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.

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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.

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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.

ECI FBLA installs new officers, inducts new members

Posted by | October 18, 2018 2:55 pm

   On Thursday, September 27, Emanuel County Institute’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter held its annual new member induction and officer installation ceremony.
   Jessica Smith, advisor, welcomed all to the ceremony and began installing the new officer team for the 2018-2019 school year.
   The candle ceremony was an important part of the evening with each being lit by its prospective officer and the meaning of the…

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COTW: Makayla Woods

Posted by | October 18, 2018 2:53 pm

   This week’s Cook of the Week is Makayla Woods. She grew up in Swainsboro, where she started cooking before she could reach the stove. She loves to cook and hopes to someday be as good as her mother, Shannon Williams of Dellwood. Makayla is the mother of two boys, Braxton (6.5-years-old) and Cooper (3 months). Her husband is Joseph Woods of Swainsboro. Makayla has always been the “mother hen” everywhere … Read More

Anniversary service to be held at New Mount Moriah

Posted by | October 18, 2018 2:52 pm

   Reverend and Mrs. Samuel A. Cooper Jr. and the congregation of New Mount Moriah AME Church extend a public invitation to their church’s 131st anniversary service, slated for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. The featured speaker will be Reverend Frankie O’Neal, pastor of Brown Chapel Center of Deliverance.

Gethsemane MBC to honor veterans, first responders

Posted by | October 18, 2018 2:16 pm

   In an effort to raise funds, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) will host a victory run in honor of all veterans and first responders on Saturday, November 3. The run will begin at 10 a.m. at the Nunez Post Office and will end at the church. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. the morning of the event. The public is encouraged to participate. There will be no charge.

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BOE meets for October

Posted by | October 18, 2018 2:06 pm


   The board of education held its monthly meeting on Monday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at the central office.

   Dr. Kevin Judy announced the following:
• Fall break was held the week of the meeting for Emanuel County Schools, October 8-12, following the end of the first nine weeks. He also announced that the weather would be monitored, pending the attendance of several Emanuel County students attending Read More

Stillmore Music Festival this weekend!

Posted by | October 17, 2018 1:57 pm

   Don’t miss the Stillmore Music Festival on Saturday, October 20! The event will kick off with pre-show fun at 5 p.m., followed by the concert at 6 p.m.
   Located behind Stillmore Missionary Baptist Church, several groups/individuals are on the slate, including Michael Clements and David Hallman from The Strumming Country Band, Dillon Lanier, and Logan & Santana. Playing acoustic live will be DILLGAF COUNTRY.
   Also, games will be available for
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