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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 against Richmond Hill on Friday.

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 been listed on the Interior Department's National Register of Historic places since 1986.

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's Cade Lambert tracks a practice fly ball. A couple of banks of outfield lights didn't power up initially and the game was halted for about 15 minutes. Effingham County athletic director Matt Huntley turned on the lights at the nearby football stadium to help with the situation. Then the umpire asked Lambert if he could see well enough to play. Lambert said yes and shortly after the game resumed all the lights came ...

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, Tenn.

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 the Annual Service Awards at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Thursday.

February 20, 2018 | | Local


Mayor updates Exchange Club on Rincon happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee overflowed with information during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting. He gushed so much that he apologized for exceeding the allotted time for his speech about the city he leads.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


SEMS students get dose of reality

GUYTON - On Feb. 14, eighth graders at South Effingham Middle School got a taste of the real world. The students participated in the annual Reality Fair, a tool used to teach financial responsibility.

February 19, 2018 | | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT offers a path to independence

RINCON - Ready2CONNECT (R2C) offers tools to help people become financially independent.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Home invasion reported

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred Friday afternoon.

February 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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Two juveniles arrested in school threats; sheriff to seek additional action

Effingham County investigators have arrested two juveniles and are actively investigating numerous threats to schools in Effingham County.

March 02, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs skin Wildcats

GUYTON -- It wasn't exactly smooth sailing, but it was considerably better than their last few outings, which could only be characterized as rough.

March 02, 2018 | | Local


Rebels' Wilkenson on northward college path

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County wide receiver Trevon Wilkenson has snagged an opportunity to play college football.

March 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hill to seek re-election to Georgia Senate

District 4 Sen. Jack Hill of Reidsville has announced his intention to seek a fourth term.

March 01, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


South Effingham High School on lockdown

GUYTON -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is presently investigating an "unsubstantiated" threat against South Effingham High School. The school is under lockdown as a ...

March 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Error on last play lifts Bears over Rebels

An eighth-inning error allowed Burke County to tally the deciding run a a 3-2 win Wednesday against Effingham County.

March 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Benton Boulevard expansion project on track

Right-of-way acquisition and the final design and permitting process for the Benton Boulevard expansion project in Chatham County are underway.

February 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County golf team teeming with talent

GUYTON - Coach Henry Dickerson can breathe a little easy. The leader of the South Effingham golf team doesn't have many question marks going into ...

February 27, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Springfield main breaks; Ebenezer Creek tests negative

SPRINGFIELD - Tests indicate that a Feb. 20 force-main break between Shadowbrook and the City of Springfield's watewater treatment plant did not effect Ebenezer Creek.

February 27, 2018 | Staff, submitted reports | Local


Reddick cracks SI's list of top 100 players

In its current issue, Sports Illustrated features a listing of the top 100 players in Major League Baseball according to its baseball writers.

February 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Family Connection Focus: Family Promise of Effingham takes 'holistic' approach

GUYTON - Family Promise of Effingham is a good first option for people in need of a second chance.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System recognized for high quality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham Health System has been reaching for the stars and it finally got four of them.

February 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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


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