Twin City drowning results in one death

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by BILL CAHILL AND WHITLEY CLIFTON

On Sunday, January 13, emergency crews were dispatched at approximately 2:15 p.m. to a pond located between Durden Road and Princess Street in Twin City. The caller reported that a 55-year-old  male, later identified as Alfred Leonard Allen of Rex, drowned in the pond while attempting to teach an 11-year-old girl how to row a boat.

According to deputy coroner Randy Love, Allen jumped Read More


STC student receives Grace E. Smith Scholarship

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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On behalf of the STC Foundation and the family of Grace Smith, Southeastern Technical College is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Grace E. Smith Memorial Scholarship, Amber Yawn.

A student at the Vidalia campus, she was recently accepted into the school’s LPN program. Yawn resides in Hazlehurst with her husband and two children.

This scholarship was established in 2014 by the friends and family of Grace Smith, Read More


SHS CTI member wins Themed Speech event

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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In October, Swainsboro High School student Jamia Jordan was slated to compete in Georgia CTI’s Themed Speech event at the Georgia National Fair.

Due to Hurricane Michael hitting south Georgia, however, the fair had to close on the day of event, thereby suspending the competition.

In late December, the Georgia National Fair reached out to Georgia CTI and expressed a desire to somehow continue the competition.

As a result, CTI Read More


SES names honor students for second quarter

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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According to Principal Valorie Watkins, the following Swainsboro Elementary School (SES) students were named to the below honor lists for the second nine weeks:

Star honor roll

Third grade — Landon Akridge, Kamm’Rynn Bell, Chloe Boulineau, Layla Brinson,Taden Brinson, Kali Brown, Nylah Brown, Lake Bush, Amelia Grace Clements, A’Quavian Cuyler, Caleb Dolp, Kolby Edenfield, Alexander Fuentes Garcia, London Hackett, Elijah Holley, Jamarri Holmes, Mariska Hutcheson, Savannah Jackson, Weston Lee, Ethan Read More


Notes from the Senate

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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by SEN. JACK HILL, 4th District

DECEMBER REVENUES NEGATIVE-BUT EXPECTED

State revenues for December came in -4.5%, below December revenues from 2017. Last year’s December revenues were up abnormally and the state experienced an extremely high month. This same spike was played out across the country as taxpayers reacted to the federal tax cut and the end of some exemptions. Many believed that paying their taxes before Jan. 1, 2018 Read More


Wiregrass Chapter installs officers for 2019

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The Wiregrass Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Thursday, January 10, at New China Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. with President Wilder Smith presiding. Seventeen members were joined by five guests.

The highlight of the evening was the installation of the chapter’s officers for 2019. Georgia Society senior vice president and president-elect Scott Collins did the honors.

Wilder Smith Jr. was installed as Read More


Fall Line Chapter holds first meeting

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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After receiving its charter on November 10, 2018, the Fall Line Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution held its first-ever meeting Tuesday, January 8, at Farm Bureau in Sandersville.

President Sandy Mercer presided. Following the invocation, pledge to the U.S. flag, and pledge to the SAR, he introduced the evening’s program to the nine attending members. Wilder Smith Jr. of Swainsboro, president of the local Wiregrass Read More


Brier Creek welcomes new officers

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Senior vice president and Georgia Society president-elect Scott Collins attended the Brier Creek Chapter’s monthly meeting on Thursday, January 3, at R&D’s Restaurant in Sylvania to install the chapter’s new officers for 2019.

President Lee Smith was installed back into his current role. Among the others installed were Scotty Scott as vice president and registrar, Sam Cochran as treasurer, Dennis Wiggins as secretary, Wayne Howard as chaplain, Don Bazemore as Read More


Local Kiwanians marking organization’s centennial with benevolent project

Posted on January 18, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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The Georgia District of Kiwanis is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. In honor of the historic event, the Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro will be distributing 100 or more items each month to various groups in Emanuel County.

The first quarter of the club’s year began October 1, 2018, and the club gave away more than 100 bags of popcorn, bags of cotton candy, and apples to children at the Read More


SPD responds to altercation at Walmart

Posted on January 18, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Swainsboro Police Department was dispatched by 911 to Walmart at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, in reference to a physical altercation between two individuals.

Upon arrival, officers were directed by people on scene to the self-checkout area in front of the store. Officers observed two gentlemen covered in blood due to the assault that had occurred. The two individuals were identified as Jason Williams, 27 of Nunez, and Read More


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