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Fireworks to cap Josh Reddick Foundation concert

RINCON -- The Josh Reddick Foundation Concert at Freedom Park on Jan. 27 is sure to end with a bang. » Read More
Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday ... » Read More

Hospital board announces next meeting

The Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet in regular session Tuesday at 7:15pm in Kieffer Hall Community at Effingham Health System. » Read More

Commission moves to repair road damage

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Tuesday night that it hopes will smooth damaged roads and allay safety concerns. » Read More
Move to appoint Strickland public safety director stalls

Move to appoint Strickland public safety director stalls

GUYTON - A motion to appoint a public safety director died on the Guyton City Council table on Jan. 9. » Read More
Rebels go 1-2 at State Duals

Rebels go 1-2 at State Duals

Effingham County won one of three matches in the State Duals in Macon on Thursday through Saturday. » Read More
Springfield honors King

Springfield honors King

SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield conducted its Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Monday. » Read More
Rebels' Johnson earns Blitz Border Bowl MVP honors

Rebels' Johnson earns Blitz Border Bowl MVP honors

Playing for the Georgia's Coastal Empire in the Blitz Border Bowl in Pooler on Saturday, Effingham County Rebels running back Toot Johnson rushed eight ... » Read More
Registration ongoing for multiple sports

Registration ongoing for multiple sports

SPINGFIELD - The Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department has started registration for spring baseball and softball. » Read More
Conlee tickets going quickly

Conlee tickets going quickly

SPRINGFIELD -- Country music legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose-Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., will be performing on Feb ... » Read More
Bed race to benefit Family Promise of Effingham Inc.

Bed race to benefit Family Promise of Effingham Inc.

RINCON -- Family Promise of Effingham Inc. is set to conduct its 5th Annual Bed Race at 10 a.m. on March 10 at First Baptist ... » Read More
FFA members excel in horse evaluation

FFA members excel in horse evaluation

The Effingham County High School, Effingham County Middle School and South Effingham Middle School FFA horse evaluation teams competed in the Area FFA Horse Evaluation ... » Read More
Local trio attends National 4-H Congress

Local trio attends National 4-H Congress

For more than 95 years, National 4-H Congress has been a premiere nationwide opportunity for 4-H members across America. » Read More
Ratchford gets more time in current space

Ratchford gets more time in current space

SPRINGFIELD -- After further diagnosis, the Hospital Authority of Effingham County granted Effingham Medical Partners LLC more time to operate at its current location. » Read More
Lee takes Guyton City Council seat

Lee takes Guyton City Council seat

GUYTON -- A man used to working behind Guyton's political scenes has finally taken the stage. » Read More
South Effingham seeking hall nominations

South Effingham seeking hall nominations

The South Effingham High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the induction class of 2018. The forms needed to nominate a ... » Read More

'American Pickers' looking for Georgia treasures

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are excited to return to Georgia. » Read More
Streaky Rebels break Mustangs

Streaky Rebels break Mustangs

SPRINGFIELD - Saturday's boys basketball matchup at Effingham County was tight until the Rebels broke loose. » Read More

Rebels advance to state duals

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County wrestling team advanced to the state tournament in Macon after going 1-1 in the area duals Monday. » Read More
Local players set for Blitz Border Bowl

Local players set for Blitz Border Bowl

South Effingham linebacker Makenly Newbill will join a trio of Effingham County players on the Coast Empire team in Saturday's inaugural Blitz Border Bowl ... » Read More
Effingham County 4-H'ers attend Rock Eagle event

Effingham County 4-H'ers attend Rock Eagle event

Effingham County 4-H'ers recently attended Fall Forum at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center,. » Read More
Retreat center celebrates 40th anniversary

Retreat center celebrates 40th anniversary

Effingham County Commissioner Reggie Loper (left) chats with Richard Kessler on Saturday before New Ebenezer Retreat Center's 40th anniversary celebration. Kessler founded the ecumenical ... » Read More
Mother Nature rattles school schedule

Mother Nature rattles school schedule

RINCON - There has been a 100 percent chance of unusual occurrences in the Effingham County School District's 2017-18 weather forcecast. » Read More
Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day schedule announced

Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day schedule announced

On behalf of the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Committee, the Rev. Lon Harden, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Guyton and the president of ... » Read More

Date for Springfield City Council meeting changed

The Springfield City Council meeting slated for Tuesday has been moved to Jan. 15. » Read More

School closure extended

Effingham County schools will be closed Friday for students and employees. Regular school schedules will resume Monday. » Read More

Public hearing, school board meeting rescheduled

The public hearing on rezoning and the regularly scheduled Effingham County Board of Education meeting originally set for Jan 3 at Ebenezer Middle School have ... » Read More

Weather advisory extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for our area until 11 a.m. Friday. » Read More

Motorists urged to stay off roads Thursday if possible

Effingham County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday. Black ice will continue to make roads dangerous for travel until temperatures ... » Read More
Springfield special coming through

Springfield special coming through

A Norfolk Southern train chugs through the snow in Springfield on Wednesday. Nathan Carpenter took this photo from the roof of City Hall. » Read More
Serene scene

Serene scene

Goshen United Methodist Church in Rincon never looked better as it was coated in pristine snow Wednesday. » Read More
'Snow' Angel

'Snow' Angel

Angel Whiten, a nine-year-old resident of Carlisle Village in Rincon, makes a snow angel Wednesday. It was her first time seeing snow. Some parts of ... » Read More
Rincon City Council meeting opens with swearing-in ceremony

Rincon City Council meeting opens with swearing-in ceremony

RINCON -- The Rincon City Council kicked off the new year in a festive mood. » Read More

Governor declares state of emergency

Following a Winter Storm Warning issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service and acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov ... » Read More

Commission, sheriff's office announce closings

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to possible extreme weather and dangerous driving conditions, the Effingham County Board of Commissioners offices and the administrative portion of the Effingham County ... » Read More
Effingham Family Medicine physician offices to close

Effingham Family Medicine physician offices to close

All Effingham Family Medicine physician offices and the Women's Health Center in Rincon will be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm forecast. » Read More

Another weather-related closure announced

Effingham YMCA will be closed on Wednesday due to weather-related concerns. All group exercise classes, child watch, Mother's Morning Out, Fun Club and events ... » Read More
Weather prompts school closing

Weather prompts school closing

The Effingham County School System will be closed to students and employees Wednesday as it anticipates freezing temperatures resulting in conditions that may compromise safety ... » Read More
Classical guitarist to perform at Guyton Christian Church

Classical guitarist to perform at Guyton Christian Church

RINCON - Classic guitarist Jeff Bianchi is ready to strike a helpful chord. » Read More
Effingham County wrestlers show promise in Packer Classic

Effingham County wrestlers show promise in Packer Classic

Six Effingham County wrestlers placed in the top five at the Packer Classic in Moultrie on Friday and Saturday. » Read More
Opening of cancer center, new CEO top hospital changes

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 ... » Read More
Substitutes power South Effingham boys to victory

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. » Read More
Slow start dooms Mustangs

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. » Read More

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 ... » Read More
Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

Homecomings 2017 Effingham County highlights

RINCON - Effingham County had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2017. » Read More
Mustangs' Scott opts to vault to Ivy League school

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. » Read More
Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

Johnson continues Port Wentworth holiday tradition

PORT WENTWORTH - It was about helping others this holiday season in Port Wentworth. » Read More
IDA seeking more proactive approach

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 ... » Read More
Hartzog, Lady Rebels ready for tourney

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 ... » Read More
Gant leads Effingham County contingent at Coastal Clash

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 ... » Read More


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