Thunderstorm wreaks havoc downtown

Posted by | September 20, 2018 12:09 pm


During the mid hours of September 17, Swainsboro received more than five inches of rain from a thunderstorm that lasted well over an hour. Some businesses received minor indications that water had leaked inside their establishments, but nothing compared to the rainfall build-up at Swainsboro’s Vann Community Park, located on West Main Street.

Stanford to speak at Emanuel County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting

Posted by | September 20, 2018 12:06 pm

   Spreading his campaign message of “Be The Difference,” Chris Stanford, democratic candidate for District 5 of the county commission, will be the featured speaker for September’s monthly meeting of Emanuel County’s Democratic Party.
   The meeting is slated for Tuesday, September 25, at 6 p.m.  in the county commissioners’ board room, located inside the John C. Coleman Hotel in downtown Swainsboro.

   Since capturing the majority vote of all candidates in the Read More

SPS slates council meeting

Posted by | September 20, 2018 12:01 pm

   Swainsboro Primary School (SPS) will host its first school council meeting of the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, September 26, at 5 p.m. in the conference room. Committee members will complete school council training and discuss school enrollment, school data, and upcoming events.

Tigers come up short in slugfest against Washington County

Posted by | September 20, 2018 12:00 pm

   The Swainsboro Tigers (2-2) exerted every ounce of energy in one of the most entertaining games in recent memory, losing 47-45 to Washington County last Friday night. It was Homecoming 2018 and an undefeated and highly ranked Golden Hawks team provided fans with a battle that went back and forth the entire contest.
   The matchup made the game as Washington County dared the Tigers to stop their
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SES students hear from Judge Wilkes, Hall

Posted by | September 20, 2018 11:58 am

   Recently, Judge Don Wilkes and Clerk of Court Kristin Hall visited with the fifth grade students of Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) to discuss citizens’ rights and responsibilities. Students have been studying citizenship, along with expectations and duties of citizens, in their social studies classes.

Tuesdays with Morrie on Schoolhouse Players’ stage

Posted by | September 20, 2018 11:37 am

   The Schoolhouse Players’ upcoming production is Tuesdays with Morrie, the autobiographical story of sports journalist Mitch Albom, a man solely driven by his career. Then, 16 years after finishing college, by chance he learns that his former college professor, Morrie Schwartz, is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Uncharacteristically, Albom takes time to go see him. What starts out as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last Read More

SAL unveils Swainsboro’s latest monument

Posted by | September 20, 2018 11:34 am

   On Tuesday, September 11, a dedication for the newly installed EMS/fire/police memorial monument was held at 6 p.m. at Pine Brook Park. This monument was dedicated by the Sons of American Legion Swainsboro Squadron No. 103 in memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

   Participants for the program included SAL commander Henry Thompson, SAL chaplain Wayne Davis, the Swainsboro Police Department color guard, Read More

Sportsman of the Year goes to Nick Kraus

Posted by | September 20, 2018 11:33 am

   The Emanuel County Sportsman’s Club held its August 2018 meeting at Beaver Creek Plantation.
      During the meeting, club president Terry Reynolds recognized Nick Kraus as the club’s Sportsman of the Year for 2018. The award is given annually to a selected member who has displayed a strong participation and commitment to the club’s overall goals of outdoor sports education and involvement.
   Also, Durden Banking Company offered its support as official
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Eagle football teams split the week

Posted by | September 20, 2018 11:32 am

   If you’re looking to call last week either good or bad based solely on winning or losing, you’re out of luck when it comes to David Emanuel Academy football. The middle school boys showed up and showed out; their varsity counterparts, though, were not so fortunate.

   The younger Eagles set the tone for the week on Thursday, Sept. 13, when John Hancock Academy came to Stillmore. The Read More

Twin City farms, research center in Midville part of this year’s Georgia Peanut Tour

Posted by | September 20, 2018 11:22 am

   The 32nd Annual Georgia Peanut Tour began September 18 and will continue through September 20, visiting Savannah and the surrounding areas. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and utilization. Tour stops will be made in several peanut producing counties, including Emanuel, Burke, Bulloch, Candler, and Screven counties.
   Attendees can expect to see first-hand nearly
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