Flanders family loses canine friend of 14 years

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:57 pm

Copper Flanders, canine companion of Betty and Jimmy Flanders, passed away quietly Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Interment was held Wednesday afternoon at the family pet cemetery, located at 1748 Old Louisville Road in Soperton. Attending the final ceremony were Betty and Jimmy Flanders and Vincient, Denison, and Patrick Cooke.

   Copper was born December 31, 2003. His favorite activities were eating, sleeping, and going for walks with anyone willing to take … Read More

The Fox Theatre Institute names Historic Dixie Theatre recipient of 2017–18 Historic Preservation Grant

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:55 pm

   The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), a division of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, Inc., has awarded Swainsboro’s Historic Dixie Theatre a Historic Preservation Grant for $61,576 to support the renovation of the theatre, allowing for repairs to the stucco and historic plaster, window and door instillation, and other important rehabilitation steps in preserving this community landmark. In addition to grant funding assistance, FTI also offers programing and consulting assistance to historic theatres … Read More

BOE holds first meeting of 2018

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:53 pm


   On Monday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m., the Emanuel County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting.

   In reference to new business:

   • John Allen Bailey motioned to approve the 2018 board meeting calendar John Allen Bailey, Johnny Parker seconded, and all voted in favor.

   In reference to superintendent comments:

   • Dr. Kevin Judy informed board members that budget planning would begin next month.

   In reference Read More

Franklin Memorial brings out artistry in local adults

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:50 pm

  Approximately 15 participants discovered their inner Picasso during Franklin Memorial Library’s adult painting class. Instructor Ellen Durden, assisted by Gail Ward, showed class members how to express their holiday spirit by painting Christmas ornaments. Christmas music playing in the background served as inspiration as the participants selected their desired colors from a variety of acrylic and canvas paints. They then applied finishing touches to the ornaments by spelling out either … Read More

Zarem to speak at next EREA meeting

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:47 pm

   The Emanuel Retired Educators Association will hold its next meeting January 17 at Swainsboro Elementary School at 12 noon. Mike Zarem, communication manager for the Teacher Retirement System, will be the featured guest.

20th Economic Outlook Luncheon to be held at EGSC

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:44 pm

   The Georgia Economic Outlook series annually draws several thousand influential business and governmental leaders to luncheons around the state. Directed by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, this popular program has become the most comprehensive and detailed look at the future economy in Georgia.

   On Friday, February 9, 2018, East Georgia State College will host an Economic Outlook Luncheon, locally sponsored by the Emanuel County Development Read More

EGSC’s Mosley, IT team recognized by BankMobile

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:41 pm

   East Georgia State College (EGSC) was recently named one of the most efficient disbursement programs in the country by BankMobile Disbursements. The ACE (Achieving Campus Efficiency) Award was presented to institutions who achieved campus efficiency by disbursing greater than 90 percent of all refunds electronically and promoting the refund disbursement program/process so that greater than 40 percent of all students, regardless of their financial aid eligibility, complete the refund selection Read More

Three return to David Emanuel for information session

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:39 pm

   On Friday, Jan. 5, David Emanuel Academy alumni Brianna Clay, Mary Farthing, and Chase Collins spoke to DEA juniors and seniors during the annual alumni panel information session.

   Every year, alumni are invited back to discuss their college experience and to provide upperclassmen with insight on topics such as college expectations, ways to feel better prepared for college, major differences between high school and college, and adjustment to college life Read More

Chamber of Commerce to host 64th annual banquet

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:37 pm

   On Thursday, Jan. 25, the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce will host its 64th annual membership meeting and awards banquet beginning with a social at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations of $35 per person are required to attend and must be paid by Friday, Jan. 19.

Summertown Baptist announces homecoming

Posted by | January 11, 2018 4:36 pm

   Summertown Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. and will feature Ricky Downs as speaker. A covered dish meal will be served following services. All are invited.

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