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Commission, sheriff's office announce closings

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to possible extreme weather and dangerous driving conditions, the Effingham County Board of Commissioners offices and the administrative portion of the Effingham County Sheriff's Office will be closed Wednesday.

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Effingham Family Medicine physician offices to close

All Effingham Family Medicine physician offices and the Women's Health Center in Rincon will be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm forecast.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Another weather-related closure announced

Effingham YMCA will be closed on Wednesday due to weather-related concerns. All group exercise classes, child watch, Mother's Morning Out, Fun Club and events are cancelled.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Weather prompts school closing

The Effingham County School System will be closed to students and employees Wednesday as it anticipates freezing temperatures resulting in conditions that may compromise safety. All school-related activities, including the Effingham County Board of Education meeting and public hearing at Ebenezer Middle School, are canceled.

January 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Classical guitarist to perform at Guyton Christian Church

RINCON - Classic guitarist Jeff Bianchi is ready to strike a helpful chord.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County wrestlers show promise in Packer Classic

Six Effingham County wrestlers placed in the top five at the Packer Classic in Moultrie on Friday and Saturday.

January 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Opening of cancer center, new CEO top hospital changes

RINCON -- Effingham Health System rode a wave of change in 2017. It made a series of advances in care and received a change at the top.

January 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Substitutes power South Effingham boys to victory

EVANS -- A first-rate effort by its second teamers powered South Effingham past Augusta Prep in the Monterrey Christmas Classic on Saturday.

December 30, 2017 | | Local

Slow start dooms Mustangs

EVANS -- There often is no happy medium for the South Effingham Mustangs. Sizzling starts and fizzling finishes -- or vice versa --have plagued them all season.

December 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hospital, hospital authority set special meeting date

There will be a special called joint meeting of the Effingham County Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall Community Room at Effingham Health System.

December 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017.

December 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

GUYTON - Darius Scott is about to take the biggest leaps of his life. One is athletic and the other is academic.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth.

December 26, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local

IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's industrial assets.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls basketball team is gearing up for a competitive bout of games in the Deep South Classic. The three-day tournament will take place at Brookwood starting Thursday.

December 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

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Martinez inks with South Florida

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's Sydney Martinez is taking her talents to South Florida.

February 21, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local

Chaney competes for Brenau track and field team

Racine Chaney of Rincon competed on the Brenau University track and field team at Friday's Appalachian Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Friday in Kingsport ...

February 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Hospital hands out annual awards

POOLER - In a ceremony underscoring the importance of people in the transformation of Effingham Health System (EHS), more than four dozen employees were recognized at ...

February 20, 2018 | | Local

Mayor updates Exchange Club on Rincon happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee overflowed with information during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting. He gushed so much that he apologized for ...

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

SEMS students get dose of reality

GUYTON - On Feb. 14, eighth graders at South Effingham Middle School got a taste of the real world. The students participated in the annual Reality ...

February 19, 2018 | | Local

Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT offers a path to independence

RINCON - Ready2CONNECT (R2C) offers tools to help people become financially independent.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Home invasion reported

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred Friday afternoon.

February 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Lady Mustangs' season ends

South Effingham's girls were ousted from the Class AAAAA state tournament Friday. They fell 83-16 at Region 1-AAAAA champion Harris County.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Johnson handcuffs Mustangs to spark Rebels to series win

GUYTON -- Right-hander Ethan Johnson went the distance on the mound Friday night to lead Effingham County to a 2-0 baseball victory over South Effingham.

February 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Zielicke new United Way executive director

RINCON - Maybe it's in her DNA.

February 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Effingham County rallies to tie season-opening baseball series

GUYTON -- The ability to bounce back helped Effingham County set up a rubber game in their season-opening baseball series against South Effingham.

February 15, 2018 | | Local

Hildebrandt, Lady Rebels slip past Lady Mustangs

GUYTON -- Despite an abundance of early misfires Thursday afternoon, the Effingham County Lady Rebels hit their ultimate target -- a soccer victory over county rival South ...

February 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Mustangs blank Rebels in boys soccer

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs jumped to an early lead and trotted to the finish line ahead of the Effingham County Rebels in a boys ...

February 15, 2018 | Staff report | Local

Multi-agency probe turns up evidence of credit card fraud

SPRINGFIELD -- Just before 5 a.m. Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, along with numerous assisting agencies, served five search warrants in Effingham County ...

February 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Mustangs rally past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD - "Small ball" worked in a big way for the South Effingham Mustangs on Wednesday.

February 14, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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