Notes from the Senate

Posted by | July 16, 2019 4:04 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District

FINANCE COMMITTEE BILLS COULD AFFECT YOUR TAXES

Bills that affect state revenues and generally your taxes at some level are important but sometimes don’t get as much press coverage other bills. Although I may have already noted passage of some of these tax related bills, I thought that you deserve a coverage of all of the bills that passed which could affect your income Read More


Savvy Senior: How seniors can spot fake news

Posted by | July 16, 2019 4:03 pm

Dear Savvy Senior,

I recently read that seniors are the number one purveyor of fake news on the Internet. Is this true, or is it fake news too? If it’s true, how can seniors go about spotting fake news?

Faked Out Senior

Dear Faked Out,

Yes, it’s true. According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, people aged 65 and older are almost four times more likely Read More


Kiwanians feed summer readers

Posted by | July 16, 2019 3:56 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled to East Georgia State College’s Sudie Fulford Center on Tuesday, June 25, to grill hot dogs for approximately 90 youth and parents. The occasion was to celebrate the readers who participated in Franklin Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program.

In addition to the hot dogs, the menu included chips, cookies, and lemonade. The attending children were entertained by special activities that afternoon, including a planetarium Read More


The dog days of summer

Posted by | July 16, 2019 3:53 pm

The dog days of summer are in full glory! Barefoot boys with freckled faces walk toward Five Mile Creek with stubby fishing poles slung over their boney shoulders, while a host of mixed breed dogs follow closely behind with their tales waggling.

Watermelons lay in fields with their red hearts bursting from the hot July sun. Swarms of flies and bees collide over the sweet nectar that oozes freely from Read More


Marvin C. “Buddy” Sasser, 89

Posted by | July 16, 2019 3:50 pm

   Funeral services for Marvin C. “Buddy” Sasser, 89, of Cairo were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the chapel of Clark Funeral Home in Cairo with Pastor Johnny Moore officiating. Private family interment was held at Sasser Cemetery in Whigham. Mr. Sasser passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Active pallbearers were David Connell, Branklyn Ferrell, Luke Bell, Mike Murphy, Tim Lindsey, and George Trulock. Honorary pallbearers Read More


Miss Anderson to wed Mr. Cornwell in July ceremony

Posted by | July 16, 2019 3:48 pm

Ms. Shannon E. Anderson of Garfield is pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Miss Hope C. Anderson, daughter of the late James H. Anderson III, to Mr. David J. Cornwell of Douglasville. He is the son of James R. Cornwell Jr. and Cheryl R. Cornwell of Rincon.

The bride-elect is a 2018 paramedic graduate of Augusta University and has been employed with Gold Cross EMS Read More


EGSC professor named to Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

Posted by | July 16, 2019 3:44 pm

East Georgia State College Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Yelena White has been chosen to participate in the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program for the Academic Year 2019-2020. This prestigious program was established in 1995 by Zell Miller, governor of Georgia, 1991-1999, to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded professional development opportunities.
“I am very excited to participate in this educational opportunity. I am looking forward to learning and applying
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EGSC professor completes book review

Posted by | July 16, 2019 2:51 pm

Dr. Tom Caiazzo, Professor of Political Science at East Georgia State College, recently completed a review of the proposed text Engaging Citizenship by Lauren Balasco, Claire Abernathy, and Jennifer Forestal (Stockton University). The text focused on the role of the United States in the global political ecosystem and seeks to inspire students to become more engaged in the democratic process. Patrick Keefe, Editorial Assistant, and Jennifer Carpenter, Executive Editor of Read More


Fire hydrate repairs leave some with no water

Posted by | July 16, 2019 10:55 am

Due to immediate care needed for fire hydrate repairs, the following streets may experience having no water until issues are resolved:

Racetrack Street

Moring Street

Mary Ann Street

Green Street (Partial areas)

The estimated repair time is currently unknown. For further information, please contact the Swainsboro City Hall at 478-237-7025.



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