Dodge truck, tractor trailer temporary close U.S. 1 bypass following collision

Posted by | May 17, 2018 1:00 pm


   On Tuesday morning, May 15, Emanuel County emergency personnel responded to U.S. 1 bypass in Oak Park, just past the I-16 East exit, in reference to a motor vehicle accident (MVA) involving a tractor trailer, a white dodge pick-up truck, and a grey Toyota.

   Per Sergeant Lieutenant Kelly of the Oak Park Police Department, the male…

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Make plans to attend the Garfield Festival this weekend!

Posted by | May 17, 2018 12:30 pm

   This Saturday, May 19, the City of Garfield will host its 20th annual Garfield Cookout Festival. Festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a 5K Potty Run/Walk and a 1-mile fun run. A fishing tournament will be going on all morning as well, with weigh-in slated around lunch time at the main stage, and, as alway, cooking and barbecue competitions will begin very early. The parade is scheduled for Read More

Emanuel County Development Authority awarded $3 million loan for sewer system infrastructure

Posted by | May 17, 2018 12:00 pm

   The Emanuel County Development Authority was recently awarded a $3,000,000 Georgia Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors.

    The loan will finance the construction of three pump stations, a force main, and three chemical feed buildings at the 1-16 Industrial Park. The project will construct sewerage infrastructure to support the capacity needs of prospective industries and a new sawmill facility.

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BOE recognizes Young Georgia Authors contestants

Posted by | May 17, 2018 12:00 pm


   The Emanuel County Board of Education held it’s regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 14.

   In regards to superintendent comments, the following was announced:

• Superintendent Kevin Judy announced there would not be a workshop meeting held for the month of May. Meetings will resume to normal in April. He also discussed graduation dates and times, EOC and EOG testing, as well as the Read More

EGSC student begins internship in Atlanta

Posted by | May 17, 2018 11:30 am

   On Friday May 11, East Georgia State College political science student Jameson “Blaine” Salter began his intern orientation at the Atlanta Buckhead office of the Georgia Republican Party.

   “This is truly a civic honor for not only Blaine but East Georgia State College,” said Dr. Tom Caiazzo, who recommended…

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What does ‘Open Access’ mean?

Posted by | May 17, 2018 11:00 am

   East Georgia State College’s Office of Admissions will be set up outside the Swainsboro Walmart from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, handing out flyers and explaining EGSC’s Open Access mission.

Bulldogs’ season ends in Elite 8

Posted by | May 17, 2018 10:30 am

   The ECI Bulldogs advanced to the Elite 8 of the state playoffs last week, losing the best-of-three series to Irwin County in Ocilla.
   ECI continued in the state playoffs last Monday and Tuesday, defeating Commerce in the second round.
   The Bulldogs lost the first game to the Tigers Monday in a pitcher’s duel 2-0. There were just five total hits during the game, two for ECI and
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Two distracted driver crashes, same cause for both

Posted by | May 17, 2018 10:00 am


   You often hear the theme “distracted driver” used in regard to motor vehicle crashes. Recently, there were two such incidents on the roadways of Emanuel County. Both involved drivers fell asleep while operating vehicles.

   The first crash occurred on Tuesday, May 8, at approximately 1:20 p.m. The male driver of a 2017 black, Toyota Corolla fell asleep while driving westbound on I-16 by Exit 90. Read More

DBC employees speak to students about financial literacy

Posted by | May 17, 2018 9:30 am

   In observance of the American Bankers Association’s Get Smart About Credit Day, Matt Donaldson and Michelle Mercer-Millsaps from Durden Banking Company, Inc. (DBC) visited Emanuel County Institute (ECI) to speak with high school seniors about financial literacy. The students in attendance were given a take-home packet, which included a Money Talk newsletter, various scholarship information, and a pen. Promotional items were also given to students for interacting and asking questions.Read More

DEA Junior Beta donates to Relay for Life

Posted by | May 17, 2018 9:00 am

   Recently, members of the DEA Junior Beta Club raised $500 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The donation was presented to Pam Redding, co-sponsor of Emanuel County Relay for Life, by Junior Beta members.  

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