Medical assisting graduates honored with ceremony in Vidalia

Posted by | August 9, 2019 12:00 pm

The medical assisting program on the Vidalia campus of Southeastern Technical College (STC) held a pinning ceremony for its summer 2019 graduates on July 29 in the Tattnall Auditorium.

The graduates were Nikki Anderson, Carla Johnson, Emily Kilgore, Tabitha Webb from Lyons, Rhonda Barber and Dallas Smith from Reidsville, Shadaya Latimore and Julia Smith from Vidalia, Tasya Burns and Kayla Ricks from Soperton, Remonica Davis from Uvalda, and Patricia Ontiveros Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:59 am

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District



The recent groundbreaking in Effingham County for a 290,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse by Americold only adds to the growing reputation of the Port of Savannah for speed and efficiency but also speaks volumes about the future of food logistics for our area.

The new refrigerated warehouse, located on industrial property in Effingham County just off I-16, will Read More

Savvy Senior: Where to get help paying your Medicare costs

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:58 am

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any sources you know of that can help me save on my Medicare coverage? I’m 65, and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare out-of-pocket costs.

Need Some Help

Dear Need,

There are several financial assistance programs that can help lower-income Medicare beneficiaries who are having a difficult time paying their out-of-pocket health care costs. Here’s what’s Read More

Bazemore presents American Revolution program to Brier Creek

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:57 am

The Brier Creek Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting on Thursday night, August 1, at R&D’s Restaurant in Sylvania at 6:30 p.m. with President Lee Smith presiding. There were 12 members in attendance. 

The program was hosted by Brier Creek Chapter Compatriot Adam Bazemore. The title of his presentation was, “The Battle at Sullivan’s Island.” This American Revolution War battle was fought on June Read More

Smith presents program to SAR chapter in Thomson

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:56 am

The Little River Chapter of Thomson held its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 18, at the McDuffie County Library at 6:30 p.m. with President Bill Tankersley presiding. Twenty-five members and guests were present to hear from Wilder Smith Jr., president of the local Wiregrass Chapter.

President Smith traveled 65 miles to present a program on the historic Battle at Moore’s Creek fought on February 27, 1776. During the lecture, President Read More

Noel “Ned” Donaldson, Jr., 68

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:55 am

   Funeral services for Noel “Ned” Donaldson Jr., 68, of Twin City were held Monday, August 5, 2019 4 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Elder Sam Bowen, Rev. John David Durden, and Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Friday, Read More

Wynell “Nell” Hester McMichael, 81

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:54 am

   Mrs. Wynell “Nell” Hester McMichael, 81, of Soperton passed away Thursday afternoon, August 1, 2019 at the Scott Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scott.

Born in Soperton, she was one of six children and the only daughter born to the late William Dewey and Trudy Branch Hester. She was raised in Soperton, where she attended and graduated from high school.  She lived in Jasper, Florida for many years before returning Read More

Mollie Donaldson Barnett, 92

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:53 am

Mollie Donaldson Barnett, 92, of Campton passed away July 30, 2019.

She was born February 3, 1927 in Twin City to the late Richard Donaldson and the late Dora Ward Donaldson. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joseph S. Barnett Jr.

Surviving members of her family are daughter and son-in-law Phyllis and

Roger Chestnut of Campton; son and daughter-in-law Rick and Lisa

Barnett of Hoschton; sisters Read More

McKenzie speaks to Kiwanians

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:52 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, July 30, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Twenty-four members and two guests, speaker Brad McKenzie and Shari Watt, attended.

The program for the evening was hosted by Dwight Watt. He introduced McKenzie, an associate of Guido Ministries in Metter. He’s also a student at Guido Bible College (GBC) located in Metter.

GBC offers a Read More

Frances Roberts Stewart, 92

Posted by | August 9, 2019 11:50 am

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Frances Roberts Stewart, 92, of Swainsboro, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Cedar Plantation in Metter.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Donnie Daniels officiating. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery near Dellwood with Rev. Cail Pressey officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, August 4, Read More

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