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EGSC releases coronavirus update

Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:21 pm

The University System of Georgia (USG) is consulting constantly with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Friday, March 13, that state agencies, school systems, and local communities have been given the flexibility to implement closures.
Effective Monday, March 16, all 26 USG institutions have temporarily suspended instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test
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ECSO Report 3-18-20

Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:20 pm

Deputies with Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) reported…

March 9

Deputy responded to an address on Hereford Circle in reference to an assault/battery offense.

March 10

Victim reported fraud by illegal use of credit/financial transaction cards.

Deputy responded to an address on Nunez-Lexsy Road in reference to a civil dispute.

Deputy responded to an address on Scarboro Church Road in reference to a report involving an aggravated assault/battery offense with Read More

DPH outlines reasons to call and when not to to call 911

Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:18 pm

Emergencies are unpredictable and agencies, such as 911, are always prepared to assist. Below are reasons to call and not to call 911, according to the Department of Public Health:

Call 911 if you…

• Have difficulty breathing

• Experience an individual choking

• Have an allergic reaction

• Have symptoms of heart attack/stroke

• Are confused, disoriented, or dizzy

• Have difficulty speaking, walking, or seeing

• Have sudden Read More

The following are Frequently Asked Questions about the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:17 pm


What is a novel coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and Read More


Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:16 pm

WHEREAS, the Governor has determined that a Public Health State of Emergency exists in the State of Georgia due to the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, and whereas that state of emergency constitutes a “judicial emergency” pursuant to OCGA § 38-3-60 et seq., see OCGA § 38-3-60 (2).

Now therefore, pursuant to OCGA § 38-3-61, the Honorable Harold D. Melton, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, DOES HEREBY ORDER Read More

Holy Zion slates fellowship youth revival

Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:15 pm

Holy Zion Church of Metter will host a fellowship youth revival March 19-20 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The services will feature Pastor Johnson.

Guest churches on Thursday night’s service will include Saint Matthews, Lakeside First Baptist, Holy Zion Church of Twin City, Saint Luke, Jones Temple Pentecostal of Metter, Holy Zion Church of Statesboro, Brinson Rock, Roundtree Chapter, Mount Gilead, Mercy Grove, Mount Zion, Treemount Temple, Sam’s Creek, Garfield Mount Read More

Franklin Memorial Library to welcome Minister Patton for Bible study

Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:14 pm

Noon-day Bible study sessions entitled “Discovering Purpose” featuring Minister Coleman G. Patton of For His Glory Ministries will continue to be held on Tuesday, March 24, and Tuesday, March 31, at 12 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Library. Brown bag lunches will be provided.

April sessions are scheduled for Good Friday, April 10, beginning at 4 p.m. as well as Tuesday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 28.

For additional information, contact

STAR Students, STAR Teachers recognized at recent BOE meeting

Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:13 pm


Members of the board of education convened Tuesday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office in Swainsboro for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Following the approval of the night’s agenda, the consent agenda was discussed. The consent agenda included the review and approval of submitted minutes from the February 11 board meeting, financial reports presented by Whitney Lawrence, and a list of requests for surplus Read More

2nd Annual Fun Shoot unites youth, adults, experienced, and newcomers

Posted by | March 19, 2020 1:11 pm

On Saturday, February 29, Emanuel County 4-H Project SAFE held its 2nd Annual Fun Shoot. More than 50 shooters from surrounding counties participated in the fundraiser for the modified trap program.

To help promote the 4-H shotgun program, a first-timer shoot was held to give youth experience with shooting sports. This event was made possible by a grant from The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Plus One Movement, a grant program Read More

Stapleton receives scholarship in memory of EGSC alumni

Posted by | March 19, 2020 12:20 pm

Carley Stapleton, a student at East Georgia State College, has been named the recipient of the Rachel Jane Frederick Friendship and Service Award. The Frederick family wanted to remember Rachel Frederick by giving the EGSC Rachel Jane Frederick Friendship and Service Award to someone who is active in the community and someone who spends time helping others.

Carley Stapleton is the 20-year-old daughter of Stoney Stapleton and Heather Hightower. She … Read More

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