EGSC Biology to host Adopt-a-Stream Chemical Training

Posted by | August 15, 2018 9:04 am

East Georgia State College’s Biology Department has worked in collaboration with the Altamaha Riverkeeper since 2015. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biology program at EGSC work with the Altamaha Riverkeeper as part of an internship program. The fifth intern from EGSC, Blaine Bellflower, is a senior in the BS Biology program and will graduate in December of 2018.

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Turner family welcomes baby boy

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:45 pm

   Proud parents Clint and Natalie Turner of Metter are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Waylan Daniel Turner. Born May 31, 2018, at 12:50 p.m. at Candler Hospital of Savannah, he weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21.25” long.

   Grandparents include Danny and Brenda Olliff of Metter and Ronnie and Connie Johnson of Canoochee. Great-grandparents include Johnson and Jeanette Turner of Canoochee, Kenneth and Maudine Johnson of Read More


Grand jury returns true bill

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:44 pm

   The July 2018 term of the Emanuel County Grand Jury reconvened July 16, 2018, and July 19, 2018, and considered a number of bills presented by the district attorney’s office.

   True bills were as follows:

   Randy Turner — one count theft by deception.


Swamped in wildlife management

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:43 pm

   Southeastern Technical College’s (STC) fish and wildlife management (FWMT) program visited the Okefenokee Swamp National Refuge on June 20 in Waycross.

   The FWMT program at STC is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers as wildlife technicians. Students learn to conserve and manage wildlife reservation facilities for recreational, commercial, and ecological purposes. The fish and wildlife program prepares individuals to conserve and manage wilderness areas and manage wildlife Read More


Medical assisting graduates honored at STC-Swainsboro ceremony

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:42 pm

   The medical assisting program on the Swainsboro campus of Southeastern Technical College (STC) held a pinning ceremony for its summer 2018 graduates on July 25 in the Maurice Boatwright Auditorium.
   The graduates were Antonio Burke, Amber Smith, Jessica Esparza, Janeth Terry, Georgia Butler and Savannah Beck from Swainsboro, Jadah Mack from Wrightsville, Laverne Willingham from Wadley, and Dinedra Hollins from Midville.
   Instructor Kimbie Brown congratulated and pinned the graduates. “I
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Associate of Science in Nursing Bridge Pathway Class of 2018 graduates from STC

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:41 pm

   The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Bridge Pathway Class of 2018 graduated in a pinning ceremony from Southeastern Technical College on July 26 in the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium.
   The members of the ASN Bridge graduating class were: Jessi Frost, Ashley Grimm, and Akebia Gay from Swainsboro, Courtney Claxton from Wrightsville, Marilyn Dale and Charly Gibson from Wadley, Melayna Denmark, Elizabeth Ibarra, Jeremy Wilson, and Kerri Dixon from Vidalia, Samantha
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SECRD hosts first annual basketball camp for girls

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:38 pm

   Under the direction of athletic coordinator Deandra Coleman, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department hosted its first annual Girls Just Want to Ball Basketball Camp on July 16-20. Held in the recreation department’s gym, the camp was free of charge for girls ages 6-12.

   The girls worked on drills to improve their basketball skills and focused on learning the fundamentals of the game. Each participant was presented a certificate and a basketball Read More


Rigdon speaks to Rotarians about identity theft

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:35 pm

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 6 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro.
   Cason DeVane welcomed all, and Tobe Karrh provided the invocation and led the pledge and Rotary Four-Way Test. DeVane reminded members about the Rotary district governor’s upcoming visit to Swainsboro on August 27, and he also reported Rotary board decisions to the group before turning the program over to Steven Rigdon.
   Rigdon’s topic was on
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Local organizations gather to assist with medication expenses

Posted by | August 14, 2018 3:34 pm

   Three organizations are partnering to help people in the area get medicine they need at no cost.

   Rotarians and MAP International, a Christian non-profit which distributes medicine to needy nations worldwide, are starting a 3-year pilot project with Mercy Ministries’ clinic in Lyons, which serves more than 500 people in Toombs and surrounding counties.

   Mercy CEO Carly Benton says free medicine will save lives, “One of our patients has been Read More


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