Wagon train to embark Sherman’s March to Sea trail next week!

Posted by | May 24, 2019 6:30 pm

The first-ever wagon train through the Heart of Dixie since Sherman’s March to Sea in 1864 will be held May 31 through June 5. Hosted by Spring Branch Farms of Soperton, the event will begin on historic Old Savannah Road.

The wagon route will travel down sparsely populated rural Georgia dirt and paved roads, through pine woods and cotton fields, by Sherman’s old campsites, as well as old churches and Read More

Sybil Wilkes Edenfield, 74

Posted by | May 24, 2019 6:00 pm

   Funeral services for Sybil Wilkes Edenfield, 74, of Swainsboro were held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Ronnie Collins officiating. Interment followed at Holton Chapel Advent Christian Church Cemetery.

She passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her residence following a brief illness.

Ms. Sybil Wilkes Edenfield was born March 26, 1945 in Swainsboro to the late Felix Wilkes Read More

SHS Spanish student visit El Valle

Posted by | May 24, 2019 5:30 pm

On Friday, May 3, Swainsboro High School Spanish III students in Alexandra Flowers’ class went to the Mexican restaurant, El Valle, as part of their unit “Visitando un Restaurante.”  Throughout this unit, students learned about different Hispanic dishes. They also increased their vocabulary about specific foods, including different appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Through the unit, they also learned about etiquette in a Hispanic restaurant, including talking to waiter/waitresses, tipping, and Read More

Notes from the Senate

Posted by | May 24, 2019 5:00 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


In both legislation and in the state budget, health and human services continue to grow as the state reacts to a wide array of needs and a growing senior population in the state. In addition to serving the needs of the elderly, Human Services touch the disabled, women, children and services that reach many who can’t Read More

Traveling trunk displayed at PTF

Posted by | May 24, 2019 4:30 pm

The Wiregrass, Brier Creek, and Col. William Few chapters set up their American Revolution “traveling trunk” on the square in downtown Swainsboro after the 74th Annual Pine Tree Festival parade on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Compatriot Steve Burke has worked years in preparing his traveling trunk made up of “roadkill” animals and materials he has collected. The PTF drew thousands of spectators and while all of them did not view Read More

Wiregrass Chapter attends gravemarkers dedication

Posted by | May 24, 2019 4:00 pm

Compatriot Ruskin Powell, historian for the Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, traveled to the Midway Cemetery in Midway on Sunday, April 28, to present the Wiregrass Chapter’s wreath at the commemoration of the grave marking of five Patriot soldiers who served during the American Revolution. These five Patriots were William Girardeau, Robert Quarterman, Thomas Quarterman, John Stacy Jr., and Peter Winn.

A biography of Read More

SPD receives new American flag from Squadron 103

Posted by | May 24, 2019 3:30 pm

The Sons of American Legion Squadron 103 of Swainsboro recently donated a new American flag to Swainsboro Police Department. This is an ongoing project of the Sons of American Legion Squadron 103 under commander Henry Thompson.

The squadron supports many community efforts but mainly exist to support local veterans. The flag was donated in memory of H.G. Youmans, active member of Squadron 103.

Members present for the dedication were Al Read More

Outdoor grill safety

Posted by | May 24, 2019 3:00 pm

Grilling during the summertime is a fun and exciting activity, but we should not forget about fire safetyAgent Walt Yeomans of Yeomans & Associates Agency, Inc. is teaming up with the Georgia Arson Control Board to urge the citizens of Emanuel County to take proper precautions when enjoying outdoor activities such as grilling.

According to Yeomans, “While grilling can be an enjoyable outdoor activity for families and friends, Read More

Jerome Edward Waller Sr., 90

Posted by | May 24, 2019 2:30 pm

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Jerome Edward Waller Sr., age 90, of Swainsboro, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Graveside Services will be Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Gumlog Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jack whitehead officiating with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home  Monday Morning from 10:00 AM till time of service.

Mr. Read More

Mary Ann Hutcheson, 76

Posted by | May 24, 2019 2:00 pm

   Funeral services for Mary Ann Hutcheson, 76, formerly of Soperton and Meeks Community, were held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church in Johnson County with Reverend Hugh Baxter officiating. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the church cemetery. She passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2019 at Manor Lake of Bridge Mill in Canton.

Born in Tarrytown, she was one of Read More

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