Raymond Eugene Bell Jr., 54

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:17 pm

   Funeral services for Raymond Eugene Bell Jr., 54, of Kite were held Monday, April 22, 2019 at Oaky Grove Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Dr. Tom Akins and Pastor Harry Hadden officiating. Interment followed at Oaky Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. He died Thursday, April 18, 2019 at AU Medical Center in Augusta following a brief illness.

Mr. Raymond Eugene Bell Jr. was born on June 29, 1964 in Metter Read More

Lodge 104 raises money for new building

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:16 pm

Ridgeway Lodge No. 104 of Garfield held a chicken plate fundraiser Saturday, April 13, to raise money for its new building project.

During the lodge’s last meeting, members decided to feed barbecue to Twin View Health and Rehab residents. Total, 60 barbecue plates were served.

Kiwanians hear STEM program

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:15 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held one of its weekly meetings Tuesday, April 16, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Twenty-one members and one guest, Kristi Moore, attended.

The program for the evening was hosted by Mary Ellen Smith, who introduced Madison Moore, a junior at Swainsboro High School and a dual enrollment student at East Georgia State College.

Moore talked about choosing an engineering Read More

Garden club tours farm

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:13 pm

The Glad Garden Club met Monday April 9, at Jacks Creek Farms & Flowers.

Owner and operator Jan Hooks toured members around her beautiful gardens, which consist of many different varieties of organically-grown flowers. In addition, she explained how organic gardening benefits the produce and the land in which it grows.

Carolyn Brown, Glad Garden Club member, says Hooks’ enthusiasm for restoration work and continuing the family farm made for Read More

Florence Kent Moore, 74

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:12 pm

   Funeral services for Florence Kent Moore, 74, of Swainsboro were held Friday, April 19, 2019 in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Elder Tommy Rountree and Reverend Casey Shaw officiating. Interment followed at Kent Crump Cemetery. She passed away April 16, 2019 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro following an extended illness.

Mrs. Florence Kent Moore was born October 19, 1944 in Millen to Read More

Works In Progress Reader’s Theatre Production to be held tonight!

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:10 pm

East Georgia State College’s annual Works in Progress Reader’s Theatre Production will be held Thursday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at EGSC – Statesboro. Directed by Professor Sebastian Verdis, this production is presented by the EGSC Performing Arts Club and the EGSC Foundation.

The three plays performed are the winners of the annual Exit: Stage Right 10-Minute Play Writing Contest held each year in the fall. First place was A Read More

EGSC’s Bee Campus USA certification renewed

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:08 pm

Bee City USA® has renewed East Georgia State College’s certification for 2019 following a rigorous renewal application process.

This completed the efforts of the EGSC Bee Campus Committee to accomplish this recertification, the facilitating committee for EGSC’s efforts to engage the campus in promoting pollinator-friendliness.

Bee City USA is an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the largest pollinator protection organization in the world. The Bee Campus USA Read More

ECI will host Wilcox County in first round of state playoffs

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:07 pm


The baseball state playoffs will begin Thursday, April 25, with teams playing best-of-three series. The first day will be doubleheaders with the if-necessary game scheduled for Friday.

Class A teams ranked 1-8 in power rankings will have a first round bye while teams ranked 9-24 will be on the field Thursday. Teams ranked 9-16 will host while teams ranked 17-24 will be on the road.

Eight teams Read More

Bells to be featured program at historic society’s annual meeting

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:05 pm

Emanuel County Historic Society will host its annual meeting Thursday, April 25, at Longview Farm and Home Museum. The gates will open at 5 p.m. for tours, and the covered dish dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

Amanda Bell and Brandon Bell will sing and present the history of each song. Missy Elder says the program should be an interesting one.

Officers and directors for 2019-2020 will be elected at Read More

David Emanuel represented at modified trap shoot

Posted by | April 25, 2019 3:04 pm

Three DEA students recently competed in the 4-H Project S.A.F.E. regional modified trap shot gun match.

Math McCullough competed in the senior division while Ben Bennett and Riley Griner competed in the junior division.

The county team had an excess of 30 students from grades seven through 12 competing for individual medals, team medals, and state qualifying.

Opponents included 4-H members from Bulloch, Jenkins and Screven County.

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