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New Exchange Club member installed

SPRINGFIELD - Peachy Tees owner Tim Polk didn't blink when Sidney Blanton, Georgia district governor, welcomed him to the Exchange Club of Effingham County on Thursday.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


CASA board honors outgoing executive director

RINCON - While packing up her office recently, Lainie Jenkins left something very important behind -- a very large piece of her heart.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Resident voices concern about potential noise problems at industrial park

SPRINGFIELD -- Jimmy Blakey told the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority that he is concerned about being followed. He lives near the Research Forest tract that is being cleared for industrial development led by Omnitrax.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


DRT America still sniffing out odor problem

SPRINGFIELD -- During its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority received an upate on DRT America's effort to curb smelly emissions from its turpentine-processing facility.

January 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fireworks to cap Josh Reddick Foundation concert

RINCON -- The Josh Reddick Foundation Concert at Freedom Park on Jan. 27 is sure to end with a bang.

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday. After the Rotary meeting ended, however, the Republican eagerly discussed his candidacy to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal.

January 18, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital board announces next meeting

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session Tuesday at 7:15pm in Kieffer Hall Community at Effingham Health System.

January 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Commission moves to repair road damage

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Tuesday night that it hopes will smooth damaged roads and allay safety concerns.

January 17, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Move to appoint Strickland public safety director stalls

GUYTON - A motion to appoint a public safety director died on the Guyton City Council table on Jan. 9.

January 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels go 1-2 at State Duals

Effingham County won one of three matches in the State Duals in Macon on Thursday through Saturday.

January 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Springfield honors King

SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield conducted its Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Monday.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels' Johnson earns Blitz Border Bowl MVP honors

Playing for the Georgia's Coastal Empire in the Blitz Border Bowl in Pooler on Saturday, Effingham County Rebels running back Toot Johnson rushed eight times for 106 yards and a touchdown to earn MVP honors. The Coastal Empire beat the South Carolina's Lowcountry 15-3.

January 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Registration ongoing for multiple sports

SPINGFIELD - The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department has started registration for spring baseball and softball.

January 14, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Conlee tickets going quickly

SPRINGFIELD -- Country music legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose-Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., will be performing on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Mars Theatre.

January 12, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Bed race to benefit Family Promise of Effingham Inc.

RINCON -- Family Promise of Effingham Inc. is set to conduct its 5th Annual Bed Race at 10 a.m. on March 10 at First Baptist Church.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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Catie's Fund reaches milestone

GUYTON - The desire to defeat childhood cancer is growing. The monetary commitment to make it happen is, too.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs cool Phoenix with big inning

GUYTON -- South Effingham plated five third-inning runs en route to a 7-1 pasting of the Region 2-AAAAA New Hampstead Phoenix on Monday.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He ...

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Former Effingham County star receives West Georgia honor

Former Effingham County basketball standout Randy Rountree received the Honorary Alumnus Award from the University of West Georgia during the recent "Evening with the Stars ...

March 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America helps Rincon Fire Department

RINCON -- On Thursday, DRT America donated $3.000 to the Rincon Fire Department to help it purchase rescue equipment.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Special Olympics puts smiles on competitors, volunteers

GUYTON - It didn't matter how far the tennis ball went. Every throw drew applause and high fives from the crowd.

March 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House slates fundraising event

RINCON -- Thirty percent of Huddle House sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday will benefit My Father's House -- a ministry of Guyton Christian Church.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Grant paves way for boat ramp repairs

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to preform repairs on several of the counties ...

March 24, 2018 | | Local


Mustangs' 'grit' shows in series finale against Jackets

GUYTON -- After getting knocked down hard twice in recent days, the South Effingham Mustangs got up, dusted themselves off and turned in a good showing ...

March 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs roll on Senior Night

GUYTON -- It was meant to be a special occasion but it exceeded all expectations.

March 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls maul New Hampstead

GUYTON -- Seven players scored as South Effingham's girls rolled to a 10-0 soccer victory over Region 2-AAAAA rival New Hampstead on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wayne County wallops South Effingham

GUYTON -- James Maudlin ripped a first-inning home run against South Effingham on Wednesday, propelling the Wayne County Yellow Jackets to a 10-0 victory in six ...

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pluck Gamecocks

The Effingham County Rebels jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back against Screven County in Sylvania on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County soccer games postponed again

Already delayed once, Effingham County's Region 2-AAAAAA home soccer games versus Brunswick have been moved to April 16.

March 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County audit reveals 'fiscally sound budget'

SPRINGFIELD -- At Tuesday's Effingham County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Administrator Steve Davis announced that the county's annual audit has been completed and ...

March 21, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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