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August 27, 2015 by WAAY

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say a third-grader who accidentally shot a classmate at school found the weapon while exploring his family's kitchen. The shooting happened Tuesday at Hornsby Elementary School in Augusta. SPRINGFIELD, Ga. (AP ...

Area Deaths

August 25, 2015 by Savannah Morning News

The Chatham County native was a 1982 graduate of Effingham County High School and had been employed at Bank of America in Jacksonville for the past 7 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl W. McCarty. Survivors include her children, ...

South Georgia high school rallies to keep Rebel theme. Is this the right battle?

August 19, 2015 by Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)An example is the escalating hoopla over school bans on Confederate flags and symbols. An estimated 500 people crowded a school board meeting in Springfield, Ga., Tuesday to protest a NAACP campaign to get Effingham County High School to stop ...

Wright to lead Cajuns into Sun Belt play vs. UALR

December 29, 2014 by The Daily Advertiser

The Daily AdvertiserLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – When Jay Wright was coming out of Effingham County High in Springfield, Georgia, in 2013, he felt underexposed. With no NCAA Division I offers in hand, but confidence he could ball at that level, the point guard made a life-altering ...

ECHS mourns band student killed in crash

December 13, 2014 by Effingham Herald

The show went on for the Effingham County High School band, even though the students were mourning the loss of one of their own. The ECHS band performed its ... The crash is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol. As word spread of Morris ...

Bluffton football falls at Effingham County

August 30, 2014 by Bluffton Today

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — The Bluffton High football team was dealt its first on-field loss of the season Friday at Effingham County (Ga.), unable to duplicate the opening-week dominance seen against Battery Creek. The Rebels defeated the Bobcats 21-8, due ...

Gant Named Mr. Basketball In Georgia

March 5, 2014 by

Columbia, Mo. - Mizzou Basketball signee Jakeenan Gant (Springfield, Ga. /Effingham County High School) was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Wednesday. A 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward, Gant averaged 21.0 points, ...

Land swap planned for historic black school

April 25, 2012 by Savannah Morning News

Effingham County is planning on swapping about 97 acres of undeveloped land in the southern part of the county to the board of education for the former Central High School, which sits on 23 acres in Springfield. Central High ... Statewide, about 10 of ...

2011: Year in Review

January 4, 2012 by Savannah Morning News

File Photo/Kimberly Larson Effingham County High School seniors paid tribute to their classmates who perished; Josh Stafford died this year, Whitney Newman, Neal Morgan died in 2010. They honored their memory by placing their chairs and photos on ...

FBLA officers attend leadership conference

September 7, 2011 by Savannah Morning News

SPRINGFIELD — Five officers of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School recently attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit at Swainsboro High School. President Hannah Boyd, Vice President Michaela ...

Effingham deaths

July 3, 2010 by Savannah Morning News

She was born in Wilmington, N.C., and had lived in Springfield since 2002. She would have been a senior at Effingham County High School in September. She attended First Baptist Church of Springfield and worked part time at the church daycare. She also ...

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