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So who is going to win the County Championship Trophy?

South Effingham will host Effingham County on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the annual gridiron battle for the County Championship Trophy.

September 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Port Wentworth first responders gain weapon to combat drug crisis

Port Wentworth's first responders recently got an upgrade to their tool belts. Both the police and firefighters are now equipped with the popular drug Naloxone while they work.

September 03, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


5K series designed to boost health, non-profits

The Effingham Health System Fall 5K Series began in 2016 with the goal of promoting a more active lifestyle and community engagement. It is also a way to support local non-profit organizations Effingham 4-H, Springfield Revitalization, ECHS FFA and Catie's Fund benefitting CURE Childhood Cancer.

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield municipal elections nixed

Municpal elections in Springfield becaume unnecessary Friday after the candidate qualifying period closed with incumbents drawing no opposition.

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre to close during expansion

After the credits for "Dunkirk" roll Saturday, the Mars Theatre in Springfield will close its doors. It is set to reopen for an a cappella holiday concert featuring Eclipse 6 on Dec. 2.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Signs of school spirit on display

Representatives from Effingham County and South Effingham high schools are reflecting their school spirit in a Rincon restaurant.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City of Rincon lands grant for water improvements

The City of Rincon has been awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant for the water and sewer upgrades in the 7th Street area, which is Phase 2 of of the city's Master Plan.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's Shealy in elite Navy helicopter unit

A 2009 Effingham County High School graduate and Springfield native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced helicopter.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Two nabbed in police car break-in

Two men are in custody after breaking into a Rincon police car Saturday.

August 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Extension coordinator honored

Effingham County Extension Coordinator Abby Smith, was recently recognized with the Early Career Service Award at the 2017 Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Beta Chapter Annual Conference held in August at the Georgia Center in Athens.

August 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Chips off the old block

Ron Womack watches his boys, 7-year-old Cade and 6-year-old Cal, bravely take on a blocking sled Wednesday afternoon at South Effingham High School. Despite the boys' best efforts, the apparatus didn't budge an inch. The Womacks were visiting the Mustangs' football practice.

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff plans to continue driving program for teens

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has conducted its last state-funded PRIDE class. State and federal funding has been pulled from the program but Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie thinks it should continue.

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rash of vehicle break-ins reported

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received reports of eight vehicle break-ins in the last 24 hours in the area of Goshen Road and Hodgeville Road.

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools move up in key rankings

Effingham County Schools exceeded the expectations of school officials by ranking in the top 20 Georgia school districts for the 2016-2017 school year, according to a key performance index

August 30, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Pilot in Monday's crash identified

Randy Hunter of Tryone was the pilot involved in Monday morning's plane crash in Bryan County. He was identified by Bryan County public safety officials.

August 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Mustangs win Raider Rumble to finish perfect regular season

The South Effingham varsity cheerleading team won first place in Class AAAAA at the Raider Rumble at Swainsboro High School on Saturday to complete a ...

October 31, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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


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