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Scout motto pays off for leader during eclipse

Lisa Scarbrough didn't let cloudy, rainy conditions overshadow her efforts to teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts about Monday's solar eclipse. She was fully prepared to shine a learning light on the day through other activities at Camp KT Wallace near Guyton.

August 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ebenezer Middle FFA officers attend retreat

METTER - This school year's FFA officers from the Ebenezer Middle FFA chapter recently attended a retreat and training held at George L. Smith State Park.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shoplifting suspects caught after fleeing deputies

Two people were arrested and in custody after shoplifting and a pursuit Friday evening in Rincon.

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Powerball jackpot mushrooms

There were no jackpot winners in Saturday's Powerball drawing. As a result, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has surged to an estimated $650 million to a single annuity winner the second largest jackpot in Powerball history.

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Republic Services Inc. warns of legal action against Effingham County Commission

Effingham County's longtime trash collector thinks a proposed change in service providers stinks. It has warned government officials that it will contest the plan if it is approved at Tuesday's Effingham County Commission meeting or subsequent ones.

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. CEO John Henry offered a detailed presentation about the agreement and its importance to the county's future.

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECIDA covers OmniTrax partnership at workshop

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO covered its agreement with OmniTrax Inc. during a workshop at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. CEO John Henry offered a detailed presentation about the agreement and its importance to the county's future.

August 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Board of education votes on make-up day

During its meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Board of Education voted to not add a make-up day for Monday's holiday for the solar eclipse.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Tift County rides wave of momentum past South Effingham

STATESBORO -- The Tift County Blue Devils grabbed momentum by the neck and refused to let it go in Friday's 42-0 win over South Effingham in an Erk Russell Classic contest at Paulson Stadium.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Coffee capitalizes on Effingham County miscues

STATESBORO -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder suffered a season-opening loss Friday night, but he didn't sound defeated.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald names Lastinger editor

Longtime journalist Mark Lastinger has been named editor of the Effingham Herald.

August 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Humidity problem steams South Effingham band parent

The Effingham County Board of Education hit a sour note with a South Effingham High School band parent.

August 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Search warrants results in drug-related arrests

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Drug Suppression Unit initiated a criminal investigation in July regarding illegal drug activity at a Guyton Low Ground Road address after receiving information the occupants were involved in the manufacturing and sale of marijuana, marijuana-infused candy, heroin and LSD.

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


After weeks of preparation, Mustangs, Rebels eager to march into new seasons

After spending several weeks getting into shape, working on fundamentals, developing timing and memorizing formations just like their football counterparts, the Effingham County and South Effingham high school bands are eager to start their seasons.

August 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan.

August 15, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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Emergency chief: No survivors of plane crash expected

Bryan County Emergency Management Agency Chief/Director Freddy Howell said it is believed that no one survived Monday's plane crash near the Effingham County-Bryan ...

August 28, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Heritage Day designed to remember Salzburgers

A group of people that was unceremoniously dispatched from its homeland nearly three centuries ago is about to be richly embraced.

August 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Corbitt defines role of Effingham County government

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Wesley Corbitt isn't a fan of big government. He doesn't like little government, either.

August 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County school district growing rapidly

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- The Effingham County school system is growing even faster than the 12,000 students it serves.

August 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels push Bulldogs to the limit before falling

Despite playing in heavy rain, the Effingham County Rebels weren't quite able to end a lengthy drought Friday night. The Rebels (0-2) dropped a ...

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs come up short in high-scoring affair

It was a long night for South Effingham's football team, which struggled to find its rhythm on both sides of the ball Friday night ...

August 25, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon city manager discusses growth challenges

ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Wes Smith can't get caught in the moment. He always has to be thinking ahead -- way ahead.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Slow-starting Rebels nip Mustangs in volleyball

The tortoise didn't just beat the hare in a race. It did it in volleyball, too.

August 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Family Connection reaching out for help to tackle child concerns

Effingham County residents who want to get plugged into the community in a helpful way need to contact Elaine Spencer, the local Family Connection executive ...

August 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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