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Rebels advance to state duals

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County wrestling team advanced to the state tournament in Macon after going 1-1 in the area duals Monday.

January 09, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local

Local players set for Blitz Border Bowl

South Effingham linebacker Makenly Newbill will join a trio of Effingham County players on the Coast Empire team in Saturday's inaugural Blitz Border Bowl in Pooler.

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County 4-H'ers attend Rock Eagle event

Effingham County 4-H'ers recently attended Fall Forum at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center,.

January 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Retreat center celebrates 40th anniversary

Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper (left) chats with Richard Kessler on Saturday before New Ebenezer Retreat Center's 40th anniversary celebration. Kessler founded the ecumenical retreat center that features comfy accommodations and educational opportunities.

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Mother Nature rattles school schedule

RINCON - There has been a 100 percent chance of unusual occurrences in the Effingham County School District's 2017-18 weather forcecast.

January 08, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day schedule announced

On behalf of the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Committee, the Rev. Lon Harden, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Guyton and the president of the committee, announced the schedule of events that will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Day on Jan. 15.

January 08, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Date for Springfield City Council meeting changed

The Springfield City Council meeting slated for Tuesday has been moved to Jan. 15.

January 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

School closure extended

Effingham County schools will be closed Friday for students and employees. Regular school schedules will resume Monday.

January 04, 2018 | | Local

Public hearing, school board meeting rescheduled

The public hearing on rezoning and the regularly scheduled Effingham County Board of Education meeting originally set for Jan 3 at Ebenezer Middle School have been moved to Jan. 10.

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Weather advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for our area until 11 a.m. Friday.

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Motorists urged to stay off roads Thursday if possible

Effingham County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday. Black ice will continue to make roads dangerous for travel until temperatures warm above freezing.

January 04, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Springfield special coming through

A Norfolk Southern train chugs through the snow in Springfield on Wednesday. Nathan Carpenter took this photo from the roof of City Hall.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Serene scene

Goshen United Methodist Church in Rincon never looked better as it was coated in pristine snow Wednesday.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

'Snow' Angel

Angel Whiten, a nine-year-old resident of Carlisle Village in Rincon, makes a snow angel Wednesday. It was her first time seeing snow. Some parts of the area reported received nearly five inches of the white stuff.

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Rincon City Council meeting opens with swearing-in ceremony

RINCON -- The Rincon City Council kicked off the new year in a festive mood.

January 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Reddick collects unusual 'hit' and 'steal'

ATLANTA -- World Series champion Josh Reddck of the Houston Astros logged a hit and a steal in Atlanta on Monday. Ironically, neither achievement occurred at ...

January 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Deloach to seek re-election

SPRINGFIELD - After serving on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners for more than three years, Jamie Deloach remains as committed to the job as ever ...

January 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Sky's the limit for Civil Air Patrol members

RINCON - The wild blue yonder is filled with exciting opportunities for aviation enthusiasts in Effingham County.

January 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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