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Fun event gives Family Promise of Effingham financial boost

RINCON - Michael Tageson's donation was a little larger than he had planned.

March 13, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


ECHS poultry judging teams advance to state competition

Students from South Effingham High School, Effingham County High School, Effingham County Middle School, South Effingham Middle School and Ebenezer Middle School competed in the FFA Poultry Judging Career Development event in Eastman on Feb. 28. The ECHS junior and senior teams placed first and advanced to the state competition at UGA on March 23-24. Deena Diaz from ECHS was the Junior High Individual and Anna Fulcher from ECHS was the Senior High Individual. SEMS placed seconnd in Area IV competition and will be competing at the state competition as well.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham sweeps Crisp County

GUYTON - After a staggering start, the South Effingham Mustangs appear to have regained their footing.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


15-run inning propels Rebels to victory

SPRINGFIELD - A 15-run balloon popped in the faces of the Burke County Bears on Saturday.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Salzburger descendants celebrate Landing Day

RINCON - Saturday proved to be a beautiful day for Salzburger decendants to celebrate the Georgia landing of their ancestors on March 12, 1734.

March 12, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


Miss South Effingham crowned

GUYTON -- Kate Brennan won the Miss South Effingham Pageant on Saturday night.

March 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Deloach, Kieffer draw no opposition; Jones not seeking re-election

Republican Vera Jones, commissioner for Effingham County's District 2, did not qualify to seek re-election.

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels absorb another tough loss

JESUP -- After falling behind 6-0, the Effingham County Rebels caught the Wayne County Yellow Jackets only to lose 7-6 Thursday night.

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Area residents, visitors flocking to Georgia Visitor Information Center

PORT WENTWORTH -- Hundreds of Coastal Empire residents and travelers visited the new Georgia Vistori Information Center on I-95 by mid-morning Friday during Georgia On My Mind Day.

March 09, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham Herald presents first $100 Visa gift card

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers have filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past two weeks and Quent Mikeal now has a $100 Visa gift card to show for his participation.

March 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Bootleg Farms products finalists in UGA’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia contest

ATHENS -- Judges save chosen Bootleg Farm's Feta Cheese and Cajeta caramel sauce as finalists in UGA's 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

March 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Port Wentworth providing St. Patrick's Day shuttle

PORT WENTWORTH -- Five dollars will buy relief from St. Patrick's Day parking problems in Savannah.

March 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia State Patrol releases January traffic statistics

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 12 traffic crashes in January in Effingham County.

March 07, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs blast Blue Devils in boys soccer

GUYTON -- South Effingham's boys soccer team isn't likely to get caught looking ahead. It doesn't even pay much attention to the scoreboards on each end of its field.

March 07, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Statesboro girls trip South Effingham

GUYTON -- Statesboro nipped South Effingham 2-1 in girls soccer Tuesday afternoon.

March 07, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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Effingham County's Johnson puts his name on Carson-Newman line again

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County speedster Toot Johnson is eager to prove that he is ready for double athletic duty at the college level.

April 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


National Day of Prayer event set Thursday

Pastors and churches from around Effingham County and the area are invited to join together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday 6:30 ...

April 27, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Yellow Jackets push Mustangs out of playoffs

"GUYTON -- Teams with similar resumes met Friday to determine the one that would get the job of taking on Locust Grove in the second round ...

April 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Yellow Jackets push Mustangs out of playoffs

GUYTON - Teams with similar resumes met Friday to determine the one that would get the job of taking on Locust Grove in the second round ...

April 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office seeking help to find robbery suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect from an attempted armed robbery at the ...

April 27, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs rally, keep playoff hopes alive

GUYTON -- There's that word again.

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County grinds Coffee in sweep

SPRINGFIELD -- The steady hand of comeback experience helped the Effingham County Rebels overcome a shaky start Thursday in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA ...

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield DDA growth efforts sprouting

SPRINGFIELD - The signs of new life in Springfield aren't all related to the onset of spring.

April 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' Griffin named Region 2-AAAAAA's top coach

Effingham County's Brett Griffin has been named the coach of the year by his baseball counterparts in Region 2-AAAAAA.

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs douse Demons in soccer playoff

South Effingham's boys soccer team scored less than two minutes into the match and cruised to a 5-0 opening-round victory over Warner Robins in ...

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Starting time changed for Effingham County baseball series

Because of the possibility of rain, the starting time for Effingham County's Class AAAAAA baseball playoff games versus Coffee on Thursday have been changed.

April 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Tennis Rebels advance to Elite Eight

SPRINGFIELD -- An strange ingredient didn't ruin Effingham County's recipe for success in boys tennis Wednesday.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Girls soccer season ends for South Effingham

The South Effingham Lady Mustangs were ousted from the Class AAAAA soccer playoffs in the opening round Wednesday, losing to Warner Robins 3-0 at The ...

April 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Civic, corporate volunteers teach in ways that fuel students' passion

RINCON - Junior Achievement's reach is long and wide.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Rebels emerge from shootout

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in thrilling fashion Tuesday at Rebel Field.

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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