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Effingham Family Medicine physician offices to close

All Effingham Family Medicine physician offices and the Women's Health Center in Rincon will be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm forecast.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Another weather-related closure announced

Effingham YMCA will be closed on Wednesday due to weather-related concerns. All group exercise classes, child watch, Mother's Morning Out, Fun Club and events are cancelled.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Weather prompts school closing

The Effingham County School System will be closed to students and employees Wednesday as it anticipates freezing temperatures resulting in conditions that may compromise safety. All school-related activities, including the Effingham County Board of Education meeting and public hearing at Ebenezer Middle School, are canceled.

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Classical guitarist to perform at Guyton Christian Church

RINCON - Classic guitarist Jeff Bianchi is ready to strike a helpful chord.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County wrestlers show promise in Packer Classic

Six Effingham County wrestlers placed in the top five at the Packer Classic in Moultrie on Friday and Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Opening of cancer center, new CEO top hospital changes

RINCON -- Effingham Health System rode a wave of change in 2017. It made a series of advances in care and received a change at the top.

January 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Substitutes power South Effingham boys to victory

EVANS -- A first-rate effort by its second teamers powered South Effingham past Augusta Prep in the Monterrey Christmas Classic on Saturday.

December 30, 2017 | | Local

Slow start dooms Mustangs

EVANS -- There often is no happy medium for the South Effingham Mustangs. Sizzling starts and fizzling finishes -- or vice versa --have plagued them all season.

December 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hospital, hospital authority set special meeting date

There will be a special called joint meeting of the Effingham County Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall Community Room at Effingham Health System.

December 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017.

December 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

GUYTON - Darius Scott is about to take the biggest leaps of his life. One is athletic and the other is academic.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth.

December 26, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local

IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's industrial assets.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls basketball team is gearing up for a competitive bout of games in the Deep South Classic. The three-day tournament will take place at Brookwood starting Thursday.

December 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Gant leads Effingham County contingent at Coastal Clash

Effingham County's wrestling team participated in the Coastal Clash in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday and Saturday. Zebrandon Gant (center) upped his season mark to 32-0 en route to the 195-pound title. Zekeil Walls (left) placed third at 220 and Josh Wright placed fifth at 126.

December 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

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Resident voices concern about potential noise problems at industrial park

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Blakey told the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority that he is concerned about being followed. He lives near the Research Forest tract that ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

DRT America still sniffing out odor problem

SPRINGFIELD -- During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority received an upate on DRT America's effort to curb smelly ...

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Fireworks to cap Josh Reddick Foundation concert

RINCON -- The Josh Reddick Foundation Concert at Freedom Park on Jan. 27 is sure to end with a bang.

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday ...

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hospital board announces next meeting

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session Tuesday at 7:15pm in Kieffer Hall Community at Effingham Health System.

January 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Commission moves to repair road damage

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Tuesday night that it hopes will smooth damaged roads and allay safety concerns.

January 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Move to appoint Strickland public safety director stalls

GUYTON - A motion to appoint a public safety director died on the Guyton City Council table on Jan. 9.

January 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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