Notes from the Senate 7-12-17

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:58 pm

by SENATOR JACK HILL, 4th District NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT JULY 1 – PART I When legislation is written and passed by the Legislature, the author can put a definite date for the bill as law goes into effect.  Sometimes that language may say” upon signature of the Governor” which means the day the Governor signs the legislation, the law is effective.  Or, in the cases of some legislation concerning … Read More

Weekend weather forecast for Emanuel County

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:51 pm

   Friday: High of 95 degrees with low of 74 degrees, 58% precipitation, 91% humidity, with wind up to 8 M.P.H.

   Saturday: High of 95 degrees with low of 74 degrees, 10% precipitation, 61% humidity, with wind up to 7 M.P.H.

   Sunday: High of 93 degrees with a low of 74 degrees, 20% precipitation, 66% humidity, with win up to 8 M.P.H.

Grant in the works for airport

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:34 pm

     At its latest meeting held July 3, the Swainsboro City Council agreed to do its part to acquire a sizable grant for the East Georgia Regional Airport. By way of unanimous vote, council specifically agreed to pay 5 percent of the approximate $585,000 grant. Julian Sconyers made the motion and Rita Faulkner seconded. In order to finalize the pursuit, the county must agree to pay 5 percent as well and … Read More

“A Super Powers Camp” to be held at Adrian Baptist

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:26 pm

   Popular superhero Spiderman stopped by Adrian Baptist Church recently to finalize plans for his visit to the church’s Vacation Bible School, “A Super Powers Camp,” to be held July 21, July 22, and July 23.

   Youngsters attending the camp will hear stories of superheroes in the Bible, learn a hero song, and create a special craft during the session on Saturday. There will be an early registration period on Friday … Read More

“Over the Moat” VBS held at Victory Temple

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:23 pm

   Victory Temple Church, along with pastor Chris Peebles and youth director Annie Fraizer, held its annual Vacation Bible School June 19-23. This year’s theme was “ Over the Moat.” Participants learned about how David fought the giant, which taught attendees how to fight their own.

Pumpkin patch details announced

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:21 pm

   The pumpkin patch committee at Calvary United Methodist Church (UMC) recently met and firmed the dates for this year’s opening and class visits. The dates are as follows:

   • September 17 and September 24 — Pumpkin Sundays: Wear your patch t-shirt or dress in orange; sponsor a pumpkin

   • September 30 — Opening Day, Fall Festival, and Bake Sale

   • October 9 — Class visits begin

   • October 20 — … Read More

Class of 1961 meets for annual reunion

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:16 pm

   The Emanuel County Elementary & High School Class of 1961 held its 56th class reunion on June 30 – July 2.

   The reunion began with a meet-and-greet at Lynn & Bob’s on Friday evening.

   Saturday for lunch, the class met at Harriett Hodges Mazyck’s “Hodges Reunion House” for a fish fry, complete with all the trimmings, played bingo, and enjoyed discussions of the old high school days they shared together. … Read More

Watt attends 2017 Daisy National BB Gun Championship

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:12 pm

   Dwight Watt recently traveled to Rogers, Ark., to attend the 52nd Annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match (DNBBGCM), sponsored by Daisy Outdoor Products and the National Rifle Association.

   The competition took place at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Rogers. While at the match, Watt shot approximately 1,900 photographs of the various events and posted them to the match’s webpage,, which he has managed as webmaster since 1999. … Read More

One sentenced in Superior Court

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:08 pm

   In Emanuel County Superior Court’s April 2017 term, Keith Bernard Young Jr. negotiated a guilty plea on one count sale of marijuana. He received a 10-year probation sentence with credit for time served from June 24, 2016.

Emanuel County students attend WNBA game

Posted by | July 21, 2017 4:05 pm

   On Sunday, July 9, a group students including members of the SHS Lady Tigers basketball program and SHS basketball cheerleaders attended an WNBA game featuring the Atlanta Dream and the Dallas Wings.

   While on the trip, students participated in a meet-and-greet, where they were were given an opportunity to meet several WNBA players, including Allisha Gray and Kaela Davis who are in their rookie seasons with the Wings. This past … Read More

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