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Opening of cancer center, new CEO top hospital changes

RINCON -- Effingham Health System rode a wave of change in 2017. It made a series of advances in care and received a change at the top.

January 01, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Substitutes power South Effingham boys to victory

EVANS -- A first-rate effort by its second teamers powered South Effingham past Augusta Prep in the Monterrey Christmas Classic on Saturday.

December 30, 2017 | | Local

Slow start dooms Mustangs

EVANS -- There often is no happy medium for the South Effingham Mustangs. Sizzling starts and fizzling finishes -- or vice versa --have plagued them all season.

December 29, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hospital, hospital authority set special meeting date

There will be a special called joint meeting of the Effingham County Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Kieffer Hall Community Room at Effingham Health System.

December 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017.

December 28, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

GUYTON - Darius Scott is about to take the biggest leaps of his life. One is athletic and the other is academic.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth.

December 26, 2017 | Lainey Standiford | Local

IDA seeking more proactive approach

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has determined that a unified voice is more likely to be heard when pitching Effingham County's industrial assets.

December 26, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls basketball team is gearing up for a competitive bout of games in the Deep South Classic. The three-day tournament will take place at Brookwood starting Thursday.

December 24, 2017 | Trice Williams | Local

Gant leads Effingham County contingent at Coastal Clash

Effingham County's wrestling team participated in the Coastal Clash in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Friday and Saturday. Zebrandon Gant (center) upped his season mark to 32-0 en route to the 195-pound title. Zekeil Walls (left) placed third at 220 and Josh Wright placed fifth at 126.

December 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Students compete in livestock judging career development event

Students from Effingham County Middle School, Ebenezer Middle School, Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School and South Effingham Middle School participated in the recent Central Region Livestock Judging Career Development event in Dublin.

December 23, 2017 | Submitted report | Local

Narcotics probe results in 34 felony arrests

SPRINGFIELD - On Thursday, the Springfield Police Department ended a lengthy narcotics investigation led by Sgt. James Woodcock.

December 23, 2017 | | Local

South Effingham employee dies after school mishap

GUYTON -- A South Effingham High School employee died Sunday from injuries he suffered at the school.

December 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local

Lady Mustangs drop tourney finale in heartbreaking fashion

SAVANNAH -- South Effingham's girls didn't get any wins to put in their Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic stocking.

December 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Lady Mustangs can't knock Lady Patriots from unbeaten ranks

SAVANNAH -- The Pinewood Christian Lady Patriots stayed perfect Thursday by topping South Effingham 51-35 in the Savannah Country Day Christmas Classic.

December 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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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 ...

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 ...

January 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Grant aiming to keep school board seat

SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Grant wants to keep his hands on the wheel of Effingham County's sturdy but rapidly expanding educational ship.

January 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Local legislative delegation announces roundabout project

ATLANTA – House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) and Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced Thursday that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT ...

January 25, 2018 | Submitted report | Local

Halstead International conducts grand opening

RINCON -- Halstead International opened a state-of-the-art warehouse at 136 Industrial Blvd. on Thursday.

January 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

High school baseball getting closer

The "ping" of aluminum striking baseballs can be heard at Effingham County and South Effingham high school these days.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Bashlor makes Mets' 40-man roster

Effingham County's Tyler Bashlor is about to do something most little boys only dream of when they are in the yard playing catch with ...

January 24, 2018 | Amy Hancock | Local

Watch Georgia House of Representatives honor World Series champ

ATLANTA -- The Georgia House of Representatives honor World Series champion Josh Reddick of the Houston Astros with Resolution 909 on Monday.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

First Baptist Church pastor serves as chaplain of the day at Capitol

ATLANTA -- Dr. Gary Lewis of First Baptist Church of Rincon served as the chaplain of the day in the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday.

January 24, 2018 | Staff Report | Local

Reddick collects unusual 'hit' and 'steal'

ATLANTA -- World Series champion Josh Reddck of the Houston Astros logged a hit and a steal in Atlanta on Monday. Ironically, neither achievement occurred at ...

January 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

Deloach to seek re-election

SPRINGFIELD - After serving on the Effingham County Board of Commissioners for more than three years, Jamie Deloach remains as committed to the job as ever ...

January 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local

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