Seedling Garden Club begins new year

Posted by | October 14, 2019 1:30 pm

The Seedling Garden Club began a new year Monday, September 9, inside the First Methodist Church’s social hall.

President Lucille Braswell welcomed the 15 members and club newcomer Susan Morris. President Braswell stated that even though the club did not have formal meetings during the summer, members were still busy with tasks such as working in the flowerbed at the Emanuel County Courthouse, awarding Yard of the Month to deserving Read More

Miss USA National Teen speaks at Rotary meeting

Posted by | October 14, 2019 1:00 pm

The Swainsboro Rotary Club met at Catered Creations on September 16 at noon for its weekly meeting.

President Kristin Hall called the meeting to order, and the group recited the pledge and 4-Way Test. Zac Frye then introduced his guest, Sydney Dorsey, daughter of Chris and Tanisha Dorsey of Swainsboro.

Dorsey won the Miss USA National Teen Pageant, and her platform is “This is Me.”  She wants to promote kindness, Read More

Kenneth Edmund Hudson, 55

Posted by | October 14, 2019 12:30 pm

Memorial services for Kenneth Edmund Hudson, 55, of Brooklet were held Sunday, September 29, 2019  3 p.m. at Believer’s Church on Harville Road in Statesboro. The family received friends at Believer’s Church one hour prior to service. He passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Savannah Hospice following an extended illness.

Mr. Kenneth Edmund Hudson was born May 30, 1964 in Metter to William Shelton Hudson and Mary Frances Conner Read More

If old houses could talk

Posted by | October 14, 2019 12:00 pm

Old houses have a certain character and personality. You can sense it from the foundation to the very top of the roof.

If their walls could talk, what a unique story we would hear! Babies were born in this house, grew up and got married, and moved away with a heavy heart, leaving bittersweet memories behind.

There is death too, where mama was taken out on a stretcher, leaving her Read More

Five years, 10 region titles between two teams

Posted by | October 14, 2019 11:30 am

Emanuel County isn’t short on softball talent! Both Emanuel County Institute and David Emanuel Academy have won their region championship titles for the past five consecutive years. ECI beat Johnson County to accomplish their 5-peat, and DEA beat Covenant to go back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back! Check out pages 3C and _C for the full stories. Congratulations, Lady Dawgs and Lady Eagles!

Family and Friends Fun Day draws large crowd

Posted by | October 14, 2019 11:00 am

On Saturday, September 21, East Georgia State College held Family and Friends Fun Day at the Swainsboro campus, inviting the campus and community to enjoy free fun and games provided by the Office of Student Life, the EGSC Foundation and various clubs and organizations on campus.

The day kicked off with the Annual Bobcat Regatta, where teams constructed boats of duct tape and cardboard and attempted to either make it Read More

McBride advances to area Employability Skills LDE

Posted by | October 14, 2019 10:30 am

Emanuel County Institute FFA member Grace McBride recently placed second in the Area 4 FFA Employment Skills Leadership Development Event (LDE). The event was held at Toombs County High School on September 24.

The FFA Employment Skills Leadership LDE is designed to develop the ability of FFA members to interview for a given job which they are currently qualified to work. Each student prepares a resume’ and cover letter, which Read More

Local ECI FFA member McBride selected as National FFA Talent Performer at 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo

Posted by | October 14, 2019 10:00 am

Grace McBride, a member of the Emanuel County Institute’s FFA chapter in Twin City, will be on stage and in the spotlight October 30 through November 2 during the 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

McBride, a junior at ECI and the daughter of Jim and Amy McBride, has been selected to perform in the National FFA Talent Competition. She will perform on stage and bring excitement Read More

Reynolds earns Master 4-H status at state congress

Posted by | October 14, 2019 9:30 am


The 77th Annual State 4-H Congress was held in Atlanta on July 23-26 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel. Emanuel County was represented by 10 4-H’ers.

During the event, 4-H’ers competed against other district winners in their respective project areas. Additionally, students attended educational and donor tours.

Winners were announced at Six Flags Over Georgia, which is a long-standing tradition for state congress.

New Master 4-H’er and Read More

4-H poultry judging team wins area contest

Posted by | October 14, 2019 9:00 am


Twenty-one Emanuel County 4-H’ers competed in the area poultry judging competition on April 12 in Lyons.

At the competition, all contestants judged two classes of live birds for egg production and gave oral reasons for their selections on one class. In addition, they judged carcasses for meat quality, candled eggs to determine freshness and grade, and judged eggs for exterior and broken-out quality. 

The senior team (grades Read More

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