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Effingham Living hosts Most Fab Awards

The Most Fabulous people in Effingham County dressed up and turned out under the bright lights at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Wednesday evening as they were honored at the Most Fabulous Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Effingham Herald and Effingham Living Magazine.

July 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Hill offers Georgia budget update

Senator Jack Hill traveled to Effingham County Thursday to serve as the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Effingham County during their annual weekly meeting.

July 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECMS FFA awarded 'Grants for Growing' from Tractor Supply Company

The Effingham County Middle School Future Farmers of America were recently awarded 2nd Grants for Growing from Tractor Supply Company.

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Parker's awards scholarships to six high school students

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently hosted the 2017 Outstanding Students Award Ceremony, where Parker's President and CEO Greg Parker presented scholarship checks and gifts to six exceptional area high school students, including ECHS student Haley Fowler and SEHS student Alex LeFavi.

June 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Auxiliary donates $2,000 to Effingham Health System

If you have ever visited the halls of Effingham Health System, whether to see a friend or family member or as part of a personal medical situation, you may have noticed a number of women walking around in pink and white scrubs, also known as the EHS-Auxiliary.

June 29, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for book translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He's been a college student at Oglethorpe University, a graduate student at the University of Rochester and is currently teaching and getting his Masters at the University of Arkansas.

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He's been a college student at Oglethorpe University, a graduate student at the University of Rochester and is currently teaching and getting his Masters at the University of Arkansas.

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running against Rincon City Council member Christi Ricker.

June 28, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on the banks of Lake Jackson.

June 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in the community as well as numerous zoning ordinances.

June 22, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes 13.13 percent before deciding to hold two public hearings on the issue, which took place on June 7 and Thursday.

June 21, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.

June 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may be the body of a deceased person being concealed in Effingham County.

June 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Springfield municipal elections nixed

Municpal elections in Springfield becaume unnecessary Friday after the candidate qualifying period closed with incumbents drawing no opposition.

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre to close during expansion

After the credits for "Dunkirk" roll Saturday, the Mars Theatre in Springfield will close its doors. It is set to reopen for an a cappella ...

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Signs of school spirit on display

Representatives from Effingham County and South Effingham high schools are reflecting their school spirit in a Rincon restaurant.

September 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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