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Carter delivers positive economic news

RINCON -- First District Congressman Buddy Carter could barely contain himself Friday. He had plenty of good news to share from Washington.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Late goal powers Mustangs to tie with Richmond Hill

GUYTON -- Even though it won't be credited for it in the win column, South Effingham's boys soccer team logged a victory of sorts against Richmond Hill on Friday.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Student's initiative leads to creation of SEMS Student Council

GUYTON - Alexis Camacho's voice needs no amplification. She has a knack for getting her message across loudly and clearly.

February 23, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Former SEHS student charged with making terroristic threats

An investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office has resulted in the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Tyson of Guyton.

February 22, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Chamber members tour Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its monthy Business After Hours meeting at the Mars Theatre on Thursday.

February 22, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


African Methodist Episcopal Church hub of history, activity

GUYTON - Effingham County is loaded with noteworthy places but few have achieved the status of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church. The 149-year-old structure has been listed on the Interior Department's National Register of Historic places since 1986.

February 22, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Umpire in the dark

During the second inning of Tuesday night's game at Rebel field in Springfield, the home plate umpire watches in right field as Wayne County's Cade Lambert tracks a practice fly ball. A couple of banks of outfield lights didn't power up initially and the game was halted for about 15 minutes. Effingham County athletic director Matt Huntley turned on the lights at the nearby football stadium to help with the situation. Then the umpire asked Lambert if he could see well enough to play. Lambert said yes and shortly after the game resumed all the lights came ...

February 21, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Yellow Jackets stroll past Rebels

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Rebels were generous to a fault against Wayne County on Tuesday.

February 21, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Martinez inks with South Florida

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County's Sydney Martinez is taking her talents to South Florida.

February 21, 2018 | Trice Williams | Local


Chaney competes for Brenau track and field team

Racine Chaney of Rincon competed on the Brenau University track and field team at Friday's Appalachian Athletic Conference Indoor Championships on Friday in Kingsport, Tenn.

February 20, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


Hospital hands out annual awards

POOLER - In a ceremony underscoring the importance of people in the transformation of Effingham Health System (EHS), more than four dozen employees were recognized at the Annual Service Awards at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on Thursday.

February 20, 2018 | | Local


Mayor updates Exchange Club on Rincon happenings

SPRINGFIELD - Rincon Mayor Ken Lee overflowed with information during Thursday's Exchange Club of Effingham County meeting. He gushed so much that he apologized for exceeding the allotted time for his speech about the city he leads.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


SEMS students get dose of reality

GUYTON - On Feb. 14, eighth graders at South Effingham Middle School got a taste of the real world. The students participated in the annual Reality Fair, a tool used to teach financial responsibility.

February 19, 2018 | | Local


Family Connection Focus: Ready2CONNECT offers a path to independence

RINCON - Ready2CONNECT (R2C) offers tools to help people become financially independent.

February 19, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Home invasion reported

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred Friday afternoon.

February 18, 2018 | Submitted report | Local


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Starting time changed for Effingham County baseball series

Because of the possibility of rain, the starting time for Effingham County's Class AAAAAA baseball playoff games versus Coffee on Thursday have been changed.

April 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Tennis Rebels advance to Elite Eight

SPRINGFIELD -- An strange ingredient didn't ruin Effingham County's recipe for success in boys tennis Wednesday.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Girls soccer season ends for South Effingham

The South Effingham Lady Mustangs were ousted from the Class AAAAA soccer playoffs in the opening round Wednesday, losing to Warner Robins 3-0 at The ...

April 25, 2018 | Staff Report | Local


Civic, corporate volunteers teach in ways that fuel students' passion

RINCON - Junior Achievement's reach is long and wide.

April 25, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Lady Rebels emerge from shootout

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs in thrilling fashion Tuesday at Rebel Field.

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


Burns seizes chance to discuss state budget

RINCON - Politicians talk a lot about a lot of things and Rep. Jon Burns broached as many subjects as he could during his allotted time ...

April 24, 2018 | Mark Lastinger | Local


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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