Female dies after I-16 crash

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:46 am

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

A 47-year-old female from Savannah died in a crash on I-16 in Oak Park.

On Saturday December 8, at 1:41 p.m., emergency units were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash with entrapment by mile marker 91 Eastbound on I-16.

The Nissan Altima sedan had impacted with a tree well off the roadway. A passerby was able to get the operator out of the vehicle, which had Read More


Jenkins speaks to Kiwanians

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:45 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday night, December 4, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding.

Twenty-one Kiwanians were joined by one guest, Lainie Jenkins, who was on hand to present the evening’s program.

Jenkins works with the local court-appointed special advocates (CASA) program. The volunteers of CASA are officers of the court and are specially trained to advocate for Read More


EGSC police chief visits Kiwanians

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:44 am

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, November 20, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Eighteen members were joined by East Georgia State College Chief of Police Wiley Gammon, who was on hand to deliver the program.

Hosting the program in Linda Lamb’s absence, Tim Goodman introduced Chief Gammon.

Having begun his career in Atlanta at the Georgia Institute of Read More


Garfield Community Club meets for annual Christmas supper

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:43 am

The Garfield Community Club’s annual Christmas supper was held at the Garfield Community House on December 7.

Approximately 30 people attended and enjoyed a potluck dinner supplied by the collective, which included turkey and dressing, ham, various fixings, and pecan pies and a plethora of other desserts. Favorite beverages including coffee and tea were available, too.

The community house was festively decorated with white tablecloths centered with Christmas pieces and Read More


Turkey time at Franklin Memorial

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:42 am

November 21 was Thanksgiving Craft Day at Franklin Memorial Library, and all preschoolers had a date with a turkey. Each youngster colored a ceramic turkey with his or her choice of colors. Some of those turkeys were quite creative and would certainly warrant a second glance if spotted in the wild.

Ever wondered why turkey is on the Thanksgiving menu? Contrary to popular belief, it is not because it was Read More


A busy day for county firefighters

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:41 am

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

Friday, November 30, was an active day for firefighters in Emanuel County.

Shortly after 10 a.m., Garfield firefighters responded to a brush fire burning along the side of Highway 23 North by Mincey Road. This fire was believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette.

Just before noon, units from Summertown, Swainsboro, and the Georgia Forestry Unit battled an out-of-control burn on Bishop Chapel Read More


Ten recognized for participation in Family Connection contest

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:40 am

Heading into Thanksgiving break, Emanuel County Family Connection planned a contest for Swainsboro Elementary School as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

To participate in the contest, students had two options: they could…

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EGSC political scientists present research on voting patterns of religious groups

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:39 am

The 2018 Georgia Political Science Association’s annual meeting was held in Savannah from November 8-10, marking the 50th anniversary of the organization, which emerged immediately following the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. The country, much like the organization, has undergone many transformations over the last half century, experiencing seismic shifts in leadership and policy, both foreign and domestic. Assessing how have these changes affected politics and society and to Read More


Dr. Larson elected to state political science executive committee

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:36 am

East Georgia State College political science professor, Dr. Brett Larson, participated in the presentation of research and scholarly discussion at the 50th annual conference of the Georgia Political Science Association, held in Savannah from November 8-10, 2018. Founded in 1968, the GPSA is the professional association for political science practitioners and educators in Georgia.  Membership is drawn from the public, private and academic sectors.
At the meeting, Dr. Larson was
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ECI FFA team competes in area CDE

Posted by | December 14, 2018 10:33 am

Emanuel County Institute FFA’s agriculture sales team competed in the Area 4 Agriculture Sales Career Development Event (CDE) at Southeast Bulloch on December 4.

This particular CDE allowed students to demonstrate their knowledge in selling a pre-selected topic with various scenarios. Team members were given a product to sell and at least one month to prepare a sales presentation for different scenarios. Once each team member presented their product and Read More


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