Monthly Archives: August 2019

Students return to Bobcat Villas at EGSC

Posted on August 15, 2019 2:02 pm by Harley Strickland, East Georgia State College

Throughout the weekend, new and returning students at East Georgia State College will be moving into Bobcat Villas, the on-campus residence halls at the college. The students began moving in Thursday and will continue through Sunday. This gives them a chance to get settled in before classes begin on Monday, August 19.

This year, 433 students are moving into the four-person apartment-style residence halls. So far, 45 students are on … Read More

The good old days

Posted on August 15, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

Music fills my car as soon as I turn on the ignition. If I have passengers, I politely turn off—unless I want to share one of my favorites. I have developed a long playlist and rotate the albums when something new suits my fancy. One album will be there forever. Sometimes I listen to it repeatedly and realize that I missed some good times. It’s not Elvis, Hank Williams, or Read More

SHS slates parent meeting

Posted on August 15, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

Swainsboro High School will host a parent meeting Tuesday, August 20, to review documents and solicit parent input. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with the Parent Involvement Plan, followed by discussion of the School Compact at 6:15 p.m. and the school-wide plan at 6:30 p.m. The annual Title I parent meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m.

ECI to hold Title I meetings

Posted on August 15, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

Emanuel County Institute would like to invite school stakeholders to give feedback and insight on several important documents. Interested persons may stop by the school’s front office where the documents will be available for review according to the following schedule: 

• August 20, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. — School Improvement Plan

August 21, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. — Title I Parent/Student Compact

August 22, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Read More

One injured in Swainsboro crash

Posted on August 15, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton


The driver of a minivan was injured in a crash on Warren Avenue during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, August 6.

EMS, fire, and police were dispatched to a reported vehicle crashed behind a house. Units arrived to find a Ford Windstar van between two houses and into a tree. The male driver was semi-conscious, lying across the front seat. The victim was extricated from Read More

Food pantry announces August dates

Posted on August 15, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

Summertown Food Pantry will open its doors twice this month. The slated dates are Thursday, August 22, and Tuesday, August 27, from 2 until 5 p.m.

Smoke detector information

Posted on August 15, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to maintain it properly. Agent Glenn Way of CBS Insurance Services Inc. and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Emanuel County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke Read More

Swainsboro softball off to a good start

Posted on August 15, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton


The Swainsboro Tigers kicked off the season with a busy week, five games total, winning three and losing twice. First-year head coach Alicia Hendrix has prepared the girls to begin a tough schedule, and her team hit the ground running.

First up, Swainsboro opened their season last Tuesday by hosting the ECI Bulldogs. ECI got the scoring going with 3 runs in the third inning, but Swainsboro Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted on August 15, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


Georgia’s July revenues came in at a positive 3.1%, gaining $55.7 million for the month over July of 2018.  Revenues totaled $1.8 billion and signaled a good start to the new fiscal year.


This important category, about half of Georgia’s revenues, started out the new year at 8.1%, a very improved number compared Read More

Miss Harrison, Mr. Card wed at Loganville mansion

Posted on August 15, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton


LaDele Harrison, formally of Cross-Green Community in Emanuel County, was united in holy matrimony to Dexter H. Card on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 12 o’clock in the afternoon. The enchanting Vines Mansion in Loganville was the setting for the nuptials, where Rev. Leonard Perryman served as the officiant. The bride and groom, along with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Harrison Sr., hosted nearly 225 Read More

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