Posted by Halei Lamb | July 13, 2018 9:00 am
As of July 1, 2018, East Georgia State College has named Kelly Ansley as its Title IX coordinator. Ansley also serves as library director at EGSC.
Title IX is a broad federal law prohibiting gender-based discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal funds. It prohibits gender-based discrimination in all college programs and activities, including admissions, athletics, employment, housing, financial aid, recruitment, clubs and organizations. Title IX protection from discrimination extends to … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 13, 2018 8:30 am
Beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, Williams Chapel Holiness Church will host a men’s day program themed “Fishers of Men.” A taxation fee of $25 will be applicable. Pastor Apostle Clyde Fowler Sr. invites all.
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 13, 2018 8:00 am
Sardis Primitive Baptist Church will hold revival services on Monday and Tuesday, July 16 and July 17, at 7 p.m. nightly. Tuesday night will include a supper prior to the service, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s featured speaker will be Pastor Elder Sam Adkins. All are invited.
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 12, 2018 2:49 pm
Throughout the remaining month of July, the Emanuel County Humane Society (ECHS) will sponsor free adoptions for dogs at the Betty Gambrell animal shelter. By sponsoring this event, ECHS will cover all adoption costs, spaying/neutering, and rabies shot. This is a life or death situation, as the facility’s capacity is currently maxed out. Please be sure to check out Emanuel County’s pound, located at 343 Market St. in Swainsboro. The … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 12, 2018 10:24 am
Swainsboro welcomed seven other 12U Dixie Youth baseball teams—Thomaston, Seminole County, Troup County, Irwin County, Schley County, West Augusta, and Wrens— to the Wyatt Rich Complex last week for the state tournament. Pool play began Friday, July 6, and continued onto Saturday.
The top four teams from last weekend (Wrens, Troup County, Seminole, and Swainsboro) will return to the facility on Empire Expressway this Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 12, 2018 10:14 am
Abi Torpy, 6, of Swainsboro is the recent winner of two Splash in the ‘Boro tickets for the 4-6 age group division of The Blade’s Fourth of July coloring contest, sponsored by Walmart. She is the daughter of Killi and Josh Torpy.
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 12, 2018 10:13 am
On Tuesday, July 17, Southeastern Technical College (STC) will host its summer open house from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. inside Building 2 of the Swainsboro campus. The open house will consist of building tours and will provide an opportunity to speak with program instructors and learn more about technical education.
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 12, 2018 10:11 am
Recently, Swainsboro High School (SHS) Lady Tigers Basketball Program hosted a girls basketball clinic. The 3-day camp was held June 20 through June 22 at the SHS gymnasium for ages 6 years of age to 13. The camp was designed to teach and elevate the game of basketball for girls. Fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, offense, and defense were taught.
The clinic offered correct teaching of basketball fundamentals taught … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 12, 2018 10:09 am
On Wednesday, July 3, Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department (SECRD) dedicated a park bench in Gumlog Park in memoriam to Rilla and Ben Gibbons. The park bench was installed to honor Rilla and Ben, whose former property was donated by the family to the City of Swainsboro to expand the Gumlog Park property.
The event was attended by many family members, including grandchildren Sharon Gibbons Brown and Lonnie Gibbons, friends, and … Read More
Posted by Halei Lamb | July 12, 2018 10:08 am
by CANDY CARROLL
Over 100 cars packed the fields at Swainsboro Raceway Friday and Saturday night for the Budweiser-sponsored Annual Firecracker 100.
Friday night consisted of qualifying and heat races in all divisions. Twenty-eight drivers qualified in the Roger Wheeler Construction Road Warrior Division and competed in heat races for a starting position in Saturday nights $5,000-to-win event. All other divisions qualified or ran heat races for Saturday’s $2,000-to-win feature … Read More