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Music In Our Schools Concert a hit as students let voices be heard

A lot of joyful noise was heard Thursday night at Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton as choirs from four Effingham County schools performed as part of the Music in Our Schools Month Concert.

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Purcell cuts ribbon; new Welcome Center opens

Hundreds of Georgia residents – many from Effingham County – turned out Friday morning to the ribbon cutting of the new Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 95 Southbound in Chatham County.

March 15, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


ECSO Searching for Runaway Juvenile

Effingham County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a runaway juvenile, Shane Caleb Sellers, 16 of Bloomingdale, GA.

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County Recreation and Parks holds 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run

On Saturday, Feb. 25, Effingham County Recreation and Parks hosted the 40th Annual Jacan Brown Spring Run in downtown Springfield.

March 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Blandford Elementary's Family Academic Night brings out the heroes

Blandford Elementary School hosted Family Academic Night on Feb. 23, where students and parents were able to enjoy food, door prizes, games, face painting, animals from the Georgia Southern Raptor Center and more.

March 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local


DDI striping installation scheduled this week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation have scheduled moving lane closures with crash trucks on SR 21 north and south bound and the I-95 entrance and exit ramps in Port Wentworth from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

March 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon, Guyton Elementary earn Title I honors

Two Effingham County elementary schools were honored recently by the Georgia Department of Education as both were named to the 2016-2017 list of Title I Reward Schools.

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Taste of Effingham a sweet treat for all

Hundreds of patrons got a taste of local cuisine Thursday night as they took part in the 7th Annual Taste of Effingham, an event showcasing food and drink from area restaurants.

March 08, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


SR 21 and I-95 DDI lane closures scheduled next week

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 north and south bound in Port Wentworth next week for construction work on the diverging diamond interchange at I-95.

March 03, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County Art Show March 13-16

Select students from all Effingham County Schools will be participating in the sixth annual district-wide art exhibition from March 13-16 in celebration of the visual arts in our schools and Youth Art Month.

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Effingham County IDA cuts ribbon on Rincon solar farm

Members of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority were on hand Thursday as they cut the ribbon to a 287-acre solar farm in Rincon.

March 02, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Elementary students get moving at Bobcat Fun Run

Rincon Elementary School students released more energy than usual on Friday as they participated in the First Annual Bobcats Fun Run, an event put on by Boosterthon to help raise money for the school.

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


NAACP honors drowned slaves at Ebenezer Creek

Leroy Lloyd, President of the Effingham County chapter of the NAACP, and other members honored the lives of hundreds of freed slaves who drowned trying to cross Ebenezer Creek in 1864 by commemorating their struggle and death with a wreath Saturday afternoon at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

March 01, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Georgia earns Water Wars win

ATLANTA – "I recommend that the Court deny Florida's request for relief." With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster has brought to a close the latest episode in the long-running water wars between Florida and Georgia.

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local


7th annual Taste of Effingham set for March 2

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host its 7thannual Taste of Effingham, presented by Vision Financial, on March 2. The event will be held at the Effingham County Recreation Department, located at 808 Highway 119 in Springfield.

February 26, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Local


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EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish ...

May 05, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22.

May 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit ...

May 04, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Edwards Interiors nominated for Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year

Edwards Interiors was honored last week at the 2017 Governor's Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park by being nominated ...

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Ricker to run for Mayor of Rincon

Former Rincon Mayor Pro-Tem and current Rincon City Councilmember, Christi Ricker, has announced that she is running for the position of Mayor of Rincon.

May 03, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Lane closures on SR21 for signal inspections at the DDI

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and SR 30 in Port ...

May 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Mars Theatre celebrating three year anniversary

SPRINGFIELD - A lot has happened at the Mars Theatre since reopening its doors in 2014. More than 47,000 tickets have been sold for movies ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Resurfacing project underway on SR 21 south of Rincon

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation started a resurfacing project today and will utilize single lane closures between Lisa Street and Westwood Drive south ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Grammy-nominated recording group The Nelons to perform at First Baptist in Springfield

Nashville, TN - Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will be featured in an exciting event on Saturday, May 20 at 6 ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Sheriffs to continue presence at schools

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office began receiving complaints, referencing a rumor that a shooting ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


DDI construction continues tonight in Port Wentworth

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install a lane closure on SR 21 tonight from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at ...

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


'A Celebration of Champions' held to honor Springfield Central High

Hundreds of Effingham County residents turned out to witness history Saturday afternoon at the 'Celebration of Champions' banner unveiling that took place in the gymnasium ...

April 27, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 review

Attendees of the 2017 Eggs and Issues Review Wednesday morning filled their bellies and their minds as three local State Representatives spoke about a number ...

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Rincon council honors 3 for 30 years of service

Three Rincon firemen were honored Monday night at the Rincon City Council meeting for having eclipsed 30 years of service.

April 26, 2017 | By Zack Lee | Local


Shaun Stokes found safe

SAVANNAH – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing boy who was last seen on Sunday, April ...

April 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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