Don’t miss EGSC’s special MLK Program

Posted by | January 21, 2019 10:33 am

On January 24, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., join East Georgia State College for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Program in the Luck F. Gambrell Center Auditorium. Speaker for the event will be Richard Allen Washington, Sr.

Washington serves as the Pastor of Saint John Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Columbus, Ga. He holds the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and English from the University of West … Read More

Twin City drowning results in one death

Posted by | January 18, 2019 3:32 pm


On Sunday, January 13, emergency crews were dispatched at approximately 2:15 p.m. to a pond located between Durden Road and Princess Street in Twin City. The caller reported that a 55-year-old  male, later identified as Alfred Leonard Allen of Rex, drowned in the pond while attempting to teach an 11-year-old girl how to row a boat.

According to deputy coroner Randy Love, Allen jumped Read More

STC student receives Grace E. Smith Scholarship

Posted by | January 18, 2019 3:31 pm

On behalf of the STC Foundation and the family of Grace Smith, Southeastern Technical College is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Grace E. Smith Memorial Scholarship, Amber Yawn.

A student at the Vidalia campus, she was recently accepted into the school’s LPN program. Yawn resides in Hazlehurst with her husband and two children.

This scholarship was established in 2014 by the friends and family of Grace Smith, Read More

SHS CTI member wins Themed Speech event

Posted by | January 18, 2019 3:29 pm

In October, Swainsboro High School student Jamia Jordan was slated to compete in Georgia CTI’s Themed Speech event at the Georgia National Fair.

Due to Hurricane Michael hitting south Georgia, however, the fair had to close on the day of event, thereby suspending the competition.

In late December, the Georgia National Fair reached out to Georgia CTI and expressed a desire to somehow continue the competition.

As a result, CTI Read More

SES names honor students for second quarter

Posted by | January 18, 2019 3:27 pm

According to Principal Valorie Watkins, the following Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) students were named to the below honor lists for the second nine weeks:

Star honor roll

Third grade — Landon Akridge, Kamm’Rynn Bell, Chloe Boulineau, Layla Brinson,Taden Brinson, Kali Brown, Nylah Brown, Lake Bush, Amelia Grace Clements, A’Quavian Cuyler, Caleb Dolp, Kolby Edenfield, Alexander Fuentes Garcia, London Hackett, Elijah Holley, Jamarri Holmes, Mariska Hutcheson, Savannah Jackson, Weston Lee, Ethan Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | January 18, 2019 3:25 pm

by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District


State revenues for December came in -4.5%, below December revenues from 2017. Last year’s December revenues were up abnormally and the state experienced an extremely high month. This same spike was played out across the country as taxpayers reacted to the federal tax cut and the end of some exemptions. Many believed that paying their taxes before Jan. 1, 2018 Read More

Wiregrass Chapter installs officers for 2019

Posted by | January 18, 2019 3:04 pm

The Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Thursday, January 10, at New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with President Wilder Smith presiding. Seventeen members were joined by five guests.

The highlight of the evening was the installation of the chapter’s officers for 2019. Georgia Society senior vice president and president-elect Scott Collins did the honors.

Wilder Smith Jr. was installed as Read More

Fall Line Chapter holds first meeting

Posted by | January 18, 2019 3:02 pm

After receiving its charter on November 10, 2018, the Fall Line Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its first-ever meeting Tuesday, January 8, at Farm Bureau in Sandersville.

President Sandy Mercer presided. Following the invocation, pledge to the U.S. flag, and pledge to the SAR, he introduced the evening’s program to the nine attending members. Wilder Smith Jr. of Swainsboro, president of the local Wiregrass Read More

Brier Creek welcomes new officers

Posted by | January 18, 2019 3:01 pm

Senior vice president and Georgia Society president-elect Scott Collins attended the Brier Creek Chapter’s monthly meeting on Thursday, January 3, at R&D’s Restaurant in Sylvania to install the chapter’s new officers for 2019.

President Lee Smith was installed back into his current role. Among the others installed were Scotty Scott as vice president and registrar, Sam Cochran as treasurer, Dennis Wiggins as secretary, Wayne Howard as chaplain, Don Bazemore as Read More

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