Dr. Davis named MVP

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:20 pm

   The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of Swainsboro recently presented its Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award to Dr. David Davis and Central Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic.
   The MVP Award is given quarterly by the DDA in appreciation of local businesses that have shown tremendous support of the community, the organization, and the DDA’s downtown revitalization efforts.

   In presenting the award, DDA Board Chair Gary Mason stated, “Dr. Davis and his family Read More

Commissioners approve intergovernmental agreements

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:18 pm


   The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners held its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19.

   In reference to new business:

   • County Administrator Guy Singletary called for discussion and/or action of 911 dispatching intergovernmental agreements as they pertained to non-emergent situations. Desse Davis made a motion to enter these agreements, Rusty Lane seconded, and all voted in favor.

   In reference to other business:

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Emanuel County 4-H’ers travel to capitol

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:14 pm

   Six Emanuel County 4-H’ers joined youth from across the state for 4-H Day at the Capitol Thursday, Feb. 1, in Atlanta.
   These youth were given the opportunity to tour Georgia’s Capitol, see the General Assembly in session, meet Representative Butch Parrish, and enjoy remarks from Governor Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, and Dr. Sam Pardue, dean and director of the University of Georgia’s College of
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Bobcat sports news: Week of February 15

Posted by | February 22, 2018 2:10 pm

   East Georgia State College’s Bobcats took to the court and the field this week in basketball, baseball, and softball with mixed results.
   On Feb. 15, the Lady Bobcats softball team took on Spartanburg Methodist in two games. They defeated the Lady Pioneers in Game 1 6–0 and in Game 2 9–1. They will take on Brenau University on their turf in Gainesville on Feb. 21 at 2 and 4 p.m.,
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Four Bulldogs sign to play college football

Posted by | February 22, 2018 1:15 pm

   Four Bulldog football players inked their names during college signing week to continue their football careers.
   Peyton Mercer will be moving to Athens to join the SEC champions, the Georgia Bulldogs. Mercer was offered a preferred walk-on (PWO) spot by Kirby Smart on a recent visit to ECI. He also received an offer from Navy.
   Preferred walk-ons receive the same benefits as the rest of the team
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Lady Bulldogs advancing to second round of state playoffs

Posted by | February 22, 2018 1:11 pm

   The Lady Bulldog basketball team defeated Glascock County Friday to advance to the second round of the state playoffs.
   The Bulldogs ended the regular season at 15-6 and entered the state playoffs as No. 11 in power rankings.
   Leading just 9-8 after the first period, the Lady Bulldogs dropped in 16 points in the second period, holding the Panthers to just 5 points to lead 25-13 at
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Construction begins on Historic Dixie Theatre renovation

Posted by | February 22, 2018 1:10 pm

  The renovation of the Historic Dixie Theatre is finally entering its next act as construction begins on the project. Passersby have noticed the closure of North Green Street over the last several days as construction crews have worked to demolish the old sidewalks within the block and replace worn water lines that will service the theater and surrounding businesses.
   The next step in the renovation process, which is expected to
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Five from DEA make all-region cut

Posted by | February 22, 2018 1:08 pm

   At the GICAA Division I-A South Region tournament held Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 at Trinity Christian School in Statesboro, five of David Emanuel Academy’s varsity basketball players were named members of the all-region team.

   Lady Eagles who earned these honors were Laila Mercer, Cameron Hadden, and Carli Patterson. Honorees from the boys team were Ashton Greene and Wes Overstreet.

   Also during the region tournament, Greene scored his 1,000th point Read More

Letter to the Editor: Young citizens rising up

Posted by | February 22, 2018 1:04 pm

   How can we not welcome the rising response of the Parkland, Florida, young people in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting? Whatever else happens, their passionate engagement is full of promise for the nation, our frayed society, and our somewhat battered democracy. Their stirring is the latest of some new, positive civic energy. With new eyes, these young people see their task not through tired partisan lenses, but as Read More

ECSO releases statement regarding out-of-jurisdiction shooting threat

Posted by | February 21, 2018 11:19 pm

Per Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office:

“There are reports on social media related to a potential threat occurring at ‘SHS’ tomorrow. The Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Swainsboro Police Department and Emanuel County Board of Education have worked together to confirm that this threat was not intended for Swainsboro High School. Investigators have made contact with officials in Springfield, Ohio, who are confident that the threat was directed at a school within … Read More

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