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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
Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

Operation Rolling Thunder continues in Savannah Area

SAVANNAH – Last Friday, the Thunder Task Force came together in Savannah to write 332 citations and 120 warnings to drivers violating traffic laws. » Read More
Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

Death investigation underway by Effingham County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office was notified that Investigators with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department had cultivated information that there may ... » Read More
Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

Effingham County Hussars hold Annual Confederate Memorial Day service

The Effingham County Hussars Chapter No. 2285 welcomed friends and guests recently for their annual Confederate Memorial Day Service to honor those who fought and ... » Read More
South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

South Effingham educator selected to attend Keystone Science School

RINCON – Jessica Lyons, a 10th and 11th grade environmental and physical science teacher at South Effingham High School, has been selected by Georgia-Pacific to attend ... » Read More
Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

Rincon City Council denies permit to Williamsburg Townhomes

The Rincon City Council heard arguments both for and against a Master Plan Revision for Williamsburg Townhomes at a meeting Monday night before ultimately deciding ... » Read More
Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

Effingham Chamber hosts 2017 banquet for members

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Recognition Banquet Thursday night at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Rincon to hand out awards ... » Read More
Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire honored with Treutlen Award Thursday

Dr. Franklin Goldwire was honored Thursday night with the Treutlen Award at the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Membership Recognition Banquet, which took place ... » Read More

Operation Rolling Thunder results in more than 1,200 stops

SAVANNAH – Nearly 1,300 people were affected by the latest wave of Operation Rolling Thunder. » Read More
Hollywood actress Renee Lawless pays visit to ECHS

Hollywood actress Renee Lawless pays visit to ECHS

On Friday, May 5, Hollywood celebrity and actress, Renee Lawless (Katherine Cryer on Haves and Have Nots), visited Effingham County High School to teach a ... » Read More
New Effingham Orthopaedics now seeing patients

New Effingham Orthopaedics now seeing patients

Springfield, GA - Effingham Health System is collaborating with Chatham Orthopaedic Associates to offer industry-leading orthopaedic care and sports medicine in Effingham County. » Read More
Zack Norton honored with A Celebration of Life

Zack Norton honored with A Celebration of Life

Hundreds of Effingham County citizens made their way to the Effingham County Fair Grounds in Springfield Saturday to celebrate the life of one of Effingham ... » Read More
Leadership Effingham gives pair of project run-downs at ECCA

Leadership Effingham gives pair of project run-downs at ECCA

Leadership Effingham met at the Effingham College and Career Academy Thursday afternoon to hear two group project presentations from members. » Read More
Free lunches now available with beginning of Summer Lunch Program

Free lunches now available with beginning of Summer Lunch Program

With children out of school for the summer and parents working during the day, the launch of the Summer Lunch Program is once again underway. » Read More

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center offering Horse Camp for special needs community

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is offering a Horse Camp for the special needs community June 26-30 and July 10-14 (teen camp). » Read More

Effingham County BOE announces 13.13 percent increase to property taxes

The Effingham County Board of Education announced Thursday its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 13.13 percent over ... » Read More
Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

Parker's makes $9,000 donation to Effingham Public Schools

SAVANNAH – Parker's, an award-winning convenience store leader, recently donated $9,000 to Effingham County Public Schools as part of the company's Fueling the ... » Read More
Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

Mustangs march off the field and into next step in life

As the sun went down behind the pine trees Friday night, the seniors of South Effingham High School moved their tassels from right to left ... » Read More
Rebel graduates sent off in style

Rebel graduates sent off in style

Amongst the thousands who showed up to sit under the sun Saturday at Rebel Stadium were 451 anxious and excited seniors who were ready to ... » Read More
Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Effingham Retired Educators conduct Spring Book Distribution

Several members of the local REA unit recently met at the Board of Education book warehouse and participated in the selection of titles for groups ... » Read More
Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian receives 2017 President's Award at LDSS Night of Champions

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center in Guyton was recognized by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at their "Night of Champions" on May 11. » Read More
Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Brad Carr named Executive Director of Effingham County Chamber of Commerce

Springfield – The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Brad Carr will be taking over as Executive Director effective May 15. » Read More
Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Mossy Oak hosting 48th Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

Each year, the week before Memorial Day is highlighted by one of Effingham County's largest events that is dedicated to honoring our nation's ... » Read More
First ever 'Unity in the Community' event a hit in Guyton

First ever 'Unity in the Community' event a hit in Guyton

On Saturday morning, members of the Guyton community met with Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and deputies of the Effingham County Sheriff's Department in the first ... » Read More
Effingham residents protest wastewater plan

Effingham residents protest wastewater plan

Concerned and informed members of the community attended a public hearing Wednesday night regarding the DRT America Plant in Springfield and the current status of ... » Read More
South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

South Effingham JROTC designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors

The South Effingham High School NJROTC was recently designated a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2016-2017 school year by the Naval Service Training ... » Read More

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia participating in Summer Food Service Program

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. » Read More

Effingham Tax Assessors announce Assessment Notices appeal due June 19

2017 Assessment Notices have been mailed. » Read More
Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

Savannah Tech to offer Certified Manufacturing Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit Program

RINCON - In partnership with Effingham and Bryan County regional manufacturing partners, Savannah Technical College will offer the Certified Manufacturing Specialist (CMS) Technical Certificate of ... » Read More
ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

ECHS, SEHS seniors celebrate College Acceptance Day

On May 2, graduating seniors from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School celebrating College Acceptance Day by coming to school dressed in ... » Read More

Zack Norton honored by ECSD deputies

One of Effingham County's strongest and bravest citizens, Zack Norton, was honored recently by an equally strong and brave group of Effingham County Sheriff ... » Read More
Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Quick-thinking kids learn about safety

Effingham County second grade students gathered in the gymnasium of Ebenezer Middle School Thursday to put their knowledge on safety to the test at the ... » Read More
Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

Rincon family finalizes adoption of Super Seven

An Effingham County family of three recently added a few members to the family - seven, to be exact - as their adoption of the "Super Seven ... » Read More

Meeting on DRT America to be Wednesday night

A public hearing regarding DRT America and the potential hazard it could cause to Ebenezer Creek will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at ... » Read More

Effingham Community Orchestra Concert Sunday

Effingham Community Orchestra will perform its spring concert on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Dept. Gymnasium ... » Read More

National Association of Letter Carriers hosting 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive on Saturday. » Read More
The adventure of a lifetime: A cross-country trip on foot

The adventure of a lifetime: A cross-country trip on foot

Last week, many citizens of Effingham County came into contact or saw from a distance two characters walking the roads and streets of the community. » Read More
Rincon Bobcats celebrate 34th May Day

Rincon Bobcats celebrate 34th May Day

Rincon Elementary School hosted the 34th annual May Day on Friday morning with a crowd of hundreds watching. » Read More
Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

Effingham County Navigator Team hosts fundraiser at Huddle House

On Tuesday, May 2, the Effingham County Navigator Team (ECNT) held a fundraiser at the Huddle House in Rincon to raise money for the group. » Read More
Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

Rincon council debates privacy fence issue

One Rincon family's request to build a privacy fence on their property was a long-debated issue at Monday night's Rincon City Council meeting ... » Read More
Toss Allen out as Effingham County Administrator

Toss Allen out as Effingham County Administrator

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that current County Administrator Toss Allen would not have his contract renewed. » Read More
Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Savannah River Classic has anglers hooked

Ten years ago, the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce was interested in creating an event that would support the Stand Up for America Day celebration ... » Read More

Local realtor Karen Miller achieves high recognition from NAR

RINCON - Karen Miller with Southern Georgia Homes has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council ... » Read More
EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

EHS nurses treated to lunch for National Nurses Week

Nurses at Effingham Health System were treated to a catered lunch Wednesday in celebration of National Nurses Week, which began on Monday and will finish ... » Read More
Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

Rincon Garden Club member wins Best in Show

The Rincon Garden Club recently attended the Olde Effingham Day flower show, Eighty Years in Bloom, on April 22. » Read More
Effingham K9's to get body armor

Effingham K9's to get body armor

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office K9's, Arest and Gero, will receive bullet and stab-protective vests soon thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit ... » Read More


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