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Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

Health premiums rise for state workers, teachers

State employees and teachers will face an average premium increase of about 3.7 percent for coverage next year in the State Health Benefit Plan. » Read More
Exchange Club meets new Chamber Executive Director

Exchange Club meets new Chamber Executive Director

At its meeting on July 20, the Exchange Club of Effingham County met Brad Carr, the new Executive Director of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce ... » Read More

Effingham Retired Educators banquet to be held Sept. 6

All retirees of the Effingham County School System are invited to our annual banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 6. » Read More
Josh Reddick Foundation donates $10,000 to SEHS, ECHS

Josh Reddick Foundation donates $10,000 to SEHS, ECHS

The Josh Reddick Foundation made two donations of $10,000, one to South Effingham High School and the other to Effingham County High School, Monday ... » Read More
Sheriff McDuffie named Secretary Treaurer of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes

Sheriff McDuffie named Secretary Treaurer of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes

The Georgia Sheriff's Youth Home recently named Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie as the Secretary Treasurer. » Read More
Vance, Carr leading Chamber in new direction

Vance, Carr leading Chamber in new direction

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce met on July 27 for their first meeting of the new fiscal year and discussed a number of topics ... » Read More
Savannah Metro seeks woman for questioning

Savannah Metro seeks woman for questioning

SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help locating a woman who is wanted for questioning in reference to ... » Read More

Effingham County schools to be closed Aug. 21

The Effingham County School System has declared Monday, August 21, 2017 as an inclement weather day in anticipation of the Total Solar Eclipse. An event ... » Read More
Lowe's Heroes make upgrades to South Effingham Elementary

Lowe's Heroes make upgrades to South Effingham Elementary

South Effingham Elementary School received an upgraded look on Thursday as employees of Lowe's, known as the "Lowe's Heroes", came to the school ... » Read More
Effingham Health System offering new program for local elementary schools

Effingham Health System offering new program for local elementary schools

For parents, getting school age children the medical care they need when they aren't feeling well can be a real challenge. Beginning this fall ... » Read More
Effingham students prepare for new year

Effingham students prepare for new year

With the first day of school arriving Thursday, students in Effingham County flocked to their prospective institution of learning on Monday and Tuesday for Open ... » Read More

Georgia Chamber recognized as Chamber of the Year

ATLANTA - The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) named the Georgia Chamber the 2017 State Chamber of Year at its annual convention in Nashville. » Read More
Effingham Fire Department battling structure fire on Hodgeville Road

Effingham Fire Department battling structure fire on Hodgeville Road

Deputies from the Effingham County Sheriff's Department and firefighters from Effingham Fire are currently in the 1500 block of Hodgeville Road working a structure ... » Read More
New school employees attend orientation

New school employees attend orientation

Over 200 new employees of the Effingham County School System walked through the doors and hallways of Ebenezer Middle School Tuesday morning for New Employee ... » Read More
Rincon Council tables website upgrade

Rincon Council tables website upgrade

The Rincon City Council met Monday night for a regularly-scheduled meeting to discuss a number of topics, many of which ending up being tabled for ... » Read More

Steve Jarvis to run for Buddy Carter's seat in congress

Bernard Stefan (Steve) Jarvis has announced that he is running as a democrat for the Congressional seat currently occupied by Rep. Buddy Carter in the ... » Read More

Guyton to raise property taxes

The City of Guyton sent out a press release last week announcing that a decision has been made to increase the 2017 property taxes it ... » Read More

Effingham Sheriffs working fatal accident

The Effingham County Sheriffs Department is currently working a fatal accident at highway 80 and 17. » Read More
Smalls graduates from basic military training

Smalls graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kenyatt N. Smalls II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. » Read More
Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369 celebrates awards night

Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369 celebrates awards night

Local Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 369, who is chartered by St. John's Lutheran Church of Rincon, had plenty of things to celebrate ... » Read More

Georgia getting drivers to obey speed limit or get ticket

Motorists who think they drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as ... » Read More

ECHS's Holder given $1,000 for use at GSU

Lenexa, Kan. – The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to student Robert Holder from Clyo, Ga., for the ... » Read More
Kindness Rocks Effingham County

Kindness Rocks Effingham County

Local residents have gotten their "rock" on this summer as they paint messages, pictures and positive words onto rocks and hide them around the county ... » Read More
Oktoberfest takes a break

Oktoberfest takes a break

In a press release sent out on Tuesday afternoon from the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, a decision to put the 2017 Oktoberfest on hiatus ... » Read More
Effingham 4-H members participate at State 4-H Council

Effingham 4-H members participate at State 4-H Council

EFFINGHAM COUNTY – State 4-H Council, one of Georgia 4-H's core programs, is the constitutional meeting of the Georgia 4-H Council and the election of ... » Read More

Lightning catches Rincon home on fire

A lightning bolt struck a house in Rincon Sunday night, causing a fire that engulfed the structure and destroyed the home. » Read More

Emancipation Diploma Bill in effect

On Monday, March 30, 2015 Governor Nathan Deal signed the Emancipation Diploma Bill (HB 91) into law. » Read More
Music of Johnny Cash to fill Mars Theatre Saturday night

Music of Johnny Cash to fill Mars Theatre Saturday night

SPRINGFIELD – Get ready to take a journey back in time, to the life and music of "The Man in Black" performed by Cash Unchained featuring ... » Read More
Rincon water issue a major problem for City Council

Rincon water issue a major problem for City Council

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Rincon City Council Monday night, the council heard comments about and voted on a number of issues. » Read More
Billy Beckett ready to work

Billy Beckett ready to work

While he has only been serving the position for a few weeks now, Interim County Administrator for Effingham County, Billy Beckett, has been hard at ... » Read More
Five arrested during drug bust in Effingham County

Five arrested during drug bust in Effingham County

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie announced Thursday that the Effingham County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Rincon Police Department, conducted a joint drug operation in ... » Read More
Camp Buddy gets kids moving, learning

Camp Buddy gets kids moving, learning

For most children in Effingham County, last week served as just another portion of their summer break filled with trips to the pool, beach or ... » Read More
Effingham Living hosts Most Fab Awards

Effingham Living hosts Most Fab Awards

The Most Fabulous people in Effingham County dressed up and turned out under the bright lights at the Mars Theatre in Springfield Wednesday evening as ... » Read More
Hill offers Georgia budget update

Hill offers Georgia budget update

Senator Jack Hill traveled to Effingham County Thursday to serve as the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Effingham County during their annual weekly ... » Read More
ECMS FFA awarded 'Grants for Growing' from Tractor Supply Company

ECMS FFA awarded 'Grants for Growing' from Tractor Supply Company

The Effingham County Middle School Future Farmers of America were recently awarded 2nd Grants for Growing from Tractor Supply Company. » Read More
Parker's awards scholarships to six high school students

Parker's awards scholarships to six high school students

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently hosted the 2017 Outstanding Students Award Ceremony, where Parker's President and CEO Greg Parker presented ... » Read More
Auxiliary donates $2,000 to Effingham Health System

Auxiliary donates $2,000 to Effingham Health System

If you have ever visited the halls of Effingham Health System, whether to see a friend or family member or as part of a personal ... » Read More
Mahany wins award for book translation

Mahany wins award for book translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ... » Read More
Mahany wins award for books translation

Mahany wins award for books translation

John Thomas (J.T.) Mahany, a 2008 graduate of South Effingham High School, has been a busy man since his days in Effingham County. He ... » Read More
Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Lee to seek re-election

Mayor Ken Lee has announced that he will be seeking re-election this year as the Mayor of Rincon, a decision that will have him running ... » Read More
Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

Effingham students attend Summer Leadership Camp

COVINGTON – This summer, 57 students from the Effingham County High School, South Effingham High School, Ebenezer Middle School and Effingham County Middle School FFA Chapters ... » Read More
Springfield council considers resolution

Springfield council considers resolution

The Springfield City Council met Tuesday, June 13 for a regularly scheduled meeting and voted on a number of issues brought forth from citizens in ... » Read More
Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Beckett hired to serve as Interim Administrator

Billy Preston Beckett, of Peachtree City, has been hired by the Effingham County commissioners to serve as the Interim County Administrator. » Read More

Effingham Board of Education raises taxes 10 percent

The Effingham County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to raise property taxes 10 percent.At one time, the board was considering raising taxes ... » Read More

3 easy steps to becoming a Red Cross summer blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ... » Read More


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