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Rebels catcher makes college choice

SPRINGFIELD -- A big-time Effingham County softball player has opted for a small college that suits her taste.

September 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs pound Rebels

GUYTON -- Effingham County coach Johnny Coleman used a humorous analogy to assess his softball team's 9-1 loss at South Effingham on Thursday.

September 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton man arrested after child porn images discovered

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Crimes Against Children Division has made another arrest after concluding its investigation of Joseph Canaan Johnson, 44. of Guyton.

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pregame entertainment

Kynzlee Cox, 5, and Rylan Cox, 3, dance on the softball field before South Effingham's home game against Effingham County on Thursday. The girls also ran and turned somersaults on the lush grass. Their mother is South Effingham assistant coach Randi Cox. South Effingham won the game 9-1.

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New PIO ready to help several Effingham County agencies

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, which projects a sense of perpetual openness that she and her boss, Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, want.

September 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton student participates in NFL celebration

Eliza Youmans of Guyton was among more than 200 Dean College students who participate in the 2017 NFL pregame celebration held at Gillette Stadium on Thursday.

September 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Teams work around Irma

GUYTON - It's going to be a challenging week in what has been a challenging season for South Effingham coach Donnie Revell.

September 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Help for storm victims available

The following local non-profits are available to assist Effingham County residents in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma:

September 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebel runners off to good start

SPRINGFIELD - A few meets into the cross country season, Effingham County coach Katy Fleming thinks her teams are running at a successful pace.

September 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Trash pickup to resume Wednesday

Republic plans to resume track pickup in Effingham County at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Recycling has been suspended until further notice.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels change football game day

Effingham County football coach Buddy Holder said Tuesday that his Rebels will host Statesboro at 6 p.m. Saturday instead of Friday at 7:30 p.m. as originally scheduled.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Schools to remain closed longer than expected

A few days before Monday's arrival of Tropical Storm Irma, Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse announced that Effingham County Schools would be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Those plans have changed, however.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Extension agent enjoys surprise factor of his job

SPRINGFIELD - Ben Cantrell expects the unexpected. That is the primary thing he finds interesting about his job as an agent for the Effingham County Cooperative Extension.

September 12, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Emergency operations halted

Effingham County has sustained winds of 40 mph.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Band room at South Effingham getting makeover

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse said everything possible is being done to clear the air about a situation in the band room at South Effingham High School.

September 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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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


Effingham County's Garcia earns all-star status

SPRINGFIELD - Volleyball season isn't over for Effingham County's Andrea Garcia.

October 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office seeking help to find suspected burglar

SPRINGFIELD -- Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, an Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputy was preforming a routine patrol and noticed that the Clyo Trading ...

October 29, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs avoid winless season

STATESBORO -- After trailing 17-14 at halftime, South Effingham shut out Statesboro the rest of the way Friday night, galloping to a 28-17 win and a ...

October 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels tame Tigers, grab playofff spot

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels had to take the long way to get to where they wanted to go Friday night.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Breast cancer event achieves goals

RINCON -- An event sponsored by Effingham Health System lived up to its name.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Evans ousts Effingham County

Effingham County's softball season ended Friday morning in Columbus. The Rebels lost 4-3 to Evans in a losers' bracket game.

October 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon restaurant shut down

RINCON -- Consistent low health inspection scores led to the closing of the Omelette Cafe on Thursday.

October 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Zittrouer conducts final livestock show

SPRINGFIELD -- For nearly two decades, Carroll Zittrouer was as much of a fair figure as the Ferris wheel. That came to an end Tuesday night.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County bumped into loser's bracket

The Effingham County Rebels lost their Elite Eight softball matchup with Allatoona on Thursday morning, falling 4-1.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Free water quality training available

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Nov. 5 from 1 p.m.-4p.m.

October 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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