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STC campus to remain closed while online instruction continues

Posted on April 2, 2020 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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On March 26, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order stating that all “public post-secondary schools shall remain closed for in-person instruction with limited exceptions for the rest of the semester.” Therefore, as directed, Southeastern Technical College will not re-open either campus to the general public until the end of the current semester. Online instruction will continue.

The staff is working diligently to find the answers to many questions Read More


Queensborough National Bank here to help in uncertain times

Posted on April 2, 2020 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide many resources to small businesses, in addition to certain nonprofits and other employers.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans are one part of this act and will provide cashflow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to qualifying employers affected by Covid-19 who maintain their payroll during this emergency. Among other features, PPP offers forgiveness of Read More


Stay calm!

Posted on April 2, 2020 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Local healthcare officials are urging citizens to remain calm and continue the precautionary measures promoted in the last few weeks as Emanuel County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced Monday, March 30. Around noon, East Georgia Healthcare Center published on Facebook a press release stating that its lab company sent word that a patient from Emanuel County had tested positive for coronavirus. Still, both EGHC officials and others in Read More


COVID-19 guidance for restaurants and food service

Posted on April 2, 2020 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by MARNIE DEKLE, Family & Consumer Sciences agent for Emanuel and Candler counties

The expanding global outbreak of respiratory infections due to a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been declared a pandemic. Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly increasing in Georgia.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The best way to preventinfection with any respiratory virus is to use the same preventative strategies used during a Read More


Emanuel County Schools announce school closures

Posted on April 1, 2020 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by EMANUEL COUNTY SCHOOLS

Governor Brian Kemp has just signed an Executive Order closing all school districts for the remainder of the school year. This is an unprecedented decision that I know was not taken lightly. At this point, there are more questions than answers. The Emanuel County School district will work over the next several weeks to provide answers to these questions. We ask that our community continue Read More



A letter from the superintendent

Posted on April 1, 2020 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The following is a letter released from Dr. Kevin A. Judy, superintendent of Emanuel County Schools, on Thursday, March 26, 2020 about school closures due to the novel coronavirus.

Emanuel County Schools Community,

I pray this letter finds everyone healthy and well! I wanted to update you on the school district’s status and upcoming plans. As everyone is aware these are unprecedented times in the educational system, as well as Read More


A coronavirus update from EGSC

Posted on April 1, 2020 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by PRESIDENT BOB BOEHMER

Dear Friends of East Georgia State College,

During these unprecedented times, the events of each day remind me repeatedly of the importance of East Georgia College to the region we serve and to our amazing students—and the importance of each one of you to our future. Thank you for all you have done for the college and for your continuing support.

At this time of year, Read More


Citizens Bank of Swainsboro adjusts delivery of banking services

Posted on April 1, 2020 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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In an effort to protect the health and safety of their customers and team members from COVID-19, The Citizens Bank of Swainsboro will offer drive-thru services only until further notice. Necessary in-person meetings with bankers or lenders can be scheduled by contacting them directly at 478-237-7001.

Given the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended best practices for social distancing, customers are encouraged to utilize the drive-thru window, ATMs, Read More


Chamber, JDA designate crisis link

Posted on April 1, 2020 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce and the Joint Development Authority have designated http://www.goemanuel.org/covid-19-resources to the local COVID-19 crisis. On this link, internet users will find 22 resources to utilize for those seeking help or to obtain a better understanding of the COVID-19 crisis. The resources include local, the state of Georgia, and national links for assistance.

In addition, the chamber also announced Courtney Terwilliger of Emanuel Medical Center has Read More


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