CTI students build teamwork at BASIC Training

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:28 pm

   On Thursday, September 20, four Swainsboro High School Career and Technical Instruction (CTI) students attended the Emerging Leaders BASIC Training at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.
   While at the Building and Achieving Success in Chapters (BASIC) training, students participated in team skills training in a hands-on environment.
   The goal was for students to develop their CTI chapter into a successful, effective team. To do so, these students participated in
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SAR chapters make appearance at Turpentine Festival

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:27 pm

   Members of the Brier Creek Chapter and Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution took part in the annual Turpentine Festival in Portal on Saturday, October 6.
   Compatriot Steve Burke set up several tables and showed off his skins, hides, and Revolutionary War artifacts, and other members were on hand to answer the many questions spectators had.
   Attending with Burke were Lee Smith, president of the
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GASSAR members visits Statesboro High School

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:26 pm

   Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution (GASSAR) Wiregrass Chapter member Steve Burke and Brier Creek Chapter member Lee Smith visited the classroom of fellow SAR and Wiregrass Chapter member Thomas Miller on Friday, September 7, to share their knowledge about colonial America with Miller’s 11th grade U.S. history students at Statesboro High School. 

   Presentations included showing various animal skins and explaining techniques used by Native Americans and frontiersmen to Read More

Community club meets, hears from Wiggins

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:25 pm

   The Garfield Community Club held its October 4 meeting at Honey’s Cafe in Millen. Following the welcome, orders were taken and Judy Phillips gave the blessing as the meals were served. Some 15 people were in attendance, including two guests, Athena Campbell and Jan Wiggins.
   Wiggins, the guest speaker for the meeting, presented a fall wreath of magnolia leaves and gave a spiel on how to make it. She also
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Bulldogs defeat the Vikings

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:22 pm

   The ECI Bulldogs defeated Treutlen Friday in the homecoming game 56-0 to remain undefeated in region.
   “I’m glad we have this week over and be able to focus solely on football.  The team did a good job staying focused with all the distractions,” commented Chris Kearson on his team’s preparation during homecoming week.
   The Vikings are in a rebuilding mode under new head coach Steve Vesprille, who
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Drs. Cheek and Larson receive ALG Grant

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:21 pm

   East Georgia State College’s Dr. Lee Cheek and Dr. Brett Larson recently received an Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant for 2019. ALG is a University System of Georgia Initiative that seeks to increase student success rates by reducing the costs of course materials. To further its goal, ALG awards professors grants to redesign their courses to use no or low-cost materials instead of traditional, high-cost textbooks.

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USG releases College 2025 recommendations

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:20 pm

   Chancellor Steve Wrigley recently announced the final recommendations from the University System of Georgia (USG)’s College 2025 Initiative.
   Launched in May 2017, the College 2025 Initiative seeks to refine and improve the delivery and accessibility of public higher education to meet 21st-century learning and career needs. To be successful, institutions must maintain both cost affordability and academic quality while preparing graduates for the workforce and to be productive members of
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Vidalia Heritage no match for the Eagles

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:16 pm


   This past week, both the middle school and varsity football teams from David Emanuel Academy matched up with Vidalia Heritage Academy, starting with the younger boys at home on Thursday, October 4, and the older guys the following night on the road. Ultimately, DEA came away with two wins.
   The middle school boys set the tone Thursday with a 28-8 win. Jesse Moore returned a kickoff for
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Porter addresses prayer group

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:15 pm

   Juanita Porter, RN, a care transition coordinator at Emanuel Medical Center (EMC), spoke to the Women’s Prayer Group of Nunez Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 18.

   Care transition coordinators like Porter assist with planning for transitioning from healthcare to community by providing practices for improving care coordination, reducing re-admissions, and preventing avoidable healthcare utilization.
   While on hand at Nunez Baptist, she spoke of the needs of the community from food
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Brinson wins two trophies at Moonshine Festival

Posted by | October 12, 2018 4:14 pm

   In 1988, Junior Brinson, resident of Swainsboro, purchased a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, marking the beginning of a new-found hobby—showing cars.
   He won his first trophy in 1990, which he has on display with his many other awards he’s collected throughout the years.
   Most recently, he traveled to the Oak Park Moonshine Festival, where he won two more.
   He’s accumulated so many trophies and plaques throughout the years that he has
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