Charlotte Frances Parrish

Posted by | January 16, 2019 3:18 pm

obit   Funeral services for Charlotte Frances Parrish will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Unkles officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 1 until 3 p.m. at the church. Interment will be held at Swainsboro City Cemetery. As the sun rose on Monday, January 14, 2019 she slipped quietly from this world to join Read More

MLK Youth Breakfast slated for next weekend

Posted by | January 16, 2019 3:13 pm

On Saturday, January 19, at 9:30 a.m., Voices United will host its 10th annual Martin Luther King Youth Breakfast. Taking place at Swainsboro’s community house, the guest speaker for the evening will be Minister Damien Thrower. Also to be featured are Swainsboro Middle School’s step team, Mount Moriah Youth Choir, Rountree Grove Youth Choir, Hallelujah Angels of Alamo, and Voices United. This event is sponsored by Emanuel County NAACP. All Read More

Rev. McFarland to speak at commemorative service

Posted by | January 16, 2019 3:11 pm

A commemorative service for Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. will be held Sunday, January 20, at 6 p.m. at St. Philip Baptist Church and will feature Reverend Clinton McFarland, pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Stockbridge.

Pastor McFarland

Pastor Clinton D. McFarland is the senior pastor and founder of Grace Baptist Church in Stockbridge.

Pastor McFarland has been preaching and teaching the Word of God for more than 25 years. Read More

Holy Zion to celebrate 40 years

Posted by | January 16, 2019 3:09 pm

Holy Zion Church of Metter will celebrate its 40th church anniversary with services on January 17, January 18, and January 20. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. on January 17 and January 18. Sunday school on January 20 will start at 10:30 a.m., followed by worship service at 11:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 17, will welcome guest speaker Pastor Dwana Hughes. Guest churches will be Refiner’s Fire, Holy Zion of Twin Read More

Cecil Peterson Jr., 49

Posted by | January 16, 2019 3:08 pm

Funeral services for Cecil Peterson Jr., , of Macon were held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Mosley’s Funeral Home with Elder D.G. Mosley officiating. Interment followed in Swainsboro City Cemetery. He died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon following an extended illness.

Mr. Cecil Peterson Jr. was born August 23, 1969 to Sarah Shivers and Cecil Peterson Sr. A native Read More

No bond for Welch

Posted by | January 16, 2019 10:37 am


John Welch, the defendant accused of child molestation, appeared in court for a preliminary hearing this morning.

After an hour of testimony by a GBI agent, the court bound the warrants over to the grand jury. Assistant district attorney Courtney Patterson said during the hearing that their office is prepared to have the case indicted well within the 90-day timeframe.

The Honorable Robert S. Reeves denied bond.… Read More

Dr. Carlos Cunha named new EGSC Dean

Posted by | January 16, 2019 9:53 am

Following a fast-paced national search in the fall that resulted in finalist interviews with three highly qualified candidates, East Georgia State College is excited to announce that Dr. Carlos Cunha has been selected as the new Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. His first day on campus will be February 1, 2019.

Dr. Cunha joins EGSC from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., where he served as … Read More

MMGYSTC participates in SMS Santa, Savings and STEM Family Night

Posted by | January 16, 2019 9:32 am

On December 17, 2018, Swainsboro Middle School hosted a Santa, Savings, and STEM Family Night in the cafeteria. This was a collaborative project sponsored by Magnolia Midlands GYSTC, located at East Georgia State College, and Queensborough  Bank and Trust of Swainsboro.

Families enjoyed participating in hands on STEM activities with a Christmas theme sponsored by MMGYSTC. Next, families enjoyed cookies and milk sponsored by Queensborough Bank and Trust while listening … Read More

Washington to speak at EGSC MLK Day Program

Posted by | January 15, 2019 9:32 am

On January 24, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., join East Georgia State College for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Program in the Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. Speaker for the event will be Richard Allen Washington, Sr.

Washington serves as the Pastor of Saint John Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Columbus, Ga. He holds the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and English from the University of West … Read More

EGSC receives grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Posted by | January 14, 2019 9:35 am

East Georgia State College is proud to announce the receipt of a $5,900 grant to participate in the GOHS Georgia Young Adult Program. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety addresses young adult driver crashes, injuries and fatalities and partners with colleges and universities throughout the state to implement the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP). This program has proven to be successful using strategies such as peer education, providing educational speakers … Read More

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