Local ag instructors earn canning certification after trip to UGA

Posted by | June 14, 2018 1:30 pm

   Emanuel County School’s five agricultural education instructors—Tori Meadows, Faith Patrick, Ashley Henry, Justin Coleman, and John Harrison—recently attended the Better Process Controls School workshop for acidified foods provided by the UGA Food Science & Technology Extension. Numerous ag teachers from around the state attended as well.

   During the course, Arlyss Jones, FDA staff member, gave an overview of FDA regulations. Dr. Bill Hurst, Dr. Anand Mohan, Dr. Rakesh Singh, and Read More


Tree Advisory Committee holds Part II of Tree Identification Workshop Series

Posted by | June 14, 2018 1:20 pm

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the East Georgia State College Tree Advisory Committee held the second part of their Tree Identification Workshop Series on EGSC’s Swainsboro campus. Dr. John Cadle, EGSC Biology instructor, and Dr. David Chevalier, Chair of the EGSC Biology Department, led the workshop. EGSC biology students and the Swainsboro Middle School SciFries, along with their teacher, Deanna Ryan, attended the workshop.

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GSSDAR second vice regent makes trip to Swainsboro to install new local DAR officers

Posted by | June 14, 2018 1:00 pm

   OB McCorkle from Warrenton, second vice regent of the Georgia State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (GSSDAR), installed the newly-elected officers of the Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, during the local chapter’s May meeting held at Lynn Torrance’s home.
   Using the “Colors of the Rainbow,” McCorkle assigned a color to each office, described the duties of the office, and challenged the each
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Rotary Club approves new officers, hears from Dr. Perry

Posted by | June 14, 2018 12:30 pm

   The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its June 11 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro. Al Lawson welcomed all and called the last meeting of the fiscal year to order. Craig McNeely gave the invocation, and Wayne Greenway led the pledge and Four-Way Test.
   Richard McNeely recognized fellow Metter Rotarian G.W. Johnson, Lawson reported a donation as well as actions of the board, and the slate of officers for the
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Swainsboro Raceway hosts Camp Chameleon

Posted by | June 14, 2018 12:00 pm

by CANDY CARROLL

    Recently, Camp Chameleon held its last day of camp for the 2018 year at Swainsboro Raceway. Children attending camp received a trolley ride at Swainsboro Raceway and Swainsboro Kart Track. Participants also enjoyed go-kart rides around the Kart Track. Attending children were then treated with a pizza picnic lunch and each child received a prize.  Swainsboro Raceway has been honored to host Camp Chameleon for several years.


BOE meets for month of June

Posted by | June 14, 2018 11:30 am

by WHITLEY CLIFTON   

   The Board of Education (BOE) held its regular scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11. Mason Henry led the prayer of invocation, and John Allen Bailey led the Pledge of Allegiance.

   In reference to Superintendent comments:

• Rita Faulkner addressed board members with a pay raise proposal for ParaPros in the Emanuel County School System.

• Superintendent Dr. Kevin Judy informed members of student Read More


One injured in Highway 121 wreck

Posted by | June 14, 2018 11:00 am

by BILL CAHILL, SFD PIO
   On Sunday, June 10, at 8:50 p.m., emergency services were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 10047 Highway 121. Due to the location being close to the county line, units from Candler County were also dispatched.
   First-arriving Twin City firefighters found a heavily damaged Dodge Durango with a 29-year-old male victim lying on the ground next to the vehicle. Due to the serious nature
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CSB of Middle GA – Ogeechee Division kicks off National HIV Testing Week

Posted by | June 14, 2018 10:30 am

   Community Service Board of Middle GA – Ogeechee Division (CSBMG) will kick off National HIV testing week beginning on Monday, June 23. There will be three free HIV testing events that week, one at each CSBMG – Ogeechee outpatient location, and there will be drawings for prizes, gift cards, and gift certificates for all that are tested on those days.
   Testing will be conducted Monday, June 25, at the Screven
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Voices United to welcome numerous groups for youth explosion

Posted by | June 14, 2018 10:00 am

   On Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m., Voices United will present its 9th annual Summer Youth Explosion. Featured will be Voices In Unity of Sandersville, Faith Hope Deliverance praise dancers of Louisville, Mt. Zion of Soperton’s youth choir, Mt. Moriah Youth Choir, Trinity Youth Choir, and William Chapel’s praise dance team. The public, especially all youth, are invited.


Overseer Bartley to open diocese assembly

Posted by | June 14, 2018 9:30 am

   The 87th Georgia Diocese Assembly of the Churches of the Living God (C.L.G.) is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. Services will be held at Williams Grove C.L.G., located at 301 West M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard in Swainsboro. Overseer Jerry D. Bartley will bring the opening message.
   Overseer Bartley and his wife, Dr. Tanya Bartley, are the founders of Faith and Deliverance Restoration Ministries C.L.G. of Savannah.
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