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Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

RINCON -- The happiness -- perhaps relief -- was evident on Lauren Alvarado's face. » Read More

Effingham County Board of Education juggles schedule to recover time lost to storm

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Education squeezed 1 1/2 days into the 2017-18 school calendar without extending it. » Read More
Forensics program growing at Effingham County

Forensics program growing at Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD -- A lot of adults are under the impression that today's teenagers are clueless. » Read More
Mustangs trample Phoenix

Mustangs trample Phoenix

South Effingham's softball team smashed New Hampstead 15-0 at New Hampstead on Tuesday. » Read More
County officials work on trash backlog

County officials work on trash backlog

SPRINGFIELD -- Due to severe weather, trash pick-up in Effingham County has fallen behind. » Read More

South Effingham softball team keeps rolling

South Effingham continued its hot streak in softball by whipping Wayne County 4-0 on Monday. » Read More

Alumni and Friends Gala set at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College will hold its second Alumni and Friends Gala, "A Night Under the Stars," on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p ... » Read More

Community calendar Sept. 20 edition

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Students put journalism skills to work for schools

Students put journalism skills to work for schools

RINCON - Olivia Nelson is a storyteller, but don't hold it against her. It is a good thing. » Read More

Rincon City Council holds line on property taxes

RINCON - Rincon maintained its membership in a shrinking club Monday night. » Read More

South Effingham softball team sweeps four weekend games

South Effingham's softball team reeled off victories in four games in the Brookwood Tournament at Powder Springs, upping its record to 15-5. » Read More
Bilbo in position to help county agencies, public

Bilbo in position to help county agencies, public

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, projecting a sense of openness that she and ... » Read More

Stirring comeback powers Rebels past Blue Devils

SPRINGFIELD -- Against a defense that had been exceptionally leaky in the first half Saturday night, the Statesboro Blue Devils eventually ran dry. » Read More

Parent University-Effingham to celebrate fifth graduation

Parent University-Effingham's fall session will be held Sept. 23. » Read More

I-95 resurfacing to resume Sunday

SAVANNAH – The $8.5 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning north of I-16 and extending to Savannah River Bridge at the Georgia/South Caroline ... » Read More
Raiders overwhelm Mustangs

Raiders overwhelm Mustangs

DEXTER --The South Effingham Mustangs got hit with a gigantic snowball Friday night. » Read More
Rebels catcher makes college choice

Rebels catcher makes college choice

SPRINGFIELD -- A big-time Effingham County softball player has opted for a small college that suits her taste. » Read More
Mustangs pound Rebels

Mustangs pound Rebels

GUYTON -- Effingham County coach Johnny Coleman used a humorous analogy to assess his softball team's 9-1 loss at South Effingham on Thursday. » Read More
Guyton man arrested after child porn images discovered

Guyton man arrested after child porn images discovered

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Crimes Against Children Division has made another arrest after concluding its investigation of Joseph Canaan Johnson, 44. of Guyton. » Read More
Pregame entertainment

Pregame entertainment

Kynzlee Cox, 5, and Rylan Cox, 3, dance on the softball field before South Effingham's home game against Effingham County on Thursday. The girls ... » Read More
New PIO ready to help several Effingham County agencies

New PIO ready to help several Effingham County agencies

SPRINGFIELD -- There is something symbolic about Deputy Gena Bilbo's office. It doesn't have a door, which projects a sense of perpetual openness that ... » Read More
Guyton student participates in NFL celebration

Guyton student participates in NFL celebration

Eliza Youmans of Guyton was among more than 200 Dean College students who participate in the 2017 NFL pregame celebration held at Gillette Stadium on ... » Read More

Teams work around Irma

GUYTON - It's going to be a challenging week in what has been a challenging season for South Effingham coach Donnie Revell. » Read More

Help for storm victims available

The following local non-profits are available to assist Effingham County residents in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma: » Read More
Rebel runners off to good start

Rebel runners off to good start

SPRINGFIELD - A few meets into the cross country season, Effingham County coach Katy Fleming thinks her teams are running at a successful pace. » Read More

Trash pickup to resume Wednesday

Republic plans to resume track pickup in Effingham County at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Recycling has been suspended until further notice. » Read More
Rebels change football game day

Rebels change football game day

Effingham County football coach Buddy Holder said Tuesday that his Rebels will host Statesboro at 6 p.m. Saturday instead of Friday at 7:30 ... » Read More

Schools to remain closed longer than expected

A few days before Monday's arrival of Tropical Storm Irma, Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse announced that Effingham County Schools would be closed Friday, Monday ... » Read More
Extension agent enjoys surprise factor of his job

Extension agent enjoys surprise factor of his job

SPRINGFIELD - Ben Cantrell expects the unexpected. That is the primary thing he finds interesting about his job as an agent for the Effingham County Cooperative ... » Read More

Emergency operations halted

Effingham County has sustained winds of 40 mph. » Read More

Band room at South Effingham getting makeover

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse said everything possible is being done to clear the air about a situation in the band room at ... » Read More

Effingham Herald to close Monday

The Effingham Herald will be closed Monday because of Hurricane Irma. » Read More

Effingham County EMA to operate until Irma has passed

Effingham County EMA has upgraded its Emergency Operations Center to Operation Level 2; It is operating 24 hours until the threat of Hurricane Irma has ... » Read More

Shelters to open for Hurricane Irma relief

Three safe shelters are set to open in Guyton for those in need of refuge from Hurricane Irma. » Read More

President signs emergency declaration for Georgia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that federal emergency aid has been made available to ... » Read More
Go team!

Go team!

Kassey Johnson proudly wears her school colors during Thursday's Effingham County-South Effingham football game at The Corral. Johnson's team, the Mustangs fell in ... » Read More
Rebel Rousers

Rebel Rousers

Rebel Rousers Brett Nettles, Taryn Aceret, Brice Moore and Zach Wilson, from left, of Effingham County show their team spirit before Thursday night's football ... » Read More

EOC encourages residents to remain wary of Irma despite course change

Effingham County EMA has activated its EOC to Operations Level 3-Enhanced operating 12-hour shifts. » Read More

Rincon City Council nixes meeting

The Rincon City Council regular scheduled Council Meeting for Monday has been cancelled. » Read More

EGSC cancels classes

Based on predicted weather conditions from Hurricane Irma, East Georgia State College has cancelled all classes and college events on it's Swainsboro, Statesboro and ... » Read More
Rebels turn back County Champions Trophy challenge

Rebels turn back County Champions Trophy challenge

GUYTON -- The County Champions Trophy will stay put for another year, prompting a surprising celebratory dance. » Read More

Voluntary evacuation order issued in Effingham County and its cities

Effingham County, along with the cities of Rincon, Springfield and Guyton, are issuing a voluntary evacuation order effective 8 a.m. Friday. » Read More
Governor expands state of emergency to Effingham County

Governor expands state of emergency to Effingham County

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ... » Read More

5K series postponed

Due to the uncertainty of weather conditions for Saturday and many people making evacuation plans because of Hurricane Irma, the Fall 5K Series planning team ... » Read More

Effingham County schools to close for Irma

The Effingham County School System will be closed for all staff and students Friday through Tuesday because of the threat of Hurricane Irma. » Read More

City council meeting cancelled.

The City of Springfield Mayor and Council Meeting scheduled for Sept. 12 has been cancelled. » Read More

ALERT: Storm threat alters Rebels-Mustangs clash

The Effingham County-South Effingham football game slated Friday at South Effingham has been changed to Thursday. » Read More
New county administrator ready to work

New county administrator ready to work

SPRINGFIELD -- Steve Davis isn't easing into his new job. » Read More

Humane Society looking to clear shelter before storm

The Effingham County Humane Society is having a clear-the-shelter event. » Read More

Rincon City Council planning for Irma

With lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew fresh in mind, Rincon city officials are busy preparing for a new weather threat. » Read More


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