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Taylor made for service

RINCON - Officer Isaac Taylor's desire to protect and serve has followed him everywhere he goes. That includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Velasquez top talker in Rotary Speech contest

RINCON - Becca Velasquez uses more than her mouth when she talks. Each of her words is supported by expressive eyes, hand gestures and voice inflections.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


With regular season over, it's do or die for Effingham County teams

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's basketball teams ended the regular season Friday night with tough losses to Region 2-AAAAAA foe Brunswick. If they lose their next games, their season will be over for good.

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital board announces February meeting

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall community room at Effingham Health System.

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Family Connection Focus: Department of Juvenile Justice's Effingham County Community Services Office

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first story in a weekly series about organizations in Effingham County Family Connection, part of a statewide initiative that cultivates public and private collaboration at the local level to boost at-risk children and families Georgia Family Connection is represented in each of the state's 159 counties, making it the largest network of its kind in the nation.

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Hampstead sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- New Hampstead, led by guards Valery Colon and Veana Price, carved up South Effingham in the closing stretch of their girls basketball game Tuesday night.

February 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office issues warning about suspected skimming operation

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is conducting a multi-agency investigation into suspected debit card skimming.

January 31, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


AARP Foundation tax assistance available

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide free federal and state tax preparation and e-filing for 2017 taxes begins Saturday at Springfield Library in Springfield from 10 a.m.-3 p.m..

January 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


GDOT chief discusses plans for area, state

ATLANTA - A group of state officials responsible for making things go, led by Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry, addressed a collection of Effingham County school and business leaders at the Capitol on Jan. 22.

January 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Taylor named Rincon's police officer of the year

RINCON -- Isaac Taylor was officially recognized as Rincon's 2017 police officer of the year during Monday's Rincon City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office seeking aid to find suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is asking the public to help it identify a person of interest in a recent theft.

January 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


State moves to boost number of game wardens

ATLANTA - Even though it might seem like it to some outdoorsmen, game wardens aren't lurking in every field, forest and body of water in Georgia.

January 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs zap Yellow Jackets

GUYTON -- South Effingham's boys basketball team didn't buckle when the pressure was on Friday night.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Second performance added to Mars Theatre's Eagles tribute

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to popular demand, a matinee performance has been added at Mars Theatre for "One of These Nights: The Music of the Eagles!"

January 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Man and his machine

GUTYON -- South Effingham baseball coach John DeRing uses a pitching machine during Thursday's practice at the school. His Mustangs spent time working on bunt situations. In its first game of 2018, South Effingham will visit Effingham County on Feb. 13. The first pitch is set for 6 p.m.

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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Crowd gathers to reflect on deadly Civil War incident at Ebenezer Creek

RINCON - The past, present and future gathered near the Savannah River on Sunday.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Congressman addresses school safety

RINCON - Congressman Buddy Carter fully appreciates why school safety has jumped near the front of the line of the issues confronting America.

February 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Johnson puts clamps on Starr's Mill

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County right-hander Ethan Johnson posted his second complete-game victory Friday night by shutting down Starr's Mill 2-1. He allowed just one hit ...

February 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Carter delivers positive economic news

RINCON -- First District Congressman Buddy Carter could barely contain himself Friday. He had plenty of good news to share from Washington.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Late goal powers Mustangs to tie with Richmond Hill

GUYTON -- Even though it won't be credited for it in the win column, South Effingham's boys soccer team logged a victory of sorts ...

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Student's initiative leads to creation of SEMS Student Council

GUYTON - Alexis Camacho's voice needs no amplification. She has a knack for getting her message across loudly and clearly.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has ...

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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


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