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Taylor made for service

RINCON - Officer Isaac Taylor's desire to protect and serve has followed him everywhere he goes. That includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Velasquez top talker in Rotary Speech contest

RINCON - Becca Velasquez uses more than her mouth when she talks. Each of her words is supported by expressive eyes, hand gestures and voice inflections.

February 04, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


With regular season over, it's do or die for Effingham County teams

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's basketball teams ended the regular season Friday night with tough losses to Region 2-AAAAAA foe Brunswick. If they lose their next games, their season will be over for good.

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Hospital board announces February meeting

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:15 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall community room at Effingham Health System.

February 02, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Family Connection Focus: Department of Juvenile Justice's Effingham County Community Services Office

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first story in a weekly series about organizations in Effingham County Family Connection, part of a statewide initiative that cultivates public and private collaboration at the local level to boost at-risk children and families Georgia Family Connection is represented in each of the state's 159 counties, making it the largest network of its kind in the nation.

February 02, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


New Hampstead sweeps South Effingham

GUYTON -- New Hampstead, led by guards Valery Colon and Veana Price, carved up South Effingham in the closing stretch of their girls basketball game Tuesday night.

February 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Sheriff's office issues warning about suspected skimming operation

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is conducting a multi-agency investigation into suspected debit card skimming.

January 31, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


AARP Foundation tax assistance available

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide free federal and state tax preparation and e-filing for 2017 taxes begins Saturday at Springfield Library in Springfield from 10 a.m.-3 p.m..

January 30, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


GDOT chief discusses plans for area, state

ATLANTA - A group of state officials responsible for making things go, led by Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry, addressed a collection of Effingham County school and business leaders at the Capitol on Jan. 22.

January 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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 Georgia.

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 situations. In its first game of 2018, South Effingham will visit Effingham County on Feb. 13. The first pitch is set for 6 p.m.

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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South Effingham students receive cultural exposure

GUYTON - Everyone can't go to France or Spain so the South Effingham High School media center brings those countries to some of its students ...

March 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County postpones soccer games

Because of weather concerns, Effingham County has postponed Tuesday's home soccer games versus Brunswick until Wednesday,

March 20, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Hwy 21 lanes to be closed for pedestrian bridge installation

PORT WENTWORTH -- In conjunction with the Hwy 21 pedestrian bridge construction in Chatham County, Massana Construction will need to install lane closures through Thursday and ...

March 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Interact Club makes international impact

GUYTON - The impact of South Effingham High School's Interact Club extends well beyond the walls of the room where it meets.

March 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Local schools pay tribute to Florida shooting victims

GUYTON - They made a statement but it wasn't a political one.

March 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


OmniTRAX Inc. pursuing industries for hub

SPRINGFIELD - A major part of Effingham County's economic future is sitting on the launch pad ready for takeoff.

March 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels whitewash Tigers

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels made quick work of the Metter Tigers on Monday.

March 19, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County agriculture mechanics team advances

The Effingham County High School FFA agriculture mechanics team placed first in a recent Area IV competition.

March 19, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


FFA members challenged at leadership conference

COVINGTON - Members of the Effingham County and South Effingham high school FFA chapters attended the Georgia FFA Association's Greenhand Jamboree on March 2-3 at ...

March 19, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Guyton officials looking for ways to spruce up city

SPRINGFIELD - Things took at ugly turn during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham meeting at Renasant Bank.

March 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham Health System Board of Directors announces meeting

The Effingham Health System Board of Directors will meet in regular session in the Kieffer Hall community room at Effingham Health System in Springfield on ...

March 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham shells Ware County

GUYTON -- South Effingham's bench players were confident they knew what was going to happen. They have seen similar things many times before.

March 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Early miscue costs Lady Mustangs

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Lady Mustangs played as good as or better than Ware County for 89 minutes Friday. The first 60 seconds were a ...

March 16, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Municipal governments move to streamline food truck rules

SPRINGFIELD -- During Thursday's Effingham County Industrial Development Authority meeting, it was reported than an effort to make food truck regulations in Effingham County more ...

March 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County's Velasquez attends National Healthy Living Summit

Seven Georgia 4-H youths recently participated in the National Healthy Living Summit for Youth held in Chevy Chase, Md.

March 15, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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