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Guyton public safety director terminated

Guyton public safety director terminated

GUYTON -- Interim Public Safety Director Stacy Strickland was terminated by City of Guyton officials Wednesday. » Read More
Former police chief to try to monetize woodworking passion

Former police chief to try to monetize woodworking passion

RINCON - Phillip Scholl isn't chasing bad guys anymore. Instead, he is in hot pursuit of his dream. » Read More
Named acting police chief, Ramirez hopes to land job permanently

Named acting police chief, Ramirez hopes to land job permanently

RINCON - Lt. Jose Ramirez of the Rincon Police Department is not a control freak. He surrenders all things - big and small - to God. » Read More
State grant fuels PARAMED at Effingham Health System

State grant fuels PARAMED at Effingham Health System

SPRINGFIELD - What if a simple visit from a healthcare team could help a person struggling to manage a chronic illness stay healthier - or "compliant" as ... » Read More
Senior Citizens Bingo Club draws residents to Vernon Hinely Center for fun, friendship

Senior Citizens Bingo Club draws residents to Vernon Hinely Center for fun, friendship

RINCON - Jennie Fail knew she was going to win. Clarence Wilson knew he was, too. » Read More
Kemp's campaign bus makes Rincon stop

Kemp's campaign bus makes Rincon stop

RINCON - Local enthusiasm for Secretary of State Brian Kemp's gubernatorial campaign has grown to the point that a room picked to host a Friday ... » Read More
Anderson, Grant appeal for votes as runoff election draws near

Anderson, Grant appeal for votes as runoff election draws near

RINCON - Lynn Anderson and Robert Grant aren't coasting to the finish line of their race for the Effingham County Board of Education District 1 ... » Read More
Georgia, surrounding states to crack down on speeding

Georgia, surrounding states to crack down on speeding

ATLANTA -- Law enforcement officers in Georgia are ready to put the hammer down on drivers who are hammering down on their gas pedal during the ... » Read More
New city manager focusing on budget, key job vacancies

New city manager focusing on budget, key job vacancies

RINCON -- John Klimm has plenty to chew on. His city manager plate is overflowing with important items. » Read More
Strickland awaiting outcome of City of Guyton probe

Strickland awaiting outcome of City of Guyton probe

GUYTON -- Capt. Stacy Strickland, Guyton's interim public safety director, remains on administrative leave, his lawyer said Thursday evening. » Read More
Mars Theatre to welcome Dove Award winners

Mars Theatre to welcome Dove Award winners

SPRINGFIELD -- The smooth, rich sounds of The Martins, winners of multiple Dove Awards, will be featured at the Mars Theatre on July 27 at 7 ... » Read More
Car show set at Huddle House

Car show set at Huddle House

RINCON -- On Saturday, Huddle House will host a "Classic Car Cruise-In" from 3 p.m. until dark. Similar events will take place every second Saturday ... » Read More
Support to start juvenile court growing in circuit

Support to start juvenile court growing in circuit

Support is gathering around the creation of a juvenile court judgeship in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, which includes Effingham County. » Read More
Effingham County mourns Lee

Effingham County mourns Lee

SPRINGFIELD - Family, friends and all of Effingham County High School continue to mourn the sudden and tragic passing of Demonte Lee. » Read More
Shearouse selected for scholarship at University of Georgia

Shearouse selected for scholarship at University of Georgia

Annah Shearouse, a University of Georgia senior studying Agriculture Education, has been selected to receive the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Irvin M. and ... » Read More
United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham takes 'holistic' approach

United Way of the Coastal Empire-Effingham takes 'holistic' approach

RINCON - United Way of the Coastal Empire is a highly effective security blanket. The agencies it supports cover virtually every kind of challenge a person ... » Read More
MOPS meetings an 'oasis' for mothers

MOPS meetings an 'oasis' for mothers

RINCON - Their meeting place is far from exotic. Still, it is considered an oasis. » Read More
Feider balancing racing, nursing pursuits

Feider balancing racing, nursing pursuits

RINCON - After making mostly left turns for more than a decade, Jordan Feider will eventually reach a fork in her life's road. » Read More
Effingham County County Sheriff's Office seeks help to locate suspect

Effingham County County Sheriff's Office seeks help to locate suspect

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for financial transaction fraud. » Read More
Most Fabulous winners named

Most Fabulous winners named

The following is the full list of 2018 Effingham Living Most Fabulous honorees as determined by Effingham Living readers: » Read More
Road repairs prompt health precautions

Road repairs prompt health precautions

SPRINGFIELD - As crews continue work to repair ash roads damaged by the winter storm earlier this year, Effingham County Environmental Health officials and the Effingham ... » Read More
Faith, horsepower improve lives of riders with disabilities

Faith, horsepower improve lives of riders with disabilities

GUYTON - An idea that originated from old-fashioned horse sense and faith has proven to be beneficial for more than a decade » Read More
Pitney draws comparisons to country greats

Pitney draws comparisons to country greats

SPRINGFIELD - Even though he is only 25 years old, Mo Pitney's singing style is in perfect harmony with country music's giants. » Read More
Attorney calling for interim public safety director's return

Attorney calling for interim public safety director's return

GUYTON - The attorney for Guyton's interim public safety director wants his client's administrative handcuffs removed immediately. » Read More
Hitchens appointed to Georgia Joint Defense Commission

Hitchens appointed to Georgia Joint Defense Commission

ATLANTA - Speaker David Ralston recently announced his appointees to the Georgia Joint Defense Commission. Those appointees are: » Read More
Hitchens named finance chairman of "Y" Clubs

Hitchens named finance chairman of "Y" Clubs

Rep. Bill Hitchens has again been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the "Y" Clubs of Georgia in Effingham County for 2018. The ... » Read More
Drivers, it's time to put the phone down

Drivers, it's time to put the phone down

ATLANTA -- Ready or not, drivers in Georgia will have to keep their phones out of their hands and away from their bodies if they want ... » Read More

Changes in store at Blue Jay Road-Hwy 17 intersection

GUYTON -- In order to reduce crashes and improve operations at the intersection of Hwy 17 and Blue Jay Road, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT ... » Read More

Apparent proposer picked for interstate improvements

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announced Monday the apparent best-value proposer for the I-16 at I-95 Interchange and I-16 widening from I-95 ... » Read More
Guyton public safety director, police officer under investigation

Guyton public safety director, police officer under investigation

SPRINGFIELD - Guyton Mayor Jeff Lariscy and City Manager Tom Wirth announced Tuesday that interim Public Safety Director Stacy Strickland and Officer Michael Clarke of the ... » Read More
Teams of adults, teens spruce up Effingham County locations

Teams of adults, teens spruce up Effingham County locations

RINCON -- They could have been getting a tan at a beautiful beach. Instead, they chose to become red, itchy and scratchy at a less than ... » Read More
Artists show up to revitalize community rock hunting

Artists show up to revitalize community rock hunting

RINCON - Christy Thayer believes a community rock garden is a great place to cultivate kindness and beautiful memories. » Read More
Lady Rebels split pair of games

Lady Rebels split pair of games

SPRINGFIELD - The Effingham County girls' basketball went 1-1 last weekend in tournament play. » Read More
Public help leads to arrest of fleeing driver

Public help leads to arrest of fleeing driver

SPRINGFIELD -- The Effingham County Sheriff's Office thanked the public Monday for information that led to the location and arrest of Thomas Schmidtt on Saturday. » Read More
'Rediscovered' film to be revisited at Mars Theatre

'Rediscovered' film to be revisited at Mars Theatre

SPRINGFIELD - The Mars Theatre will host a July 3 movie premier. It is a sequel of sorts. » Read More
Effingham Orthopaedics arrives in Rincon

Effingham Orthopaedics arrives in Rincon

RINCON -- The Effingham Chamber of Commerce, Effingham Health System and Chatham Orthopaedic Associates came together June 19 to celebrate healthcare partnerships and what they can ... » Read More
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


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