Blue Star memorial assembled in Burke County

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:42 pm

The first of its kind in the county, the Midville Garden Club is excited to announce the installment of a Blue Star memorial marker.

Installed by the City of Midville, the Midville Lions Club, and club members of the Azalea District and Garden Club of Georgia Inc., the marker now sits at the Historic Midville Cemetery.

Club president Valerie Saxon and the group felt a need to deliver something significant Read More

Garfield Community Club has busy November meeting

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:40 pm

The Garfield Community Club’s monthly meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by Sharon Cowart at the home of Janice Hendley.

During Cowart’s treasurer’s report, the club discussed making a donation to a family in Garfield. Ultimately, the donation was approved. Cowart, Judy Phillips, and Dot Cowart made the presentation.

Also at the meeting, the Christmas supper was discussed and scheduled for December 17. The event will begin at Read More

Voting results

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:38 pm


Election Day was last Tuesday, November 6, and a number of new faces will enter leadership positions across the county and state.

Two new commissioners were selected. Jim Sherrod defeated Amanda Roberts Brown by a vote of 1446–376 for the District 4 seat on the county commission, and James Canady defeated Chris Stanford by a vote of 908–510 for the District 5 seat on the same board.Read More

Swainsboro to host Fitzgerald in second round of state playoffs

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:36 pm


The Swainsboro Tigers advanced to the second round of the state playoffs with a messy 23-7 win over the Northeast Raiders on a muddy Tiger Field last Friday night. They will host Fitzgerald this week in a rematch of the 2000 state championship game in which Swainsboro won 6-0.

The field and conditions were not ideal for a do-or-die playoff game with both teams battling to grip Read More

Bulldogs advance to second round

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:35 pm


The Bulldogs defeated Manchester Friday 42-20 in the first round of the state playoff, marking the 16th consecutive year they have made the postseason. With the win, the Bulldogs will travel to Pelham Friday to face the Hornets in the second round.

It was a tale of two halves for the Bulldog defense. ECI and Manchester were tied 20-20 at the half with neither team having much Read More

BOE holds November meeting

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:33 pm


The Board of Education (BOE) held its regular scheduled meeting on Monday, November 12, at 7 p.m. at the central office. Chairman Frank Ellis called the meeting to order. Mase Henry led the prayer of invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag led by John Allen Bailey.

Upon entering session, Dr. Kevin Judy requested an amendment be added to the nights agenda Read More

Suspicious fires destroy Summertown house

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:31 pm


On Saturday November 10, fire units from Summertown, Canoochee, and Swainsboro responded to a structure fire at 1169 Johnson Grove Church Road. On arrival, they found a fully-engulfed vacant single-wide mobile home. In addition, several trash pile fires were burning on the property. Approximately 60 percent of the structure was consumed by fire.

Around midnight, Summertown and Canoochee fire units were sent back to the Read More

Fire damages Swainsboro home

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:30 pm


At 1:19 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 911 received calls reporting a house fire at 529 Solomon Street.

First-arriving police officers reported smoke showing from the structure. As firefighters were about to enter the building, a smoke explosion occurred in the living room. The fire was quickly knocked down, but extensive damage was caused to the living room, along with heavy smoke and heat damage Read More

Exchangites present program at SHS

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:29 pm

The Exchange Club presented its One Nation Under God program at Swainsboro High School (SHS) Tuesday, November 6. Assembled members and students in social studies classes were present for the occasion in which Exchangites join together to increase public appreciation of the important roles religious faith and freedom have played in the history of the United States. Jim Harrell was the guest speaker. After the program, members enjoyed lunch prepared Read More

EGSC students, professors attend ASU Undergraduate Research Symposium

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:28 pm

On Friday, October 26, Dr. J. Ed Schnieder, East Georgia State College Associate Professor of Biology, and two EGSC students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program attended the 7th Annual Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium at Albany State University in Albany. The students, Amber Brown and Blaine Bellflower, are both scheduled to graduate with their Bachelor of Science in Biology in December 2018. They both presented posters and Read More

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