Bennet Outreach Ministries to host revival

Posted by | July 18, 2018 4:10 pm

   On Thursday, July 19, through Friday, July 20, Bennett Outreach Ministries will host a 2-night revival inside the Swainsboro City Auditorium featuring Pastor Timothy Bennett. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the service will begin at 7 p.m. This will be a free event. For more information, call 404-416-9442.

Betty Whalen Claxton, 72

Posted by | July 18, 2018 4:05 pm

   Funeral services for Betty Whalen Claxton, 72, of Swainsboro were held Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Union Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Sam Bowen and Tommy Rountree officiating. Interment followed in the Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. She passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Savannah Hospice House following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Betty Whalen Claxton was born March 23, 1946, in McRae to the late James
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Bettie Jane Williams Fountain, 89

Posted by | July 18, 2018 4:04 pm

   Funeral services for Bettie Jane Williams Fountain, 89, of Adrian were held Friday, July 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Adrian United Methodist Church with Reverends Tommy Veal and Mark Harden officiating. Interment followed in the Hutcheson Cemetery, where she was laid to rest, privately, beside her husband. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, July 11, 2018, at Scott Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scott.

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EGSC welcomes Dr. Upchurch as Director of Nursing

Posted by | July 17, 2018 11:49 am

East Georgia State College recently welcomed their new Director of Nursing, Dr. Linda Upchurch. Dr. Upchurch joins EGSC from Ogeechee Area Hospice, where she served as Executive Director and CEO. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University, then went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care Focus from Vanderbilt School of Nursing in Nashville, Tenn. She returned to … Read More

Camp Invention inspires young scientists

Posted by | July 17, 2018 9:51 am

More than 50 elementary students recently experienced the magic of invention at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center at East Georgia State College. In its sixth year at the Center, Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. During the week-long experience, students participated in hands-on problem solving, collaboration, and the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Czech named counselor at EGSC-Swainsboro

Posted by | July 16, 2018 3:14 pm

East Georgia State College is proud to announce the hiring of a new counselor for their Swainsboro campus, Melinda “Mindy” Czech.

“Ms. Czech comes with a wealth of experience working with individuals and groups, and she is excited to support student mental wellness and welcomes students in need of counseling services,” said Dr. Tori Kearns, Interim Assistant Director of Counseling and Disability Services at EGSC.

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Gordon earns USG’s Academic Recognition Award

Posted by | July 16, 2018 2:31 pm

One of the greatest academic student honors any student in the University System of Georgia can achieve is to be selected as a state-wide Academic Recognition Day Award winner. East Georgia State College’s 2018 winner is Tiffani Gordon, a sophomore from Alston, Ga. The ceremony honoring Gordon, hosted by University System and the Board of Regents, was followed by the recognition of her accomplishments by the Georgia House of Representatives, … Read More

Kea awarded James W. Buckley Scholarship at EGSC

Posted by | July 16, 2018 10:05 am

Cameron Kea, a recent honor graduate of Swainsboro High School and son of Rusty and April Kea, was recently awarded the James W. Buckley Leadership Scholarship at East Georgia State College. Kea is a freshman at EGSC majoring in a pre-med track with plans of becoming a physician, and has also been named a Correll Scholar. He is a life-long resident of Emanuel County and has one sister, Emily. His … Read More

Two airlifted from spectacular I-16 crash

Posted by | July 13, 2018 12:30 pm

   On Friday, July 6, around 1:45 p.m., 911 dispatchers received numerous calls reporting a rollover crash on I-16 Westbound by mile marker 87. Additional callers advised the vehicle had gone over the bridge railing.
   First arriving deputies found the white Ford Expedition containing a family of five on its roof lying across the railroad tracks. Rescuers used various tools to extricate the trapped victims in
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Hay bales lead to rollover

Posted by | July 13, 2018 12:00 pm


   Traffic on Highway 80 East at the intersection of Highway 192 was impacted for more than two hours by a rollover crash. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, July 3, when a Ford F-250 Super Duty towing a trailer with 26 rolled bales of hay overturned while turning from Highway 192 onto Highway 80 West. The weight of the load lifted the passenger side of the pick-up Read More

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