Rebranding behavioral health for our communities

Posted by | January 4, 2018 1:55 pm

   Beginning in 1976, the once known Ogeechee Behavioral Health Services (OBHS) opened its doors and began rendering aid to individuals for mental health, addiction, and intellectual developmental disabilities (I/DD).

   In 1994, OBHS claimed its very own stand-alone public entity. In doing so, many services have been rendered to local individuals within six local counties, those being Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jenkins, Jefferson, and Screven. Programs including behavioral health services and IDD … Read More


Starbird, Jarvis win Kiwanis Resolution Run

Posted by | January 4, 2018 1:51 pm

   On the cold, crisp morning of January 1, 2018, runners descended upon the campus of East Georgia State College Swainsboro for the running of the 5th annual Kiwanis Resolution Run 5K.

   Registration for the run began at 7:30 a.m., with the official start at 9 am. It was a very cold 31o (wind chill of 25o), a break in the balmy weather this winter.

   The run, sponsored by the Swainsboro … Read More


Cold weather and a fireplace result in chimney fire

Posted by | January 4, 2018 1:48 pm

   by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

   The first fire of 2018 was a chimney fire on Friendly Way. Swainsboro Fire and Police Departments were dispatched at 7:36 p.m. for a report of smoke from the roof.

   Units arrived to find a chimney fire in progress. Working on an ice-coated roof, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. Using a thermal imaging camera, the walls and attic were checked with no extension … Read More


How ’bout those Dawgs?

Posted by | January 4, 2018 1:45 pm

   The 2018 semifinal between Georgia and Oklahoma had many excited fans sitting on the edge of couches, biting their nails on Monday, Jan. 1, as the two teams played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. This was the first time Georgia has played in a Rose Bowl since 1943.

   Oklahoma was the toughest offense Georgia faced this past year. Trailing the Sooners several times throughout the contest, the Bulldogs … Read More


Boston back in custody following appeal

Posted by | January 4, 2018 1:43 pm

   by HALEI LAMB

   Michael Boston is now back in custody following an arrest on December 27.

   In June 2017, Boston was sentenced to five years after having been convicted of embracery, an offense in which the perpetrator attempts to influence a jury.

   He appealed the conviction to the Court of Appeals, and the motion was denied. Boston then appealed the case to the Supreme Court of Georgia, who also denied … Read More


Meadows joins Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Posted by | January 4, 2018 1:38 pm

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is pleased to welcome back Carter Lee Meadows III to its staff. He is a student at Ogeechee Technical College and plans to graduate in 2018 with a degree in mortuary science.

   Meadows, his wife, Jessie, and their son, Carter Lee, live in Swainsboro. He is the son of Angelia Sconyers, the late Lee Meadows, and the late Tommy Sconyers. His grandparents are the late Bob Ray … Read More


Southside Baptist raises $19,000 to build new churches overseas

Posted by | January 4, 2018 1:34 pm

   Southside Baptist had a 10-month missions campaign and raised $19,000 for two new church plants in Africa. The first church plant will be built in January 2018 in Uganda. The second church will be built in February 2018 in Kenya.

   We are thankful for the faithfulness of our people at Southside Baptist, and their love for missions,” said Chad Kennison, pastor of Southside. “We are exited to have an extension … Read More


Three Emanuel County students earn academic honors at ABAC

Posted by | January 4, 2018 1:32 pm

   Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the fall term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). ABAC cites its top academic students each semester on the president’s list, the dean’s list, and the Distinguished Achievement List.

   The president’s list is the highest academic honor possible for ABAC students. ABAC President David Bridges said each student on the list attained an “A” in every subject, … Read More


EGSC winter weather update

Posted by | January 3, 2018 2:04 pm

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 3, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M.
 
The EGSC-Statesboro Campus will delay opening until 10 a.m. tomorrow, January 4, due to winter weather. The other campuses will open and operate as usual.
 
If you feel it is not safe to travel to your office location, please contact your supervisor.
 
Please check the East Georgia State College website for ongoing updates.

2017 ends with a bang, crash and boom

Posted by | January 3, 2018 11:50 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO

   The New Year’s holiday weekend in Emanuel County accounted for four serious motor vehicle wrecks on roadways.

   Starting at 4:43 p.m. on Friday, Dec.29, Swainsboro Fire and Police Departments, Emanuel County EMS, and deputies with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a crash on North Main Street at Ponderosa Drive for … Read More


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