Allsup speaks to high school students at EGSC

Posted by | May 2, 2018 2:51 pm

   On April 13, 2018, Sherrie Allsup spoke to Emanuel County 11th and 12th graders from both Swainsboro High School and Emanuel County Institute.

   Allsup is a survivor of long-term sexual abuse and assault as a child and as a young adult, with a resulting diagnosis of Complex PTSD. She works every day to manage and close this chapter of her life. The focus of her next chapter is sharing her Read More


Edward Lewis Pierce, 63

Posted by | May 2, 2018 2:48 pm

   Memorial services for Edward Lewis Pierce, 63, of Stillmore were held Monday, April 30, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Louis Pearce officiating. Surrounded by his family at his residence, he died Saturday morning, April 28, following a hard fought battle with lung cancer.

   Mr. Edward Lewis Piece was born February 20, 1955, in Swainsboro to Harold Alvin Pierce and Lydia Amerson Pierce. Read More


ECSO Report 5-2-18

Posted by | May 2, 2018 2:46 pm

   Officers with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Officer reported…

   April 19

   Deputy responded to 494 Sam Overstreet Road in reference to a theft of an automobile.

   April 20

   Victim reported theft by taking.

   Complainant reported a simple battery.

   Offender reported family violence.

   April 21

   Deputy responded to Highway 80 West in reference to an animal collision.

   Victim reported a nuisance animal.

   Complainant reported a civlil incident.

   Deputy conducted a traffic stop.Read More


ECI National Beta Club establishes new officers, members

Posted by | May 2, 2018 2:45 pm

   The Emanuel County Institute (ECI) chapter of the National Beta Club recently inducted new members and officers. The National Beta Club, a student-centered organization, continually develops and nurtures individuals by providing opportunities and experiences, enabling them to demonstrate the ideals of character, achievement, service, and leadership in the global community. Students who…

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COTW: Arden Marsh

Posted by | May 2, 2018 2:43 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Arden Marsh. She is 23-years-old and lives in Twin City. In Marsh’s spare time, she can be found helping others, spending time with her family, fishing with her husband, and cooking new recipes. Here are three recipes she would like to share. Enjoy…

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Rountree Island to host spring revival, anniversary celebration

Posted by | May 2, 2018 2:41 pm

   Rountree Island Missionary Baptist Church will host a spring revival during the celebration of its 137th church anniversary on May 1-3, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and May 6 at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Reverend Freddie Martin, Pastor of Peaceful Zion Baptist Church of Wadley.

   Guest churches to attend Tuesday, May 1, will include Johnson Grove, Roberts Grove AME, and Mt. Gilead. Wednesday guest churches will be Oak Read More


Ann Coleman Grady, 80

Posted by | May 2, 2018 2:40 pm

   Funeral services for Ann Coleman Grady, 80, of Twin City will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on May 2 from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow in the Coleman-Twin City Cemetery in Twin City. She died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Landmark Hospital Read More


EGSC announces 2018 L.E.A.D. Scholars

Posted by | May 2, 2018 9:49 am

East Georgia State College recently began a new initiative for the 2017-2018 academic year to honor select high school juniors throughout their service area. The L.E.A.D. the Way Program is designed to recognize juniors through the following criteria: Leadership (leadership qualities within and/or outside of school), Engagement (engagement within the school body and/or community), Achievement (scholastic achievements so far) and Dedication (dedication to their education and future). Nominations were at … Read More


Bobcat Baseball earns new school record, Softball closes 2018 season

Posted by | May 2, 2018 8:54 am

On April 27, 2018, the East Georgia State College Bobcat Baseball team traveled to Rome to play Georgia Highlands, making a clean sweep and winning all five games this week. The Bobcats set a new school record on Friday, April 27, 2018 with an impressive seven homeruns hit in a single game. They took that game 15 to 7 and won Saturday’s games 2 to 1 and 13 to 10. … Read More


Daniel awarded Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship

Posted by | May 1, 2018 10:14 am

Terri Daniel was recently awarded the Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship at East Georgia State College.

An artist, Daniel wanted to attend college and study art since childhood. After raising her three children and surviving a stage three cancer journey, she felt that she had been given a second chance at life. She is a non-traditional student, but still feels that she is a student and works to learn all she … Read More


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