American Legion Post 103 offers cemetery services

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:47 pm

   Recently, Swainsboro’s American Legion Post 103 found a new way to serve its community—cleaning local cemeteries.
   Initiated by Hubert Hendrix, members started their project on a cemetery located on McMillian Drive, then went to Jones Cemetery on Lambs Bridge Road. After Post 103 cleaned the two cemeteries, they erected signs in those cemeteries to promote the new service.
   It is the group’s goal to clean one cemetery per month. The
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New SAR Chapter picks name

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:45 pm

   The new Washington County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held its second organizational meeting on Tuesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building in Sandersville. There were 25 members in attendance, and President Sandy Mercer presided.
   After President Mercer called the meeting to order and led the invocation, four-way pledge, and pledge to the American Flag, Compatriot Dess Smith III was asked to present
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Statesboro Kiwanians visit during September meeting

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:44 pm

   The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its weekly meeting Tuesday, September 18, at 7 p.m. at Catered Creations. With President-Elect Cheryl Goodman presiding, there were 19 members in attendance with four guests, Anita Cerpovicz, EGSC Circle K co-president, and Statesboro Kiwanis interclubbers Danny Folio, Vince Galasso, and Chris Caplinger.    

   To promote fellowship, the 3-member Kiwanis interclub from the Statesboro Kiwanis Club traveled 37 miles to join the Swainsboro club.

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Hudson family claims prize of recent DEA raffle

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:42 pm


   In celebration of its 50th year of service, David Emanuel Academy (DEA) hosted a truck raffle for the chance to win a Ford or Chevy truck. The drawing was held during DEA’S homecoming halftime show on Friday, September 21.

   Homecoming king Baylor Smith drew the winning ticket, and Alana Strange, homecoming queen, announced Bonnie Johnson, wife of Hudson Johnson, as winner.

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Tigers blank Metter in Region 2-AA opener

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:40 pm


   The Swainsboro Tigers (3-2) scored 15 quick points and then shut down the Metter Tigers to win their first region game of the season, 15-0. Swainsboro’s harassing and swarming defense never allowed Metter any momentum, beating Metter for the 9th consecutive time, last losing to the orange-clad Tigers in 1955.

   Metter came into the game at 4-1, having just lost a heart-breaking, double overtime game to Read More

EGSC VP for Academic and Student Affairs has article featured in NISOD

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:39 pm

   Recently, Dr. Deborah Vess, East Georgia State College’s Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, had an article, “Interdisciplinary Studies Then and Now: Expanding Concepts of Integrative Teaching and Learning,” published as part of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) 40th Anniversary.

   The article, titled “Promoting Interdisciplinary Studies,” was originally published in Innovations Abstracts Volume XVI, No. 19 in September of 1994, and has been Read More

Amateur Radio Awareness meeting to be held at EGSC-Swainsboro

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:37 pm

   On October 13, an Amateur Radio Awareness meeting will be held at East Georgia State College’s Swainsboro campus from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This event will promote amateur radio in the area and will help the community understand what amateur radio is all about.

   So what is amateur radio? Also called ham radio, amateur radio operators form a worldwide network of people united by a common interest in wireless Read More

Lady Dawgs playing for fourth consecutive region title

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:35 pm

   The ECI softball team will be competing this week for their fourth region title in as many years against Calvary in a three-game series. This marks the fourth straight year the two teams have vied for the championship.
   ECI hosted Calvary Tuesday, October 2, in a doubleheader and will play the if-game Thursday, October 4, in Savannah.
   The Bulldogs solidified home field advantage in the championship series
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ECI announces it’s 2018 homecoming court

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:33 pm

   ECI students have picked class representatives for the 2018 homecoming court. Nineth grade representatives are Alaya Hudson, Shelby Robinson, Karmen Thompson, and Zaren Williford; tenth grade, Destiny Akridge, Olivia Canady, Emilee Tabor, and Zade Anna Williford; eleventh grade, Ansley McQuaig, Bailey Sanders, Tanayshia Redding, and Tyneisha Thomas; twelfth grade, Rose Baker, Jamyra Brown, Jenna Hinson, Jada Hughes, Caroline Kraus, and Miranda Wilkerson. 

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ECI recognizes local cancer heroes with annual Gold Out Game

Posted by | October 5, 2018 4:32 pm

   With September being childhood Cancer Awareness Month,  Emanuel County Institute (ECI) and the ECI boosters held its 6th annual Gold Out Game for childhood cancer on Friday, September 21. Decorated with gold bows hung along the stadium and school of ECI, this years event was larger than in the past, and plans are for it to continue to grow. Cure is a local organization in Atlanta and Savannah who help Read More

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