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Schools to remain closed longer than expected

A few days before Monday's arrival of Tropical Storm Irma, Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse announced that Effingham County Schools would be closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Those plans have changed, however.

September 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Extension agent enjoys surprise factor of his job

SPRINGFIELD - Ben Cantrell expects the unexpected. That is the primary thing he finds interesting about his job as an agent for the Effingham County Cooperative Extension.

September 12, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Emergency operations halted

Effingham County has sustained winds of 40 mph.

September 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Band room at South Effingham getting makeover

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse said everything possible is being done to clear the air about a situation in the band room at South Effingham High School.

September 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Herald to close Monday

The Effingham Herald will be closed Monday because of Hurricane Irma.

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County EMA to operate until Irma has passed

Effingham County EMA has upgraded its Emergency Operations Center to Operation Level 2; It is operating 24 hours until the threat of Hurricane Irma has passed.

September 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Shelters to open for Hurricane Irma relief

Three safe shelters are set to open in Guyton for those in need of refuge from Hurricane Irma.

September 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


President signs emergency declaration for Georgia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that federal emergency aid has been made available to Georgia to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Irma.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Go team!

Kassey Johnson proudly wears her school colors during Thursday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game at The Corral. Johnson's team, the Mustangs fell in the rivalry clash 43-20.

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebel Rousers

Rebel Rousers Brett Nettles, Taryn Aceret, Brice Moore and Zach Wilson, from left, of Effingham County show their team spirit before Thursday night's football game against South Effinghham. Their team won the annual rivalry clash 43-20.

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


EOC encourages residents to remain wary of Irma despite course change

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3-Enhanced operating 12-hour shifts.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon City Council nixes meeting

The Rincon City Council regular scheduled Council Meeting for Monday has been cancelled.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


EGSC cancels classes

Based on predicted weather conditions from Hurricane Irma, East Georgia State College has cancelled all classes and college events on it's Swainsboro, Statesboro and Augusta campuses on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday,.

September 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels turn back County Champions Trophy challenge

GUYTON -- The County Champions Trophy will stay put for another year, prompting a surprising celebratory dance.

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Voluntary evacuation order issued in Effingham County and its cities

Effingham County, along with the cities of Rincon, Springfield and Guyton, are issuing a voluntary evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Friday.

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


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Mustangs have one more shot to avoid winless season

GUYTON - Undone by a rash of errors, South Effingham's football team slipped to 0-9 with a 35-3 loss at Ware County in Waycross on ...

October 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Rincon City Council candidates want to offer fresh ideas

RINCON - Two fresh political faces hope voters are eager for a fresh perspective on government affairs in Rincon.

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' historic volleyball season ends

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's volleyball season came to a disapointing close in the Elite Eight Saturday.

October 23, 2017 | | Local


74th Effingham County Fair kicks off with parade

SPRINGFIELD -- The show must go on, and so does the parade.

October 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City of Rincon receives $750,0000 grant for water and sewer upgrades

RINCON -- The City has received a 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant in the amount of $750,000 from the Georgia Department of Community ...

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham cheerleaders rack up another win

South Effingham won first place in the Class AAAAA division at Saturday's annual Battle in the Boro cheerleading competition in Statesboro.

October 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Short shower doesn't dampen Country Carnival spirits

RINCON -- The second annual Country Carinval conducted at Freedom Park on Sunday was a hit despite a brief shower just before the event started at ...

October 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Pirates unleash firepower on Rebels

BRUNSWICK -- There were plenty of explosive plays in Friday night's Effingham County-Brunswick football game.

October 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Diverse group gathers to pray for unity in the community

RINCON -- The doors of First Baptist Church of Rincon are open for everyone. That was evident Thursday night when it hosted "Love One Another," an ...

October 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth candidates face questions

PORT WENTWORTH -- Public safety, transportation, recreation, flood mitigation and business growth were the primary topics at Thursday night's Port Wentworth Candidates Forum at the ...

October 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications sought

Effingham County High School Athletic Department Hall of Fame applications are due Nov. 10 by 3 p.m.

October 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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


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