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Commissioners express gratitude to employees

Effingham County commissioners had a great time spnsoring and serving a recent holiday luncheon for all Effingham County employees as a way to show their appreciation for all that our employees do all year long. From left are commissioners Jamie Deloach, Vera Jones, Phil Kieffer, Wesley Corbitt, Forrest Floyd and Reggie Loper.

December 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham girls fall in tourney opener

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls basketball squad unwrapped a loss in its first game of the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic on Wednesday.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Patients display healthy support for Ratchford

SPRINGFIELD -- The Hospital Authority of Effingham County learned during its meeting Tuesday night that some of its residents aren't willing to swallow the bitter pill that it wants them to take.

December 20, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs coach sees better says ahead for team

GUYTON - Despite a slow start to the season, South Effingham basketball coach James Finlen said his boys team is on the verge of turning things around.

December 19, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Effingham County's Shea wins agribusiness award

SAVANNAH -- On Dec. 13, Chris Shea, owner of Low Country Machinery, was named Effingham County's Agribusinessman of the Year.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Reed graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Abigail S. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 18, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Members of Aspiring Leaders receive certificates

The 2016-2017 members of the Effingham County School District's Aspiring Leaders program received a Certificate of Distinguished Completion for meeting all requirements of this yearlong leadership program.

December 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Christmas colors

Instead of their school colors, many South Effingham students donned the red and green of Christmas during Friday's home basketball games versus Effingham County. With a Grinch-like performance, the visiting Rebels spoiled the boisterous Mustangs' Christmas party by posting a sweep. The Lady Rebels prevailed 72-60 and the Effingham County boys won 69-56.

December 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Effingham County sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- It wasn't necessary to look at the scoreboard to determine which team won Friday night's girls basketball game at South Effingham. The visiting coach's face reflected the outcome just as well.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Perseverance pays for South Effingham's Harris

GUYTON -- Faith Harris was undaunted by a torn ACL that kept her from playing volleyball during her senior year at South Effingham High School.

December 15, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Crashes occur regularly at Hwy 17-Blue Jay Road intersection

GUYTON -- Jay Patel is rarely an eyewitness to the crashes. He hears them regularly, however.

December 14, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lady Mustangs avenge loss to Lady Bobcats

GUYTON -- Taking care of the ball helped the South Effingham Lady Mustangs take care of busines.

December 14, 2017 | | Local

Subject in officer-involved shooting identified

SPRINGFIELD -- The subject involved in the officer-involved shooting Tuesday night at Paddleford Subdivision was 50-year-old Marcia Metzger Aiken of Effingham County.

December 14, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Elected officials discuss issues over breakfast

RINCON -- Effingham County business leaders, school officials and interested citizens were served a few morsels of information with their breakfast during Wednesday's Legislative Eggs and Issues 2017 at Effingham College and Career Academy.

December 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

GBI to probe officer-involved shooting in Paddleford

SPRINGFIELD -- On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Effingham County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in Paddleford Subdivision about a woman threatening suicide.

December 13, 2017 | | Local

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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 ...

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 ...

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Grant aiming to keep school board seat

SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Grant wants to keep his hands on the wheel of Effingham County's sturdy but rapidly expanding educational ship.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Local legislative delegation announces roundabout project

ATLANTA – House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) and Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced Thursday that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT ...

January 25, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Halstead International conducts grand opening

RINCON -- Halstead International opened a state-of-the-art warehouse at 136 Industrial Blvd. on Thursday.

January 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

High school baseball getting closer

The "ping" of aluminum striking baseballs can be heard at Effingham County and South Effingham high school these days.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Bashlor makes Mets' 40-man roster

Effingham County's Tyler Bashlor is about to do something most little boys only dream of when they are in the yard playing catch with ...

January 24, 2018 | Amy Hancock | Local

Watch Georgia House of Representatives honor World Series champ

ATLANTA -- The Georgia House of Representatives honor World Series champion Josh Reddick of the Houston Astros with Resolution 909 on Monday.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

First Baptist Church pastor serves as chaplain of the day at Capitol

ATLANTA -- Dr. Gary Lewis of First Baptist Church of Rincon served as the chaplain of the day in the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | 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

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