New and improved

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:56 pm

When you go to the store and you see your favorite item marked “New and improved,” it signifies the kiss of death for that product.

How can you improve on perfection? You’ve purchased that washing powder, face cream, hair color, shampoo, cereal, or brand named items for many years and you knew that it suited you without question. There was never a problem because you knew what you were getting. Read More


Hyland James Kareem Rountree, 39

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:54 pm

Funeral services for Hyland James Kareem Rountree, 39, were held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Holy Zion Holiness Church in Twin City with Dr. Loretta Ellison Jones presiding. He passed away September 25, 2019 following a brief illness.

Mr. Hyland James Kareem Rountree was born in Candler County February 17, 1980 to the late Annie Willie Rountree and Fletcher A. Owens Sr. He graduated from Emanuel County Read More


Good behavior, yummy reward!

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:53 pm

On Oct. 4, Swainsboro Elementary students celebrated their good behavior in the PBIS program with one of the reward choices including participation in a cooking class sponsored by Family Connection.

According to Georgia Organics, the month of October is squash month. Using the promotion theme of “Oh My Squash,” Family Connection instructed and assisted 4th-grade students with preparing parmesan-crusted squash rounds.

“The class enjoyed trying this new dish and many Read More


Historic society to hold annual event

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:50 pm

The Emanuel County Historic Society will host its annual spaghetti lunch and supper at the Varner 4-H Center Thursday, October 24. Lunch will be served from 12 to 1 p.m., and supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Plates will be $6 each with the option to dine in or carry out. Businesses within Swainsboro’s city limits who order five or more lunch plates may opt for delivery Read More


EGSC Performing Arts Club presents play writing contest

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:50 pm

The Performing Arts Club of East Georgia State College is presenting Exit Stage Right, a 10-minute, one-act playwriting contest.

The playwriting contest is sponsored by the East Georgia State College Foundation and is open to anyone in the EGSC service area. There will be three prizes awarded to the top plays. The first-place winner will get $100, the second-place winner will get $75, and the third-place winner will get $50. Read More


ECI FBLA attends rally in Perry

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:49 pm

Thirty-five FBLA members from Emanuel County Institute attended the Georgia FBLA Motivational Rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds on Thursday, October 10. The local group joined over 7,000 Future Business Leaders of America members from across the state of Georgia for a day of motivation, networking, and competition at the largest gathering of FBLA members in history.

Andrea Pullen and Kati-Brooke Hooks were recognized for their attendance at the National Read More


The end of Daylight Saving Time

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:40 pm

Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end. Agent Walt Yeomans of Yeomans & Associates Agency, Inc. and the Georgia Arson Control Board (GAC) would like to remind the citizens of Emanuel County to change their clocks when Daylight Saving Time ends in November; and they can also use the opportunity to change the batteries in their smoke detectors. 

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, at 2:00 Read More


Hebron Baptist announces homecoming, revival

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:32 pm

Hebron Baptist Church will host homecoming services beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, October 20, with lunch to follow.

The church will begin revival services the following day, Monday, October 21, through Wednesday, October 23. Tommy Kirby will be the featured guest speaker Monday; Tuesday will feature Scott Fergerson; and Mark Sweat, Wednesday.

Pastor Ervin Stapleton and the church congregation invites all to attend any or all special services. The church Read More


Emanuel County Ministerial Alliance to resume

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:31 pm

The Emanuel County Ministerial Alliance has enhanced the community for more than 30 years. While the members have been in recess for the summer, the interim president, Rev. Dr.  Alford Cason, is now calling all pastors and ministers to join in meeting on Monday at 6:30 pm at Emanuel Medical Center’s private dining room.

Dr. Alford Cason is pastor of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Swainsboro. He has served Read More


Carol D. Coleman, 75

Posted by | October 18, 2019 2:23 pm

Carol D. Coleman, 75, beloved wife of the late Edward Eugene Coleman, of Adrian passed away at her home on Sunday afternoon, October 13, 2019.

Mrs. Carol D. Coleman was born in Swainsboro, the only daughter and the youngest of two children born to the late Morris Lee and Muriel Rawlings Lawson. She grew up in Frostproof, FL, where she graduated high school. In 1958, Coleman returned to Adrian and Read More


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