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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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Parent University-Effingham celebrates fifth graduation

SPRINGFIELD - Parent University-Effingham reached a milestone on Saturday by graduating its fifth class at Effingham Middle School.

September 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Family Connection agencies discuss projects

ingham County Family Connection recently spent some time strengthening the bonds among its network of agencies.

September 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Man dies of multiple gunshot wounds

Effingham County deputies responded to the Goldwire Community Center on Stillwell Clyo Road on Sunday in reference to a shooting incident.

September 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Volunteers sought to monitor Ebenezer Creek water quality

A workshop to train volunteers to monitor water quality in Ebenezer Creek is scheduled Sunday from 1:45 to 5 p.m.

September 25, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Chamber to host job fair in Ellabel

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority of Bryan County (DABC) and the North Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host ...

September 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

South Effingham cheerleaders relish competition

GUYTON -- Great ahletes don't always wear football helmets. Sometimes they wear gigantic bows in their hair.

September 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Fourth-down gamble pays off for Burke County

SPRINGFIELD -- There was no magical comeback for Effingham County this time. The Burke County Bears wouldn't allow it.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Football final scores

Brunswick 44, South Effingham 13

September 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

RINCON -- The happiness -- perhaps relief -- was evident on Lauren Alvarado's face.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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