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ALERT: Storm threat alters Rebels-Mustangs clash

The Effingham County-South Effingham football game slated Friday at South Effingham has been changed to Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New county administrator ready to work

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis isn't easing into his new job.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Humane Society looking to clear shelter before storm

The Effingham County Humane Society is having a clear-the-shelter event.

September 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council planning for Irma

With lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew fresh in mind, Rincon city officials are busy preparing for a new weather threat.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


As storm approaches, residents with special needs asked to contact health department

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3 "Monitoring the Storm."

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia-Pacific foundation awards scholarships to local trio

Three local students were recently selected to be recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarships.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County EMA urges hurricane preparedness

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is staying updated on Hurricane Irma through the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.

September 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hencely defying long odds after suicide attack in Afghanistan

People who don't believe in miracles need to meet Winston Hencely.

September 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham managers enjoy special role with team

Even though their job offers few benefits other than the chance to share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with the players, South Effingham's football managers are totally invested in their team.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


County Champions Trophy on the line

Friday night's Effingham County-South Effingham football game is a BIG deal for a lot of reasons. One of them is the trophy that is awarded to the winner of the annual grudge match.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham retires Rietkovich's No. 12

Katie Rietkovich's name is scattered throughout South Effingham's softball record book. Now it adorns the Mustangs' outfield fence, too.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels, Mustangs focus on themselves

The Effingham County Rebels and South Effingham Mustangs spent their open weeks doing exactly the same thing. They worked on fundamentals and eliminating mistakes instead of preparing for their annual battle for the County Champions Trophy.

September 03, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


So who is going to win the County Championship Trophy?

South Effingham will host Effingham County on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the annual gridiron battle for the County Championship Trophy.

September 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Port Wentworth first responders gain weapon to combat drug crisis

Port Wentworth's first responders recently got an upgrade to their tool belts. Both the police and firefighters are now equipped with the popular drug Naloxone while they work.

September 03, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


5K series designed to boost health, non-profits

The Effingham Health System Fall 5K Series began in 2016 with the goal of promoting a more active lifestyle and community engagement. It is also a way to support local non-profit organizations Effingham 4-H, Springfield Revitalization, ECHS FFA and Catie's Fund benefitting CURE Childhood Cancer.

September 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


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Panthers' second-half wave swamps Cubs

SPRINGFIELD -- After sputtering badly in the first half, the Effingham County Middle School Panthers shifted into high gear and zoomed past the Burke County Cubs ...

October 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Close encounter

Three-year-old Allyson Mohler of Rincon isn't the least bit intimidated by a goat that approached her Tuesday at the 74th Effingham County Fair in ...

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Local artists show works at fair

SPRINGFIELD -- In addition to the customary rides, livestock shows and decadent foods, the 74th Effingham County Fair features the works of local artists.

October 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Epling adds surprising achievement to resume

SPRINGFIELD -- Beth Epling, a winner of Effingham County's highest honor, added a completely unexpected achievement to her resume Tuesday. She was named the showmanship ...

October 24, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Tigers thwart Mustangs' volleyball run

GUYTON - The road to the Class AAAAA championship was cut short for South Effingham, which fell to the Harris County Tigers in the Sweet Sixteen ...

October 24, 2017 | | Local


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


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