Mildred Irene Einsphar Steptoe, 72

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:11 pm

A private memorial service will be held for Mrs. Mildred Irene Einsphar Steptoe, 72, of Kite. She passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Scott Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Somewhere tonight

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:10 pm


Sometimes late at night, I take my little dog out to use the bathroom. I sit on the front porch as he does his business. It is unusually quiet and peaceful now.

At times like these, you realize the heavens, filled with zillions of stars, are much bigger than you ever imagined. You are convinced that there must be a higher power watching over us. You realize Read More

Another successful year for ECI softball

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:09 pm


The Bulldogs had another successful and record-setting year. The Lady Dawgs ended with a 25–6 season record and a fifth consecutive region championship.

The Lady Dawgs were eliminated in the third game of the state playoffs, going 1–2 in the Elite 8 in Columbus.

Stats were not available at press time for the Bulldogs.

ECI faced Commerce in the first game at noon on Thursday, October 24.

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Eagles win against Nat Greene Patriots

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:06 pm

David Emanuel Academy’s varsity football team took the field against Nathanael Greene Academy in Siloam on Friday, October 25, and returned to Stillmore with another spectacular win, 44–6.

The Eagles took the lead over the Patriots with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Ethan Wells to Jesse Moore to put the first points on the board, 6–0. Rylie Rowland hauled in a pass from Wells to tack on the 2 extra Read More

Stanford running for mayor in Twin City

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:04 pm

Local business owner Chris Stanford is officially slated as a candidate for the office of mayor in Twin City.

Stanford is a lifelong resident of Twin City and the owner of two successful businesses, Stanford Quality Collision and Stanford-Pullens Used Cars, that have firmly planted roots within the city for over 16 years.

An active member of the Twin City community, Stanford is also an integral part of several civic Read More

Emanuel County Schools holds REACH Georgia signing ceremony

Posted by | November 1, 2019 4:00 pm

Emanuel County Institute students Asia Tamera Gibbons and Cassie Elizabeth Coronado-Sutton, along with Swainsboro Middle School students Magaly Enriquez-Jacinto, Elizabeth Guadalupe Hebert, and Taniya Raegina Simmons, were honored during a special REACH Georgia signing ceremony held by the Emanuel County Board of Education Monday night.

During the ceremony, Governor Kemp provided a special video message to the students. These students were selected as the REACH Georgia Scholars for cohort 2019-20. Read More

ECI FFA to revive alumni chapter

Posted by | November 1, 2019 3:59 pm

Future Farmers of America, known now as simply FFA, has been a cornerstone organization at Emanuel County Institute for decades. A club that was once made up of farm kids who showed animals and learned new agricultural practices, FFA has changed over time to include so much more. Today’s FFA students can still show animals, judge livestock, or compete in tractor driving, but they can also learn about landscape design, Read More

Spooky foods

Posted by | November 1, 2019 3:58 pm

It is that time of year for spooky foods! Keep the scares in the haunted house this Halloween and out of your home by following these to prevent foodborne illnesses.

If you take your kids trick or treating, or if older ones go out by themselves, do not allow them to eat the candy while they are out. Have them wait until they get home so you can inspect the Read More

DAR to meet second week in November

Posted by | November 1, 2019 3:56 pm

The Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Thursday, November 14, at 3 p.m. at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the campus of the East Georgia State College.

Set your mind

Posted by | November 1, 2019 3:55 pm


I have learned over the years the value of purposely setting my mind on things I want to happen throughout the day, instead of passively waiting to see what kind of thoughts I happen to have.

Just as we choose our clothes and purposely put them on, we can and should choose our thoughts, because what we meditate on often becomes our reality (see Proverbs 23:7). “Where Read More

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