Tree identification workshop held at EGSC

Posted by | May 16, 2019 2:30 pm

On Monday April 1, Alex Ballard, regional specialist with the Georgia Forestry Commission, ran a tree identification workshop on the EGSC Campus. Attendees included EGSC students and faculty. The goal of this workshop is to learn to identify trees and specially Georgia native trees. This workshop was organized by the EGSC Tree Advisory Committee and is part of a learning project for the Tree Campus USA designation earned by EGSC … Read More

William Harris Roberts Sr., 87

Posted by | May 16, 2019 11:33 am

Funeral services for William Harris Roberts Sr., 87, were held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Harrell officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Dellwood Community. He went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday afternoon, May 10, 2019.

Mr. William Harris Roberts Sr. was born August 1, 1931 in Carrabelle, Florida, son … Read More

Tarver graduates from Shorter University

Posted by | May 16, 2019 11:32 am

Shorter University held its 2019 commencement exercises Thursday, May 2, in the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter’s Rome campus. During the ceremony, Michael Anthony Tarver of Garfield received an associate of science degree.

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 … Read More

Four make STC president’s list

Posted by | May 16, 2019 11:31 am

Southeastern Technical College recently released its Spring 2019 president’s list. Four students from Emanuel County earned the distinction: Antoina Jones, Amanda Rivenburg, Virgil Swinney Jr., and Leann Woods.

To be on the president’s list, students must earn a 3.75 GPA or higher for the semester.

For information on programs offered at STC, visit or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.

Swainsboro High students finish last leg of virtual marathon

Posted by | May 16, 2019 11:29 am

Students in Whitney Brown and Jane McLeod’s class at Swainsboro High School recently completed their Achilles Kids marathon.

Achilles Kids is a free program that provides physical activity integrated with educational components. The 26.2-mile marathon is done virtually through a year-long gym activity that calls students to complete a number of laps per week. The laps are counted and converted into miles, then charted as a map of their town.… Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | May 16, 2019 11:28 am

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


Just in the nick of time, state revenues took a decided jump and the gain of $559 million for the month of April will go down as the best single month increase in total dollars in state history.

With this increase of 24.2 %, the state is now meeting the 2019 budget forecast and is about $150 million ahead … Read More

Two make dean’s list at OFTC

Posted by | May 16, 2019 11:27 am

Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) President Erica Harden is pleased to announce that two Emanuel County students, Kevin Couey and Rusty Soles, have made the dean’s list for Spring 2019 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester.

Keith Edward Gladin, 65

Posted by | May 16, 2019 11:24 am

   Funeral services for Keith Edward Gladin, 65, of Swainsboro were held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 with Reverend Shannon Boula officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. He passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at his residence following a brief illness.

Mr. Keith Edward Gladin was born December 10, 1953 in Savannah to the late Buford W. Gladin and Georgia … Read More

George Eugene Archer Sr., 89

Posted by | May 16, 2019 11:18 am

   Funeral services for George Eugene Archer Sr., 89, of Twin City were held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 with Reverends Terry Greer and George Archer officiating. Interment followed at Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Community Hospice in Vidalia following an extended illness.

Mr. George Eugene Archer Sr. was born December 6, … Read More

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