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Perusing the Herald archives from 1974
Eff Acad Softball tour win
The Effingham Academy Chiefs won the Region 4A championship. Front row, from left to right, are: Sharon Reiser, Pam Redmond, Mona Kight, Charlene Morel and Suzanne Johnson; second row: Cynthia Clayton, Janet Parks, Laura Exley, Michelle Smith, Patricia Holliman, Beth Rahn, Monique Wilson, Myra Moore, Detra Thomas, Sharon Shedd and Coach Jane Clifton; third row, Julie Bragg, Carol Brown, Gail Shedd, managers Joyce Zarkadas, Bonnie Brant and Karen Lee. - photo by Photo provided

Effingham Academy in 1974 was a private school on Highway 119 south that now houses the library, health department and recreation department.

Effingham Academy’s girls softball team entered the region tournament Saturday, May 18, 1974 against Oglethorpe in a best-of-three series. They played in Coffin Park at the Brunswick Recreation Center.

The Academy girls slid by Oglethorpe in the first game with a score of 8-6. Leading hitters were Mona Kight 3-for-3, Detra Thomas 3-for-3 and Gail Shedd 3-for-3. Sharon Shedd had two homers.

In the second game, the Academy stampeded Oglethorpe by a score of 25-11. Leading Academy hitters were Detra Thomas 4-for-5, Myra Moore 4-for-5 and Monique Wilson 4-for-5. Thomas had two homers. Lee and Moore each had a homer.

The Chiefs were awarded a regional tournament trophy.

Do you know where the James and Boots Clover Farm grocery store was located in Rincon in the accompanying 1974 advertisement?

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact Exley at 754-6681 or