Now Hiring

Posted by | March 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Hickman Transport is a contractor for the USPS, we are seeking a Part-Time Driver to assist with transporting mail throughout Emanuel and surrounding Counties. Work hours are early in the morning and late in the afternoon. This is an hourly pay position at $23.76 per hour. This is an ideal position for someone looking for a second job or a retiree looking to add a little extra money to their … Read More

Pillow Sale Saturday April 7

Posted by | March 23, 2018 4:30 pm

We will be having a pillow sale Saturday April 7th  from 7 to 12 at 610 East Main Street in Swainsboro. Come early for the best selection of throw pillows, body pillows, dog beds, crate mats, and outdoor patio seating,. We hope to see you there. If you are interested in buying in bulk, contact us at 478-231-8148 or 478-237-0065.

Lane announces candidacy for vacant BOE seat

Posted by | March 23, 2018 3:32 pm


   As many are aware, various elected positions throughout the county will be up for grabs come election time in May. One of these includes the District 4 seat of the Emanuel County Board of Education. In response, Tanya Lane has made public of her candidacy for the position.

   Tanya and her husband, Rusty, are proud parents of three children, Morgan, Eli, and Dicey Lane. Morgan is currently Read More

Rowland family welcomes home baby girl

Posted by | March 22, 2018 4:18 pm

   Bryson and Taylor Rowland of Kite proudly announce the birth of their daughter Tinly Winn Rowland. She was born January 4, 2018, at 1:58 p.m. at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz., and was 22 inches long.

   Tinley is the granddaughter of Terry and Joy Winfrey of Kite and Ben  and Monica Benedict of Clarksville, Tennessee; the great-grandaughter of Virginia Frost of Wrightsville and Harrison Read More

First annual Purple day to be held at SECRD

Posted by | March 22, 2018 4:12 pm

   On March 26, 2018, Kiy’s fist annual Purple Day will be held as a beneficial awareness for a seizure service dog at The Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. and a one-mile walk will begin at 5:30 p.m.

   Admission for children will be $3 and $5 for adults. Food and drink is included per admission fee. Games will be provided for play and will range Read More

Board of Commissioners make motion to rename roadway in honor of Sheriff Stephens

Posted by | March 22, 2018 4:08 pm


   The Board of Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018.

   In regards to new business, the following motions were made:

• Guy Singletary presented to the board on entering a contract with Jefferson County State Work Camp, as a second detail crew, for state inmates to perform work along county roads. Twin City Work Camp did not have enough resources Read More

City Council and Mayor meet on city ordinance, hiring of new officers

Posted by | March 22, 2018 4:04 pm


The City Council and Mayor of Swainsboro met at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 19, to review the city ordinance. In doing so, the following actions were made/discussed:

• Johnny Ray Stafford and City Administrator Al Lawson presented four officers to hire to the board. Two will serve as full time and include…

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Spring revival to be held at Oak Grove

Posted by | March 22, 2018 4:02 pm

   Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. Alfred Cason, will hold its spring revival Wednesday, March 28, through Friday, March 30. The guest speaker will be Rev. Rufus J. Whatley of Forsyth. 

   Whatley is the pastor of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Forsyth and New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Culloden. He serves as chaplain for the Monroe County sheriff’s and police departments as well as Read More

Holy Zion slates dates for youth revival

Posted by | March 22, 2018 4:00 pm

   On March 22, March 23, and March 25, Holy Zion Church of Metter will host a youth revival beginning at 7:30 nightly.

   Thursday night service, March 22, will feature guest speaker Minister Terry Williams. Guest churches to be in attendance will include

Hope Community Church, Holy Zion of Twin City, Holy Zion of Statesboro, Mercer Grove, Jones Temple Pentecostal, Thankful Baptist of Metter, St. Matthews, and Roundtree Chapter.

   Friday, March Read More

Hillcrest Baptist announces Good Friday service

Posted by | March 22, 2018 3:58 pm

   On March 30, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Hillcrest Baptist Church will host a Good Friday service with the theme being “Power of the Cross.” The church will hold communion and Brother Shannon Boula will be the featured guest speaker. Following service, all are invited to bring finger foods and attend a social gathering.

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