Winter Weather Update for East Georgia State College

Posted on January 16, 2018 5:05 pm by Katelyn Moore, East Georgia State College

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At this time, there will be NO CLOSURES nor DELAYS in effect at any of East Georgia State College’s locations for Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Please continue to check www.ega.edu for updates. Employees are encouraged to call their supervisor if they feel it is unsafe to travel.


Smith Grove to celebrate 73 years

Posted on January 16, 2018 2:02 pm by Halei Lamb

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Sunday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m., Smith Grove Baptist will be celebrating its 73rd annual usher anniversary. Rev. Kennedy and the congregation invite all to attend.




Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted on January 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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George Washington is the only other American to have had his birthday observed as a national holiday.

In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that created a federal holiday to honor King. The holiday, first commemorated in 1986, is celebrated on the third Monday in January, close to the civil rights leader’s January 15 birthday.

Information from http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-martin-luther-king-jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted on January 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was not his first at the Lincoln Memorial.

Six years before his iconic oration at the March on Washington, King was among the civil rights leaders who spoke in the shadow of the Great Emancipator during the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom on May 17, 1957. Before a crowd estimated at between 15,000 and 30,000, King delivered his first national address on the topic of … Read More


Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted on January 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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King received his doctorate in systematic theology.

After earning a divinity degree from Pennsylvania’s Crozer Theological Seminary, King attended graduate school at Boston University, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1955. The title of his dissertation was “A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman.”

Information from http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-martin-luther-king-jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted on January 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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King entered college at the age of 15.

King was such a gifted student that he skipped grades nine and 12 before enrolling in 1944 at Morehouse College, the alma mater of his father and maternal grandfather. Although he was the son, grandson and great-grandson of Baptist ministers, King did not intend to follow the family vacation until Morehouse president Benjamin E. Mays, a noted theologian, convinced him otherwise. King … Read More


Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted on January 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin.

The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.

Information from http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-martin-luther-king-jr.


Help wanted

Posted on January 12, 2018 3:03 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Local business looking to hire position for receptionist/ office person. This is a full-time position and some office experience is preferred. Please send resume to:
P.O. Box 938
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

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