Letter to the Editor

Posted by | October 18, 2018 3:20 pm

   Dear Editor,

   As a young farmer, I know a lot can change in eight years. You can finish high school and college. You can begin a career, decide where to live, and start a family.

   Georgians under the age of 26 have only known one governor since they became eligible to vote. A lot has changed in agriculture during the past eight years. Farmers and agribusinesses are using advanced technology Read More


Garrett named Kiwanian of the Year

Posted by | October 18, 2018 3:19 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, September 25.
   The highlight of the evening was the annual bestowal of the Kiwanian of the Year Award for 2017-2018. President Clapham called this year’s decision one of the hardest he had ever had to make, as the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club is small in number but full of extremely dedicated members.
   The newest Kiwanian of the Year recipient
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Whitehead celebrates 101st birthday

Posted by | October 18, 2018 3:17 pm

   On Saturday, October 6, James “Fish” Whitehead gathered with his family and friends at Ole Times Country Buffet to celebrate his birthday. He turned 101-years-old on October 8. With more than 100 people in attendance, the party-goers ate their fill of food, sang, made new memories, reminisced, laughed, and shared lots of love.


Mangieri receives Distinguished Professional Award

Posted by | October 18, 2018 3:16 pm

   Tony Mangieri, director of Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation Department, received the 2018 Distinguished Professional Award at the GRPA First District Awards and Installation Banquet Monday night, October 8, 2018, at Enterprise Mill in Augusta.
   This award, the highest honor presented to a professional member of the First District, recognizes an individual who has…

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DEA picks up fourth win in a row

Posted by | October 18, 2018 3:05 pm

by HALEI LAMB
   Despite Hurricane Michael, David Emanuel Academy’s varsity football team suited up and hit the field Friday night, taking on Nathanael Greene Academy in Stillmore after volunteers righted the facility for play.
   At the end of the night, the Patriots retreated back to Siloam quietly, losing to a red-hot Eagle team who picked up its fourth consecutive win, 58-44.
   Baylor Smith continues to lead the way for David
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Board of Commissioners meet for October

Posted by | October 18, 2018 3:03 pm

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

   The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 15.

   Calling the meeting to order, Chairman Keith Thompson welcomed all.

   The meeting began with the introduction of Savannah Tanner, new Ag agent, and continued on to the approval of submitted minutes from the September 17 meeting.

   In reference to new business, a beer and wine license application was submitted Read More


TCE, Family Connection collaborate for Family Reading Night

Posted by | October 18, 2018 3:00 pm

   On September 27, Emanuel County Family Connection sponsored Twin City Elementary’s (TCE) Family Reading Night.
   As part of their strategy to improve literacy, Family Connection assisted the school by selecting the theme—“Fairytales With a Twist”—and supplying free books and snacks to all families in attendance. TCE provided a soup dinner to families to end an evening focused on making reading fun. Counting adults, almost 300 people visited the school that
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EGSC hosts Saving Those Who Save Others

Posted by | October 18, 2018 2:59 pm

   East Georgia State College’s Statesboro campus recently hosted a workshop presented by the Statesboro Fire Department entitled Saving Those Who Save Others. This workshop focused on identifying and treating depression and suicide among public safety personnel. Counselors explained that first responders deal with life or death situations and those traumas can affect them in their personal lives. Organizers hoped commanders and colleagues would learn how to spot the signs.

   “We Read More


Healthy U Health Fair announced

Posted by | October 18, 2018 2:57 pm

   The committee for the 12th annual Health U Health Fair is hard at work preparing for this year’s event, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department. There will be several free screenings and lots of great information to help you be a healthier person.

   Available screenings include height and weight, blood pressure, glucose, hemoglobin, vision, depression and Read More


2018 ECI homecoming queen crowned

Posted by | October 18, 2018 2:56 pm

   On Friday, October 5, Jenna Hinson was crowned Emanuel County Institute’s (ECI) homecoming queen during the halftime show of the varsity football game. Members of the senior homecoming court were Miranda Wilkerson, Caroline Kraus, Rose Baker, Jade Hughes and Jamyra Brown.


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