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South Effingham cadets complete Leadership Academy with honors

South Effingham cadets complete Leadership Academy with honors

The South Effingham High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) had six cadets complete the Area-12 Leadership Academy held June 9-16 at Riverside ... » Read More
New CEO expects plenty of IDA activity

New CEO expects plenty of IDA activity

SPRINGFIELD - There will be no lazy days of summer for the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (IDA). » Read More

Springfield mayor, city council announce millage rate proposal

SPRINGFIELD -- The City of Springfield mayor and council members on Thursday announced their intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by ... » Read More

Effingham County School District achieves Quality Board Status

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County School District announceD the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2018 Quality School Board recognition. » Read More
Young players amaze Lady Mustangs coach

Young players amaze Lady Mustangs coach

GUYTON - South Effingham High School was the site of the recent Mini Mustangs Camp where youngsters piled in to learn more about volleyball. » Read More

Sheriff's Office issues warning about dangerous suspect on loose

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating an armed fugitive. » Read More
Belogorska 'travels' to find improvement

Belogorska 'travels' to find improvement

GUYTON - South Effingham's Kastin Belogorska is gearing up for her senior season by sharpening skills with Georgia Impact, a high-caliber travel team. » Read More
Chamber honors Zemurray

Chamber honors Zemurray

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recently presented Samuel Zemurrary the John Adam Treutlen Award for his contributions to Effingham County. » Read More
School board candidates tout virtues during forum

School board candidates tout virtues during forum

SPRINGFIELD - Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson's battle for a spot on the Effingham County Board of Education is far from heated. » Read More
Georgia Farm Bureau honors first responders, agricultural products

Georgia Farm Bureau honors first responders, agricultural products

SPRINGFIELD - Georgia Farm Bureau-Effingham County found a tasty way to honor emergency personnel while also highlighting local agricultural products. » Read More
CASA volunteers bring sense of urgency to children's needs

CASA volunteers bring sense of urgency to children's needs

SPRINGFIELD - Child Advocacy Services SEGA Inc. is a hand that fits into a helpful, loving glove. » Read More

Rincon City Council names three city manager finalists

RINCON - Even though a quick resolution to its city manager search is possible, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday that the Rincon City Council is in ... » Read More

Hospital authority, hospital board to meet jointly

The Effingham Hospital Authority and Effingham Hospital Inc. Board of Directors will meet jointly in regular session June 26 at 7:15 P.M. in ... » Read More

Veterans Open Job Fair set in Hinesville

HINESVILLE -- The Georgia Department of Labor, Hinesville Career Center and Liberty College & Career Academy are partnering to host the 2018 Veterans Open Job Fair. More ... » Read More
Grammy winner Davis to perform at Mars Theatre

Grammy winner Davis to perform at Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD -Performing is a family affair for three-time Grammy Award winner Linda Davis whether she is related to the people she sings with or not. » Read More
Truck sails into river at high speed; driver escapes

Truck sails into river at high speed; driver escapes

SPRINGFIELD -- Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, Effingham County Sheriff's Deputy Karyn Witherington was on routine patrol near the Foxbow neighborhood on Hwy 80 ... » Read More

Springfield mayor, city council announce millage rate proposal

SPRINGFIELD -- The City of Springfield mayor and city council members announced Wednesday their intention to increase property taxes they will levy this year by 2 ... » Read More
Grant, Anderson set to answer questions during political forum

Grant, Anderson set to answer questions during political forum

Effingham County Board of Education District 1 candidates Robert Grant and Lynn Anderson are set to participate in a political forum Thursday at 4:30 ... » Read More
Roberson joins United Way as Effingham assistant director

Roberson joins United Way as Effingham assistant director

Elizabeth Roberson has recently joined United Way of the Coastal Empire as the Effingham assistant director. » Read More
Former Effingham County student making her way in country music

Former Effingham County student making her way in country music

RINCON - Jordan Rainer is pushing her pen in an unexpected direction. » Read More
WorkSource Coastal links job seekers, employers through network of agencies

WorkSource Coastal links job seekers, employers through network of agencies

RINCON - WorkSource Coastal is in the business of partnerships, making it a perfect addition to Effingham County Family Connection. » Read More
Effingham Health System receives special designation for stroke care

Effingham Health System receives special designation for stroke care

SPRINGFIELD - Residents of Effingham and the surrounding area who think they may be experiencing a stroke have life-saving treatment available right here, in our community. » Read More
Drivers urged to adjust to Hands-Free Georgia Act now

Drivers urged to adjust to Hands-Free Georgia Act now

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is encouraging all drivers to start complying with the state's Hands-Free Georgia Act before it takes effect ... » Read More
Car seat safety and the dangers of hot cars

Car seat safety and the dangers of hot cars

Summer brings time to spend with family, fun outdoors, vacations and road trips. Here's what you need to know to keep your little ones ... » Read More

Hwy 21 open again at plane crash site

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) wants the travel public to be aware Hwy 21 is open at the site of last month's Puerto ... » Read More
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recognizes members

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recognizes members

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual Membership Recognition Banquet on Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church's banquet hall. » Read More
IDA makes Herndon's hiring official

IDA makes Herndon's hiring official

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority's exhaustive search for a CEO ended with a unanimous sigh of relief Thursday morning. » Read More
Freedom Rings Celebration slated

Freedom Rings Celebration slated

RINCON -- Freedom Park will host the Freedom Rings Celebration on June 29 from 6-10 p.m. » Read More
A bird's-eye view of Josh Reddick Field

A bird's-eye view of Josh Reddick Field

SPRINGFIELD -- Josh Reddick Field at the Clarence Morgan Complex is nearing completion, » Read More
Miss SEMS 2018 crowned

Miss SEMS 2018 crowned

GUYTON -- On May 12, South Effingham Middle School's annual Miss SEMS Pageant took place, honoring our country's active service members and veterans. » Read More

Allen receives conservation award

SPRINGFIELD - Tommy Allen humbly contends that he didn't do anything extraordinary. He just did what his father, George, and uncle, Albert, taught him to ... » Read More
Mustangs infielder opts for USCB

Mustangs infielder opts for USCB

GUYTON -- South Effingham's Blake McCollum has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort in Hardeeville, S.C., this fall » Read More
Bank of Newington breaks ground on long-awaited Springfield branch

Bank of Newington breaks ground on long-awaited Springfield branch

SPRINGFIELD - The weather was suited for frogs, ducks and, yes, financial institutions. » Read More
Navigator Team gives financial boost to Project Lifesaver

Navigator Team gives financial boost to Project Lifesaver

GUYTON - Even though Project Lifesaver has proven to be highly effective at locating missing loved ones, it hasn't been as good as it needs ... » Read More
Big eater

Big eater

Jared Gibson won the men's wing-eating contest at the Rincon Recreation Department's Spring Fair last month at Freedom Park. » Read More
Teston closes Emmanuel College career strongly

Teston closes Emmanuel College career strongly

RINCON - Jacob Teston has his future mapped out and he wants to keep traveling a baseball road. » Read More
Marshland Credit Union opens Rincon branch

Marshland Credit Union opens Rincon branch

RINCON - After inching its way here for 65 years, Marshland Credit Union has arrived. » Read More
Investigators seeking help to nab thieves

Investigators seeking help to nab thieves

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division is seeking the public's assistance. » Read More
Anderson, Grant headed to runoff in District 1 BOE race

Anderson, Grant headed to runoff in District 1 BOE race

RINCON - Challenger Lynn Anderson and incumbent Robert Grant haven't reached the finish line in their race for a seat on the Effingham County Board ... » Read More

Commissioners plan to hold the line on taxes

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Board of Commissioners has announced the proposed FY2019 budget. » Read More

Guyton traffic to shift into roundabout

GUYTON -- As weather allows, McLendon Enterprises Inc. will shift traffic into the new single-lane roundabout configuration at State Route (SR) 119/Springfield Avenue and SR ... » Read More
Lady Mustangs finish third in state tournament debut

Lady Mustangs finish third in state tournament debut

South Effingham's girls golf team finished third in the Class AAAAA golf tournament at Braelin Golf Club in Peachtree City on May 22. It ... » Read More
Retreat center unveils bigger, better pavilion

Retreat center unveils bigger, better pavilion

RINCON - The new Boltzius Lake Pavilion didn't rise from the ashes like a phoenix. Still, it emerged from significant damage. » Read More
Rincon's Harrelson secures most prestigious FAA award

Rincon's Harrelson secures most prestigious FAA award

POOLER - Rincon's Joe Harrelson has reached a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pinnacle. » Read More
South Effingham grads receive humorous sendoff

South Effingham grads receive humorous sendoff

GUYTON - In some ways, South Effingham's commencement ceremony was like a "Saturday Night Live" performance. The comedy didn't detract from the dignity of ... » Read More
Effingham County Class of 2018 reflects on 'journey' toward diploma

Effingham County Class of 2018 reflects on 'journey' toward diploma

SPRINGFIELD - Effingham County Salutatorian Miranda Christine Walker described the class of 2018's progress toward graduation as "a journey." » Read More
Memorial Day ceremony goes on despite weather threat

Memorial Day ceremony goes on despite weather threat

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Monday's Memorial Day observance set for Veterans Park of Effingham County in Springfield was moved to the ... » Read More

Good news abounds for Rincon Fire Department

RINCON - A spate of good news has been gushing from the Rincon Fire Department hydrant in 2018. » Read More
Guyton Fire Department making adjustments

Guyton Fire Department making adjustments

GUYTON - Robert Ancell runs a small-town fire department with a big-city approach. » Read More
Rincon Police Department wants to be involved

Rincon Police Department wants to be involved

RINCON - The Rincon Police Department has a new shoulder patch in keeping with the new logo the City of Rincon has adopted. » Read More


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