Don’t forget about fall commencement this weekend!

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:39 pm

East Georgia State College will hold its fall commencement ceremony this Saturday, December 14. The guest speaker for the event will be Senator Nikema Williams while the alumni speaker will be John Allen Bailey. Megan Bryant will be the student representative. The occasion will begin at 10 a.m. inside the gymnasium on the Swainsboro campus.

Bulldog Battalion brings HUD rating back to ECI

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:37 pm

On Tuesday, November 19, Emanuel County Institute’s Army JROTC Bulldog Battalion earned Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD) during the JROTC Program for Accreditation.

The battalion was evaluated by an inspection team led by Rodney Clark of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, 6th Brigade. Cadets were evaluated in the following areas: Battalion Staff Continuous Improvement Brief, Cadet Drill, Cadre Portfolios and Interviews, Color Guard, Digital Cadet Portfolios and Interviews, Service Learning Read More

E-Z Riders MC brings Christmas joy to Pruitt Health

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:36 pm

The E-Z Riders Motorcycle Club continues to bring smiles and joy to the residents of healthcare facilities throughout Emanuel County. This year, the club focused its attention to the residents of Pruitt Health.

Too often, residents of such facilities are forgotten at Christmas time, and E-Z Riders Motorcycle Club feels strongly this is the perfect time of the year for love and joy to be shown by everyone and to Read More

Eagle basketball one game short of sweep

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:34 pm


The DEA Eagles have been hot on the courts so far this basketball season, with all but one game won between the middle and high school teams.

Starting the month of December off, the two teams traveled to Jeffersonville to compete against Twiggs Academy on December 3.

On this particular game day, the middle school girls came out on top, conquering the mighty Trojans 36–21. Scoring for Read More

Put these things on your mind

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:31 pm


There was a slogan that used to come on television in an ad. The slogan said, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” In spite of all the technology today, our mind is one of the most powerful tools we can possess. There was a time when our minds held hundreds of phone numbers, could remember family recipes without a book, and hold on to Read More

Church to celebrate four years with pastor, first lady

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:29 pm

Johnson Grove Missionary Baptist Church will honor Rev. Joel Davis and wife’s fourth anniversary with a special service on Sunday, December 15. The morning will begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by mass meeting at 10:30.

Sister Syvetta Young will be mistress of the ceremony. Willow Spring, Newton Grove, Union Chapel, Mount Gilead, and Durden Grove will be the guest churches. Rev. Raymond Hairston of Union Chapel Baptist Read More

First African MBC to host youth event

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:28 pm

First African Missionary Baptist Church in Stillmore, where Pastor Dr. E. Muriel Bell presides, will host a fifth Sunday youth convention starting next weekend. The event will kick off with a business meeting at noon on December 21. A week later on December 28, a workshop will take place at 10 a.m., and the main event will take place the following morning. The 2-part service on December 29 will begin Read More

Carther Raymond “Buddy” Jenkins, 85

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:27 pm

A carpenter’s memorial service for Carther Raymond “Buddy” Jenkins, 85, were held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Williams Grove Holiness Church with Pastor Linda Bivins presiding. He passed away November 26, 2019.

Mr. Carther Raymond “Buddy” Jenkins was born November 12, 1934 in Dodge County to the late Jesse Jenkins and Wilhemenia Spivey. “Buddy,” as he was lovingly called by family and friends, worked many years in the logging industry. Read More

Alexander T. Johnson, 35

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:26 pm

Alexander T. Johnson, 35, passed away November 27, 2019. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Swainsboro City Auditorium. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. His loving family and friends received visitors from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the same location. He passed away November 27, 2019. 

Survivors include his princess, Alexandria T. Cheley, and her mother, Bessie “Gayle” Cheley, whom he Read More

Georgia Foundation for Ag offering scholarships for students

Posted by | December 13, 2019 1:25 pm

For years now, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture has provided provide students with opportunities to succeed as they pursue agriculture-related courses of study. In 2020, the GFB Foundation for Agriculture will award scholarships in the following four categories:

Scholarship for Agriculture

The purpose of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture’s Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture and who exhibit leadership Read More

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