Weekend Weather Forecast

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:58 pm


High- 95 degrees

Low- 73 degrees

15% Chance precipitation


High- 96 degrees

Low- 72 degrees

10% Chance precipitation


High- 95 degrees

Low- 74 degrees

20% Chance precipitation

Hanners receives first EMC Auxiliary scholarship

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:53 pm

   Recently, the Emanuel Medical Center Auxiliary presented the first employee tuition scholarship to Thomas Hanners Jr. of Midville. Sue Stockholm, treasurer, presented Hanners the $500 scholarship, along with Damien Scott, CEO.

   Hanners has been employed with Emanuel County EMS for one year as an A-EMT. He will continue his education at Southeastern Technical College to become a paramedic with a paramedicine diploma this fall. Upon completion of the program, he … Read More

QB Spotlight: Jacolby Gibbons

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:49 pm


   Swainsboro junior starting QB Jacolby Gibbons faced some tough odds last season. The sophomore was a first-time QB learning the position on the fly for a new head coach and implementing a brand new offense. Under the best of circumstances, any one of those facets can cause a lot of growing pains. Gibbons suffered some of those growing pains, but his talent and calm demeanor began to … Read More

SHS meet the coach

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:46 pm

Name: Scott Roberts

   Age: 43

   Hometown: Ocilla

   Family: Wife, Andrea; kids, Riley, Lainey, and Ty

   Education: BBA in Finance from Georgia Southern, master’s in kinesiology from Georgia Southern

   Playing experience: High school at Irwin County, collegiate at South Georgia College

   Previous coaching experience: head coach at Swainsboro (2008-2009); offensive coordinator at Bainbridge High (2013-2017), Tift County High School (2011); position coach – Colquitt County, Fitzgerald, Cairo, and Washington County

   Coaching … Read More

Notes from the Senate 8-16-17

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:41 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District


   State revenues blasted off in July, the first month of the 2018 Fiscal Year, something like the first launch from the Camden County Space launch pad. An overall growth in revenues of 7.1% led the way in a month that historically has been sluggish. State revenues exceed the FY 2018 budget by $74.4 million after one month.… Read More

Ronald McDonald presents “cool” treat to Summer Reading participants

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:37 pm

   On Tuesday, July 18, Summer Reading Program participants were greeted with a very familiar face. Ronald McDonald was the featured performer at the Summer Reading Ending Party. The red-haired man, in a yellow jumpsuit and striped shirt, delighted the kids with magic tricks and storytelling. At the end of the show, he presented each child with an autographed reading certificate and a free ice cream cone coupon.

   This year’s Summer … Read More

Southern Traditions Floral & Gifts awarded ‘Yard of the Month’ for August

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:34 pm

   The Seedling Garden Club proudly announces that Southern Traditions Floral & Gifts represents Emanuel County for the “2017 August Yard of the Month”. Jim Roberts works hard to keep the yard of his business beautiful. Southern Traditions, located at 105 S. East Street in Swainsboro, is a reflection of the pride that Roberts takes in helping to keep Emanuel County beautiful.

   Nominations for Yard of the Month are welcomed for … Read More

Carroll earns first win at Swainsboro Raceway

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:31 pm


   Saturday night racing action at Swainsboro Raceway started in the 602 Crate Late Model division. Points leader Austin Scarboro took the lead off turn four as Jim Rogers slid into second. Scarboro pulled away as Paul Smith and Joey May battled for fourth with Benjamin Cranford in third. Caution free by lap ten, the field was pretty spread out. Two to go, Rogers began gaining on Scarboro … Read More

Nordson donates to DFCS

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:21 pm

   Emanuel County DFCS are proud to announce a large donation of school supplies being donated by Nordson to children in need.

   Employees of Nordson collected 100 book bags and supplies to donate to families in need to see that school aged children are supplied with basic necessities in order to help them excel academically.

St. Paul/ Noah’s Ark AME Church to host 3-night revival

Posted by | August 18, 2017 2:17 pm

   Rev. Dr. Nathan Coleman, pastor, and members of St. Paul/Noah’s Ark A.M.E. Church of Summertown extends an invitation to all to the church’s annual 3-night revival. The revival will be held Monday, August 21, through Wednesday, August 23, at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

   This year’s featured preachers and churches will include Rev. Nokomis Jones of Matthews Circuit and guest church Thomson Springhill AME on Monday night; Rev. Stephen Smith of Lofton … Read More

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