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Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

October 12, 2016 by Effingham Herald

Effingham HeraldEffingham County Middle School teacher, Belinda Sikes, was chosen as the 2016-2017 Effingham County Teacher of the Year and was honored with a plaque as recognition for her outstanding work as an educator. ... previously served as an educational ...

UPDATE: Football games moved to Thursday as Effingham readies for Hurricane Matthew

October 4, 2016 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsEffingham County high schools' Friday night football games have been moved to Thursday night in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew. Effingham County and ... Springfield's fall festival is still in the works for Friday and Saturday but that could change ...

Miss St. Patrick's Day 2016 crowned

March 12, 2016 by WTOC

The 2016 Miss St. Patrick's Day is Brooke Pevey from Springfield, Ga. Brooke is a 2014 graduate of ... Miss Teen St. Patrick's Day is Sarah Robinson, a competition cheerleader who attends Effingham County High School. Sarah plans to attend Georgia ...

Area Deaths

February 2, 2016 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsShe was a homemaker until the children were in middle school, then worked several years for the Effingham County Board of Education. Ellen became a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran ... She moved to Springfield, Ga. in the late 1930s and became an ...

Coastal Empire Classic is Saturday at ECHS

October 6, 2015 by Savannah Morning News

The Coastal Empire Classic, one of the most established and prestigious marching contests in the state of Georgia, will hold its 34th event on Oct. 10 at Effingham County High School Rebel Field. The Classic was founded by the acclaimed Georgia band ...

Effingham County High will keep The Rebel as the school's mascot

August 25, 2015 by WJCL News

WJCL NewsIn a release, the Superintendent of Schools Randy Shearouse said that Effingham County High School "will continue using the rebel name not as a name of hate, but as a name associated with pride in one's school and its traditions." Earlier this month ...

NAACP Booed, Called 'Racist' By Whites At Georgia School Board Meeting (Video)

August 20, 2015 by Opposing Views

Opposing ViewsBlack members and supporters of the NAACP were reportedly booed during a school board meeting in Springfield, Georgia, on Tuesday (video below). The NAACP was at the Effingham County School Board meeting to call for the local high school to stop ...

Heated school board meeting over Effingham Co. High mascot

August 19, 2015 by WTOC

Effingham County High School's mascot was the focus of a heated school board meeting held in Springfield Tuesday night. A small group of people, led by the NAACP, want the mascot changed from the “Rebels”, usually pictured as a Confederate soldier ...

Crowd supports Confederate flag, 'Rebels' at Effingham school meeting

August 19, 2015 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsMore than 500 people packed the school board auditorium in Springfield on Tuesday night, booing speakers from the NAACP who asked for the removal of Confederate symbols from Effingham County High School, which is nicknamed the Rebels.


August 16, 2015 by Statesboro Herald

Statesboro HeraldThe bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Grady Crapps and the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus Clinton Zittrouer of Springfield. Cobie is a 2005 graduate of Effingham County High School and a 2010 graduate of Georgia Southern University with ...

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

Effingham HeraldThe 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 Christmas concert as ... Donations are still being accepted and may be made out to the ECHS ...

Graduation rate rises in Effingham

November 7, 2014 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsThe rate for South Effingham High School was 87.3 percent and the rate for Effingham County High School was 81 percent, Superintendent Randy Shearouse told members of the Board of Education on Nov. 5. “Do we want that rate to be 90 percent?

Effingham teen dies from injuries suffered in Sunday crash

September 8, 2014 by Savannah Morning News

Theresa “Karlie” Miles, 19, of Springfield, was pronounced dead Wednesday evening at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, Effingham County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Old Augusta Road South near ...

Bluffton football falls at Effingham County

August 30, 2014 by Bluffton Today

Bluffton TodaySPRINGFIELD, 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 ...

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