EMC updates facility with tax credit program, fundraising efforts

Posted by | July 23, 2018 6:01 pm

   Emanuel Medical Center (EMC) is proud to announce its success from the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program.  The program allows individuals and businesses to make contributions directly to eligible hospitals, with 100 percent tax credit for individuals and 75 percent income tax liability for businesses.  In 2018, donors have pledged $940,000 to EMC, with collections exceeding $400,000 as of June. This program is very beneficial to rural community hospitals Read More


Czech named counselor at EGSC-Swainsboro

Posted by | July 23, 2018 5:58 pm

   East Georgia State College is proud to announce the hiring of a new counselor for their Swainsboro campus, Melinda “Mindy” Czech.

   “Ms. Czech comes with a wealth of experience working with individuals and groups, and she is excited to support student mental wellness and welcomes students in need of counseling services,” said Dr. Tori Kearns, Interim Assistant Director of Counseling and Disability Services at EGSC.

   Originally from Orlando, Florida, Czech Read More


Kea awarded James W. Buckley Scholarship at EGSC

Posted by | July 23, 2018 5:56 pm

   Cameron Kea, a recent honor graduate of Swainsboro High School and son of Rusty and April Kea, was recently awarded the James W. Buckley Leadership Scholarship at East Georgia State College. Kea is a freshman at EGSC majoring in a pre-med track with plans of becoming a physician, and has also been named a Correll Scholar. He is a life-long resident of Emanuel County and has one sister, Emily. His Read More


Historic society announces July meeting

Posted by | July 23, 2018 5:55 pm

   The Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society (ECHPS) will host its July meeting on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Varner 4-H Center. A copy of Tony Bellamy’s Our Home Town 1947 movie will be the featured program. Bring a dish to share; the meat and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Missy Elder at 478-763-3631.


COTW: Briley Womack

Posted by | July 23, 2018 5:52 pm

   This week’s Cook of the Week is Briley Womack, 10-year-old daughter of Tyler and Christi Womack. She has attended Chopped Jr. classes at Swainsboro Elementary for the past three years, where she has learned to prepare healthy meals using fresh ingredients, including local fresh fruits and vegetables. She also served one week as a junior camp chef for the younger classes and encourages more students to take the Chopped classes. Read More


Summertown Church announces revival

Posted by | July 23, 2018 5:51 pm

   Rountree Island Missionary Baptist Church, located on Highway 56 N. in Summertown, will host its annual revival beginning Tuesday, July 31, through Thursday, August 2.

   Tuesday night service will welcome guest churches St. Paul AME, Piney Grove, and Johnson Grove Baptist. Wednesday will see Robert’s Grove AME, Mt. Gilead, and St. Galilee Baptist. Finally, Thursday will feature Smith Grove, Forth Grove, and Lester Grove Baptist.

   The following Sunday morning, August Read More


Oaky Grove announces homecoming service

Posted by | July 23, 2018 5:50 pm

   On Sunday, July 29, Oaky Grove Church will celebrate its 200th homecoming. Service will begin at 10:45 a.m., and a covered dish lunch will follow. The church is located at 54 Oaky Grove Church Road in Wrightsville. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Tom Akins at 478-278-0386 or Pastor Harry Hadden at 478-290-0747.


Patchen to host fundraiser for Midville church

Posted by | July 23, 2018 5:49 pm

   Josef Patchen, native of Midville, will host a piano recital on Sunday, August 5, at 3 p.m. at Midville United Methodist Church. As a fundraising event, Patchen will be performing music of Bach, Busoni, Prokofiev, Liszt, and his own original music. Admission is free, donations are invited.



Clay completes AHI Washington Program on National Security

Posted by | July 23, 2018 3:20 pm

Photo by AHI WAPONS staff

East Georgia State College Correll Scholar Program and political science alumna Brianna Clay recently completed the Alexander Hamilton Institution’s prestigious Washington Program on National Security. She is the second EGSC student to be awarded admittance and to participate in the program. Caitlan Coleman, a political science alumna as well, was EGSC’s first participant. Clay was joined by students from the University of Hawaii, Princeton University, Colgate University, American University, Villanova … Read More


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