Yard Sale

Posted on June 22, 2017 1:01 pm by Pam Akridge

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Yard sale to be held on Saturday June 24th 7a.m to 11a.m.,  at 110 Hicks Ave Hwy 1 South,  just past Gambrell Photography. Look for signs!



Welders “Flip” Classroom at Southeastern Technical College

Posted on June 22, 2017 8:08 am by Halei Lamb

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First semester Welding students in Chris Cumbee’s class learned first hand what a “flipped classroom” is all about. The students played the role of instructors and STC administrator, Gail Ware and faculty members Lisa Dukes, Psychology instructor, and Tony Criswell, Electrical instructor, became their students.

The students presented a PowerPoint presentation on Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) also referred to as MIG or Metal Inert Gas welding. The welding students … Read More


Percy Peabody visits Exchangites

Posted on June 21, 2017 5:05 pm by Halei Lamb

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   The Swainsboro Exchange Club welcomed a special guest to its meeting on Tuesday, June 13. Eddy Jones played the part of Percy Peabody and entertained the 32 members who attended the meeting with his southern humor. By day, “Percy” is employed at Pineland Telephone Cooperative, where he has worked for 40 years.

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Raceway Action 6-21-2017 Edition

Posted on June 21, 2017 5:05 pm by Halei Lamb

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by CANDY CARROLL

   Saturday night’s racing action at Swainsboro Raceway started off with the 602 Crate Late Model division. Jim Rogers took an early lead as Ahnna Parkhurst moved into the second position. By Lap 5, Rogers began pulling away and Parkhurst held onto second. Halfway, Parkhurst began closing in on Rogers’s lead. Rogers led to the checkered, earning his first win at Swainsboro Raceway. Parkhurst in second and Tyler … Read More


NFL coach to conduct skills camp this week

Posted on June 21, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Nick Eason, defensive line coach of the Tennessee Titans, will be on hand to work with local boys and girls ages 6-16 for the 1st Annual Skills and Drills Youth Camp tomorrow, June 22, and Friday, June 23. The camp will take place at Swainsboro High School’s Tiger Field. Registration and check-in will be held at 11 a.m., and each participant must sign a waiver form. The days’ activities will … Read More


SES students complete STEM activities

Posted on June 21, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   Prior to summer adjournment, Mrs. Poole’s third grade class at Swainsboro Elementary School completed several STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities. The students were given a number of items to build a free-standing tower. They worked together to create the tower shown in the photograph, which measured 19 inches tall. Pictured with Poole are students Quinonliyah Ortiz, Zybrionna Ford, De’Avion Rountree, Marisol Puente-Silva, and Elijah Linton after completing the … Read More


  POTW: Piper and Sassy

Posted on June 21, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   This week’s Pets of the Week are Piper and Sassy.

   Piper is a 1-year-old lab mix. She is good with kids and other dogs, and has a very affectionate and playful spirit. She would love to have a home she can call her very own.

   Sassy is a 2-year-old mixed breed. She is dog-friendly and loves attention. Sassy has been patiently awaiting a place to call home since January.

   For … Read More


Scouts kayak George L. Smith State Park

Posted on June 21, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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   On Thursday, June 15, Cub Scouts from Pack 75 in Swainsboro visited George L. Smith State Park as part of their effort to achieve the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Summertime Award.

   The scouts teamed up with Wesley Hendley from Mill Pond Kayak to…

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Headed to the bigs by the “grace of God”

Posted on June 21, 2017 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

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by HALEI LAMB
Picture this. You’re 18 years old. It’s the last semester of your senior year. Graduation is knocking on your door. You’re all set for the future. Only one decision looms over your head — college. As if the process isn’t difficult enough, you’ve received multiple football scholarships from several Division I schools in the south. You tour these universities and finally make a choice. National Signing Day
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