Total Wellness Series to begin next week

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:35 pm

Health care expenses can represent the number one threat to retirement savings. It is estimated that the average couple will need $280,000 to cover medical expenses in retirement. The first session of the 2019 Total Wellness Series, “Finishing the Race: Understanding Long Term Care Costs and Retirement Income,” is scheduled for February 26, 2019 at noon at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the Swainsboro campus of Read More

There she is!

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:34 pm

The annual ECI pageants were held February 2 inside the school’s auditorium and at the end of the evening, Anna Wiggins was crowned Miss ECI 2019. Morgan Taylor placed first runner-up, Destiny Akridge placed second runner-up, Taylor Radford placed third runner-up, and Ally Sasser placed fourth runner-up.

Anna Kate Beasley was crowned Junior Miss ECI 2019. First runner-up in the junior division was Halli Kate Johnson. Smith Willoughby was second

Bulldogs’ baseball season begins with two wins

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:32 pm

The ECI baseball team started the 2019 season last week with wins against two Region 2-AA teams.
Tuesday, the Bulldogs took the short trip up Lambs Bridge Road to take on their neighbors at Tiger Field. ECI defeated Swainsboro 9-2 on a windy, rainy afternoon to pick up their first win of the season.
The Tigers gave the Bulldogs the base paths, giving up 9 hits along … Read More

Eagles fall in first round of playoffs

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:31 pm


David Emanuel Academy’s varsity boys basketball team traveled to Rome to play Unity Christian School in the first round of the GICAA state playoffs. Unfortunately, the Lions lived to see another day with a 60–50 win over DEA.

Three seniors played their last games in the Red and Blue. Ashton Greene scored 16 points, Baylor Smith scored 12, and Wade Murdock scored 1.

Ethan Wells dumped in Read More

Lady Eagles advance to Final 4

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:29 pm


The second round of the GICAA basketball state playoffs was a battle of the Eagles as David Emanuel and Grace Christian Academy squared off Friday, February 15, at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon. The game came down to the wire as only 3 points separated the contenders. Ultimately, DEA edged the Eagles of GCA 45–42 to advance to the semifinals.

Carli Patterson was red hot during the Read More

Voices United choir anniversary celebration this weekend

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:17 pm

On Sunday, February 24, Voices United will celebrate its 26th choir anniversary with a service beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Featured groups will include Voices United, Greater Macedonia North Praise Team of Dublin, Mount Zion Youth Choir of Soperton, and many more. The public is invited.

Young to speak at New Hope

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:16 pm

On February 24 at 3 p.m., Syvetta Drisdom Young will be the keynote speaker for a black history service at New Hope World Outreach. The theme for the service is “Making A Difference.”

The speaker is a Swainsboro resident and is active in the community. She has worked in the local school system as a teacher, media specialist, assistant principal, and principal. She is a member of the Emanuel Retired Read More

Akridge reunion to be held next month

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:16 pm

Descendants of Jim and Trudie Akridge are invited to the Akridge Family Reunion on Sunday, March 3, at noon. The reunion will be held at the Swainsboro Jaycees Fairgrounds on Fairground Road. A covered dish lunch will be served.

Book signing to be held

Posted by | February 22, 2019 3:14 pm

Pamela Adams, author of “Jesus! These Kids!” will be on hand at FroYo & Joe on March 2 at 3:30 p.m. for a book signing.

Published by DLP Publishing, the synopsis of the book reads: “‘Jesus! These Kids!’ is an absolute must read for any single woman who has adopted a ‘victim or superwoman’ mindset while raising her child(ren). Pamela Adams masterfully weaves together fabrics of faith and life experiences Read More


Posted by | February 22, 2019 12:00 pm

Due to staying busy in the newsroom yesterday, I wasn’t able to post any pics for Throw Back Thursday. So today, we are having #FlashBackFriday. This week, we’re taking it back to July and August of 1988! Wanna see what was found? Keep scrolling and enjoy!

Dr. H. Kemp Jones receives title of Optometrist of the Year!

Sheriff Tyson Stephens, pictured with family, pursues re-election. He still holds his title … Read More

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