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New Effingham County recreation facility on track

SPRINGFIELD - One of the most impressive recreational facilities in the Coastal Empire is slowly but surely emerging from the ground in Effingham County.

October 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Nov. 1 deadline to get tax credit to help Effingham Health System

SPRINGFIELD - Nov. 1 is the deadline for local taxpayers to apply to make a charitable contribution to Effingham Health System and receive a 2017 Georgia income tax credit of up to 90 percent of their contribution. The Georgia General Assembly makes this opportunity available through its implementation, and recent enhancement, of the Georgia Rural Hospital Expense Tax Credit program. Taxpayers who itemize may also receive a federal charitable income tax reduction.

October 02, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham announces homecoming court

South Effingham's homecoming court was announced during halftime of Friday night's football against Richmond Hill.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sunrise Rotary announces tourney winners

Effingham Sunrise Rotary recently hosted its annual golf tournament at Lost Plantation.

October 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Stand-up crowd

Unlike at many recent NFL games, no one kneeled or sat during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Thursday's Bradwell Institute-Effingham County softball game in Springfield. Most of the spectators also placed their right hand over their heart. Effingham County won the game 16-0.

October 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINAL SCORES

Richmond Hill, 31, South Effingham 20

September 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels clamp down on Panthers after early struggles

HINESVILLE -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder's worst nightmare came true, but at least it didn't last long.

September 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Broken arm, gender not obstacles to football player

SPRINGFIELD -- Even though Shemaree Pitts suffered a broken arm in her youth football debut, the injury didn't break her spirit.

September 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Riding him down

SPRINGFIELD -- Bryce Jones of the Eagles tackles Kolt Calahan of the Raiders during a 6-and-under Effingham County Parks and Recreation Department football game Thursday.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Military organization honors Hitchens

ATLANTA -- State Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) recently received the 2017 Georgia Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Joseph Bartow Award for his support of military friendly legislation.

September 28, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Third grader decides it's better to give than receive

SPRINGFIELD -- Don't feel sorry for Taylor Scott because she didn't get any presents for her ninth birthday. Be proud of her.

September 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


4-H members beautify Springfield street

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham 4-H has partnered with the Springfield Revitalization Corporation to continue a revitalization effort on Cleveland Street.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs to play for region softball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham clinched a spot in next week's Region 2-AAAAA softball championship series by sweeping Ware County on Wednesday 3-0 and 11-1.

September 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham sets goal

RINCON -- Supporters of United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham are taking aim at a big target.

September 27, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Arnsdorff drives in five runs

Haley Arnsdorff collected five RBI to help lead the Effingham County Rebels past Richmond Hill 9-2 on Thursday in Region 2-AAAAAA softball.

September 27, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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Rebels draw state champ in volleyball bracket

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County faces a big task and a big opportunity in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Saturday.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Girl Scouts observe birthday of founder

Effingham County Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday on Oct. 7 at Daisy's Birthday Bash hosted by Troop 30197.

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Trio arrested, suspected of illegal collection and reproduction of financial card information

RINCON -- The Rincon Police Department apprehended three Florida men Wednesday. Each is suspected to be involved in the illegal collection and reproduction of financial card ...

October 19, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County eclipses Heritage, headed to Columbus

SPRINGFIELD -- Johnny Coleman is a man of few words. After watching his team play Wednesday, he was virtually speechless.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Greyhounds race past Mustangs

GUYTON -- South Effingham's playoff run came to an end Wednesday after dropping two games to Jones County.

October 18, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon named one of Georgia's top places to raise a family

According to nerdwallet.com, Rincon is one of the best cities to raise a family in Georgia.

October 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Lee touts record of customer service

RINCON - Even though Ken Lee recently retired from the grocery business after 46 years, he never retired from customer service.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Ricker seeking to assist citizens on larger scale

RINCON - Public service keeps strengthening its powerful grip on Christi Ricker.

October 18, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Springfield's Krall receives degree

Wilkes University of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., held its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference ...

October 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Heartache lingers for Mustangs

GUYTON - Another game. Another heartbreaking loss for South Effingham.

October 17, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Vietnam veterans receive recognition

SPRINGFIELD - The ceremonial pat on the back they received Thursday night won't relieve the sting left by the way they were treated decades ago ...

October 17, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham's Hinely receives top teaching award

RINCON -- South Effingham Elementary School teacher Jincy Hinely believes in her students. She has lots of people who believe in her, too.

October 16, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Guyton student graduates from Valdosta State

Brittney Hunter of Guyton has earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology from Valdosta State University.

October 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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