From the July 20, 2011 edition of The Forest-Blade:
BATES SIGNS WITH POINT UNIVERSITY
Matthew Bates, a 2011 honor graduate of ECI, signed to play football at Point University in East Point. Bates played football at ECI during his high school career and was a starter his last three years. He went to the Georgia Dome twice and playoffs the last four years.
CANNADY AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP EGC
Kellie Elizabeth Cannady was awarded the Richard L. Brown Scholarship to East Georgia College for fall semester 2011. The scholarship is awarded to qualified students attending EGC on the basis of outstanding academic and leadership achievements while in high school. Cannady, a 2011 honor graduate of DEA, is the daughter of Judy and Wayne Cannady of Swainsboro.