STC board room dedicated to Larson C. ‘Shot’ Strange

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:56 pm

Southeastern Technical College (STC) recently held a dedication ceremony of the Swainsboro campus boardroom, named in honor of Mr. Larson C. “Shot” Strange, for his leadership, guidance, and vision as a Trustee of the STC Foundation.

The proclamation recently presented to Strange’s family stated:

• Strange was known far and wide as a well-respected business person, community leader, and outstanding citizen of the State of Georgia, an esteem that he Read More

Transition meeting to be held

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:54 pm

Swainsboro Middle School’s eighth-grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend a transition meeting on Tuesday, February 18, at 6 p.m. inside Swainsboro High School’s auditorium to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. Valuable information will be shared about high school expectations and Georgia high school requirements.

A show barn revival in Emanuel County

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:46 pm

by BRANDI MILLS, Emanuel County Livestock Show Team Association president

The Emanuel County Livestock Show Team Association is proud to announce our first Southern Cross Roads Swine Showdown on February 15 at 11 a.m. All are invited to attend.

Our association was reborn in the latter months of 2019. We elected officers, established our nonprofit, and hit the ground running!

First on our agenda was getting the barn clean and Read More

Notes from the Senate: Bills passed this week

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:45 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


SB 47: Allows credits of prior military service up to five years for state retirement if the member has at least two years of services and pays the employee and employer contribution.

SB 262: Under state retirement plans, if the person(s) named as beneficiary dies before the insured, this bill allows for a new beneficiary to be Read More

New EMC doctor talks colon health at Rotary meeting

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:41 pm

The Swainsboro Rotary Club met at Catered Creations on February 1 at lunch.

President Kristin Hall called the meeting to order, and Al Lawson gave the invocation.

Carmen Tanner, marketing representative for Emanuel Medical Center, had as her guests Dr. Ankur Goel and Damien Scott, CEO of the hospital.

Dr. Goel is a colon and rectal surgeon who specializes in colonoscopy screenings, abdominal surgery, and other abdominal services. He came Read More

Librizzi awarded Mel Hayden Student Leadership Medallion

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:40 pm

Breana Leigh Librizzi was recently awarded the Mel Hayden Student Leadership Medallion, an award presented to a Circle K member who has exhibited leadership and service to her club and to her community. Librizzi was nominated by the East Georgia State College Circle K sponsor, Dr. Paul Cerpovicz. She was one of only three Circle K members in Division 17 of the Kiwanis Club to receive this award from Georgia Read More

One heart at a time

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:40 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are leading other national organizations in a pledge to prevent one million heart attacks by the year 2021. To do so, the Million Hearts campaign aims to educate Americans about heart disease and stroke, which are preventable 80 percent of the time for people from 40-65 years old.

Heart disease accounts for one in every four Read More

Heart disease: An underdiagnosed issue in women

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:39 pm

Every February, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada organizes Heart Month to help raise awareness about the warning signs and risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, heart attacks remain a leading cause of premature death, especially among women. Here’s what you should know.

What’s the problem?

Heart attacks in women are often misdiagnosed. One reason for this is that they frequently experience different Read More

Five unexpected signs of heart disease

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:38 pm

Every February, the American Heart Association organizes Heart Month to help raise awareness about the warning signs and risk factors of heart disease. Though there are a number of more commonly recognized symptoms including chest discomfort, dizziness, fainting and shortness of breath, here are five lesser known indicators of this type of disease.

1. Frank’s sign

Diagonal creases on the earlobes have been linked to having a higher risk of Read More

Chronic stress can cause heart trouble

Posted by | February 13, 2020 3:38 pm

by American Heart Association News

Sometimes stress can be useful. But constant stress can affect overall well-being and may even impact heart health.

When stress is short-lived, it can help with performance in meeting a major deadline, interviewing for a new job or achieving another goal. Stress and its impact on the body can also be lifesaving in the face of danger.

But long-term stress induced by work troubles, financial Read More

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