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Mars Theatre receives GCA grant

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, awarded $300,000 in funding grants to 84 organizations in 64 counties across the state.

December 06, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Dairy evaluation team excels

The Effingham County FFA junior dairy evaluation team won the Area IV and Central Region competition and placed fourth in the state at the Georgia FFA DAiry Evaluation CDE held at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Friday and Saturday.

December 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Reddick reads to elementary school students

RINCON -- Josh Reddick has invited everyone in Effingham County to share in his World Series success -- including elementary school students.

December 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Paintball battle results in $10,000 donation

Savannah's Willie Starker moves into position to shoot a couple of paintball rivals in Saturday's Battle of the Badges at Big Nasty ATV Park. Attorney Jamie Casino donated $10,000 to PACK (People of Action Caring for Kids) during the fundraising event.

December 05, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Ward graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Julia D. Ward graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 05, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County delivers keys to 19th house

RINCON - Wilhelmina Roberson was virtually speechless, but she didn't need to say anything. Her beaming face told the story.

December 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Schaffner wants to make state impact

GUYTON - Just four years ago, Jack Schaffner was a homeschool student looking to pursue a new sport.

December 03, 2017 | | Local


Emergency personnel to battle in paintball war, raise funds

SPRINGFIELD -- The Battle of the Badges is set Saturday. Employees from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Effingham Fire and Rescue, Effingham County EMS, Rincon Fire and the Rincon Police Department will battle it out as well as law enforcement, EMS and firefighters from surrounding counties.

December 01, 2017 | | Local


South Effingham assistant loves doing double duty

GUYTON -- Don't be fooled by his age. Sixty-year-old South Effingham assistant coach Varnard Reese is as flexible as an Olympic gymnast.

December 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New city limit signs OK'd

RINCON -- The City of Rincon will soon become a more attractive, welcoming place.

December 01, 2017 | | Local


United Way celebrates campaign success

RINCON -- United Way's Effingham office celebrated a campaign victory at its Service Center on Wednesday.

November 30, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels named to all-region football team

SPRINGFIELD -- Seven Effingham County Rebels were selected for the All-Region 2-AAAAAA football team. The squad was named by the region's coaches.

November 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hicklen sparks Lady Rebels to first win

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Lady Rebels broke into the win column Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | | Local


Rebels roll to 4-0 in region game

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels picked up a Region 2AAAAAA win Tuesday, beating New Hampstead 71-58 at home to stay unbeaten after four games.

November 29, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Tigers repel hard-charging Mustangs

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs couldn't get over the final hump in an uphill battle against Metter on Tuesday.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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World War II hero donates rare relic to Effingham Living History Museum

RINCON - James Sapp never stops giving.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fraternity conducting college/career fair

Young students searching for a college home or future job can walk in with uncertainty and walk out with prospects - or even scholarships - at an ...

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Taylor made for service

RINCON - Officer Isaac Taylor's desire to protect and serve has followed him everywhere he goes. That includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Velasquez top talker in Rotary Speech contest

RINCON - Becca Velasquez uses more than her mouth when she talks. Each of her words is supported by expressive eyes, hand gestures and voice inflections.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


With regular season over, it's do or die for Effingham County teams

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's basketball teams ended the regular season Friday night with tough losses to Region 2-AAAAAA foe Brunswick. If they lose their next ...

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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