chief/Director Freddy Howell said it is believed that no one survived Monday's plane crash near the Effingham County-Bryan County line.

August 28, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Heritage Day designed to remember Salzburgers

A group of people that was unceremoniously dispatched from its homeland nearly three centuries ago is about to be richly embraced.

August 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Corbitt defines role of Effingham County government

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Wesley Corbitt isn't a fan of big government. He doesn't like little government, either.

August 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County school district growing rapidly

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- The Effingham County school system is growing even faster than the 12,000 students it serves.

August 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels push Bulldogs to the limit before falling

Despite playing in heavy rain, the Effingham County Rebels weren't quite able to end a lengthy drought Friday night. The Rebels (0-2) dropped a 14-13 heartbreaker to Thomson (2-0), leaving them 0-15 in their series with the Bulldogs.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs come up short in high-scoring affair

It was a long night for South Effingham's football team, which struggled to find its rhythm on both sides of the ball Friday night. The Mustangs pulled out all the stops, but it wasn't enough as Jenkins came out on top 45-36 in a non-region contest.

August 25, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon city manager discusses growth challenges

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Wes Smith can't get caught in the moment. He always has to be thinking ahead -- way ahead.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Slow-starting Rebels nip Mustangs in volleyball

The tortoise didn't just beat the hare in a race. It did it in volleyball, too.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection reaching out for help to tackle child concerns

Effingham County residents who want to get plugged into the community in a helpful way need to contact Elaine Spencer, the local Family Connection executive director.

August 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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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


Mustangs win Raider Rumble to finish perfect regular season

The South Effingham varsity cheerleading team won first place in Class AAAAA at the Raider Rumble at Swainsboro High School on Saturday to complete a ...

October 31, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Absent Arnsdorff wins championship

SPRINGFIELD - Haley Arnsdorff missed out on one title but gained another in absentia.

October 31, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Unbeaten Panthers to play for second straight championship

SPRINGFIELD - A hurdle that the Effingham Middle School football has cleared before is all that stands between it and a championship.

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County softball team to enter 2018 with same goal

SPRINGFIELD - The sting of defeat in their final two games still lingers. Eventually, however, memories of the many softball victories that came before those season-ended ...

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sex offenders required to report to sheriff's office on Halloween

SPRINGFIELD -- While everyone is gearing up for Halloween, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is doing its part to keep registered sex offenders at a ...

October 30, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Jett goes out a winner in final fair contests

SPRINGFIELD - Dusty Jett went from the bottom of the barrel to the top of the heap during his 10 years of participation in goat shows.

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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