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Hospital board announces February meeting

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall community room at Effingham Health System.

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Family Connection Focus: Department of Juvenile Justice's Effingham County Community Services Office

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first story in a weekly series about organizations in Effingham County Family Connection, part of a statewide initiative that cultivates public and private collaboration at the local level to boost at-risk children and families Georgia Family Connection is represented in each of the state's 159 counties, making it the largest network of its kind in the nation.

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Hampstead sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- New Hampstead, led by guards Valery Colon and Veana Price, carved up South Effingham in the closing stretch of their girls basketball game Tuesday night.

February 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office issues warning about suspected skimming operation

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is conducting a multi-agency investigation into suspected debit card skimming.

January 31, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


AARP Foundation tax assistance available

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide free federal and state tax preparation and e-filing for 2017 taxes begins Saturday at Springfield Library in Springfield from 10 a.m.-3 p.m..

January 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


GDOT chief discusses plans for area, state

ATLANTA - A group of state officials responsible for making things go, led by Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry, addressed a collection of Effingham County school and business leaders at the Capitol on Jan. 22.

January 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Taylor named Rincon's police officer of the year

RINCON -- Isaac Taylor was officially recognized as Rincon's 2017 police officer of the year during Monday's Rincon City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office seeking aid to find suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is asking the public to help it identify a person of interest in a recent theft.

January 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


State moves to boost number of game wardens

ATLANTA - Even though it might seem like it to some outdoorsmen, game wardens aren't lurking in every field, forest and body of water in Georgia.

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs zap Yellow Jackets

GUYTON -- South Effingham's boys basketball team didn't buckle when the pressure was on Friday night.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Second performance added to Mars Theatre's Eagles tribute

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to popular demand, a matinee performance has been added at Mars Theatre for "One of These Nights: The Music of the Eagles!"

January 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Man and his machine

GUTYON -- South Effingham baseball coach John DeRing uses a pitching machine during Thursday's practice at the school. His Mustangs spent time working on bunt situations. In its first game of 2018, South Effingham will visit Effingham County on Feb. 13. The first pitch is set for 6 p.m.

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Grant aiming to keep school board seat

SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Grant wants to keep his hands on the wheel of Effingham County's sturdy but rapidly expanding educational ship.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Local legislative delegation announces roundabout project

ATLANTA – House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) and Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced Thursday that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will build a roundabout at the intersection of State Route (SR) 275/Ebenezer Road and Country Road (CR) 307/Old Augusta Road South/ Long Bridge Road in Effingham County.

January 25, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Halstead International conducts grand opening

RINCON -- Halstead International opened a state-of-the-art warehouse at 136 Industrial Blvd. on Thursday.

January 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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Registration deadline looming

The deadline to vote in the May 22 general primary and non-partisan general election is April 23.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Brunswick

The Effingham County Rebels emerged as the victors in a game dominated by strong pitching Monday night.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Ware County holds off South Effingham

A four-run third inning propelled the Ware County Gators to a 7-6 Region 2-AAAAAA baseball victory over South Effingham in Guyton on Monday.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


BULLETIN: DRT America to finalize siren commissioning project Tuesday

DRT America, located at the Governor Treutlen Industrial Site, will be finalizing the facility siren commissioning project Tuesday at 10 a.m.

April 16, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


'Ray On My Mind' slated at Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD - Augusta native Kenny Brawner will take the Mars Theatre stage as another famous Georgia native, Ray Charles, on April 28 at 8 p.m.

April 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Lady Rebels to host first-round state playoff game

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Lady Rebels are breathing rarefied air these days.

April 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Vincent no-hits Tigers as Rebels win shortened game

Effingham County's Blake Vincent tossed a four-inning no-hitter in a 17-0 rout of Bradwell Institute in Hinesville on Friday.

April 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Volunteers gather to collect Ebenezer Creek litter

RINCON -- It wasn't a perfect picture but it was close.

April 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Olde Effingham Festival offers historic glimpse of county

SPRINGFIELD -- Even though the annual occasion to "spring forward" in time occurred only a few weeks ago, Effingham County is going to "fall back" -- actually ...

April 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham slams Brunswick

Devin Stefanski socked two hits and knocked in four runs to power South Effingham to a 7-3 baseball win over the Brunswick Pirates in Brunswick ...

April 13, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels' Johnson, Elenbaas powerful 1-2 pitching punch

SPRINGFIELD - The impact of Ethan Johnson and Avery Elenbaas' microscopic ERAs is easy to see.

April 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Streaking Stokes, Rebels tame Tigers

SPRINGFIELD - It was a surprising turn of events.

April 11, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs falter

South Effingham's girls soccer team lost 3-1 at Statesboro on Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Introduction to soccer

The Effingham YMCA's youth soccer season is under way. Coach Toni Oxford's 4-and-under team underwent its initial practice Friday at Grace Community Church.

April 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs torpedo Pirates

Despite getting just two hits, the South Effingham Mustangs turned back the Brunswick Pirates in a non-region baseball game in Guyton Tuesday night.

April 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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