ECI chooses homecoming representatives

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:01 pm

Emanuel County Institute will celebrate homecoming September 20 at Rountree Stadium. As part of that celebration, the school has announced its 2019 homecoming court.

Six female seniors and six male seniors were chosen by their classmates. The female representatives are Ni’zhay Baldwin, Montelia Daughtry, Eria Donaldson, Ansley McQuaig, Tanayshia Redding, and Ty Thomas. The male representatives are Evan Durden, Rhett Harper, Reid Jones, JaRell Jordan, Zane Taylor, and Trey Wilson.Read More

Bulldogs lose to Metter

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:01 pm


The ECI football team traveled to Metter Friday to take on the Tigers in their annual rivalry game, losing to the Tigers 21-7.

ECI has had the better of the rivalry the last 15 years, losing just twice to the Tigers, both by missed extra points. The loss Friday was the third loss and second consecutive.

They say you can call a penalty on every play, but Read More

COTW: Miss Dana’s Johnny Appleseeds

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:00 pm

This week’s Cooks of the Week are Miss Dana’s Johnny Appleseeds at David Emanuel Academy. Here are three recipes they would like to share. Enjoy!

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Oak Grove MBC to celebrate anniversary

Posted by | September 19, 2019 4:59 pm

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 121st anniversary with services beginning Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m., which will feature guest speaker Michael Thomas, pastor of St. Galilee and Piney Grove.

The celebration will continue on Sunday, September 22, with Sunday school beginning at 10:30 a.m. and worship at 11. The message will be delivered by Pastor Rev. Dr. Alfred Cason, and featured guest churches will include Smith Read More

High-speed chase

Posted by | September 19, 2019 4:49 pm

   A high-speed chase this afternoon led to one arrest. At approximately 3:30 p.m., Emanuel County 911 received a call from Treutlen County deputies requesting assistance in a high-speed chase coming out of Treutlen County into Emanuel. The suspect was caught as he crossed the bypass coming in on Highway 56 South.

“Fortunately, we had deputies in the area who were able to respond and assist Treutlen County and Georgia State Read More

SHS Tigers dominant in victory over Cross Creek

Posted by | September 19, 2019 6:05 am


The Swainsboro Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season with an impressive 48–0 win over Cross Creek to celebrate homecoming week. The defense took control early and suffocated the Razorbacks for Swainsboro’s first shutout of the season.

Swainsboro (2–1) got on the board early as senior DE Nekel Bostic blew off the left end and made the tackle in the end zone for a … Read More

ECDA receives $1,623,302 grant

Posted by | September 19, 2019 6:00 am

The Emanuel County Development Authority (ECDA) was notified Thursday morning, September 12, 2019, that its application for an Economic Development Administration grant had been approved.

ECDA Chairman Will Donaldson stated, “The development authority was extremely pleased to hear its application for the $1,623,302 EDA grant was approved. Receiving these funds will provide much needed infrastructure for the Highway 297 Industrial Park to support its existing industry, Faircloth Forest Products with … Read More

Miss Williams, Mr. Rogers plan October wedding

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:17 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Williams of Perkins are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Victoria Williams, to Mr. William Rogers, both of Swainsboro. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and the grandson of Roy and Audrey Flanders and O’Neal and Helen Rogers, all of Swainsboro.

A private ceremony will be held October 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. in Lyons.

Denson sentenced to life, plus 20, following jury verdict

Posted by | September 18, 2019 5:16 pm

During the Emanuel County Superior Court’s July 2019 term, Lonnell Denson was found guilty by jury verdict on one count felony murder, one count violation gang act, one count criminal attempt (armed robbery), and one count violation of gang act. He was sentenced to life, plus 20 years.

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