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4-H archers compete at State Invitational

Effingham County 4-H Archers competed in the State Indoor Archery Invitational at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry in January.

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Nighttime Striping Scheduled on SR 21 at DDI

Weather permitting, contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will be thermostriping tomorrow night beginning at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. on SR 21 and the I-95 entrance and exit ramps at Exit 109 in Port Wentworth.

March 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local


ECMS team wins area FFA event

The Effingham County Middle School FFA recently won the Area 4 FFA Conduct of Chapter Meeting Career Development Event. The event was held at Southeastern Technical Institute in Swainsboro on Feb. 28.

March 17, 2017 | By Mariella Manhatton | Local


Rincon City Council approves work order

The Rincon City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion to pay $28,800 for the 9th Street Extension Project.

March 16, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Music In Our Schools Concert a hit as students let voices be heard

A lot of joyful noise was heard Thursday night at Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton as choirs from four Effingham County schools performed as part of the Music in Our Schools Month Concert.

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell cuts ribbon; new Welcome Center opens

Hundreds of Georgia residents – many from Effingham County – turned out Friday morning to the ribbon cutting of the new Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 95 Southbound in Chatham County.

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECSO Searching for Runaway Juvenile

Effingham County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a runaway juvenile, Shane Caleb Sellers, 16 of Bloomingdale, GA.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Recreation and Parks holds 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Effingham County Recreation and Parks hosted the 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run in downtown Springfield.

March 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Blandford Elementary's Family Academic Night brings out the heroes

Blandford Elementary School hosted Family Academic Night on Feb. 23, where students and parents were able to enjoy food, door prizes, games, face painting, animals from the Georgia Southern Raptor Center and more.

March 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI striping installation scheduled this week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled moving lane closures with crash trucks on SR 21 north and south bound and the I-95 entrance and exit ramps in Port Wentworth from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

March 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, Guyton Elementary earn Title I honors

Two Effingham County elementary schools were honored recently by the Georgia Department of Education as both were named to the 2016-2017 list of Title I Reward Schools.

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Taste of Effingham a sweet treat for all

Hundreds of patrons got a taste of local cuisine Thursday night as they took part in the 7th Annual Taste of Effingham, an event showcasing food and drink from area restaurants.

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction work on the diverging diamond interchange at I-95.

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual arts in our schools and Youth Art Month.

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

RINCON – Jessica Lyons, a 10th and 11th grade environmental and physical science teacher at South Effingham High School, has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend ...

June 15, 2017 | By Carrie Thompson | Local


Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

The Rincon City Council heard arguments both for and against a Master Plan Revision for Williamsburg Townhomes at a meeting Monday night before ultimately deciding ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Recognition Banquet Thursday night at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon to hand out awards ...

June 14, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire was honored Thursday night with the Treutlen Award at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Recognition Banquet, which took place ...

June 09, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder results in more than 1,200 stops

SAVANNAH – Nearly 1,300 people were affected by the latest wave of Operation Rolling Thunder.

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hollywood actress Renee Lawless pays visit to ECHS

On Friday, May 5, Hollywood celebrity and actress, Renee Lawless (Katherine Cryer on Haves and Have Nots), visited Effingham County High School to teach a ...

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New Effingham Orthopaedics now seeing patients

Springfield, GA - Effingham Health System is collaborating with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates to offer industry-leading orthopaedic care and sports medicine in Effingham County.

June 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Zack Norton honored with A Celebration of Life

Hundreds of Effingham County citizens made their way to the Effingham County Fair Grounds in Springfield Saturday to celebrate the life of one of Effingham ...

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Leadership Effingham gives pair of project run-downs at ECCA

Leadership Effingham met at the Effingham College and Career Academy Thursday afternoon to hear two group project presentations from members.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Free lunches now available with beginning of Summer Lunch Program

With children out of school for the summer and parents working during the day, the launch of the Summer Lunch Program is once again underway.

June 07, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp).

June 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company's Fueling the ...

June 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

As the sun went down behind the pine trees Friday night, the seniors of South Effingham High School moved their tassels from right to left ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rebel graduates sent off in style

Amongst the thousands who showed up to sit under the sun Saturday at Rebel Stadium were 451 anxious and excited seniors who were ready to ...

May 31, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


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