Portion of Pine Street becomes one-way

Posted by | November 16, 2018 5:03 pm

On Monday, November 5, the 100 block of West Pine Street in downtown Swainsboro transitioned to eastbound one-way travel only. The Georiga Department of Transportation is supporting the transition to enhance safety as fire trucks depart from the fire station on Pine Street.

Estate/Garage Sale

Posted by | November 16, 2018 5:00 pm

ESTATE/GARAGE SALE:  Sat, Nov. 17 from 8am – 4pm @ 479 Mt. Shady Church Rd, Swainsboro.  Furniture, Outdoor Appliances, Automotive Equipment, Tools, 2 Camper tops.  Handyman & Yard Sale Treasures.

Homes for Rent to Own

Posted by | November 16, 2018 5:00 pm

RENT TO OWN:  3BDR/1Bath fully remodeled.  105 SE Railroad Ave, Oak Park, GA.  $3000 down, $489/mth.  Call Andy @ 307.256.9548 or Joe @ 478.299.8084.

RENT TO OWN:  2BDR/1Bath fully remodeled.  104 NE Railroad Ave, Oak Park, GA.  $5000 down, $595/mth.  Call Andy @ 307.256.9548 or  Joe @ 478.299.8084.

Swainsboro Raceway hosts 2018 points banquet

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:56 pm


Drivers, crews, fans, sponsors, and employees of Swainsboro Raceway enjoyed a weekend in Savannah as Swainsboro Raceway & Kart Track recognized its 2018 track champions aboard the Georgia Queen.

Friday night, the top three drivers in each division at Swainsboro Kart Track were celebrated by friends and family.

As the Georgia Queen set sail, everyone enjoyed a meal and year-end PowerPoint presentation. Each driver was then Read More

All-region accolades pour in for Swainsboro Tigers

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:55 pm

All-region teams were announced last week, and the Swainsboro Tigers dominated first and second teams with 15 total selections. Kade Youmans was named 2-AA Offensive Player of the Year, and KJ Starnes was named 2-AA Defensive Player of the Year.

Making first team all-region were Kesean Easterling, RJ Phillips, Keenan Williams, Ka’yun Davis, John Henderson, and Cedric Seabrough.

Second team all-region selections were Cobi Hughes, Jamal Watkins, Logan Gay, Armani Read More

Swainsboro veterans to be featured in Marietta school’s Gallery of Honor

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:52 pm

Soon, the Learning Commons of Due West Elementary School of Marietta will be transformed into a Gallery of Honor in remembrance of veterans. Several veterans with ties to Swainsboro will be featured in the gallery. Labeled with the veteran’s name and branch, the photographs will remain on display throughout the month of November. A traditional Fallen Soldier table will also be featured in the gallery.

Pictured holding the photos of Read More

More SMS honor students recognized

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:52 pm

According to Willie Gibson, principal of Swainsboro Middle School (SMS), the following students have earned the below-listed honors but were mistakenly excluded in last week’s announcement. The staff of SMS regrets this error.

Honor Roll

Sixth grade — Brayden Jonathan Baxter, Jared Demillion-Cabrera, Charlee Marie Self, Sammy Lee Turner, Jaqueline Nava-Pina, Alaina Hope McDaniel, Ansley Elizabeth Turner, and Melina Danielle Rosas

Seventh grade — Anna Thurman, Elizabeth Herbert, Ella Canady, Read More

SHS observes Veterans Day

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:51 pm

Swainsboro High School (SHS) celebrated Veterans Day Monday, November 12, with a program that featured Lieutenant Michael McNeal as guest speaker.

A native of nearby Montgomery County, McNeal is active duty with the U.S. Navy, currently stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. He is the son of SHS bookkeeper Julie Gillis.

Led by seniors Casey Sanders, Weston Snell, Esmeralda Hernandez, and Bridget Dixon, the program included patriotic selections played by the concert Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | November 16, 2018 4:49 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


October revenues came in at an eye-popping 17.7% increase. Looking back, October of a year ago was negative due to a substantial number of refunds that were released in that month.  So it is no surprise that October of 2018 would show a big increase.  Some analysts are saying the prospects for continued growth at these high levels will Read More

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