Swainsboro High’s basketball cheer squad takes part in Hawks Extravaganza

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:42 pm

On February 10, Swainsboro High School’s basketball cheerleaders traveled to Atlanta to State Farm Arena to participate in a halftime show known as the Hawks Extravaganza. The squad was one of 25 cheer and dance groups who shared the floor.

“Being able to meet cheerleaders from other schools and perform with them was a great experience. I am looking forward to next year!” said sophomore Dameria Rountree.

The cheerleaders learned Read More

Advanced Metal Components donates to Emanuel County Schools

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Advanced Metal Components in Swainsboro recently donated metal to the Ag Mechanics classes at both Emanuel County Institute and Swainsboro High School.

The metal was pre-cut by AMC into pieces that form a small toolbox. Students in the Ag Mechanics classes will work to weld the toolbox together. Once students complete the process of welding, students in Engineering & Technology classes will inspect the toolboxes using the blueprint drawings to Read More

Williamson named director of EGSC-Statesboro

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:40 pm

East Georgia State College announces the appointment of Jessica Williamson as the new director of EGSC-Statesboro (EGSC-S). She has served as interim director since July 1, 2018.
As director, Williamson will oversee the daily delivery of services at EGSC-S, work collaboratively with Georgia Southern University to facilitate student transfers and contribute strategically as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

EGSC President Dr. Bob Boehmer said, “We are proud and pleased Read More

EGSC professor helps VHA chess team to victory

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:37 pm

Recently, one of Vidalia Heritage Academy’s high school scholastic chess teams won the 2019 GICAA High School Chess State Championship. VHA entered two high school chess teams, and both ended up making it to the championship rounds with one team making it to the final round.

Overheard at the tournament was the quip, “I reckon the only things they do in Vidalia are pick onions and play chess!”

Coach Jim Read More

Total Wellness Series to begin next week

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:35 pm

Health care expenses can represent the number one threat to retirement savings. It is estimated that the average couple will need $280,000 to cover medical expenses in retirement. The first session of the 2019 Total Wellness Series, “Finishing the Race: Understanding Long Term Care Costs and Retirement Income,” is scheduled for February 26, 2019 at noon at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the Swainsboro campus of Read More

There she is!

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:34 pm

The annual ECI pageants were held February 2 inside the school’s auditorium and at the end of the evening, Anna Wiggins was crowned Miss ECI 2019. Morgan Taylor placed first runner-up, Destiny Akridge placed second runner-up, Taylor Radford placed third runner-up, and Ally Sasser placed fourth runner-up.

Anna Kate Beasley was crowned Junior Miss ECI 2019. First runner-up in the junior division was Halli Kate Johnson. Smith Willoughby was second

Bulldogs’ baseball season begins with two wins

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:32 pm

The ECI baseball team started the 2019 season last week with wins against two Region 2-AA teams.
Tuesday, the Bulldogs took the short trip up Lambs Bridge Road to take on their neighbors at Tiger Field. ECI defeated Swainsboro 9-2 on a windy, rainy afternoon to pick up their first win of the season.
The Tigers gave the Bulldogs the base paths, giving up 9 hits along … Read More

Eagles fall in first round of playoffs

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:31 pm


David Emanuel Academy’s varsity boys basketball team traveled to Rome to play Unity Christian School in the first round of the GICAA state playoffs. Unfortunately, the Lions lived to see another day with a 60–50 win over DEA.

Three seniors played their last games in the Red and Blue. Ashton Greene scored 16 points, Baylor Smith scored 12, and Wade Murdock scored 1.

Ethan Wells dumped in Read More

Lady Eagles advance to Final 4

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:29 pm


The second round of the GICAA basketball state playoffs was a battle of the Eagles as David Emanuel and Grace Christian Academy squared off Friday, February 15, at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon. The game came down to the wire as only 3 points separated the contenders. Ultimately, DEA edged the Eagles of GCA 45–42 to advance to the semifinals.

Carli Patterson was red hot during the Read More

Voices United choir anniversary celebration this weekend

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:17 pm

On Sunday, February 24, Voices United will celebrate its 26th choir anniversary with a service beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Featured groups will include Voices United, Greater Macedonia North Praise Team of Dublin, Mount Zion Youth Choir of Soperton, and many more. The public is invited.

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