Kiwanis Club holds installation and awards banquet

Posted by | October 15, 2019 12:00 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro held its annual installation and awards banquet on Tuesday, September 24, at Catered Creations at 7 p.m. with President Cheryl Goodman presiding. Twenty-three members and three guests—Carolyn Canady, Jimmy Wedincamp, and Tyler Sikes—attended.

President Goodman turned the program over to Lt. Governor Tim Goodman for special Kiwanis International awards and presentations.

First, he presented Legion of Honor awards and pins to Gary Couse and Chip Read More

In case you missed it… High-speed chase starts in Treutlen, ends in Emanuel

Posted by | October 15, 2019 11:30 am

A high-speed chase in the afternoon hours of Thursday, September 19, led to one arrest.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., Emanuel County 911 received a call from Treutlen County deputies requesting assistance in a high-speed chase coming out of Treutlen County into Emanuel. The suspect was caught as he crossed the bypass coming in on Highway 56 South.

“Fortunately, we had deputies in the area who were able to respond and Read More

EGSC’s president delivers State of the College Address

Posted by | October 15, 2019 11:00 am

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, East Georgia State College’s president, Dr. Bob Boehmer, held the yearly State of the College Address. Students, faculty, staff, and members from the community all gathered in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center auditorium for the event.

Dr. Boehmer began the address by stating higher education in the United States is currently undergoing a period of rapid transformation and change. Across the United States, students in Read More

Johnson, Hudson compete at area CDE

Posted by | October 15, 2019 10:30 am

For 46 FFA members from Area 4, long hours of practicing paid off as they competed in the Area 4 Floral Design Career Development Event held at Toombs County High School.

Placing 12th in the junior division competition was Hali Kate Johnson. Also competing representing Emanuel County Institute FFA was Alayha Hudson, competing in the senior division, placing eleventh in her division. These students were trained by their agriculture education Read More

Mercer places fifth at local CDE

Posted by | October 15, 2019 10:00 am

Lawson Mercer, a member of Emanuel County Institute’s FFA chapter, placed fifth at the Area 4 Agricultural Tractor and Machinery Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event (CDE) held at Toombs County High School on September 24.

This CDE allows students to demonstrate the skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate a tractor. Participants in the event take a written examination and answer problem-solving questions related to tractor servicing, safe operation, Read More

Why 4-H is special to me

Posted by | October 15, 2019 9:30 am

by JACK WILLIAMS, Ninth grade 4-H’er

4-H is really special to me. I can participate in any activity they offer. I get to experience tons of fun things. Some things I enjoy are archery, shotgun, cooking, beach ecology, camps, dances with friends, consumer judging, and public speaking.

Since I am homeschooled, public speaking is not something I have lots of practice with. At District Project Achievement (DPA), I get lots Read More

4-H shooting sports as told by a National Shooting Sports Georgia Teen Ambassador

Posted by | October 15, 2019 9:00 am


Shooting sports has been a part of Emanuel County 4-H for many years. Being the younger of two boys, I was able to watch my older brother participate in the shotgun discipline. Watching him grow and improve in the sport made me want to give it a try.

When I entered seventh grade, I could not wait to start modified trap. That first year of modified trap Read More

4-H Project S.A.F.E. Modified Trap ends with third place finish at state

Posted by | October 15, 2019 8:30 am


The 2019 Emanuel County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. Modified Trap team wrapped up its season with the state 4-H modified trap match.

Emanuel County 4-H’ers participated in three levels of competition: the local Randy Fagler Memorial County Match, the Southeast District qualifying matches, and the state modified trap match in Eatonton. The program is open to seventh through 12th-grade students in Emanuel County who are enrolled in the Read More

4-H’ers compete in project achievement

Posted by | October 15, 2019 8:00 am


Emanuel County 4-H hosted fourth, fifth, and sixth grade 4-H’ers from 17 counties on March 23 for the annual Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition at Swainsboro Middle School.

Emanuel County was represented by 28 competing 4-H’ers, 15 Teen Leaders, and 14 adult volunteers.

The Project Achievement competition offers something for just about everyone. From bicycle to wildlife, there are 59 different categories. Fifty-three projects included oral presentations. Six Read More

Lady Dawgs win fifth consecutive region championship

Posted by | October 15, 2019 7:30 am


The ECI Bulldog softball team swept Johnson County last week to capture their fifth region crown in the last five years.

During the 5-year, run the Lady Dawgs won the championship series against Treutlen County, three times against Calvary, and last week against the Trojans.

The Dawgs were the host team as the No. 1 seed against the No. 2 seed Trojans.  ECI took the first game Read More

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