The Effingham County 4-H shooting sports teams are going to have a home for the next year.
The Effingham County commisioners proclaimed Jan. 20 as "Effingham Champions Day-10U Jaguars Football," in honor of the Effingham County Recreation and Parks' 10-and-under football team that won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state title.
There were a lot of swings and some misses during the annual Josh Reddick Home Run Derby, held Saturday at Sand Hill Park. The Oakland Athletics outfielder and his Josh Reddick Foundation raise money for local recreation programs and facilities with the event.
STATESBORO - After Jay Wright ventured to Wyoming for his first year of college basketball, his family and friends weren't going to miss the chance to see him playing nearby in year two.
Major leaguer Josh Reddick is looking forward to watching local ballplayers swing for the fences Saturday in the annual home run derby he sponsors in Effingham.
Anglers can find the new 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announced the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
The third annual Josh Reddick Home Run Derby will be held Jan. 17 at Sand Hill Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 per person and age groups for boys and girls are 10-12, 13-15 and 16-adult. There also will be a silent auction and autograph session.
Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 hunting seasons.
The Effingham County Recreation and Parks 10-and-under Jaguars beat Calhoun 46-26 Saturday in Calhoun for the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association state championship.
The Effingham Jaguars 10-and-under football team will play Saturday in Calhoun for the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association's state championship.
STATESBORO - Atlanta Braves legend and two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy will be the featured speaker at the annual Evening with the All-Stars banquet Jan. 30 at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University.
The 8-and-under and 9-and-under South Georgia Combat baseball teams from Effingham took home two championships recently. The U8 team won the Early Bird Classic at Mill Creek Regional Park in Statesboro by going 4-0 on Saturday. In the championship game, Josh Ford hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Hunters preparing to head to the woods for turkey season should review important turkey hunting safety tips, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
Effingham County Recreation and Parks held the annual Jacan Brown Spring Run on Feb. 28. The event consisted of a one-mile walk and run and a 5K walk and run. The event hosted more than 65 participants many competing in both races.
The highly-anticipated opening day for turkey hunting season is Saturday, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2015 season should be a fair one.
BLUFFTON, S.C. - University of South Carolina Beaufort senior Shelby Zipperer is the week's Sun Conference Softball player of the week, the conference announced Monday.
Armstrong State University senior shortstop Alexis Mercer was named the Peach Belt Conference's softball Player of the Week last week.
The Effingham County High School Hall of Fame inducted its 2015 class Friday, welcoming in Chriss Allen, Paul Carrington and Trey Hunter. Allen, left, Carrington and Hunter's parents were on hand to accept their plaques and their inductions into the hall.
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