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Effingham County's Mackenzie Stewart gets her kicks from football, soccer

March 2, 2017 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsSPRINGFIELD — Play stopped momentarily as Mackenzie Stewart lined up her kick at Rebel Field. Depending on the time of year, this could be a snapshot of football or soccer at Effingham County High School. “I like doing both,” said Stewart, a two-sport ...

Effingham Sheriff: High school students arrested with pot

February 10, 2017 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning News17 in the Springfield area. Some items were moved around the house. Jan. 23: A woman complained that her ex-husband had not returned their child as court papers required. Jan. 23: A deputy noticed a vehicle with expired registration on Ga. 17 S. in the ...

Effingham high schools get three-star quality-of-life ratings

February 7, 2017 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsBoth Effingham County high schools and Effingham County Middle School scored three stars on a five-star scale that rates the quality of life at the schools. Ebenezer and South Effingham middle schools scored four stars on the scale for 2015-2016, the ...

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 ...

Effingham County High School boys win cross country meet at home

August 25, 2016 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsSPRINGFIELD — The Rebel boys took home the trophy with a strong score of 49 points in what was the first meet of the year for most teams Aug. 18, at home. Because of thunderstorms, only the boys' race was completed. Savannah Christian was second, Jeff ...

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 ...

Sikes awarded for Effingham Teacher of the Year

March 3, 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 ...

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 School will keep nickname 'Rebels'

August 26, 2015 by Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning NewsThe Effingham school system will keep using the nickname “Rebels” at Effingham County High School and will make sure that sports uniforms have an “E” rather than a caricature of a Confederate soldier. School Superintendent Randy Shearouse said he ...

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

August 25, 2015 by WJCL News

In 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

Black 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 ...


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 ...

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