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Fun event gives Family Promise of Effingham financial boost

RINCON - Michael Tageson's donation was a little larger than he had planned.

March 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECHS poultry judging teams advance to state competition

Students from South Effingham High School, Effingham County High School, Effingham County Middle School, South Effingham Middle School and Ebenezer Middle School competed in the FFA Poultry Judging Career Development event in Eastman on Feb. 28. The ECHS junior and senior teams placed first and advanced to the state competition at UGA on March 23-24. Deena Diaz from ECHS was the Junior High Individual and Anna Fulcher from ECHS was the Senior High Individual. SEMS placed seconnd in Area IV competition and will be competing at the state competition as well.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham sweeps Crisp County

GUYTON - After a staggering start, the South Effingham Mustangs appear to have regained their footing.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


15-run inning propels Rebels to victory

SPRINGFIELD - A 15-run balloon popped in the faces of the Burke County Bears on Saturday.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Salzburger descendants celebrate Landing Day

RINCON - Saturday proved to be a beautiful day for Salzburger decendants to celebrate the Georgia landing of their ancestors on March 12, 1734.

March 12, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


Miss South Effingham crowned

GUYTON -- Kate Brennan won the Miss South Effingham Pageant on Saturday night.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Deloach, Kieffer draw no opposition; Jones not seeking re-election

Republican Vera Jones, commissioner for Effingham County's District 2, did not qualify to seek re-election.

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels absorb another tough loss

JESUP -- After falling behind 6-0, the Effingham County Rebels caught the Wayne County Yellow Jackets only to lose 7-6 Thursday night.

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Area residents, visitors flocking to Georgia Visitor Information Center

PORT WENTWORTH -- Hundreds of Coastal Empire residents and travelers visited the new Georgia Vistori Information Center on I-95 by mid-morning Friday during Georgia On My Mind Day.

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald presents first $100 Visa gift card

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers have filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past two weeks and Quent Mikeal now has a $100 Visa gift card to show for his participation.

March 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Bootleg Farms products finalists in UGA’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia contest

ATHENS -- Judges save chosen Bootleg Farm's Feta Cheese and Cajeta caramel sauce as finalists in UGA's 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

March 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Port Wentworth providing St. Patrick's Day shuttle

PORT WENTWORTH -- Five dollars will buy relief from St. Patrick's Day parking problems in Savannah.

March 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia State Patrol releases January traffic statistics

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 12 traffic crashes in January in Effingham County.

March 07, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs blast Blue Devils in boys soccer

GUYTON -- South Effingham's boys soccer team isn't likely to get caught looking ahead. It doesn't even pay much attention to the scoreboards on each end of its field.

March 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Statesboro girls trip South Effingham

GUYTON -- Statesboro nipped South Effingham 2-1 in girls soccer Tuesday afternoon.

March 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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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


Lady Mustangs complete perfect regular season

GUYTON -- Mallori Jenkins was virtually speechless after South Effingham's girls tennis team defeated Screven County 4-1 on Wednesday to finish the regular season with ...

March 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Herald announces second $100 gift card winner

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past month and Laurie Beck is the second participant to ...

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wildcats silence Rebels

Effingham County's seven-game win streak in baseball ended quietly Wednesday at Richmond Hill.

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Teen Maze teaches students that choices have consequences

utomobile wreck got students' attention as the Teen Maze got started for Effingham County 10th graders last week.

March 28, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


LIFE offers tools of independence

RINCON - For 21 years, Fran Todd has been trying to get people to fully embrace the opportunities of LIFE.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth Spotlight: Visitors Information Center welcomes tourists

PORT WENTWORTH - A wide variety of vendors unwrapped the gift that is Georgia during Georgia On My Mind Day at the new Visitor Information Center ...

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Catie's Fund reaches milestone

GUYTON - The desire to defeat childhood cancer is growing. The monetary commitment to make it happen is, too.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs cool Phoenix with big inning

GUYTON -- South Effingham plated five third-inning runs en route to a 7-1 pasting of the Region 2-AAAAA New Hampstead Phoenix on Monday.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He ...

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Former Effingham County star receives West Georgia honor

Former Effingham County basketball standout Randy Rountree received the Honorary Alumnus Award from the University of West Georgia during the recent "Evening with the Stars ...

March 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America helps Rincon Fire Department

RINCON -- On Thursday, DRT America donated $3.000 to the Rincon Fire Department to help it purchase rescue equipment.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Special Olympics puts smiles on competitors, volunteers

GUYTON - It didn't matter how far the tennis ball went. Every throw drew applause and high fives from the crowd.

March 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House slates fundraising event

RINCON -- Thirty percent of Huddle House sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday will benefit My Father's House -- a ministry of Guyton Christian Church.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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