‘Secret agents’ convene at local library

Posted by | July 26, 2019 4:52 pm

Approximately 40 children and 25 adults attended a “secret agent party” held July 16 at Franklin Memorial Library. Sponsored by the Mill Creek Foundation and hosted by Emanuel County Family Connection, the event featured games, fingerprint crafts, rounds of “Spy Man Says,” book readings, and a pizza lunch. Children present also received two free books and take-home secret agent gear for their participation.

Event volunteers included Ann Rogers, Jodi Jarvis, Read More

EGSC–Statesboro director selected to participate in Leadership Bulloch

Posted by | July 26, 2019 4:48 pm

Jessica Williamson, director of East Georgia State College–Statesboro has been selected to participate in Leadership Bulloch, a program designed by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce.

The Leadership Bulloch Selection Committee targets people for the program who have a sincere commitment, motivation and interest to serve in the community and have demonstrated commitment by past community activities. The participants also must represent all segments of the community and have demonstrated leadership Read More

More than 50 elementary students participate in Camp Invention

Posted by | July 26, 2019 4:41 pm

For the seventh consecutive year, Camp Invention was held at East Georgia State College’s Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center. The camp is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization.

During the week-long program that is inspired by the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, students got to participate in hands-on problem solving, collaboration, and use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This year, the Read More

Dellwood home heavily damaged by fire

Posted by | July 26, 2019 4:12 pm


As a result of an unattended pot on the stove, a home located in Dellwood received heavy damage from a fire. At 7:45 p.m. on Thursday July 18, County EMS, firefighters, and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 163 Bird Flanders Rd.

A heavy fire condition was found on the arrival of firefighters of Dellwood Engine 282. Two 1.75” attack lines were stretched into two sides Read More

Food product dating

Posted by | July 26, 2019 3:31 pm

by MARNIE DEKLE, Family and Consumer Science agent for Emanuel County

“Best if Used By” is a type of date you might find on a meat, poultry, or egg product label. Are dates required on these food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date? For the next couple of columns, we will focus on Untied States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Read More

Rountree Island MBC to host Reverend Watkins

Posted by | July 26, 2019 3:18 pm

Rountree Island Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual revival services beginning Thursday, August 1, through Sunday, August 4. Reverend Christopher Watkins of Dublin will be the week’s featured evangelist. Numerous guest churches will be in attendance.

On Sunday, August 4, Pastor Richard A. Lawrence will present the word of God. The service will begin with Sunday school service at 10 a.m., and the morning worship service will follow at Read More

Ohoopee Grove MBC to host revival

Posted by | July 26, 2019 3:12 pm

Ohoopee Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual revival services August 7 through August 9 at 7:30 nightly. This year’s guest minister will be Reverend Charles Dorsey of Camilla.

Numerous guest churches have been invited. Wednesday night will include Coleman Chapel, Stillmore First Baptist, New Mt. Moriah AME, and Willow Spring Baptist Church. Thursday night will see visits from Team Effort MBC, Smith Grove MBC, Oak Grove MBC, Roberts Read More

Back-to-school bash this Sunday

Posted by | July 26, 2019 3:02 pm

On Sunday, July 28, Eastwood Church of God of Swainsboro will host a back-to-school event for students in grades preschool through 12.

The event will begin with 10:30 morning worship service. When the service concludes, attendees will be served a hot dog lunch, enjoy inflatables entertainment, and receive free school supplies!

A weekend of rain, fires, flooding, crashes, and one chase

Posted by | July 26, 2019 2:37 pm


Most afternoons, recently, the area has seen severe storms roll through.

On Friday, July 19, a series of cells produced several inches of rain in a short period. The result was some flooding on the roadways, which created hazardous driving conditions.

On McLeod Bridge Road, by the entrance to the recreation center, water flooded entirely across the roadway. The other large-flooded area occurred on North Read More

Bertha “Birdee” M. May, 84

Posted by | July 26, 2019 2:33 pm

   Funeral services for Bertha “Birdee” M. May, 84, were held Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church with Minister Gwendolyn Bowers presiding. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She passed away July 16, 2019.

Mrs. Bertha “Birdee” M. May was born July 3, 1935 to the late Buster and Inez Miley. She was educated in the Colleton Country School System and moved to Swainsboro in Read More

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