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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Sherrod running for county commission

Posted by | October 17, 2018 1:56 pm


   My name is Jim Sherrod, and I am running for Emanuel County commissioner in District 4. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my family.
   I am 49 years old and have lived in Emanuel County my entire life. I am a 1986 Swainsboro High School graduate. I have been employed with Pineland Telephone Company for over 30 years. During this time, I have
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Norristown crash results in a death

Posted by | October 17, 2018 1:52 pm


   On Thursday evening, October 11, shortly after 6 p.m., 911 operators began receiving numerous reports of a serious crash at the intersection of Highway 80 West and Highway 221.

   First arriving units found a scene of devastation involving a 2016 Nissan Rogue overturned on the grass at the Norristown Fire Station, and a 47-foot tractor-trailer sitting on a 45-degree angle with the tractor owned by Read More

William Germerial Hayes Sr., 58

Posted by | October 17, 2018 1:43 pm

   A memorial service for William Germerial Hayes Sr., 58, was held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Chester Freedom Ministries with Pastor Steve Bishop and Pastor Nate Malone officiating. Intermet was private. He died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at his home.

   Mr. William Germerial Hayes Sr. was born July 30, 1960 in Swainsboro to Annette Bush Hayes and the late William Ray Hayes. He was a graduate of Read More

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