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Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program lessens trauma for its clients

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program (EVWAP) is a unique member of the Effingham County Family Connection family.

February 12, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Driver dies in Robeling Road Raceway event

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has reported that a man is deceased and another man is seriously injured after an accident during a high-performance driver education event.

February 11, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Rebels girding for tough baseball classification

SPRINGFIELD - Even though Class AAAAAA is by far one of the most competitive classifications in the state for baseball, Effingham County has held its own against the league's outstanding pitchers and hitters.

February 09, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Rebels, Tigers to meet with No. 3 seed on the line

BRUNSWICK -- Effingham County's boys basketball team will meet Bradwell Institute at 5 p.m. today at Brunswick High School in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament.

February 09, 2018 | | Local


Ware County wallops South Effingham girls

STATESBORO -- Other than a glaring flub to start the game, the Ware County Lady Gators played virtually flawlessly Thursday night.

February 09, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Highly decorated Kilmartin named Effingham County's director of finance

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis, county administrator for Effingham County, has announced the selection of Thomas Kilmartin as director of finance effective Feb. 5.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Sheriff's office warns of check scam

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Unit has received three fraudulent checks in the past week from Craig's list purchases.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Board of Education approves new lines for elementary, middle schools

SPRINGFIELD -- The lines on their faces told as much of the story as the lines on their maps.

February 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County starts tennis season

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County opened its tennis season with an exhibition tournament against Screven County and Wayne County on Saturday.

February 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Stifling defense propels Lady Mustangs into state tourney

BLOOMINGDALE -- It wasn't the Phoenix that rose from the ashes on Wednesday.

February 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs have lofty tennis expectations

GUYTON -- Regardless of what type of shot they face -- backhand, forehand or overhead volley -- South Effingham's tennis players always aim high.

February 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Black History Month Spotlight: Guyton school filled education gap

GUYTON - Even though the sound of children playing and working at the site were silenced more than eight decades ago, echoes of an impactful legacy remain at the corner of Ga. Highway 17 and Gracen Road.

February 06, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lab results indicate ash roads safe

SPRINGFIELD -- On Jan. 3, a wintry storm swept through the area, leaving dozens of ash roads in Effingham County nearly destroyed.

February 06, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham set for play-in games; Faith appeals to GHSA to move girls contest

GUYTON - After losing 73-61 and 71-41, respectively, at home to Ware County on Monday, South Effingham's boys and girls are set to visit Ware County on Wednesday for play-in games for the Region 2-AAAAA tournament, which starts Thursday in Statesboro.

February 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Body discovered in vehicle ID'd

The Georgia State Medical Examiner's Office and the Effingham County coroner have identified the deceased person recently found in a burned vehicle as 24-year-old Zachary Edel of Rincon.

February 06, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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Opportunities abound in 4-H

SPRINGFIELD - Few youth organizations feature a wider door of opportunity than 4-H.

April 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County road repairs slated

SPRINGFIELD -- Starting Wednesday, Effingham County will proceed with its scheduled roadway repairs of Courthouse Extension. The repairs could go through Saturday.

April 03, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Berryville's heart still beating

BERRYVILLE - Most of the buildings from its heyday nearly a century ago are totally gone. Those that remain are crumbling.

April 03, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham on region roll

The South Effingham Mustangs earned their fourth straight Region 2-AAAAA baseball victory Monday, winning 9-5 at Statesboro.

April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County maintains hot baseball pace

The Effingham County Rebels are speeding to the finish line of the regular baseball season.

April 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Investigators seeking help to ID fraud suspects

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Unit is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects involved in defrauding an Effingham County resident ...

April 02, 2018 | | Local


Merle Norman changes hands

RINCON - Mary Jane Brinson didn't just pass the proverbial torch to Tiffany Writch. She passed her the mascara, lipstick, toner, cleanser and the rest ...

April 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Marlow students run to assist school's PTO

GUYTON - Even though Thursday's event at Marlow Elementary School was dubbed the "Fun Run," its participants enjoyed jumping, gyrating and cheering, too. Plus, they ...

April 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Rebels hang tough against top-ranked team

SPRINGFIELD -- Glynn Academy's girls soccer team maintained its grip on its lofty rankings despite having its hands full with Effingham County on Thursday.

March 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Tallent receives state telehealth honor

Joe Tallent, MHA, Community and Operations coordinator at Effingham Health System was named the Telehealth Coordinator of the Year at the 9th Annual Georgia Partnership ...

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Mustangs mash Phoenix in doubleheader

The South Effingham Mustangs swept New Hampstead's Phoenix 7-1 and 8-2 in a Region 2-AAAAA baseball doubleheader in Guyton on Thursday.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


First-inning explosion powers Rebels to victory

The Effingham County Rebels baseball team tallied six first-inning runs en route to an 11-5 Region 2-AAAAAA win over Richmond Hill on Thursday in Springfield.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Kelly to handle city manager duties on interim basis

RINCON -- City planner Lameisha Kelly will lead the day-to-day operations of the City of Rincon on an interim basis following the resignation of Wes Smith ...

March 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls nip Southeast Bulloch

Gracie Kessler tallied the game's lone goal to send South Effingham past Southeast Bulloch in Thursday's girls soccer contest in Brooklet.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's Office seeking help to ID credit card fraud suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is seeking the public's help in identifying a credit card fraud suspect.

March 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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