Strickland hired as EGSC Communications Coordinator

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Harley Strickland has been named the new communications coordinator for East Georgia State College.

Strickland joins the EGSC staff after working with WTOC-TV in Savannah as a multimedia journalist. She is no stranger to EGSC, however. She began college in 2013 at East Georgia State College’s Statesboro campus. Strickland later transferred to Georgia Southern University, where she received her degree in journalism and minor in public relations.

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My brother’s keeper

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by BISHOP BERTHA JONES

As the world turns, we seem to forget the foundational things or functions of life. Some of the main things we need to accomplish in life are often overlooked or deemed insignificant. When we’re not as accomplished or when we didn’t have some of the luxuries we have now, we helped or considered our neighbors. I’m here to tell you not to get too complacent.

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Smith Grove MBC plans revival

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Smith Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual revival services on July 15 through July 19 with an additional service on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The revivalist will be Reverend Isaiah Culbreath, pastor of Saint Paul MBC of Louisville.

According to Pastor Reverend Wilbert Kennedy, guest churches Oak Grove, McCloud Covenant, and Robert Grove will be in attendance on Monday, July 15. Tuesday will welcome Rountree Island Read More


Carruth home named Yard of the Month for July

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that the home of Cherry and Kevin Carruth represents Emanuel County as July 2019’s Yard of the Month. The Carruths work hard to keep their yard, located at 122 Nannette Street in Swainsboro, pristine. It is a reflection of the pride they take in helping keep Emanuel County beautiful.

Nominations for Yard of the Month are always accepted. The Seedling Garden Club uses this Read More


Choices

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Choices used to be a pleasure, especially standing at the soda fountain of Davis Drugs and choosing a chocolate or vanilla cone of ice cream. As more flavors were added, the choice was pondered a bit longer but still a pleasure. Now our choices are more troubling than the satisfaction of ice cream or choosing a dress for the junior-senior prom. We are faced with decisions that can affect our Read More


Notes from the Senate

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

FINANCE COMMITTEE BILLS COULD AFFECT YOUR TAXES

Bills that affect state revenues and generally your taxes at some level are important but sometimes don’t get as much press coverage other bills. Although I may have already noted passage of some of these tax related bills, I thought that you deserve a coverage of all of the bills that passed which could affect your income Read More


Savvy Senior: How seniors can spot fake news

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Dear Savvy Senior,

I recently read that seniors are the number one purveyor of fake news on the Internet. Is this true, or is it fake news too? If it’s true, how can seniors go about spotting fake news?

Faked Out Senior

Dear Faked Out,

Yes, it’s true. According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, people aged 65 and older are almost four times more likely Read More


Kiwanians feed summer readers

Posted on July 16, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled to East Georgia State College’s Sudie Fulford Center on Tuesday, June 25, to grill hot dogs for approximately 90 youth and parents. The occasion was to celebrate the readers who participated in Franklin Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program.

In addition to the hot dogs, the menu included chips, cookies, and lemonade. The attending children were entertained by special activities that afternoon, including a planetarium Read More


The dog days of summer

Posted on July 16, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The dog days of summer are in full glory! Barefoot boys with freckled faces walk toward Five Mile Creek with stubby fishing poles slung over their boney shoulders, while a host of mixed breed dogs follow closely behind with their tales waggling.

Watermelons lay in fields with their red hearts bursting from the hot July sun. Swarms of flies and bees collide over the sweet nectar that oozes freely from Read More


Miss Anderson to wed Mr. Cornwell in July ceremony

Posted on July 16, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Ms. Shannon E. Anderson of Garfield is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Miss Hope C. Anderson, daughter of the late James H. Anderson III, to Mr. David J. Cornwell of Douglasville. He is the son of James R. Cornwell Jr. and Cheryl R. Cornwell of Rincon.

The bride-elect is a 2018 paramedic graduate of Augusta University and has been employed with Gold Cross EMS Read More


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