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Rebels turn back County Champions Trophy challenge

GUYTON -- The County Champions Trophy will stay put for another year, prompting a surprising celebratory dance.

September 08, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Voluntary evacuation order issued in Effingham County and its cities

Effingham County, along with the cities of Rincon, Springfield and Guyton, are issuing a voluntary evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Friday.

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


Governor expands state of emergency to Effingham County

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his emergency declaration to include 24 additional counties, with a total of 30 counties now included in a state of emergency.

September 07, 2017 | Submitted report | Local


5K series postponed

Due to the uncertainty of weather conditions for Saturday and many people making evacuation plans because of Hurricane Irma, the Fall 5K Series planning team has postponede the first race until Sept. 30.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County schools to close for Irma

The Effingham County School System will be closed for all staff and students Friday through Tuesday because of the threat of Hurricane Irma.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


City council meeting cancelled.

The City of Springfield Mayor and Council Meeting scheduled for Sept. 12 has been cancelled.

September 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


ALERT: Storm threat alters Rebels-Mustangs clash

The Effingham County-South Effingham football game slated Friday at South Effingham has been changed to Thursday.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


New county administrator ready to work

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis isn't easing into his new job.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Humane Society looking to clear shelter before storm

The Effingham County Humane Society is having a clear-the-shelter event.

September 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local


Rincon City Council planning for Irma

With lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew fresh in mind, Rincon city officials are busy preparing for a new weather threat.

September 06, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


As storm approaches, residents with special needs asked to contact health department

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3 "Monitoring the Storm."

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Georgia-Pacific foundation awards scholarships to local trio

Three local students were recently selected to be recipients of Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarships.

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County EMA urges hurricane preparedness

The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is staying updated on Hurricane Irma through the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.

September 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Hencely defying long odds after suicide attack in Afghanistan

People who don't believe in miracles need to meet Winston Hencely.

September 05, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham managers enjoy special role with team

Even though their job offers few benefits other than the chance to share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with the players, South Effingham's football managers are totally invested in their team.

September 04, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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South Effingham cheerleaders relish competition

GUYTON -- Great ahletes don't always wear football helmets. Sometimes they wear gigantic bows in their hair.

September 25, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Fourth-down gamble pays off for Burke County

SPRINGFIELD -- There was no magical comeback for Effingham County this time. The Burke County Bears wouldn't allow it.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Football final scores

Brunswick 44, South Effingham 13

September 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

RINCON -- The happiness -- perhaps relief -- was evident on Lauren Alvarado's face.

September 22, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Effingham County Board of Education juggles schedule to recover time lost to storm

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Education squeezed 1 1/2 days into the 2017-18 school calendar without extending it.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Forensics program growing at Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of adults are under the impression that today's teenagers are clueless.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs trample Phoenix

South Effingham's softball team smashed New Hampstead 15-0 at New Hampstead on Tuesday.

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


County officials work on trash backlog

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to severe weather, trash pick-up in Effingham County has fallen behind.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


South Effingham softball team keeps rolling

South Effingham continued its hot streak in softball by whipping Wayne County 4-0 on Monday.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Alumni and Friends Gala set at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College will hold its second Alumni and Friends Gala, "A Night Under the Stars," on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p ...

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Community calendar Sept. 20 edition

Thursday

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local


Students put journalism skills to work for schools

RINCON - Olivia Nelson is a storyteller, but don't hold it against her. It is a good thing.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Rincon City Council holds line on property taxes

RINCON - Rincon maintained its membership in a shrinking club Monday night.

September 19, 2017 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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