Martha Jo Flanders Martin, 93

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:37 pm

Martha Jo Flanders Martin, 93, of Columbus and former resident of Adrian went peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Columbus Hospice House. She had been a resident of Spring Harbor At Green Island since moving to Columbus in 2006 to be near her only child, JoRhee Martin Pezold and son-in-law, Jack, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as Read More


Goodman speaks to Kiwanis Club

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:36 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, July 23, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Twenty-four members and one guest, Kiwanian Cayla Page of the Cordele Kiwanis Club, attended.

The program for the evening was hosted by Wanda Ellis. She introduced Lt. Governor Tim Goodman, who presented a brief update on the Kiwanis International Convention on June 27-29 in Orlando, Florida.

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The long road home

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:34 pm

Elaine had traveled this long, lonely stretch of interstate for the last three years. She was in her last year of college at the University of Georgia and hadn’t really decided what she wanted to do with her life after graduation.

Tonight, she felt uneasy. She just couldn’t get herself together. She realized that she had gotten a late start from Athens and it was probably already 2 o’clock in … Read More


Jessie Jewel Holland, 86

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:32 pm

Funeral services for Jessie Jewel Holland, 86, of Twin City will be Saturday, August 3, 2019 11 a.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Hackett officiating. Interment will follow in Parrish Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at her residence following an extended Read More


George E. Matty, 74

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:31 pm

Funeral services for George E. Matty, 74, of Metter were held at Holy Family Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 with Father Gordian Iwuji officiating. Interment followed in Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Garfield. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Community Hospice in Vidalia following Read More


Farm Bureau seeking input on farm issues

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:30 pm

Policy development is one of the most important functions of the local county Farm Bureau. Farmers are encouraged to give input on local, state, national, or international issues. Suggestions from the grassroots level help formulate the recommendations that will be the guideline for Georgia Farm Bureau’s legislative activity in the coming year.

“Many of our current laws dealing with agriculture started out as county recommendations that were supported by Georgia Read More


Seckinger appointed police chief at EGSC

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:29 pm

Deryl “Mack” Seckinger has been appointed chief of police for East Georgia State College. Seckinger has served as interim chief of police since January. Before that time, he was an officer at the college.

Seckinger has been involved in law enforcement for over 25 years. He was named the chief of police at Armstrong State University in Savannah, has served as a patrol commander at Valdosta State University, and, most Read More


Fulford Center to offer AARP driver safety course

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:28 pm

An AARP Smart Drive course will be offered August 12 at East Georgia State College. Founded in 1979, the course has helped millions of drivers stay safe on the roads. It is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. Due to renovations taking place at the Fulford Center, the course will be held in Room J503 in the EGSC Library located in Read More


Food product dating: Part II

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:27 pm

Last week, we explored information from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) about product dating. This column is a continuation of the first.

Are foods safe to eat after the date passes?
With an exception of infant formula (described below), if the date passes during home storage, a product should still be safe and wholesome if handled properly until the time spoilage is
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Clair R. Black, 67

Posted by | August 1, 2019 1:26 pm

Memorial service for Clair R. Black, 67, of Swainsboro were held Thursday, July 25, 2019 2 p.m. at Hawhammock Baptist Church. He passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Clair R. Black was born August 2, 1951 in Homer City, Pennsylvania to the late Ralph Black and Millicent Stewart Black. He grew up in Pennsylvania, one of seven children. Black was a Read More


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