Betty Jean Thompson, 86

Posted by | August 22, 2018 3:16 pm

   Funeral services Betty Jean Thompson, 86, of Swainsboro will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Leigh officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Emanuel Medical Center.
   Mrs. Thompson was born February 27, 1932 in Adrian,
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Alton Claxton, 72

Posted by | August 22, 2018 3:14 pm

   Funeral services for Alton Claxton, 72, of Kite were held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Mintons Chapel Advent Christian Church at 11:00 a.m. with Reverends Burton Dixon and Bob Rathburn officiating. Interment followed at Mintons Chapel Advent Christian Church Cemetery. He passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Serenity Place following an extended illness.
   Mr. Claxton was born August 27, 1945 in Kite to the late Clifford Claxton and Juanita
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Opioid Crisis Info Presented at Rotary

Posted by | August 22, 2018 10:24 am

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 20, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Cason DeVane welcomed everyone to the meeting. Peyton Frye provided the invocation and Ken Warnock led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test. DeVane reminded everyone about the Rotary District Governor’s upcoming visit to Swainsboro on August 27 and the Wounded Warrior Banquet on September 27. For more information about the Wounded Warrior Banquet, contact … Read More


EGSC Biology Program receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Posted by | August 21, 2018 8:12 am

East Georgia State College’s Department of Biology was recently named one of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM. INSIGHT Into Diversity is the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. This award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). East Georgia State College will be featured, along with … Read More


EGSC breaks ground on Student Center Expansion Project

Posted by | August 20, 2018 3:57 pm

On August 16, 2018, at 11 a.m., East Georgia State College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jean A. Morgan Student Activities Center Expansion Project.

“This campus is your campus, and it is always a great day when we can all come together as a community,” said Dr. Bob Boehmer, EGSC President, in his opening speech. “Today is just one day short of one year following the day when we … Read More


Join EGSC for their Annual Convocation

Posted by | August 20, 2018 1:54 pm

East Georgia State College’s Annual Convocation is just around the corner. At 11 a.m. on September 13, 2018, join EGSC’s students, faculty and staff at the Luck F. Gambrell Center’s Auditorium on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus as guest speaker Will Storr discusses his book, Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us.

“Each year a primary text for our Convocation is selected by faculty and staff and … Read More


Wellness Series continues September 11 at Fulford Center

Posted by | August 20, 2018 12:25 pm

   The third session of the 2018 Total Wellness Series will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at noon at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center, located at East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus. The session will be provided by East Georgia Healthcare Center, and the topic to be addressed is “Detect. Protect. Correct. Managing High Blood Pressure.”

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Brier Creek, Wiregrass Chapters attend meeting

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:30 pm

   President Lee Smith of the Brier Creek Chapter and Registrar Dess Smith III of the Wiregrass Chapter traveled to Barnesville on Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. to attend the GASSAR’s board of management meeting. Approximately 125 statewide members attended the quarterly gathering, and Georgia Society President Donald Burdick presided.

   Aside from tending to GASSAR business, Burdick presented medals, certificates, and awards from the 128th National Society Congress held in Read More


SHS softball of to a fast start

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:28 pm

by TROUP BRINSON   

   The Swainsboro Tigers softball team turned in an impressive opening week, winning three of their first four games, including two games in Harlem on Saturday to give this young squad a lot of positive energy and confidence to kick off their 2018 campaign.

   The Tigers got the season off with a bang with a home win against Portal, 6-4. Unfortunately, their only loss thus far was the Read More


Gray speaks to Rotarians about tax appraisal

Posted by | August 17, 2018 4:26 pm

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its August 13 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro.
   Rotarian Guy Singletary, county administrator, was in charge of the program and introduced Daryl Gray, chief appraiser of the Emanuel County Tax Assessor’s Office.
   Gray has been an appraiser since 2004 and is highly respected in the field throughout the state of Georgia. Tax appraisers are expertly trained by the Department of Revenue. While on
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