Minor injures reported in two Highway 121 crashes

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:26 pm


   On Saturday July 29, a vehicle operating northbound on Highway 121 drifted off road after the driver over compensated and lost control of the vehicle. As a result, the Honda SUV went off road and struck some trees at the wood line. One occupant received minor injury and was treated and released by EMS. Twin City Fire, Emanuel EMS, and Emanuel County Sheriff’s deputies responded. Read More

Hot dog party caps off Summer Reading Program

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:25 pm

   What better way to end a month of hard work than with good food? Thanks to the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, more than 100 children and parents were served at Franklin Memorial Library’s annual end of summer party. In doing so, 13 Kiwanians manned grills and serving tables so that participants could enjoy hot dogs, potato chips, cookies, and lemonade.

Exchange Club recognizes local beekeeper

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:24 pm

   In 2009, Andy Williams began his love affair with honeybees and since then, it has only grown. When Williams met his wife, Melissa Ann, “the honey bee queen,” their first encounter was based on conversation of bees. Their second was inspecting one of Williams’ beehives in Savannah.

   Moving to Emanuel County approximately four years ago, the couple brought their love of farming, beekeeping, and each other with them. Together, they Read More

Emanuel County TSA students attend national conference

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:23 pm

   This summer, members of Swainsboro High School and Emanuel County Institute Technology Student Association (TSA) chapters traveled to Atlanta to participate in the annual TSA national conference. During the conference, members participated in several leadership building workshops and competed in several competitive events, including Technology Problem Solving, Technology Bowl, On Demand Video, and CO2 Dragster Design.    

   During the evenings, students also toured CNN Center, The World of Coke, and attended Read More

EGSC welcomes Dr. Upchurch as director of nursing

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:21 pm

   East Georgia State College recently welcomed its 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, Tennessee. She returned to Read More

Meet the staff: Rigdon

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:20 pm

   Donna Rigdon, fourth grade educator at David Emanuel Academy (DEA), is a DEA alumna of the class of 1982 and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Early Childhood. She continued her education, earning a  M.Ed in instructional technology. Rigdon has 30 years teaching experience. She’s been married for 33 years to her husband, Allen, and together they have one daughter, Olivia. In her free time, she enjoys Read More

Woods named Information Security Officer

Posted by | August 7, 2018 1:22 pm

As part of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) increased focus on the importance of information security within the USG and as a requirement of institutions in the USG, each institution must have in place an Information Security Officer (ISO) who will be responsible for establishing, maintaining and reporting on information security roles, responsibilities, policies, standards and procedures.  The ISO’s primary roles are to ensure an institution’s information and IT … Read More

McKinney and Shepard earn Affordable Learning Grant

Posted by | August 7, 2018 10:24 am

East Georgia State College Associate Dean of eLearning Dr. Dee McKinney and Research and Instruction Librarian Katie Shepard were awarded their second Affordable Learning Georgia grant this year. The two worked on the grant through Spring and Summer semesters and will finish the project at the end of Fall semester.

The duo’s first grant was to adapt one of EGSC’s history classes, HIST 1111: Western Civilization to 1648, to use … Read More

EGSC-Statesboro sees changes in leadership

Posted by | August 7, 2018 8:53 am

At the end of May, East Georgia State College’s Associate Vice President for External Campuses, Caroline Joyner, resigned from her position. Working tirelessly since being hired as Director of EGSC’s Statesboro campus in 2004, she used her leadership skills to promote tremendous growth and enrollment changes at the campus. Despite her busy and demanding schedule, Joyner participated in USG’s Center for Leadership Excellence by completing the Executive Leadership Institute and … Read More

Rigdon Presents at Rotary

Posted by | August 6, 2018 2:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 6, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Cason DeVane welcomed everyone to the meeting. Tobe Karrh provided the invocation and led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test.  DeVane reminded everyone about the Rotary District Governor’s upcoming visit to Swainsboro on August 27. He also reported Rotary Board decisions to the group before turning the program over to Steven Rigdon.

Rigdon’s topic … Read More

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