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DRT America here to stay

RINCON - The book on DRT America's brief history in Effingham County didn't end last month when the Springfield City Council rejected its request to send its wastewater to the city's wastewater treatment facility.

December 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs stumble after forcing OT

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Even though he looked emotionally drained Thursday night, South Effingham coach James Finlen was overflowing with pride inside.

December 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Turnovers sink South Effingham girls

BLUFFTON, S.C. -- It is the season of giving, but South Effingham's girls were much too generous Thursday night.

December 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Bartley graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Nieem R. Bartley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Henry resigns as IDA CEO

John Henry resigned as CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) effective at the close of business Friday, Dec. 1.

December 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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

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Springfield main breaks; Ebenezer Creek tests negative

SPRINGFIELD - Tests indicate that a Feb. 20 force-main break between Shadowbrook and the City of Springfield's watewater treatment plant did not effect Ebenezer Creek.

February 27, 2018 | Staff, submitted reports | Local

Reddick cracks SI's list of top 100 players

In its current issue, Sports Illustrated features a listing of the top 100 players in Major League Baseball according to its baseball writers.

February 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Family Connection Focus: Family Promise of Effingham takes 'holistic' approach

GUYTON - Family Promise of Effingham is a good first option for people in need of a second chance.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham Health System recognized for high quality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System has been reaching for the stars and it finally got four of them.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Crowd gathers to reflect on deadly Civil War incident at Ebenezer Creek

RINCON - The past, present and future gathered near the Savannah River on Sunday.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Congressman addresses school safety

RINCON - Congressman Buddy Carter fully appreciates why school safety has jumped near the front of the line of the issues confronting America.

February 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson puts clamps on Starr's Mill

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County right-hander Ethan Johnson posted his second complete-game victory Friday night by shutting down Starr's Mill 2-1. He allowed just one hit ...

February 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Carter delivers positive economic news

RINCON -- First District Congressman Buddy Carter could barely contain himself Friday. He had plenty of good news to share from Washington.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Late goal powers Mustangs to tie with Richmond Hill

GUYTON -- Even though it won't be credited for it in the win column, South Effingham's boys soccer team logged a victory of sorts ...

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Student's initiative leads to creation of SEMS Student Council

GUYTON - Alexis Camacho's voice needs no amplification. She has a knack for getting her message across loudly and clearly.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has ...

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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