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Tallent receives state telehealth honor

Joe Tallent, MHA, Community and Operations coordinator at Effingham Health System was named the Telehealth Coordinator of the Year at the 9th Annual Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT) Conference on March 22. Each year, GPT honors a deserving individual who has exemplified both outstanding telehealth program coordination and a commitment to telehealth success. Effingham Health System and the Effingham County Board of Education partnered to pilot a school-based Telemedicine Program in 2017 at Guyton Elementary School and Springfield Elementary School. Also pictured, Loren Nix, RN, director of School-Based Telehealth for Georgia Partnership for Telehealth.

March 30, 2018 | | Local


Mustangs mash Phoenix in doubleheader

The South Effingham Mustangs swept New Hampstead's Phoenix 7-1 and 8-2 in a Region 2-AAAAA baseball doubleheader in Guyton on Thursday.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


First-inning explosion powers Rebels to victory

The Effingham County Rebels baseball team tallied six first-inning runs en route to an 11-5 Region 2-AAAAAA win over Richmond Hill on Thursday in Springfield.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Kelly to handle city manager duties on interim basis

RINCON -- City planner Lameisha Kelly will lead the day-to-day operations of the City of Rincon on an interim basis following the resignation of Wes Smith as city manager.

March 30, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls nip Southeast Bulloch

Gracie Kessler tallied the game's lone goal to send South Effingham past Southeast Bulloch in Thursday's girls soccer contest in Brooklet.

March 30, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's Office seeking help to ID credit card fraud suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Criminal Investigative Unit is seeking the public's help in identifying a credit card fraud suspect.

March 29, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Lady Mustangs complete perfect regular season

GUYTON -- Mallori Jenkins was virtually speechless after South Effingham's girls tennis team defeated Screven County 4-1 on Wednesday to finish the regular season with a 13-0 record.

March 29, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Herald announces second $100 gift card winner

A sampling of Effingham Herald readers filled out a survey about the newspaper in the past month and Laurie Beck is the second participant to receive a $100 Visa gift card.

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wildcats silence Rebels

Effingham County's seven-game win streak in baseball ended quietly Wednesday at Richmond Hill.

March 29, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Teen Maze teaches students that choices have consequences

utomobile wreck got students' attention as the Teen Maze got started for Effingham County 10th graders last week.

March 28, 2018 | Rick Lott | Local


LIFE offers tools of independence

RINCON - For 21 years, Fran Todd has been trying to get people to fully embrace the opportunities of LIFE.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Port Wentworth Spotlight: Visitors Information Center welcomes tourists

PORT WENTWORTH - A wide variety of vendors unwrapped the gift that is Georgia during Georgia On My Mind Day at the new Visitor Information Center at mile marker 111 on I-95.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Catie's Fund reaches milestone

GUYTON - The desire to defeat childhood cancer is growing. The monetary commitment to make it happen is, too.

March 27, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs cool Phoenix with big inning

GUYTON -- South Effingham plated five third-inning runs en route to a 7-1 pasting of the Region 2-AAAAA New Hampstead Phoenix on Monday.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He logged seven strikeouts.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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Yellow Jackets push Mustangs out of playoffs

GUYTON - Teams with similar resumes met Friday to determine the one that would get the job of taking on Locust Grove in the second round ...

April 27, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Sheriff's office seeking help to find robbery suspect

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect from an attempted armed robbery at the ...

April 27, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Mustangs rally, keep playoff hopes alive

GUYTON -- There's that word again.

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County grinds Coffee in sweep

SPRINGFIELD -- The steady hand of comeback experience helped the Effingham County Rebels overcome a shaky start Thursday in the opening round of the Class AAAAAA ...

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Springfield DDA growth efforts sprouting

SPRINGFIELD - The signs of new life in Springfield aren't all related to the onset of spring.

April 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rebels' Griffin named Region 2-AAAAAA's top coach

Effingham County's Brett Griffin has been named the coach of the year by his baseball counterparts in Region 2-AAAAAA.

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs douse Demons in soccer playoff

South Effingham's boys soccer team scored less than two minutes into the match and cruised to a 5-0 opening-round victory over Warner Robins in ...

April 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


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