SAR workshop held in Swainsboro

Posted by | December 7, 2018 12:00 pm

In response to a request from Sonny Pittman, vice president of the East Region of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the Wiregrass Chapter hosted a registrar workshop Saturday, December 1, from 9:30 a.m. until noon inside New China Restaurant’s conference room.

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Minor injuries in Highway 23 North crash

Posted by | December 7, 2018 11:30 am


The driver of a white Toyota Corolla received minor injuries when she struck the rear of a truck. She was protected by her seatbelt as well as the air bags.

The crash occurred on Friday, November 30, on Highway 23 North in Garfield. Emanuel County EMS and Emanuel County sheriff’s deputies responded, along with troopers from Post 19 of the Georgia State Patrol, who investigated the wreck.

Students from Swainsboro Middle visit Kiwanians

Posted by | December 7, 2018 11:00 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding.

The gathering at Catered Creations was a packed house; 21 members, two Circle K’ers (Anita Cerpovicz and Blake McBride), and 18 guests from Swainsboro Middle School attended for a total roll call of 41 individuals.

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DEA wins three of four home games

Posted by | December 7, 2018 10:30 am


Last week, David Emanuel Academy’s basketball teams played four games at home against Twiggs Academy. The varsity girls picked up their first win of the season, and both middle school teams added two wins each. The varsity boys, however, lost a tight game.

The middle school girls beat Twiggs 44–21. Bree Wimberly led the way, scoring 28 points. Ann Carol Daniel scored 6 points, and Molly Hammock, Read More

Local garden club decorates hospital

Posted by | December 7, 2018 10:00 am

The holidays can be an unsettling time for hospital patients and employees, both of whom may not get to see their families during Christmas, so the Glad Garden Club has attempted to add a little holiday cheer to Emanuel Medical Center by decorating the facilities.

New decorations have been added to the club’s collection, and under the watchful eye of Jeanette Griffin, members have decked the halls.

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ECI Junior Beta qualifies for nationals

Posted by | December 7, 2018 9:30 am

Emanuel County Institute traveled to Savannah on Wednesday, November 28, to compete at Junior Beta State Convention. The chapter brought home six invitations to the national convention, which will be held in June 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Receiving invitations were the following students/teams:

1. Robotics

Junior Beta State Convention’s robotics competition is a team event. ECI’s team of…

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Though USG enrollment on the rise, state colleges see decline

Posted by | December 7, 2018 9:00 am

   The University System of Georgia saw Fall 2018 enrollment at their 26 colleges and universities rise to a total of 328,712 students, a 1.1 percent increase over the previous year. This fall’s enrollment continues a five-year trend of modest increases in student enrollment across the USG. However, the state college sector, with the exception of Georgia Gwinnett College and Georgia Highlands College, saw a decline in enrollment for Fall 2018, Read More

Lanes visit ECI for American Enterprise Day

Posted by | December 7, 2018 8:30 am

Emanuel County Institute FBLA recently observed American Enterprise Day on November 12. Rusty Lane and Tanya Lane, Emanuel County Board of Education member and owner of South Auction and Realty, visited the school for the occasion.

During the celebration, FBLA officers spoke to members about the importance of American Enterprise Day, then the Lanes stressed the significance of small businesses. Afterward, all enjoyed refreshments and fellowshipped with one another.

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DEA Junior Beta sees state runner-up finish with Living Literature performance

Posted by | December 7, 2018 8:00 am

Last week, David Emanuel Academy’s Junior Beta chapter comprised of elementary and middle school students traveled to Savannah for state convention.
While there, the elementary students participated in the Living Literature competition. Their re-enactment of the poppy scene in the Wizard of Oz movie, the students placed state runner-up.
Also, seventh grader Ella Claire Claxton finished third in the state with her Digital Arts entry.
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