National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

Posted by | March 17, 2017 10:09 am

Fitting for St.Patrick’s Day

Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product. In the traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage recipes, salt pork or bacon joint was used instead of corned beef.  Sometime in the mid-1800s when the Irish immigrated to America, they found that Jewish corned beef was very similar in texture to bacon joint (pork).  It was then that corned beef was used as a replacement for the bacon … Read More

Today in History

Posted by | March 17, 2017 9:49 am

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First hearing held in Cochran murder

Posted by | March 16, 2017 5:59 pm

On Thursday, March 16 at 4 p.m., Darcy Canen Thompson, 24, of a Swainsboro address appeared in court before Judge Bobby Reeves for his initial hearing. The same morning of his first appearance hearing, Thompson was arrested on warrants for his involvement in the fatal shooting of Tyrone Cochran on Wednesday, March 15. He was charged with malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, … Read More

Today in History

Posted by | March 16, 2017 10:35 am

Over a span of just 12 months beginning in April 1967, the duo of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell enjoyed a string of four straight hits with some of the greatest love songs ever recorded at Motown Records. Sadly, only the first two of those four hits were released while Tammi Terrell was still well enough to perform them. In October 1967, just six months after the release of the … Read More

National Farm Rescuer Day

Posted by | March 16, 2017 10:14 am

National Farm Rescuer Day dedicates the third Thursday of March to those who support farmers in need.

When crisis strikes in the form of illness, injury or natural disaster, Farm Rescuers throughout the heartland get the jobs done. Whether hay needs to be baled or crops need to be harvested, these men and women plant the fields and feed the souls of the farm family when times take a turn … Read More

Update: Arrest made in shooting

Posted by | March 16, 2017 9:57 am

Darcy Kanen Thompson, age 24, of a Swainsboro address, has ben arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Tyrone Cochran, Jr. Following a tip regarding his whereabouts, Thompson was apprehended in Statesboro by the Statesboro Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He will be transported back to the Emanuel County Jail.

UPDATE: 1 dead after shooting on Longview Road

Posted by | March 15, 2017 5:32 pm

On March 15, Swainsboro Police Department officers were dispatched to Longview Road in reference to shots fired. Officers arrived on the scene within a matter of minutes.

Upon arrival, officers observed a red Dodge Charger in the roadway occupied by one person. Officers immediately approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, later identified as Tyron Cochran Jr., 41, of a Swainsboro address, who was behind the wheel, having … Read More

Shots fired on Longview Road

Posted by | March 15, 2017 3:18 pm

Swainsboro Police Department and Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office are currently on scene on Longview Road behind KT’s where shots were fired into a vehicle. A male driver in serious condition was transported by ambulance. Stay tuned for updates. We’ll post as they become available.


Join EGSC for their Alumni & Friends Lunch and Learn program

Posted by | March 15, 2017 2:20 pm

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, East Georgia State College’s Alumni Association will host their first Alumni & Friends Lunch and Learn Program at noon at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center. The program will feature speaker Bill Rogers, Jr. presenting a special talk about the Historic Dixie Theatre renovation project.

The Lunch and Learn Program is open to all friends of East Georgia State College and has a cost … Read More

Today is National Butterfly day

Posted by | March 14, 2017 11:28 am

Observed annually, March 14th is National Learn About Butterflies Day.  Spring and summer are just right around the corner, so it is a good time to take a few minutes and learn something new about butterflies and appreciate their beauty.

  • There are more than 20,000 types of butterflies worldwide
  • Their wing spans can range from 1/2 inch to 11 inches.
  • Butterflies in their adult stage can live from a week
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