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Rebels unload bench in opening round of playoffs

SPRINGFIELD -- The pressure that usually comes with playoff games left Rebel Field early Friday afternoon and it didn't leave alone.

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Unbeaten Panthers fill middle school pipeline

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County coach Buddy Holder doesn't have to look toward a distant horizon to see the future of his football program. It's right next door -- and it's unmistakably bright.

October 13, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County trounces Lovejoy en route to second round

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County defeated Lovejoy in three straight sets in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA volleyball tournament Thursday.

October 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Fishing with a Friend slated Saturday

Effingham County/Fire Rescue and other first responders invite the community to a fun-filled event featuring good food.

October 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Candidate forum set in Port Wentworth

The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce is set to host a candidate forum Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 7210 GA Hwy. 21, Port Wentworth.

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


South Effingham volleyball team rolls on

GUYTON -- South Effingham swept Fayette County 3-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA volleyball tournament Wednesday.

October 12, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Mustangs advance to second round in softball

GUYTON -- South Effingham advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAA softball playoffs by sweeping the Veterans War Hawks on Wednesday 4-0 and 2-1.

October 11, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local


Suspect wounded during execution of search warrant

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant on 2nd Street in Meldrim on Monday after a year-long undercover investigation. A suspect was shot during a confrontation.

October 11, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Effingham County voting officials remain busy

SPRINGFIELD - Even though there won't be any votes for them to tabulate until next year, Olivia Morgan and her staff have plenty to do. They stay busy.

October 10, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Master gardeners start pollinator project

The past decade has seen declining bee populations across the country for reasons that are still not fully understood. At the same time, Effingham County has seen a significant population boom that has been accompanied by development and habitat loss.

October 10, 2017 | Ben Cantrell | Local


Reddick's dream field close to reality

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County native and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is giving back to his hometown community by building a state-of-the-art baseball field.

October 10, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Pastors join forces, invite public to event designed to promote unity

RINCON -- Responding to recent divisive events, including the confrontation between groups in Charlottesville, Va., that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer on Aug. 12, four Effingham County religious leaders came together and organized an event, "Love One Another," to counter this divisiveness and, instead, to encourage unity among all the members of the larger community.

October 09, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Early voting for municipal races starts Oct. 16

RINCON -- Rincon's mayoral race highlights the 2017 municipal elections in Effingham County.

October 09, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Democrat announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District

Barbara A. Seidman, a resident of Waycross, has announced her intention to seek the 2018 Democratic nomination for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat. The seat is currently held by Buddy Carter, a Republican.

October 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham grabs second straight region volleyball crown

GUYTON -- South Effingham withdrew some helpful knowledge from its memory bank that helped it obtain another championship.

October 07, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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Illness prevention department's top priority

RINCON - Running a restaurant is a tough job. Making sure it is safe for customers is also challenging.

November 06, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local


Groundbreaking set for Josh Reddick Field

SPRINGFIELD -- The public is invited to a Nov. 18 groundbreaking ceremony for Josh Reddick Field.

November 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pulverize Wildcats, clinch No. 3 seed

RICHMOND HILL -- Effingham County's 1-2 running punch of Toot Johnson and Zebrandon Gant decked the Richmond Hill Wildcats on Friday.

November 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Park ceremony set on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- A Veterans Day ceremony featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Glyn Goldwire is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park ...

November 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Park ceremony set on Veterans Day

SPRINGFIELD -- A Veterans Day ceremony featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. Glyn Goldwire is set for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park ...

November 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Rincon police officer under investigation for domestic dispute

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has been asked by the Rincon Police Department to investigate a domestic dispute involving one of their officers.

November 02, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Fun Run generates more than $21,000 for Mini Mustangs

GUYTON -- Every South Effingham Elementary School student shined in a big way Thursday.

November 02, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Panthers flatten Yellow Jackets in title game

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County Middle School continues to make the Coastal Empire Region its personal playground.

November 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Vigil conducted for domestic violence victims

SPRINGFIELD -- A series of startling statistics was read during Monday's Effingham County Victim/Witness Assistance Program & Effingham County Domestic Violence Task Force Candleight Vigil ...

November 01, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Seven girls receive crowns during fair pageant

SPRINGFIELD - Seven girls were crowned at the 74th Effingham County Fair Pageant on Saturday.

October 31, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Restaurant reopens after scoring 14

RINCON - The Georgia Department of Public Health has allowed Omelette Cafe on Columbia Avenue to reopen on a provisionary basis after it was shut down ...

October 31, 2017 | | Local


Early voting to conclude Friday

RINCON - Early voting for Tuesday's municipal elections in Effingham County ends Friday.

October 31, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs win Raider Rumble to finish perfect regular season

The South Effingham varsity cheerleading team won first place in Class AAAAA at the Raider Rumble at Swainsboro High School on Saturday to complete a ...

October 31, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Absent Arnsdorff wins championship

SPRINGFIELD - Haley Arnsdorff missed out on one title but gained another in absentia.

October 31, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Unbeaten Panthers to play for second straight championship

SPRINGFIELD - A hurdle that the Effingham Middle School football has cleared before is all that stands between it and a championship.

October 30, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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