Lady Dawgs rout Eagles

Posted by | September 24, 2018 4:44 pm

The ECI Bulldog softball team played a make-up game Saturday against Montgomery County, defeating the Eagles in three innings, 20-0.
   Zera Edenfield stood in the circle for ECI, allowing just one hit with one walk, striking out 5.
   The Bulldogs struck for 13 hits against Montgomery.
   ECI scored 7 runs in the first inning to take an early lead and then exploded for 13 runs in the
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Muffin Fridays at ECI

Posted by | September 24, 2018 4:43 pm

   Pam Baggett’s Social Skills class is learning customer service skills with their mobile muffin cart! Through selling these muffins to teachers and their fellow students, the student sellers are learning customer courtesy, marketing, and money handling.

ECI students stay busy with FFA

Posted by | September 24, 2018 4:42 pm

   Emanuel County Institute’s Future Farmers of America chapter has been busy this fall.
   On September 10, members attended the Central Region FFA Leadership Rally in Perry, where they participated in leadership and team-building activities and competed in different FFA events.
   Also, ECI FFA members partnered with officer teams from Area 3 and Area 4 to collect canned good items for the Feeding America community service project. This year’s officer team
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Two ECI eighth graders receive scholarships

Posted by | September 24, 2018 4:41 pm

   ECI’s Nadia Mendez and Angel Carrillo have been selected to receive the REACH Georgia scholarship.
   The two 8th graders were nominated for the scholarship, met the eligibility requirements, and completed an application for the selection process.
   REACH Georgia is a mentorship and scholarship program that provides scholars with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, gain access to college, and achieve post-secondary success. Upon completion
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Thunderstorm wreaks havoc downtown

Posted by | September 20, 2018 12:09 pm


During the mid hours of September 17, Swainsboro received more than five inches of rain from a thunderstorm that lasted well over an hour. Some businesses received minor indications that water had leaked inside their establishments, but nothing compared to the rainfall build-up at Swainsboro’s Vann Community Park, located on West Main Street.

Stanford to speak at Emanuel County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting

Posted by | September 20, 2018 12:06 pm

   Spreading his campaign message of “Be The Difference,” Chris Stanford, democratic candidate for District 5 of the county commission, will be the featured speaker for September’s monthly meeting of Emanuel County’s Democratic Party.
   The meeting is slated for Tuesday, September 25, at 6 p.m.  in the county commissioners’ board room, located inside the John C. Coleman Hotel in downtown Swainsboro.

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SPS slates council meeting

Posted by | September 20, 2018 12:01 pm

   Swainsboro Primary School (SPS) will host its first school council meeting of the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, September 26, at 5 p.m. in the conference room. Committee members will complete school council training and discuss school enrollment, school data, and upcoming events.

Tigers come up short in slugfest against Washington County

Posted by | September 20, 2018 12:00 pm

   The Swainsboro Tigers (2-2) exerted every ounce of energy in one of the most entertaining games in recent memory, losing 47-45 to Washington County last Friday night. It was Homecoming 2018 and an undefeated and highly ranked Golden Hawks team provided fans with a battle that went back and forth the entire contest.
   The matchup made the game as Washington County dared the Tigers to stop their
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SES students hear from Judge Wilkes, Hall

Posted by | September 20, 2018 11:58 am

   Recently, Judge Don Wilkes and Clerk of Court Kristin Hall visited with the fifth grade students of Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) to discuss citizens’ rights and responsibilities. Students have been studying citizenship, along with expectations and duties of citizens, in their social studies classes.

Tuesdays with Morrie on Schoolhouse Players’ stage

Posted by | September 20, 2018 11:37 am

   The Schoolhouse Players’ upcoming production is Tuesdays with Morrie, the autobiographical story of sports journalist Mitch Albom, a man solely driven by his career. Then, 16 years after finishing college, by chance he learns that his former college professor, Morrie Schwartz, is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Uncharacteristically, Albom takes time to go see him. What starts out as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last Read More

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