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City of Rincon lands grant for water improvements

The City of Rincon has been awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant for the water and sewer upgrades in the 7th Street area, which is Phase 2 of of the city's Master Plan.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield's Shealy in elite Navy helicopter unit

A 2009 Effingham County High School graduate and Springfield native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced helicopter.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Two nabbed in police car break-in

Two men are in custody after breaking into a Rincon police car Saturday.

August 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Extension coordinator honored

Effingham County Extension Coordinator Abby Smith, was recently recognized with the Early Career Service Award at the 2017 Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Beta Chapter Annual Conference held in August at the Georgia Center in Athens.

August 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Chips off the old block

Ron Womack watches his boys, 7-year-old Cade and 6-year-old Cal, bravely take on a blocking sled Wednesday afternoon at South Effingham High School. Despite the boys' best efforts, the apparatus didn't budge an inch. The Womacks were visiting the Mustangs' football practice.

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff plans to continue driving program for teens

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has conducted its last state-funded PRIDE class. State and federal funding has been pulled from the program but Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie thinks it should continue.

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rash of vehicle break-ins reported

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received reports of eight vehicle break-ins in the last 24 hours in the area of Goshen Road and Hodgeville Road.

August 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools move up in key rankings

Effingham County Schools exceeded the expectations of school officials by ranking in the top 20 Georgia school districts for the 2016-2017 school year, according to a key performance index

August 30, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Pilot in Monday's crash identified

Randy Hunter of Tryone was the pilot involved in Monday morning's plane crash in Bryan County. He was identified by Bryan County public safety officials.

August 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Car show generates funds for VFW

According to organizers, Saturday's first Mustang Syndicate Car Show hit on all cylinders.

August 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


PLANE CRASH UPDATE

Two victims of Monday morning's plane crash at the Effingham-Bryan county line near Ellabell have been identified.

August 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


PLANE CRASH UPDATE

It is believed that a plane crash near the Effingham-Bryan county line has claimed the lives of three people.

August 28, 2017 | Staff report | Local


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 County line.

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


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Man dies of multiple gunshot wounds

Effingham County deputies responded to the Goldwire Community Center on Stillwell Clyo Road on Sunday in reference to a shooting incident.

September 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Volunteers sought to monitor Ebenezer Creek water quality

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Sunday from 1:45 to 5 p.m.

September 25, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Chamber to host job fair in Ellabel

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority of Bryan County (DABC) and the North Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host ...

September 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham cheerleaders relish competition

GUYTON -- Great ahletes don't always wear football helmets. Sometimes they wear gigantic bows in their hair.

September 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fourth-down gamble pays off for Burke County

SPRINGFIELD -- There was no magical comeback for Effingham County this time. The Burke County Bears wouldn't allow it.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Football final scores

Brunswick 44, South Effingham 13

September 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

RINCON -- The happiness -- perhaps relief -- was evident on Lauren Alvarado's face.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education juggles schedule to recover time lost to storm

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Education squeezed 1 1/2 days into the 2017-18 school calendar without extending it.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Forensics program growing at Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of adults are under the impression that today's teenagers are clueless.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs trample Phoenix

South Effingham's softball team smashed New Hampstead 15-0 at New Hampstead on Tuesday.

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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