Siblings reunite after 30 years

Posted by | July 21, 2017 3:59 pm

   Four siblings who had not seen each other in 30 years recently joined together for a family reunion at the home of their parents, James and stepmom Barbara Brantley, in Adrian. James Brantley Jr. of Oklahoma, Daniel Brantley of Florida, Darrell Brantley of Maine, and Heather Freeman of New York enjoyed reminscing and laughing over the antics of their youth.

Annual Hutcheson reunion slated for Sunday

Posted by | July 21, 2017 3:56 pm

   The family of George A. and Lillie Spell Hutcheson will hold their annual reunion on Sunday, July 23, at the Varner 4-H Clubhouse in Swainsboro beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. All descendants are invited.

ECI FBLA attends nationals

Posted by | July 21, 2017 3:53 pm

   Four members of Emanuel County Institute’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter recently represented their school and community at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Members and adviser were in Anaheim June 26 through July 3 to compete, network, and learn more about FBLA and its mission of bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship. Conference activities and competitions were held at the Anaheim … Read More

Chamber of Commerce Spotlight: The Chamber and you

Posted by | July 21, 2017 3:44 pm

by JACK BAREFORD, President

   In our last spotlight, we talked about the basic factors that contribute to a company locating an industry in a new location. Included was a specific set of criteria from a former project that had to be met before being considered. Let’s say you meet all the criteria required. Does that mean you get the project? Not necessarily. Usually, your community is one of many being … Read More

Miss Foskey, Mr. Conner to wed

Posted by | July 21, 2017 3:42 pm

   Mrs. Marie Stapleton and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Foskey of Wrightsville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Shanna Jo Foskey, to Mr. Clint Conner. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Ader and Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Conner.

   The bride-elect is employed by Clark Medical Group in Statesboro as an…


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Cherie Hooks is Top Gun recipient

Posted by | July 21, 2017 3:33 pm

   Cherie Hooks, Emanuel County Schools Work-Based Learning (WBL) coordinator, was one of 20 teachers from across the state of Georgia selected to attend the WBL Top Gun training. This group of highly-qualified educators is among the best of the best, and they recently attended a specialized training workshop offered in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development. Upon completion of the specialized training and receiving her credentials, Hooks was … Read More

EGSC-Statesboro professors publish book on Georgia politics

Posted by | July 21, 2017 3:29 pm

   East Georgia State College professors Dr. Tom Caiazzo and Daniel Mancill recently published their new book, Georgia Politics Today. The book’s foreward was written by Georgia State Senator Jack Hill. The book also features a chapter on higher education in Georgia written by EGSC’s president, Dr. Bob Boehmer.

   “This book will serve as both a stand-alone text for state and local politics, as well as…

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Local youth attend church camp

Posted by | July 21, 2017 3:24 pm

   Twenty-seven campers from Dellwood Baptist Church and 19 campers from Emmanuel Christian Ministries, along with their respective chaperones, recently attended Crossroads Summer Camp through Clayton King Ministries. The youth groups spent July 17 through July 22 at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C., experiencing powerful worship, studying the Bible, and partaking in various activities.

Miss Durden and bridesmaids honored at luncheon

Posted by | July 20, 2017 5:52 pm

   Miss Miriam Dalana Durden, bride-elect of Blake Wallace Williams, and her attendants were honored with a bridesmaids’ luncheon on Friday, June 23. Serving as hostesses for the gala were her dear aunts, Sondra Cowart and Judy Gay. The event was held at the lovely home of Mrs. Cowart. Hostesses cheerfully greeted Miss Durden, the bridesmaids, family members, and friends as they arrived. The bride looked radiant in a white cotton … Read More

COTW: Rhonda Johnson

Posted by | July 20, 2017 5:48 pm

   This week’s Cook of the Week is Rhonda Johnson. Rhonda is an employee at Stitch-N-Print, located in Twin City. She is a native of Nunez but currently resides in Blun with her husband, Joey Johnson, and their two children. In Rhonda’s spare time, she can be found camping, fishing, and riding 4-wheelers with her family and friends. Here are three recipes she’d like to share. Enjoy!

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