Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers ambulance services

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:11 pm

Dear Savvy Senior,

How does Medicare cover ambulance services? About three months ago, I took an ambulance to the hospital emergency room because I rarely drive anymore, and I just received a $1,100 bill from the ambulance company.

Surprised Senior

Dear Surprised,

This is a Medicare issue that confuses many seniors. Yes, Medicare does covers emergency ambulance services and, in limited cases, non-emergency ambulance services too, but only when they’re Read More


Phillips reunion set for October 5

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:10 pm

A Phillips family reunion will be held Saturday, October 5, at Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Treutlen County. The event will begin with an 11 a.m. family meeting, followed by a covered dish lunch at 12 p.m.

All attendees are encouraged to bring favorite dishes and desserts. The church is located at Georgia Highway 86 and Boiling Springs Road.


Masonic Lodge honors members at recent meeting

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:09 pm

On September 12, Swainsboro Masonic Lodge #244 honored some of its members for their years of service. Among the ones being honored was Bro. Lewis Oglesby, 50-year member of the fraternity.

Also recognized were five brothers for their 25 years in the fraternity, Larry Bell, Greg Newsome, Enoch Lindsey, Edwin Fulghum, and Mike Caputo.

There were also some new members of the fraternity, Michael Armstrong, Zack Minton, and Austin Meadows Read More


Swainsboro Kiwanians attend Georgia District Convention

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:08 pm

On Friday, August 16, several Swainsboro Kiwanians traveled to Augusta to attend the 100th Georgia District Convention held at the downtown Marriott. Swainsboro Kiwanians attending were President Cheryl Goodman, Division 17 Lt. Governor Tim Goodman, Past Governor Chip Durden, Jane Durden, Mary Ellen Smith, Ginny Smith, Dess Smith III, and Dwight Watt. The convention ended Sunday with the installation of the 2019-20 Georgia District Officers.


Judge Smith running for superior court judge

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:07 pm

State Court Judge Tommy J. Smith has announced that he is running for superior court judge of the Middle Judicial Circuit. The current Judge, Kathy Palmer, has announced she is not running again for the position she has held since 2000.

“With years of experience serving as a state court judge, this is a natural next step,” said

Judge Smith. “I have spent my career focused on treating everyone fairly, Read More


Irma Jean “Pug” Hutchinson, 78

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:07 pm

Mrs. Irma Jean “Pug” Hutchinson, 78, died in a tragic accident on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

“Pug” was born on August 14, 1941 to Howell Patrick and Alma Louise White. She was a life-long resident of McIntosh County and was retired from the McIntosh County School System. She was a member of Shellman Bluff Baptist Church. Pug loved God, her church, her family, and, most of all, her grand and Read More


Emanuel County Schools honored at 2019 Golden Radish Awards

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:06 pm

The Emanuel County School District was recently honored at the 2019 Golden Radish Awards held September 17 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Emanuel County School District was awarded a gold level for excellence in Farm to School.

Most notable farm to school achievements from the 2018-2019 school year include:

• Every school in Emanuel County has an edible garden.

• Middle Read More


Gov. Kemp visits Swainsboro as part of Rural Strike Team, statewide Georgia Made tour

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:05 pm

Along with local and state economic development leaders in Swainsboro at Faircloth Forest Products on September 13, Governor Kemp announced the creation of a rural strike team to focus on bringing jobs, investment, and economic development to all corners of the Peach State.

“To keep rural Georgia strong and remain the top state for business, I am laser-focused on bringing projects of regional significance to communities wanting to grow,” said Read More


EGSC to host annual Family and Friends Fun Day this Saturday

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:03 pm

East Georgia State College will hold Family and Friends Fun Day on its Swainsboro campus September 21. Beginning with the Duct Tape Regatta at 11 a.m., the day will feature fun and excitement for all ages!

Bring the whole family to enjoy watching the Duct Tape Regatta, then visit EGSC club booths for different treats and giveaways. There will also be a zip line, a large inflatable slide, a chalk Read More


EGSC Bobcats begins fall season at softball showcase

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:02 pm

East Georgia State College Bobcat Athletics kicked off the fall season Saturday, September 7, at the first GCAA Sophomore Softball Showcase in Macon at Mercer University. The EGSC softball team sent 10 participants to the event.

The event started with a pro-style tryout in front of more than 20 four-year college coaches. During the tryout, athletes ran 20-yard dashes for times and made infield and outfield throws to showcase their Read More


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