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Rebels unload bench in opening round of playoffs

SPRINGFIELD -- The pressure that usually comes with playoff games left Rebel Field early Friday afternoon and it didn't leave alone.

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Unbeaten Panthers fill middle school pipeline

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder doesn't have to look toward a distant horizon to see the future of his football program. It's right next door -- and it's unmistakably bright.

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County trounces Lovejoy en route to second round

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County defeated Lovejoy in three straight sets in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Thursday.

October 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Fishing with a Friend slated Saturday

Effingham County/Fire Rescue and other first responders invite the community to a fun-filled event featuring good food.

October 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate forum set in Port Wentworth

The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is set to host a candidate forum Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 7210 GA Hwy. 21, Port Wentworth.

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


South Effingham volleyball team rolls on

GUYTON -- South Effingham swept Fayette County 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA volleyball tournament Wednesday.

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Mustangs advance to second round in softball

GUYTON -- South Effingham advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAA softball playoffs by sweeping the Veterans War Hawks on Wednesday 4-0 and 2-1.

October 11, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Suspect wounded during execution of search warrant

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant on 2nd Street in Meldrim on Monday after a year-long undercover investigation. A suspect was shot during a confrontation.

October 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County voting officials remain busy

SPRINGFIELD - Even though there won't be any votes for them to tabulate until next year, Olivia Morgan and her staff have plenty to do. They stay busy.

October 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Master gardeners start pollinator project

The past decade has seen declining bee populations across the country for reasons that are still not fully understood. At the same time, Effingham County has seen a significant population boom that has been accompanied by development and habitat loss.

October 10, 2017 | Ben Cantrell | Local


Reddick's dream field close to reality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County native and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is giving back to his hometown community by building a state-of-the-art baseball field.

October 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Pastors join forces, invite public to event designed to promote unity

RINCON -- Responding to recent divisive events, including the confrontation between groups in Charlottesville, Va., that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer on Aug. 12, four Effingham County religious leaders came together and organized an event, "Love One Another," to counter this divisiveness and, instead, to encourage unity among all the members of the larger community.

October 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Early voting for municipal races starts Oct. 16

RINCON -- Rincon's mayoral race highlights the 2017 municipal elections in Effingham County.

October 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Democrat announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District

Barbara A. Seidman, a resident of Waycross, has announced her intention to seek the 2018 Democratic nomination for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat. The seat is currently held by Buddy Carter, a Republican.

October 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham grabs second straight region volleyball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham withdrew some helpful knowledge from its memory bank that helped it obtain another championship.

October 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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Click It or Ticket underway

SPRINGFIELD --The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is working around the clock to make sure Thanksgiving travelers are wearing their seat belts.

November 20, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Teachers drawn to newspaper work

RINCON - Tara Aiken, Jennifer Curry and Erin Wright are devoted high school teachers who are content with their professions. Still, the trio has an itch ...

November 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrates founder’s birthday in special way

Girl Scout Troop 30197 celebrated the birthday of Girls Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low by honoring Peyton Donchell Thomas, who shares Low's Halloween birthday ...

November 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Josh Reddick Field just months away

SPRINGFIELD - Gold-painted shovels moved the first piles of dirt on what will become a golden opportunity for the children of Effingham County.

November 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


World Series champ receives hero's welcome at alma mater

GUYTON -- Josh Reddick's moral compass keeps him pointed in a homeward direction.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Mustangs' rebuilding project off to good start

GUYTON - It was only a scrimmage, but South Effingham's girls basketball team looked like a good bet to surpass last season's paltry win ...

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education hears redistricting concerns

SPRINGFIELD - Some students and parents are going to have to share in Effingham County's growing pains.

November 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield City Council rejects plant's wastewater request

SPRINGFIELD -- The Springfield City Council swiftly and unanimously rejected DRT America's request to dispose of thousands of gallons of wastewater in the city's ...

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


City of Rincon accepting items for Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

RINCON - The City of Rincon will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with ...

November 16, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


SANTA'S HELPER

RINCON - Santa Claus has lots of helpers. Carl Rushing is one of them.

November 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Volleyball skills earn Williams college opportunity

SPRINGFIELD -- The love of Hailey Williams' sports life has blossomed into a beautiful opportunity.

November 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Poinsettia sale underway

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School's FFA chapter is conducting its annual poinsettia sale.

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Christmas parade to feature World Series champion

RINCON -- The Lions Club Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rincon will feature local World Series champ Josh Reddick. The former South Effingham ...

November 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office seeking person of interest in homicide

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division is seeking anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Frank O'Neal Lang.

November 13, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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