SES OUTLOOK students conduct service project

Posted on November 8, 2018 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Brooke Frye’s OUTLOOK students at Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) recently collected canned hams as a service project for the first nine weeks of the 2018-2019 school year. These canned hams will be donated to Weekend Blessings, a local organization which provides weekend meals to students in Emanuel County Schools.

Weekend Blessings uses the canned hams to prepare holiday meals for students.

OUTLOOK students at SES regularly participate in service projects Read More


Notes from the Senate

Posted on November 8, 2018 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

BALANCING THE BUDGET – THE KEY IS IN THE REVENUE

The state constitution charges the General Assembly to set appropriations to operate state government.  While the ultimate allocations are widely argued, not much time is spent discussing the revenue estimate that dictates the amount of funding available.  While most states work under balanced budget requirements, the ways vary that states arrive at their revenue Read More


Two-car crash on Highway 1

Posted on November 8, 2018 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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On Monday, November 5, at 12:57 p.m., units were dispatched to Route 1 at the off-ramp of I-16 Eastbound for a 2-car motor vehicle crash.

The operator of a Chevrolet Lumina was transported to Emanuel Medical Center by EMS. An occupant of a Ford Focus was transported to Fairview Park Hospital via private vehicle.

Responding to the call were Oak Park and Swainsboro fire departments, Emanuel County EMS, Oak Park Read More


Tanner hired as county’s new ag agent

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by WHITLEY CLIFTON

Meet Savannah Tanner, new agriculture agent for Emanuel County.

Prior to the writing of this article, she was introduced as such at an Emanuel County Board of Commissioners meeting on October 15.

Tanner, 24, is a native of Johnson County. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in diversified agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in animal science concentrated in ruminant nutrition.Read More


Swainsboro to host Northeast Raiders in state playoffs

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by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Tigers completed a clean sweep of Region 2-AA last Friday by defeating the Toombs County Bulldogs 21-20 in a tightly contested road game to wrap up the regular season. Swainsboro moves to 8-2 overall after winning all six region games and will host the No. 4 seed Northeast Raiders (4-6) this Friday night at Tiger Field. (For ticket information, see page __).

Toombs County presented Read More


Swainsboro Fire proposes new truck purchase to city council

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by WHITLEY CLIFTON

The city council and mayor of Swainsboro gathered for their regular scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, November 5.

Opening the meeting at 6 p.m., Mayor Charles Schwabe welcomed all before calling upon Reverend Casey Shaw, pastor of Swainsboro First Baptist Church, to lead the prayer of invocation. Afterward, all recited the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag.

Due to unexpected circumstances, the scheduled swearing-in ceremony Read More


4-H’ers compete at Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree

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4-H’ers from Emanuel County tested their knowledge in consumer trends at the Southeast Area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree. The annual competition was held November 1 at Toombs County Agricenter in Lyons.

The senior team made up of Esmeralda Hernandez, Sarah Beth Kersey, Arham Shar, and Miranda Simmons finished in first place. They also qualified to compete in the State Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree contest to be held Read More


Lady Dawgs recognized by Region 3-A softball division

Posted on November 8, 2018 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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According to a recent announcement, several players from Emanuel County Institute’s softball team received honors.

Allana Hooks, a senior, was named Region 3-A Player of the Year.

Seniors Jada Downer and Baylee Moseley were named first team all-region, as were juniors Lyla Harrell, Ansley McQuaig, and Zera Edenfield.

Making second team all-region were senior Rebecca Fordham, junior MaKayla Clifton, and sophomore Emilee Tabor.

Sophomores Mattie Grimm and Kelly Joseph received Read More


Bulldogs and Raiders battle for region championship

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by RON WEATHERFORD

The ECI Bulldogs and Savannah Christian Raiders met for the first time Saturday since the 2015 region championship game in which the Bulldog won 40-20. The Raiders returned the favor, defeating ECI in a hard-fought physical battle 29-14.

The seniors on this year’s team were freshman in 2015 when the string of three region championships started.

“These seniors have played in and won three of the last Read More


Wearing orange for a cause

Posted on November 8, 2018 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Recently, students at Emanuel County Institute (ECI) wore orange in support of bullying prevention. Banded together by their attire, the students united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.


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