Swainsboro defense stifles region rival Vidalia

Posted by | October 26, 2018 1:30 pm

The Swainsboro Tigers battered and bruised the Vidalia Indians last Friday night in a defensive slugfest that saw Swainsboro victorious, 15-8, in a battle for the top spot in Region 2-AA. The Tigers remain undefeated in the region and have the inside path to the No. 1 seed at season’s end with two games remaining.
Swainsboro (6-2) received the opening kickoff and went 3-and-out quickly. The Indians
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Trion sweeps ECI

Posted by | October 26, 2018 1:00 pm


The Trion Bulldogs won both games last Thursday against the Lady Dawgs in the second round of the state playoffs to advance to the Elite 8.

Trion defeated ECI in the first game 12-2 and shut out the Bulldogs in the second game 8-0.

Trion showed up in Twin City and fielded a team that only lost two players from the 2017 state-runner up squad. It was Read More

Family Fall Festival draws crowds

Posted by | October 26, 2018 12:30 pm

Downtown Swainsboro’s Boneyard was bustling with activity Tuesday, October 16, as crowds gathered for the Downtown Swainsboro Family Fall Festival. Initiated in 2010, the annual event returned this year after a hiatus in 2017 due to downtown sidewalk construction.

“We reworked the event a bit this year,” said Lynn Brinson, director of downtown development. “From relocating all of the activities to The Boneyard to bringing in new attractions, we were Read More

Heath Sciences Advisors’ Symposium held at AU

Posted by | October 26, 2018 12:00 pm

On September 25, 2018, Drs. Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, Director of Academic Support Services on the East Georgia State College-Augusta campus and David Chevalier, Chair of the EGSC Biology Department, attended the 2018 Health Sciences Advisors’ Symposium at Augusta University. Other attendees included academic advisors and instructors for higher education institutions from Georgia and South Carolina.

During this symposium, representatives from the Medical College of Georgia, Dental School of Georgia, Graduate School, Read More

Tuesday night football in Alamo

Posted by | October 26, 2018 11:30 am

Because of electrical problems at Wheeler County High School due to Hurricane Michael, the game between ECI and Wheeler was moved to Tuesday, October 16.
The Bulldogs defeated the Bulldogs from Alamo 42-0 in a game where ECI could have scored twice that score if the starters had not sat out the second half.
ECI scored 42 points and rushed for 225 yards on just 14 plays
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ECI CTAE classes collaborate for Farm to School project

Posted by | October 26, 2018 11:00 am

The Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Organics, and the Georgia Department of Public Health are partners in an effort to promote and facilitate farm to school programs throughout Georgia. Farm to School programs bring locally grown foods to schools and offer the opportunity to educate children about nutrition and agriculture.

Emanuel County Schools currently has grow beds at five schools: Swainsboro High School, Swainsboro Middle Read More

Bulldog C-team softball wins back-to-back region championships

Posted by | October 26, 2018 10:30 am

The Lady Dawgs C-team defeated Tattnall County at home 8-0 to win their second consecutive region championship.
In order to get to championship game, they easily defeated Claxton 16-1 in the first game and had a scare from Bryan County, defeating the Redskins 6-5 in a game that ended with a strikeout with the bases loaded.
During the season, the Dawgs defeated Portal 6-2 and 15-0, run-ruled
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Annual Farm Bureau scholarship given to ECI alum

Posted by | October 26, 2018 10:00 am

Peyton Mercer was recently awarded the 2018 Dolan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship by Emanuel County Farm Bureau.

Mercer graduated from Emanuel County Institute this past spring and attended East Georgia College as a Move On When Ready student. While at ECI, he was a Star Honor Roll student, a 21st Century Leader, a member of Beta and FFA, and was involved in both baseball and football, taking many leadership roles. Read More

EAC hosts face-painting, boomerang-making

Posted by | October 26, 2018 9:30 am

The Emanuel Arts Council sponsored face-painting and How-to-Make-a-Boomerang activities during the Downtown Swainsboro Fall Festival on Oct. 16 at The Boneyard.

Members of the East Georgia State College Art Club, under direction of art professor Desmal Purcell, painted numerous faces during the festival. Additionally, Mark Lillquist, art teacher at Emanuel County Institute, showed children how to make paper boomerangs and fly them.

“The art teachers and students volunteered their services. Read More

Donaldson included in GSU Alumni Association’s latest 40 Under 40 class

Posted by | October 26, 2018 9:00 am

The Georgia Southern University Alumni Association is pleased to announce its

40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

Out of 120,000 living alumni, nearly 50,000 are under 40 years old. 40 Under 40 honorees not only represent the excellence of the university’s young alumni but also demonstrate the positive contributions and remarkable achievements for which Georgia Southern and Armstrong graduates are known.

Matt Donaldson of Twin City was one…

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