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Former Effingham County star receives West Georgia honor

Former Effingham County basketball standout Randy Rountree received the Honorary Alumnus Award from the University of West Georgia during the recent "Evening with the Stars" alumni awards gala. Rountree, who lives in Bellevue, Wash., attended UWG from 1972-74 and played on its 1974 national champion basketball team. He is retired from Calgary Scientific, where he most recently served as vice president of healthcare alliances. Rountree, at right, is presented the award by UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero.

March 26, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


DRT America helps Rincon Fire Department

RINCON -- On Thursday, DRT America donated $3.000 to the Rincon Fire Department to help it purchase rescue equipment.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Special Olympics puts smiles on competitors, volunteers

GUYTON - It didn't matter how far the tennis ball went. Every throw drew applause and high fives from the crowd.

March 26, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Huddle House slates fundraising event

RINCON -- Thirty percent of Huddle House sales from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday will benefit My Father's House -- a ministry of Guyton Christian Church.

March 26, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Grant paves way for boat ramp repairs

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has received a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to preform repairs on several of the counties boat ramps.

March 24, 2018 | | Local


Mustangs' 'grit' shows in series finale against Jackets

GUYTON -- After getting knocked down hard twice in recent days, the South Effingham Mustangs got up, dusted themselves off and turned in a good showing in the finale of their Region 2-AAAAA series against Wayne County on Friday.

March 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Mustangs roll on Senior Night

GUYTON -- It was meant to be a special occasion but it exceeded all expectations.

March 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


South Effingham girls maul New Hampstead

GUYTON -- Seven players scored as South Effingham's girls rolled to a 10-0 soccer victory over Region 2-AAAAA rival New Hampstead on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Wayne County wallops South Effingham

GUYTON -- James Maudlin ripped a first-inning home run against South Effingham on Wednesday, propelling the Wayne County Yellow Jackets to a 10-0 victory in six frames.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Rebels pluck Gamecocks

The Effingham County Rebels jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back against Screven County in Sylvania on Wednesday.

March 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County soccer games postponed again

Already delayed once, Effingham County's Region 2-AAAAAA home soccer games versus Brunswick have been moved to April 16.

March 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Effingham County audit reveals 'fiscally sound budget'

SPRINGFIELD -- At Tuesday's Effingham County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Administrator Steve Davis announced that the county's annual audit has been completed and shows that there were no control findings, indicating the county is in full compliance with various laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements.

March 21, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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 through Cultural Museum Week.

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 again Saturday morning. A detour will be in place.

March 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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IDA CEO search enters final stages

SPRINGFIELD - The wheel of industrial development in one of Georgia's premier logistical spots will soon be placed in permanent hands.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Don't miss chance to show support for class of 2018

Show support for your favorite member of the class of 2018 in the Effingham Herald's annual graduation section.

April 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


History comes alive at festival

SPRINGFIELD - Barbara Keel yearned to make her hoop skirt history. Instead of portraying a Civil War Southern belle, she wanted to don overalls and be ...

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Gant opts to wrestle for Newberry

SPRINGFIELD - Zebrandon Gant has many accolades as a wrestler. He won a state championship, finished the season undefeated and now he can add collegiate wrestler ...

April 23, 2018 | | Local


Carter accepts surprise opportunity to play soccer for Brewton-Parker

SPRINGFIELD - Jamesa Carter was simply a high school student looking for a college that would enable her to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

April 23, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


New field to feature 'Redd Monster'

RINCON - A monster is moving into the Clarence E. Morgan Complex.

April 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Region champs polish off Pirates

Effingham County completed a regular season-endiing sweep of Brunswick on Friday, beating the Pirates 5-4 at Rebel Field in Springfield.

April 20, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Mustangs lock up home playoff series

GUYTON -- The South Effingham Mustangs played like they had a plane to catch -- or maybe a lengthy bus ride to avoid.

April 20, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Alumna partners with Georgia Southern to enhance ECCA student experiences

As director of scientific research at Effingham College and Career Academy (ECCA), Georgia Southern University alumna Michelle Thompson, Ed.D., ('00,'05,'11) is constantly ...

April 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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