EGSC’s growth increases access in 2018

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:05 pm

Due to time constraints, East Georgia State College was unable to participate in Progress 2019, an annual tabloid published by The Blade that highlights all growth in Emanuel County from the previous year. Below is the college’s report.

East Georgia State College saw many changes in 2018, from breaking ground on new buildings to providing new opportunities for students to enhance their learning experiences. It was a year of change, Read More

Millsaps talks banking with ECI students

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:03 pm

Finances can be troublesome for young people, but knowing the basics will prepare them for what’s to come. Banking is the first step of their financial journey, and Michelle Millsaps of Durden Banking Company, Inc. visited Emanuel County Institute to provide some banking insight.

On Tuesday, March 12, Millsaps presented Banking 101 for High School Students to Senior Beta Club members. As part of her program, she discussed with these Read More

DEA tennis results

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:01 pm

David Emanuel Academy’s tennis teams started their season on March 14 with matches at East Georgia State College against The Habersham School and Heritage Christian Academy. Results were as follows:

• No. 1 singles Laila Mercer defeated Hailey Kuykendall (Heritage) 8-0. Mercer was later defeated by Madison Rettiger (Habersham) 8-1.

• No. 2 singles Liz Dye defeated Sierra Griner (Heritage) 8-0. Dye was later defeated by Cecelia Manley (Habersham) 8-1.Read More

DEA students sweep Farm Bureau writing contest

Posted by | March 29, 2019 3:00 pm

Every year, Farm Bureau sponsors an essay contest. All three of this year’s county winners hail from David Emanuel Academy.

This year’s topic, “What Would Happen If There Were No Farmers or Ranchers?”, asked students to explore what life would be like without agriculturalists. Bree Wimberly, a seventh grader, won first place. Her essay will be submitted for judging at the district level.

Eighth-grader Lanna Douglas received second place. Sixth-grader Read More

High school students at DEA hear about various careers

Posted by | March 29, 2019 2:59 pm

David Emanuel Academy holds Career Day once per year for students in grades nine through 12. Presenters are invited to discuss their work responsibilities, their educational background, and to divulge what led them to pursue their profession. This year, visitors frequented campus on Friday, March 15.

Five play in GICAA all-star games

Posted by | March 29, 2019 2:57 pm

The Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association hosted its 2019 baseball and softball all-star games on March 23 on Georgia State University’s Newton campus. Five of David Emanuel Academy’s student-athletes—Sarah Jo Perkins, Carli Patterson, Baylor Smith, Jordyn Bell, and Jaylin Hall—were invited to play.

Allen Jordan and Terry Lumley, coaches of last year’s varsity softball team, were chosen to lead one of the teams in the all-star game.

Prayer Walk to take place this weekend

Posted by | March 29, 2019 2:56 pm

The Swainsboro Prayer Walk will be held Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Harmon Park. Strategically placed flags labeled with written decrees will serve as alters. Participants are encouraged to bring bottles of olive oil to anoint the ground around each flag as a prophetic act of God’s presence coming over the city. Those in attendance are asked to rebuke all negativity and hold cell phone Read More

The Opry Show

Posted by | March 28, 2019 3:00 pm

Slated for Friday, April 5, The Opry Show will kick off at 7 p.m. at the Swainsboro Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission cost will be $5 for ages 13 and older. 12-year-olds and under receive free admission.

Law enforcement reports deceased victim after responding to gunfire at local business

Posted by | March 28, 2019 2:48 pm


During the early morning hours of Thursday, March 28, officers were dispatched to a business located at 540 Gumlog Road in reference to gunfire outside the business.

Upon arrival, law enforcement personnel observed a male subject lying in the parking lot of said business. Responding officers quickly approached the individual in an attempt to render aid and observed injuries consistent with a gunshot victim. The crime … Read More

USDA expands sign-up for Georgians affected by Hurricane Michael

Posted by | March 28, 2019 11:50 am

State leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced March 18 another sign-up for Georgia’s farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous sign-ups.

State executive director Tas Smith for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the state conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have had ongoing discussions with Read More

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