Wilkinson attends Family Connection meeting, makes donation

Posted by | September 27, 2018 12:00 pm

   The monthly Family Connection collaborative meeting was held September 20 at the Sudie Fulford Center.
   The program was presented by Julie Wilkinson from Dairy Alliance, who shared information about dairy farms in Georgia and the nutritional benefits of eating dairy products.

   Wilkinson was also there to present Family Connection a $4,000 check. These funds were awarded through the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant and Dairy Alliance. Thanks to the Read More

Dr. Derden speaks at Exchange Club meeting

Posted by | September 27, 2018 11:30 am

   At a recent Emanuel County Exchange Club meeting, Dr. Willie Gunn introduced Dr. John Derden, who presented a slideshow to the club highlighting his recent visit to historical sites in Israel.
   Dr. Derden is a published author. He is a retired history professor at East Georgia State College, where he remains a part-time faculty advisor.
His most recent book, “The World’s Largest Prisonbased on Camp Lawton, was published Read More

Lady Bulldogs on an eight-game winning streak

Posted by | September 27, 2018 11:00 am

   The Lady Bulldog softball team swept the three games played last week, defeating region opponents Claxton and McIntosh County with Metter thrown in the middle.
   ECI run-ruled all three opponents, defeating Claxton 16-1 in thee innings, Metter 11-3 in 6 innings, and McIntosh County in 5 innings 19-5.
   The Bulldogs are currently leading the region with an 8-0 conference record and can solidify the number one seed
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Now hiring

Posted by | September 27, 2018 11:00 am

Open interviews Thursday and Friday at 9a.m. (MUST BE ON TIME) for temporary, but up to 40 hours a week, with R & F Marketing.  Applicants may be subjected to drug testing.  Please call with any questions 478-237-2500.

Dawgflix: ECI Homecoming 2018

Posted by | September 27, 2018 10:30 am

   Emanuel County Institute (ECI) has announced its week of homecoming events, slated for October 1 through October 5. As always, ECI has planned a week of fun for its students.
   Monday will be themed “Life in the ER,” and students should dress as a doctor, nurse, or injured patient. Tuesday will be “Once Upon a Time” Day and students, as you may have guessed, will dress as their favorite fairytale
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Lonesome Doom Gang co-founder writes fictional autobiography

Posted by | September 27, 2018 10:00 am

   One of Emanuel County’s favorite sons, Eddie N. Dillard Sr., has written an account of his years in middle George and north Florida.
   Dillard is co-founder of The Lonesome Doom Gang, a group of friends who attended Emanuel County High School in the 1950s and 1960s. The Lonesome Doom Gang came together as a philanthropic organization in 1999 to help save historic buildings in Emanuel County and have them declared
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Deremiah, Lamb compete in festival run

Posted by | September 27, 2018 9:30 am


   Recently, John Deremiah and 10-year-old Elijah Lamb, son of Carla Lamb, traveled to Plains, where they competed in the Plains Peanut Festival 1-mile run on September 22.

   At the end of the race, Deremiah and Lamb were named winners of their division. The highlight of the two’s trip included hanging out with former president Jimmy Carter and attending Sunday school at Carter’s church, Maranatha Baptist Church. This Read More

Victory on homecoming for DEA

Posted by | September 27, 2018 9:00 am

   On Friday, September 21, David Emanuel Academy (DEA) played under its Friday night lights on their home field against rival Twiggs Academy. The Eagles celebrated homecoming with a win, 36-0.

   Running a 64-yard touchdown, Ashton Greene put the first points on the board, leading the Trojans 6-0. The 2-point conversion, however, was no good.

   Adding more points for the team, Baylor Smith intercepted the ball at the 46-yard line, returning Read More

Bishop Jones to be honored with appreciation services

Posted by | September 27, 2018 8:30 am

   The Georgia Diocese Churches of the Living God Inc. will be honoring its presiding prelate bishop, Bertha Jones, with appreciation services October 3 through October 5 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, as well as Sunday, October 7, at 11:30 a.m., at William Grove Holiness Church, located at 301 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

   Guest speakers for the week are as follows: Bishop Vincent Drummer, Apostle Linda Travett, Pastor E. Cleo Read More

Cowart travels with The Blade to Arkansas

Posted by | September 27, 2018 8:30 am

   Recently, Emanuel County citizen Dot Cowart took The Blade with her to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where approximately 60 family members and friends gathered to celebrate her brother’s 90th birthday at Hot Springs Baptist Church.
   While in the area, Cowart visited the Oarlawn Race Track, where recent Triple Crown winner American Pharoah won his first race. Hot Springs is also the home of former president Bill Clinton.

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