Bulldogs middle school football will play for region championship

Posted by | November 3, 2017 4:53 pm


   For the second time in three years, the ECI C-team football squad will play for the region championship. The Bulldogs won the championship in 2015, defeating North Tattnall County in a high scoring affair.

   Thursday, Nov. 2, the Bulldogs will travel to Metter to take on the Tigers for the region crown.

   ECI ended the season with a 5-1 record, breezing through the region with offense and … Read More

COTW: Brooklyn Crosby

Posted by | November 3, 2017 4:46 pm

This week’s Cook of the Week is Brooklyn Crosby of Canoochee. She’s the 8-year-old daughter of proud parents Brittany and Josh Crosby. She attends Twin City Elementary and is in the third grade. Brooklyn enjoys dancing, reading, and playing outside. Here are three recipes she would like to share. Enjoy!…

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Oak Chapel announces homecoming

Posted by | November 3, 2017 4:41 pm

   Oak Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 5. The Carolina Boys will kick off events with a sing at 10:30 that morning, followed by the homecoming message by the Rev. Louis Pearce.

   Oak Chapel was organized on September 14, 1873. There was no building at that time, and services were held under a huge red oak tree several yards from the present site. Joseph Fulghum gave land … Read More

Faith Outreach to mark one year of pastorship from Elder Peebles

Posted by | November 3, 2017 4:40 pm

   From November 6-10, Faith Outreach Deliverance Church Inc. National and International will host its first pastoral appreciation program in honor of Pastor Elder Lorene J. Peebles, with services beginning at 7:30 nightly. Services will resume Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. The scheduled services are as follows:

   Monday’s services will see guest churches Williams Chapel Holiness Church, House of God, and Pastor Mae Y. Bivins, and will feature speaker Apostle … Read More

First Friday at The Morgan House tonight!

Posted by | November 3, 2017 1:49 pm

On Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m., join the East Georgia State College family as they enjoy First Friday at The Morgan House. This month, there will be music by the EGSC Music Makers and an exhibit of photography from Juan Pablo Cardona.

Cardona’s work is defined as magical realism but in a documentary current, focusing on a vision of Mexico that captures the nostalgia, timelessness and contemporary … Read More

Goodman covers Kiwanis accomplishments for 2016-17

Posted by | November 2, 2017 5:23 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. With President Jim Clapham presiding, there were 21 members in attendance and one guest, Pepper Fields. The program for the evening was “Kiwanis Education” presented by Tim Goodman, in which he summarized the club’s 2016-17 year toward Distinguished Club status, before introducing the 2017-18 Kiwanis Year.

He relayed the new Kiwanis … Read More

Bulldogs will host Calvary for region championship

Posted by | November 2, 2017 5:15 pm


   The ECI Bulldogs and Calvary Cavaliers both won their last region games of the regular season Friday, setting up a showdown between the two sub-region winners.

ECI defeated Jenkins County 39-12, while the Cavaliers won their rival game against Savannah Christian 35-10.

   This year, the region championship will be played on the field instead of inside Bevricks. Calvary won the coin flip last year for the power … Read More

National park ranger visits Wiregrass Chapter

Posted by | November 2, 2017 5:03 pm

   The Wiregrass Chapter Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting, Thursday, Oct. 12, at the New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. With President Wilder Smith Jr. presiding, there were 14 members in attendance and six guests. After a great meal, Chaplain Emory Fennell led in the Pledge of Allegiance, then the Sons of the American Revolution Pledge.  The program for the evening was presented by National Park Ranger … Read More

ECI establishes clothes closet, looking to add food pantry

Posted by | November 2, 2017 4:51 pm

   On Friday, Oct. 13, members of ECI’s 21st Century teamed up with Elizabeth Kraus and employees from Nordson to establish a clothes closet at the school. This closet will contain uniform clothing items as well as everyday articles of clothing to help those in need both at ECI and in the community. A clothing drive will be held…

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Tigers stung in Jeff Davis

Posted by | November 2, 2017 4:47 pm


   In a season that has been a rejuvenation of sorts for Swainsboro Tiger football, a couple of painful losses late in the season have cornered the Tigers after being pushed around from start to finish by the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets 36-14 in Hazlehurst. Swainsboro falls to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the region, and are in a fight just to make the playoffs.

   Before Friday, Jeff … Read More

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