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Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Scott Pinholster arrested in connection with death of Courtney Wells

Earlier this afternoon, investigators with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death investigation of Courtney Wells. » Read More

Guyton woman found dead Sunday morning identified as Courtney Wells

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating what is being called a suspicious death after a woman was found deceased lying along a dirt ... » Read More
Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

Guyton updates one contract, adds another to help with wastewater treatment plant

In a special called meeting by the Guyton City Council Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jeff Lariscy and the other members of the council updated a contract ... » Read More
Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death. » Read More

Effingham County Animal Shelter Receives State Grant for Dog and Cat Sterilization Program

Effingham County Animal Shelter received the good news on Thursday that they will receive a $3,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ... » Read More
SCMPD searching for missing woman

SCMPD searching for missing woman

SAVANNAH: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ask the public's help in locating a missing Savannah woman, last seen on Monday, Jan. 9 at her residence on ... » Read More
Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

Rep. Bill Hitchens Named Chairman of House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named State Representative Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the Chairman of the House Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee. » Read More

Wilbour Green chosen as 2017 MLK Jr. Parade Grand Marshal

Effingham County resident, Wilbour "Butch" Green, has been chosen as the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the parade ... » Read More

Rincon City Council approves addition of two vehicles for police department

The Rincon City Council met Monday night in the first meeting of 2017 and voted on a number of issues, including the addition of two ... » Read More

Lane closures this week on SR 21

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation will install lane closures on SR 21 in both directions between Hendley Road and Highway 30 in Port ... » Read More
Winston Hencely battling headaches

Winston Hencely battling headaches

After battling a case of pneumonia a few weeks ago and dealing with the removal of a chest tube so that he could begin eating ... » Read More

Guyton woman arrested for marijuana possession, DWI

A Guyton woman was arrested by an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy Dec. 22 after an altercation at a Dollar General store in Guyton led ... » Read More
Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Smith's expertise in budgeting critical as Rincon City Manager

Wes Smith is a busy man. » Read More
Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Winston Hencely continuing to improve from injuries

Following a stint in the ICU last week due to pneumonia, Winston Hencely is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a bombing at Bagram ... » Read More
Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

Sunday package sales in Rincon to begin Jan. 1

After voters determined that Sunday package sales of alcohol would be allowed on Election Day last month, the implementation of that ordinance will commence Jan ... » Read More

State’s College and Career Ready Index is released

The Georgia Department of Education released recently the scoring for the 2015-2016 Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school ... » Read More

Winston Hencely remains in Surgical Intensive Care Unit with injuries

Effingham County local hero, Winston Hencely, remains in critical condition with injuries he sustained from an explosion during an attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan ... » Read More
Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley swears in Effingham Officials

Seven Effingham County Officials were sworn in Thursday night in the historic courtroom of the Effingham County Courthouse by the Honorable Beth Rahn Mosley. » Read More

Rincon Fire Chief found not guilty

Corey Rahn, Rincon Fire Chief, was found not guilty on all charges Thursday by a jury of his peers stemming from an incident back in ... » Read More
Trial begins for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn

Trial begins for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn

The trial for Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn began Monday morning with testimony given from the officer who attempted to pull Rahn over back in ... » Read More
Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

Effingham County School District achieves GSBA Distinguished School Board Status

The Effingham County School District was recently recognized as the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2016 Distinguished School Board recognition. » Read More
Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

The Effingham County High School wrestling team hosted the Rebel Invitational Saturday and welcomed 16 teams, including cross-county foe South Effingham High School. The Rebels ... » Read More
Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

Effingham County places fourth, SEHS eighth at Rebel Invitational

The Effingham County High School wrestling team hosted the Rebel Invitational Saturday and welcomed 16 teams, including cross-county foe South Effingham High School. The Rebels ... » Read More
STEM students show off scientific research projects at ECCA

STEM students show off scientific research projects at ECCA

STEM students at Effingham College and Career Academy have been hard at work over the last few months working on their scientific research projects, an ... » Read More
Emilia Truluck wins Marshall Scholarship for achievements in academics

Emilia Truluck wins Marshall Scholarship for achievements in academics

ATLANTA – The UK Government has announced a 25% increase in the number of American post-graduate students joining the Marshall Scholarship programme, the government's flagship ... » Read More
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce holds annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce holds annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Business leaders in various fields came together on Wednesday, Dec. 7 to congregate, eat and partake in a Q&A session with political leaders in ... » Read More
Local paddlers explore natural beauty of lower Ebenezer Creek

Local paddlers explore natural beauty of lower Ebenezer Creek

On Saturday, the Georgia Conservancy, City of Springfield and Georgia DNR welcomed more than 30 paddlers on an exploration of lower Ebenezer Creek. » Read More
Adjustments to SPLOST budget to be made after shortage of funds

Adjustments to SPLOST budget to be made after shortage of funds

At a called workshop of the Effingham County Commissioners Wednesday, Nov. 30, the commissioners discussed SPLOST, Capital Needs and the Short Term Work Program (STWP ... » Read More
United Way of the Coastal Empire raises $337,813 in Effingham Campaign

United Way of the Coastal Empire raises $337,813 in Effingham Campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2016 Effingham County Campaign announced Wednesday morning that donations from various businesses and groups in the area ... » Read More
Effingham Lady Rebels finish fourth at state

Effingham Lady Rebels finish fourth at state

The 2016 Effingham County High School competition cheer season was a successful one for the Lady Rebels as they finished with a fourth-place showing at ... » Read More
Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Road work at intersection of Fort Howard Rd-Hwy 21 causing traffic jam

Construction at the intersection of Fort Howard Road and Highway 21 in Rincon has traffic backed up for over a mile. » Read More
DDI construction requires lane closures on SR 21

DDI construction requires lane closures on SR 21

Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportation will be paving for the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) on SR 21 at I-95 interchange in Port Wentworth. » Read More
David Exley named Coroner of the Year

David Exley named Coroner of the Year

On Nov. 19, the Georgia Coroners Association held their Annual Meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon and during that meeting, the Honorable ... » Read More
Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Vince Dooley visits Effingham

Former University of Georgia football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Vince Dooley, was put to work Tuesday afternoon signing autographs ... » Read More
Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Vince Dooley visiting Rincon Kroger for book signing

Legendary University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley, will be signing copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m ... » Read More


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